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(International Business Times)   Grandma killed by vicious cockatiel   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 55
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2013-01-26 03:15:37 PM  
The 84-year-old grandmother was later diagnosed with the little-known disease Bird Fancier's Lung.

Yeah, that's something I'd rather not have in my obituary.
 
2013-01-26 04:45:39 PM  
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-26 05:09:23 PM  
... but enough about Subby's mom.
 
2013-01-26 05:12:06 PM  
I thought I had a video of our 20 year old cockatiel masturbating to the toon of one of Barry White's songs, but apparently I don't anymore. Anyway, the motherfarker we have is like a farking dynamo every day grinding his bird perch. I don't know how old 20 years of real years equates to human years, if there is such a thing, but I sure hope I'm envious of Melvin!
 
2013-01-26 05:13:56 PM  
Oh. Thought headline said cocktail. Lol
 
2013-01-26 05:15:43 PM  
I'm sorry, but the real mystery is how an unusual tale like this ends up on the International Business Times page....
 
2013-01-26 05:17:57 PM  
Since she worked in a cotton factory, she also could have hadthis.
 
2013-01-26 05:18:35 PM  
Grandma liked to suck cockatiel all night long.
 
2013-01-26 05:18:48 PM  
See what happens when they pine for the fjords too long?
 
2013-01-26 05:19:16 PM  
Not the story I thought it would be, but still sad.
 
2013-01-26 05:21:01 PM  
fark the auto-play video with audio on IBT. I hate that shiat.
 
2013-01-26 05:21:15 PM  
www.pappasontaxes.com

Seen fleeing the scene
 
2013-01-26 05:22:58 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if grandma had been armed.
 
2013-01-26 05:24:33 PM  
evidently animals, even factitious ones, just don't like Grandma!
 
2013-01-26 05:25:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: [www.pappasontaxes.com image 385x300]

Seen fleeing the scene


Damn! Came here to say this. Blake strikes again!
 
2013-01-26 05:27:22 PM  

Snapper Carr: [www.pappasontaxes.com image 385x300]

Seen fleeing the scene


except that Fred is a cockatoo, not a cockatiel. but thanks for playing.
 
2013-01-26 05:31:34 PM  

calbert: except that Fred is a cockatoo, not a cockatiel. but thanks for playing.


The cockatiel is a type of cockatoo (however, you are correct in that Fred was in fact a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo)
 
2013-01-26 05:32:41 PM  
Coming home from our house Christmas Eve?
 
2013-01-26 05:33:55 PM  
Well at least she wasn't run over by a raindeer.
 
2013-01-26 05:35:36 PM  

ruinevil: Since she worked in a cotton factory, she also could have hadthis.


Sounds like Baker's Lung (which WP hasn't heard of).
 
2013-01-26 05:46:57 PM  
Death by budgie
A budgie breeder may have been killed by the droppings from his flock of 200 birds.


It has been too long since I watched Hitchcock's The Turds
 
2013-01-26 05:50:58 PM  
i heard that bird was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
 
2013-01-26 05:52:50 PM  

ruinevil: Since she worked in a cotton factory, she also could have hadthis.


That was my first thought. Related/similar lung diagnosis + "retired cotton mill worker" = probably a little diagnosis nudge by the company, so they don't have to pay $$$$ to victims of poor working conditions.
 
2013-01-26 05:53:32 PM  
Bird Fancier's Lung

After a lifetime with nothing more than House Maid's Knee.
 
2013-01-26 06:00:40 PM  
FTFA:
The grandmother's death in November 2011 was at first thought to be due to industrial disease

Dr. Parkinson declared:
"I'm not surprised to see you here.
You've got smoker's cough from smoking,
Brewer's droop from drinking beer.
And I don't know how you came to have
that 'Bette Davis' wheeze but
worst of all, young man,
you've got industrial disease!"
 
2013-01-26 06:00:49 PM  
Ban birds!
 
2013-01-26 06:02:35 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Bird Fancier's Lung

After a lifetime with nothing more than House Maid's Knee.


All I have for my efforts is tennis elbow and I've never even played the game.
 
2013-01-26 06:07:38 PM  
img541.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-26 06:15:20 PM  
When I was a little kid I was attacked by a vicious cockatoo, so I'm really not getting a kick out of this thread. Why am I even here? Hell if I know. *shudder*
 
2013-01-26 06:17:41 PM  
"My mother never handled him, nobody could because he was so vicious. He would peck you to death and he would draw blood. Whoever cleaned him would have to wear gloves."

That sounds like one...

*puts on sunglasses*

...angry bird.

YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH...
 
2013-01-26 06:22:55 PM  
I first read that as a "viscous" cockatiel. Nevermind.
 
2013-01-26 06:24:36 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Bird Fancier's Lung

After a lifetime with nothing more than House Maid's Knee.


My mom's doctor thought it was the funniest thing ever to tell my mom that was the name for her knee condition.
 
2013-01-26 06:24:40 PM  
Now she can finally meet Elvis.

Baggage compartment please.
 
2013-01-26 06:25:33 PM  
Read this article as I was cleaning the canary cage, so a kick I am getting.
 
2013-01-26 06:26:32 PM  
Polly wanna jack her?
 
2013-01-26 06:26:53 PM  
At least she wasn't a budgie smuggler.

/I dare you to GIS
 
2013-01-26 06:29:58 PM  
so they go all Quincy on 80+ yr olds that pass on? or Coroner has way too much time on their hands. had to rule out fowl play and what-not.
 
2013-01-26 06:31:58 PM  
Bird Fancier's Lung

Better than Gerbil Fancier's Arse, I suppose.
 
2013-01-26 06:34:43 PM  
FTA: The cockatiel has since been handed over to a local RSPCA bird sanctuary to be rehoused.

Good luck with that. Bird's a jerk with a rap sheet. How do you rehabilitate a cockatiel?
 
2013-01-26 06:35:36 PM  
farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2013-01-26 06:37:45 PM  
She's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'er to the chair she'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Er metabolic processes are now 'istory! She's off the twig! She's kicked the bucket, She's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARENT!!
 
2013-01-26 06:47:57 PM  
The autoplay videos on that website piss me off. Thank goodness for adblock...
 
2013-01-26 07:02:25 PM  
www.independent.co.uk

My grannie rented rooms to Australian soldiers during the War and that gave her experience handling a cockatoo
 
2013-01-26 07:10:58 PM  
I read that as "cocktail" and thought that old women need to realize they can't drink like they could when they were fifteen.
 
2013-01-26 07:23:21 PM  
CSB:

My grandma and her husband, Art, had an African Grey parrot named Petey. They also owned two huge Dobermans. They lived in rural upstate NY way back in a cul-de-sac. On the very rare occasions someone drove past their house, the Dobies would spring in to action, running out to the deck, barking their guts out.

As they ran past Petey's cage, Petey would yell, 'HEY! GET BACK IN HERE! SHUT THE FARK UP! HEY, HEY GODDAMINT"  in Art's voice...that was the funniest thing I'd ever heard in my 10-year old life.
 
2013-01-26 07:26:15 PM  
Hey, have you heard? The bird is the word!
 
2013-01-26 07:26:29 PM  
the ill health was partly due to the bird, which was bought for grandson Lloyd

i56.photobucket.com

Lloyd and birds don't mix
 
2013-01-26 07:29:11 PM  
vicious cockatiel? Was it the Death Spasm?

www.independent.co.uk
 
2013-01-26 08:01:58 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The 84-year-old grandmother was later diagnosed with the little-known disease Bird Fancier's Lung.

Yeah, that's something I'd rather not have in my obituary.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

"Trying to determine how Bird Fancier's Lung got onto Normandy. Sexually-transmitted disease. Only carried by cockatiel. Implications... unpleasant."
 
2013-01-26 08:03:16 PM  
That bird's bawk was worse than its bite.
 
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