Undertoad Monday Nov 22 12:56 PM
11/22/2004: Annual swan roundup
jaguar Monday Nov 22 01:09 PM
What a crap job, swans as viscious bastards.
garnet Monday Nov 22 01:14 PM
Those are some big ass birds. It's nice they're looking after them for the winter.
melidasaur Monday Nov 22 01:45 PM
glatt Monday Nov 22 02:19 PM
Swans are mean.
mhartzel Monday Nov 22 02:44 PM
Is the same team that rounds up America's ugliest people for that new "Reality" show of the same name?
Elspode Monday Nov 22 03:18 PM
Man...talk about a low-tech job. So this guy just reaches into the canal, grabs the bird, and ties its wings down with baling twine?
Leah Monday Nov 22 03:55 PM
That's nice that the swans are cared for during winter. Lucky for them to be housed and fed while other birds and wildlife are freezing their behinds off during winter. Mind you, all the swans in the boats look quite relaxed and probably are quite used to this happening.
melidasaur Monday Nov 22 03:57 PM
These swans are pampered whores.
Leah Monday Nov 22 04:01 PM
Yep, well that's another way of looking at it.
jaguar Monday Nov 22 06:06 PM
Griff Monday Nov 22 06:11 PM
xoxoxoBruce Monday Nov 22 08:32 PM
I'm surprised he doesn't at least have a face shield on.
capnhowdy Monday Nov 22 10:42 PM
Swan: One of the other white meats.
Roosta Tuesday Nov 23 08:06 AM
I think they would be best "En Croute" drizzled with balsamic something or other.
Cyber Wolf Tuesday Nov 23 11:14 AM
I suppose it's easier to take care of a few boat loads of actual swans than a few boatloads of enchanted ballerinas whose forms switch between human and avian during a specified diurnal cycle.
Elspode Tuesday Nov 23 11:32 AM
Presumably, my lack of a better idea is contributory to the fact that I am delivering pizzas as a second job instead of rounding up birds.
wolf Tuesday Nov 23 02:33 PM
The swan roundup comes but once a year. It's like Marichiko and the phone books. Once you run out of swans, you run out of work.
Wombat Tuesday Nov 23 05:19 PM
Not only are they mean, they're also surprisingly strong. One swipe from a swan wing can break your leg. As for eating them: in Britain you have to get the Queen's permission first, because they all belong to her (with the exception of a few swans located on one stretch of the Thames, which belong to the Dyers and the Vintners Companies).
footfootfoot Tuesday Nov 23 07:44 PM
I wanna be a swanboy,
capnhowdy Tuesday Nov 23 08:02 PM
wing + leg = fracture.
Ever wonder why they are so mean? Because they are so beautiful. The prettiest girls are always the meanest bitches.(local observation).
I find it very interesting how the Queen can just "claim" all the swans in the country. What'd she do? Have a whim? OK............. "let me see now.......I really need to own every swan in the country. I'll call Tony & have him arrange it! Anybody wants a swan around here goes through me, mind you!"
Does she own all the swans in other countries, or maybe just a controlling intrest? Intriguing, to say the least.
British Terrorism: Swan abuse. heehee..................
lumberjim Tuesday Nov 23 08:04 PM
'Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane
Brown Thrasher Tuesday Nov 23 09:03 PM
Look a swan in the eyes, and you'll find it hard to decide if it's an innocent bird your admiring or Hannible Lector in disguise...... Sorry, I said I was finished with the term innocent.... I"ve never seen such evil in a persons eyes. However, this is probably justr my warped perception. Try it, and decide for yourself.
Griff Tuesday Nov 23 09:11 PM
Them crazy, them crazy
footfootfoot Tuesday Nov 23 10:35 PM
wolf Wednesday Nov 24 02:38 AM
What with all the songs going about, I keep thinking of Loreena McKennit's Bonny Swan, you know the one where that girl kills her sister by throwing her in the river, and then she turns into a swan and then a harp that sings the tale of her murder at the wedding of her sister to her boyfriend? It makes more sense when you listen to it.