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2004-03-08 07:31:02 PM
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta... well, maybe not.
 
2004-03-08 07:34:00 PM
bummer...call PETA so they will lay off the elephants
 
2004-03-09 12:07:30 AM
You mean they have legal pigeon races?
 
2004-03-09 12:07:34 AM
spalding who?
 
GSC
2004-03-09 12:08:26 AM
but what happened to the jockies?
 
2004-03-09 12:08:33 AM
there's like 5,000 farking pigeons in this farking apartment complex in farking phoenix farking arizona where the farking officials here don't think that heaps of sticky farking pigeon shiat constitute a farking health hazard though they have been known to farking kills the little farkers themselves when they festered all over the farking downtown jail.

fark phoenix and fark pigeons.
 
2004-03-09 12:08:40 AM
I'm not big on pigeons, but this is sad.
 
2004-03-09 12:09:37 AM
The race was cancelled.

Congratulations, you win the obvious award for the day.
 
2004-03-09 12:09:44 AM
I read that headline as "Illegal pigeon rape cancelled after 5000 birds drown"

Needless to say, the real headline is slightly less gruesome.
 
2004-03-09 12:11:23 AM
5000 dead pigeons......now that's what I call
 
GSC
2004-03-09 12:11:32 AM
zagadka
hey, i've seen that movie.
 
2004-03-09 12:11:39 AM
Now why don't we have pigeon races in the US?
 
2004-03-09 12:12:09 AM
There was a big pigeon problem in the historic mansion on campus at my college back in the day. The admins hired a guy to get rid of them, and told the student body that they would be trapped and humanely released somewhere else. I knew one of the security guards there, and he told me that they just poisoned all the birds. The next time it rained, they piled up in the middle of this flat section of the roof, and the roof caved in, raining little pigeon corpses into one of the mansion's rooms. Ick.
 
2004-03-09 12:16:29 AM
Not gonna comment on this...but I'm watching Letterman and someone please tell me why Drew Barrymore is attractive and worthy of my time?

I can't stand her...I think she sucks, her movies suck (except for ET), and I don't think she's attractive
 
2004-03-09 12:17:07 AM
Are not pigeons just flying rats anyway?
 
2004-03-09 12:18:52 AM
DISCLAIMER: "No pigeons were harmed in the filming of the race..."

*whisper whisper*

"Um... er... LOOK OVER THERE!"

*runs away

/Nelson: "HA HA"
 
2004-03-09 12:21:30 AM
After reading this, I want to know if a pigeon capable of making a swan dive? Must be a bird thing, right?
 
2004-03-09 12:24:56 AM
 
2004-03-09 12:25:28 AM
I guessing it wasn't suppose to be a pigeon triathlon?
 
2004-03-09 12:32:50 AM
stebain
"spalding who?"


YOU FARKING ARSEHOLE !!! I just got thru the whole Spaulding Gray thread, even though I really didn't know who he was either. Even googled his bio. Then you made that comment that made me laugh like a little school girl. Stay on topic, you crazy bastard !


Heh. 5,000 pigeons under water. That's like the lawyer's joke: What do you call 5,000 pigeons in the bottom of the ocean ? A good start. Please, pigeons are just flying rats. Sucks that they died, but then you've never had a pigeon poop on you. And you friends tell you it's a sign of good luck. Bastards.

 
2004-03-09 12:33:18 AM
Don't you know about the bird? Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word.
 
2004-03-09 12:34:19 AM
Human Race: 5000
Pigeon Race: 0
 
2004-03-09 12:34:38 AM
With god as my witness I thought pigeons could swim...
 
2004-03-09 12:37:17 AM
pigeons are just rock doves, and doves are sweet and lovely. except when they emit faeces all over everything.

cheguevara12: Drew Barrymore is a hideous wretch. I'd rather suck on a hospital mop than touch that talentless hag.
 
2004-03-09 12:37:21 AM
Snailslug

Now why don't we have pigeon races in the US?


Actually, we do. My uncle frequently wins, too (he's been in the business for about 50 years or so, but only was really a serious contender since he retired from his day job). Pigeon racers are an odd breed, but my uncle makes more money on pigeons than he ever did at work. Not the $10 grand you can win at a race, but the $20 grand you can sell the things for sometimes. Sell 5 pigeons a year, you're living the high life. Of course, people only pay for GOOD pigeons, but his tend to be among the best.

Honestly, he'd probably be living much better had he just ignored his career as an auto mechanic and simply done the pigeons from day 1.
 
2004-03-09 12:37:31 AM

As far back as I can remember, Bobby and Pesto never liked to train for marathons.

/Okay, I'm done now.
 
2004-03-09 12:41:15 AM
Dude, that was perfect set up for the "Dinner is Served" cliche. You guys are getting rusty.
 
2004-03-09 12:41:55 AM
"LET MY PIGEONS GO!"
-Chuck Heston
 
2004-03-09 12:47:50 AM
This guy who works for my dad races pigeons. He's really into it. The pigeon guy, that is. But in that part of Oregon there's not much else to do.
 
2004-03-09 12:49:08 AM
Not gonna comment on this...but I'm watching Letterman and someone please tell me why Drew Barrymore is attractive and worthy of my time?

she's on letterman because she gave him a boobie flash once and he keeps inviting her back in hopes of another peek. dave is one big perv, that's for sure.
 
2004-03-09 12:49:44 AM
What's wrong with S. Eastern Oregon?
 
2004-03-09 12:58:37 AM
Men will race ANYthing.
 
2004-03-09 01:13:41 AM
up,up and.............
 
2004-03-09 02:26:15 AM
I swear to God...I thought pigeons could swim
 
2004-03-09 02:54:53 AM
, I hate pigeons. Filthy ass rats with wings.
 
2004-03-09 03:17:09 AM
:: I raise and race pigeons. There are two seasons per year. Old birds Hatched before 1/1/o4 and young birds hatched after 1/1/04.
Ob's fly races from 300 to over 600 mi and return home the same day. Yb races are later in the year and usually are shorter in length.Up to 300mi or so.
They average about 40 to 50 mph on the way home. Winners are calculated by a band placed on the birds leg and removed when said bird returns to it's loft. The band is socked and timed in a locked timer and compared the next day to find the winner. Many, many $$ are wagered here. Some races have purses upwards of a million dollars. Calcuttas and the like. it's big fun.
Wild pigeons are rats with wings, disease ridden vectors.
 
2004-03-09 03:52:45 AM
Pigeons are everywhere where I live. They get poisoned, although I don't think that's the best way to do it.

The best way would be to round up a few hundred BB guns and everyone you know. And keep score.
 
2004-03-09 03:54:42 AM
Somehow "illegal pigeon racing" doesn't sound that badass. It reminds me of a previous thread with the koala-infested apartment in it...
 
2004-03-09 04:30:17 AM
Yeah, I'm sure "illegal pigeon racing" goes over great in the big house.
 
2004-03-09 05:40:28 AM
 
2004-03-09 07:08:49 AM
For those who cared, the article is inaccurate. The pigeon race was actually a legit tournament in Taiwan. There are gangs holding betting pools, which are illegal.
 
2004-03-09 07:20:34 AM
Well there goes my idea for pigeon water polo!
 
2004-03-09 07:30:32 AM
5,000? You sure this ship wasn't confused for one that was supposed to reenact the Boston Tea Party? Hope they can eat the things or something...
 
2004-03-09 09:55:14 AM
It is as if the voices of 5000 pigeons cried out and were suddenly silenced...


/damn my Jedi mental abilities
 
2004-03-09 10:00:10 AM
Only 5000? There's still work to do. Hate those cooing bastards.
 
2004-03-09 10:02:50 AM
There's blood on your hands Vin Diesel.
 
2004-03-09 11:47:11 AM
the Les Nesman references are priceless.
 
2004-03-10 12:59:58 PM
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2004-03-10 03:40:13 PM
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