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(Independent)   Dove released by Pope in remembrance of Holocaust is promptly attacked by flock of sieg heils   (independent.co.uk) divider line 56
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2013-01-29 10:23:46 AM
Niiiice!
 
2013-01-29 10:26:23 AM
Couldn't get away.
 
2013-01-29 10:26:47 AM
Is he remembering his personal experiences??
 
2013-01-29 10:27:02 AM
Groan and reluctant chuckle is the highest form of Fark headline praise I know. +1
 
2013-01-29 10:27:14 AM
What was the point of that video?
 
2013-01-29 10:28:09 AM
*golfclap*

/it's an Omen.
 
2013-01-29 10:28:28 AM

SN1987a goes boom: What was the point of that video?


I was expecting drama and conflict. Instead I got a dove that kept trying to get back inside because big scary world and whatnot.
 
2013-01-29 10:28:43 AM
You know, if anyone still believed in Omens, seeing the Dove of Peace attacked upon release isn't a good one.
 
2013-01-29 10:28:48 AM
That is sad indeed. It is typically white pigeons that are released in similar ceremonies (such as weddings). This dove will not last long. You can see in the video it was trying to get back inside the building to its caretakers. Oh well.

/white dove owner
 
2013-01-29 10:29:31 AM
geekcentricity.com

jerks

/hot
 
2013-01-29 10:30:33 AM
Some people like to feed pigeons in the park, some people like to feed hawks at the vatican. What's the difference?
 
2013-01-29 10:31:15 AM
fab, old boy.
 
2013-01-29 10:34:27 AM
That's an underrated band.

beirutbeats.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-29 10:35:59 AM

EddieWearsUnderoos: That is sad indeed. It is typically white pigeons that are released in similar ceremonies (such as weddings). This dove will not last long. You can see in the video it was trying to get back inside the building to its caretakers. Oh well.

/white dove owner


Well, if you've got a better way of promoting peace and than abandoning a captive bred bird into the wilds to starve/be killed then I'd really like to hear it.
 
2013-01-29 10:36:39 AM
 
2013-01-29 10:37:06 AM
In celebration of the day
The pope let a dove fly away
Which an angry seagull
Tried hard to anull
But failed as the dove fled the fray
 
2013-01-29 10:37:16 AM

EddieWearsUnderoos: That is sad indeed. It is typically white pigeons that are released in similar ceremonies (such as weddings). This dove will not last long. You can see in the video it was trying to get back inside the building to its caretakers. Oh well.

/white dove owner


i thought a dove was a pigeon.
 
2013-01-29 10:37:16 AM
Did the pope eat the dove after?
 
2013-01-29 10:40:33 AM
Did you see that kid give the Pope the bird?
 
2013-01-29 10:44:02 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-29 10:44:58 AM
A group of crows is called a "murder."

\tmyk
 
2013-01-29 10:48:18 AM

pute kisses like a man: EddieWearsUnderoos: That is sad indeed. It is typically white pigeons that are released in similar ceremonies (such as weddings). This dove will not last long. You can see in the video it was trying to get back inside the building to its caretakers. Oh well.

/white dove owner

i thought a dove was a pigeon.


Well, technically, yes. They are both part of the Columbidae family. Pigeon species are larger.

Now after a couple more looks at the video, it might actually be a white homing pigeon, or "rock dove." That would have a better chance of surviving.
 
2013-01-29 10:55:22 AM

Matthew Keene: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x225]


Came for the Mars Attacks reference, not disappointed.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-29 10:58:11 AM
I have a couple dozen passenger pigeons descended from three breeding pairs my great-grandpa left me when he died, they live in my sun room (basically an aviary now) and provide me with a lot of small very greasy (but free) eggs. it's pretty neat having them cause they are endangered but they're always trying to escape though and they are loud and occasionally more trouble than they're worth. sometimes i wonder if they're even worth keeping around
 
2013-01-29 11:04:39 AM

ransack.: I have a couple dozen passenger pigeons descended from three breeding pairs my great-grandpa left me when he died, they live in my sun room (basically an aviary now) and provide me with a lot of small very greasy (but free) eggs. it's pretty neat having them cause they are endangered but they're always trying to escape though and they are loud and occasionally more trouble than they're worth. sometimes i wonder if they're even worth keeping around


I have a couple also. They make great company for my dodo birds.
 
2013-01-29 11:15:41 AM
The video was useless. All I saw was two doves that loved the building. The first one flew against the bricks for 5 seconds and the second one boomeranged right back and mounted the window moulding.
 
2013-01-29 11:16:15 AM

show me: ransack.: I have a couple dozen passenger pigeons descended from three breeding pairs my great-grandpa left me when he died, they live in my sun room (basically an aviary now) and provide me with a lot of small very greasy (but free) eggs. it's pretty neat having them cause they are endangered but they're always trying to escape though and they are loud and occasionally more trouble than they're worth. sometimes i wonder if they're even worth keeping around

I have a couple also. They make great company for my dodo birds.


have you really got some?? do you have any fertile female dodos? I have 33 samples of male dodo semen from 19 different males, none more closely related than second-cousin once-removed, would you be interested in trading for mating occasions for our passengers? I have several PPs, M and F all fertile afaik
 
2013-01-29 11:20:45 AM
"... an angry seagull ..."

If it had been a crow it wouldn't even have been an attempted murder.

// Was the gull named "Kyle"? He's about this tall.
 
2013-01-29 11:22:59 AM

ransack.: show me: ransack.: I have a couple dozen passenger pigeons descended from three breeding pairs my great-grandpa left me when he died, they live in my sun room (basically an aviary now) and provide me with a lot of small very greasy (but free) eggs. it's pretty neat having them cause they are endangered but they're always trying to escape though and they are loud and occasionally more trouble than they're worth. sometimes i wonder if they're even worth keeping around

I have a couple also. They make great company for my dodo birds.

have you really got some?? do you have any fertile female dodos? I have 33 samples of male dodo semen from 19 different males, none more closely related than second-cousin once-removed, would you be interested in trading for mating occasions for our passengers? I have several PPs, M and F all fertile afaik


I only have 2 pair of PPs, but yeah, we could hook them up, that would improve genetic diversity for sure. I've never inseminated a dodo, but I think I saw it done in a German film once.
 
2013-01-29 11:28:02 AM
In a world
Where birds of peace
Are not what they seem...

ATTACK OF THE DOVE

Starring

Steven Seagull
 
2013-01-29 11:29:53 AM
TiMthisIS

All I saw was two doves that loved the building. The first one flew against the bricks for 5 seconds and the second one boomeranged right back and mounted the window moulding.

Disgraceful!

// Ban this sick filth!
 
2013-01-29 11:30:09 AM

show me: ransack.: show me: ransack.: I have a couple dozen passenger pigeons descended from three breeding pairs my great-grandpa left me when he died, they live in my sun room (basically an aviary now) and provide me with a lot of small very greasy (but free) eggs. it's pretty neat having them cause they are endangered but they're always trying to escape though and they are loud and occasionally more trouble than they're worth. sometimes i wonder if they're even worth keeping around

I have a couple also. They make great company for my dodo birds.

have you really got some?? do you have any fertile female dodos? I have 33 samples of male dodo semen from 19 different males, none more closely related than second-cousin once-removed, would you be interested in trading for mating occasions for our passengers? I have several PPs, M and F all fertile afaik

I only have 2 pair of PPs, but yeah, we could hook them up, that would improve genetic diversity for sure. I've never inseminated a dodo, but I think I saw it done in a German film once.


You need a sterile European Dyson vacuum and some ketamine, I have a 30 cubic foot autoclave and the necessary power adapters though. You will find the process exciting and arousing, I assure you! Things may happen... that you didn't expect..!
 
2013-01-29 11:36:04 AM
gotta love the symbolism of releasing a couple of birds caged so long they lack the strength to fly away...
 
2013-01-29 11:36:43 AM

ransack.: You need a sterile European Dyson vacuum and some ketamine, I have a 30 cubic foot autoclave and the necessary power adapters though. You will find the process exciting and arousing, I assure you! Things may happen... that you didn't expect..!


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-29 11:39:18 AM
I'll sieg you in heil, der Subby.
 
2013-01-29 11:43:39 AM

The Repeated Meme: EddieWearsUnderoos: That is sad indeed. It is typically white pigeons that are released in similar ceremonies (such as weddings). This dove will not last long. You can see in the video it was trying to get back inside the building to its caretakers. Oh well.

/white dove owner

Well, if you've got a better way of promoting peace and than abandoning a captive bred bird into the wilds to starve/be killed then I'd really like to hear it.


It gets worse if the abandoned captive actually manages to survive the attacks, carve out a defensible territory, start a colony, and manages to grow and prosper against all odds. Then we condemn it as an "invasive species" and do everything we can to destroy it.

/up to and including directly supporting genocide, suicide bombings, and rocket attacks
//accidental metaphor is best metaphor
 
2013-01-29 11:46:05 AM

xanadian:

In a world Where birds
of peace Are not what they seem...
ATTACK OF THE DOVE

Starring

Steven Seagull


Fixed and formatted, for haiku goodness.

was a Japanese poet and didn't know it
 
2013-01-29 11:46:53 AM
Drone seagull.
 
2013-01-29 11:59:01 AM
HOTY candidate. +1.
 
2013-01-29 12:31:11 PM

Matthew Keene: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 500x225]


Heh! First thing I thought of.
 
2013-01-29 12:34:20 PM

ransack.: A group of crows is called a "murder."

\tmyk


A group of Popes is called a "bukkake".
 
2013-01-29 01:43:17 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Now seeking grief counseling
 
2013-01-29 02:48:40 PM

Mixolydian Master: xanadian:

In a world Where birds
of peace Are not what they seem...
ATTACK OF THE DOVE

Starring

Steven Seagull

Fixed and formatted, for haiku goodness.

was a Japanese poet and didn't know it


Holy shiat.

And now I've got Don LaFontaine reciting that haiku.

AND NOW SO DO YOU
 
2013-01-29 02:54:13 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?
 
2013-01-29 02:59:26 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com

"Mine?"
 
2013-01-29 03:35:33 PM
Nice one Subby.

This Fark-ready headline was pretty good too.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-29 03:49:35 PM
+1 for Subby. Maybe not HOTY, but certainly should get on HOTW list...
 
2013-01-29 05:12:40 PM
Nice headline.  I did nazi that coming.
 
2013-01-29 05:18:04 PM
Unlike many CLAIMING to have pigeons/doves, I actually do.

More than likely, they did NOT release this into the wild to fend for itself. ALL doves/pigeons have the homing instinct and the bird will be back in a few hours/days.

When you allow your birds out of the coop to fly, it's a risk you always take and that's why you keep a flock if you're serious about it. They breed a lot, though, so you're not losing too much - one mated pair can produce 12 squabs a year...and, if you're into it, they're delicious.

I do not allow my dove or her progeny to fly too often as they're too precious to me. The others are mostly common rollers and they come back after a couple of days.

We have hawks and other predators to deal with so it's not uncommon to see this happen.
 
2013-01-29 05:59:41 PM
More like waidmanns heil, amirite?
 
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