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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Headline of the Day

posted by on April 29 at 9:06 AM

Seattle Times:

Seattle’s pigeons shot with darts at risk of painful death

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The only thing I take issue with in this article is its characterization of pigeons as "quite athletic"...

Posted by MK | April 29, 2008 9:22 AM

Those poor, poor darts.

Posted by povertyrich | April 29, 2008 9:30 AM

Has Dan been demoted to Slog-poster or something? ECB take over all your editorial functions? No wonder you've all been so chicken-shit and unwilling to call her out on her terrible slog posts and stranger articles.

Posted by demoted? | April 29, 2008 9:31 AM

Won't someone think of the darts?

I mean, pigeons dying is one thing ... but painful deaths for darts, that's just cruel and inhuman.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 29, 2008 9:45 AM

I preferred this PI headline:

"More babies on funky Broadway?"

Posted by stinkbug | April 29, 2008 9:53 AM

@4, @2 beat you by 15 minutes. you blew it.

Posted by cochise. | April 29, 2008 9:54 AM

I get it Poverty and Will -- the darts. A real knee-slapper.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | April 29, 2008 9:57 AM

Aren't we all at risk for painful death, to some extent?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 29, 2008 10:10 AM

Some more than others.

Posted by Greg | April 29, 2008 10:14 AM

whoever's doing that is sick. i hope the perpetrator gets a shaft lodged in their head for a couple of weeks until their brain started to rot from infection.

wouldn't that be novel and entertaining?

Posted by tiffany | April 29, 2008 10:18 AM

What has happened to tradition? Metro buses are the only way to deal with pigeons.

Posted by Zander | April 29, 2008 11:16 AM

i think the pigeons just have those headbands with the fake darts like Steve Martin.

Posted by Zack | April 29, 2008 11:24 AM

Maybe the pigeons are just upset that someone won't let them jump from the Aurora bridge anymore ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 29, 2008 12:22 PM

They still go for peanuts that are coated with cyanide.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 29, 2008 12:35 PM

@14: Ha!

Spring is here, spring is here,
Life is skittles and life is beer,
I think my favorite time of the year
Is the spring! I do! Don't you? Of course you do.

Posted by Greg | April 29, 2008 2:57 PM

And also:

We'll murder them all amid laughter and merriment,
Except for the few we take home to experiment...

Posted by Greg | April 29, 2008 3:01 PM

Seattle Times just doesn't get the point.

Posted by Bob | April 29, 2008 8:53 PM

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