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(Guardian)   This is an ex-gannet. He -was- pining for a while, though   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2018-02-02 08:33:15 AM  
What a sad tale.  Now I'm going to have to try to find some happy in my day to balance it.
 
2018-02-02 09:15:26 AM  
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2018-02-02 09:24:46 AM  
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2018-02-02 09:24:54 AM  
I don't like them ... they wet their nests.
 
2018-02-02 09:30:14 AM  
pinin' for the fjords he was.

/knows something about that
 
2018-02-02 09:46:33 AM  
This news brought to you, ironically, by the Guardian Media Group.
 
2018-02-02 11:05:59 AM  
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2018-02-02 11:13:36 AM  

Bob The Nob: I don't like them ... they wet their nests.


It's a standard British bird, the gannet! It's in all the books!

RIGHT! I'll remove it for you!
 
2018-02-02 11:20:30 AM  
That was profoundly sad.
 
2018-02-02 11:38:22 AM  
Don't know why, but it reminded me of this.
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2018-02-02 11:43:08 AM  

PirateKing: Bob The Nob: I don't like them ... they wet their nests.

It's a standard British bird, the gannet! It's in all the books!

RIGHT! I'll remove it for you!


One of my absolute favorite skits. The poor bugger's mournful wail of "I can't read!" at the end always cracks me up.
 
2018-02-02 12:00:10 PM  

TommyDeuce: What a sad tale.  Now I'm going to have to try to find some happy in my day to balance it.


No worries.  He's  just resting.
 
2018-02-02 12:01:06 PM  
What was his Fark handle again?
 
2018-02-02 12:25:59 PM  

washington-babylon: PirateKing: Bob The Nob: I don't like them ... they wet their nests.

It's a standard British bird, the gannet! It's in all the books!

RIGHT! I'll remove it for you!

One of my absolute favorite skits. The poor bugger's mournful wail of "I can't read!" at the end always cracks me up.


Cleese makes such a perfect straight-man for those sketches.

"No, well we don't have 'Rarnaby Budge' by Charles Dikkens with two Ks, the well-known Dutch author, and perhaps to save time I should add that we don't have 'Karnaby Fudge' by Darles Chickens, or 'Farmer of Sludge' by Marles Pickens, or even 'Stickwick Stapers' by Farles Wickens with four M's and a silent Q!!!!! Why don't you try W. H. Smith's?"

 "Ah did, They sent me here."

"DID they."

/Ethyl the Aardvark goes Quantity Surveying!
 
2018-02-02 01:24:22 PM  
Doesn't sound like they lured one of the smarter ones into this faux colony.
 
2018-02-02 01:28:01 PM  
I recently visited the huge colony at Muriwai and it was a site to behold.   Lots of mothers getting their by-then large chicks ready to fly.

This story gives me the sads.  Hopefully the three new ones will establish a colony so Nigel's concrete attractions won't have been in vain.
 
2018-02-02 02:23:22 PM  
They're always making plants for Nigel.
 
2018-02-02 02:24:01 PM  
And now we know how that XTC song turned out.
 
2018-02-02 02:27:53 PM  
What, no "Nigel must have met my ex-wife" jokes?
 
2018-02-02 03:07:38 PM  
They watched that poor bastard trying to woo a concrete bird year after year. Man... that just seems cruel.
 
2018-02-03 03:30:38 AM  
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