Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Birds of a Farther

Question posed by a friend: ‎"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly to any place on Earth, and then I ask myself the same question"

My Response: ActuaLLy, every time a bird jumps up and flies the earth is sneaky and moves underneath them (at 1,000 mph at the equator) so imagine a bird's consternation at involuntary migration. The bird is going, "MYgration? I didn't ask for this?!?!?"

This is perplexing especiaLLy to birds who think the earth is flat. The birds that fly high enough to notice the curvature of the earth and can handle differential equations and dive bombing for food are a little more accepting of the whole thing.

Just notice neXt time you look at a bird which ones appear to be smiling.

If you don't believe me, just jump up in the air yourself, you'll see you don't come down in the same spot, eXcept for Santa Claus at the North Pole.

Its the original Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. You leave your post only to come back later to see that it has moved. This eXplains aLL the bird noise, "Where Is My Nest?", thats what the non-smiling ones are saying.


Rob Z Tobor said...

It probably explains the Albatross; who will trans-navigate the world in order to get back to where he started. Which would also imply that the Albatross may have worked out that the world is round. This might be because the curve of the earth is more noticeable at sea, something an Albatross can see at sea.


Rob Z Tobor said...


fmcgmccllc said...

We have these special birds that migrate but there are always birds here. And the ones that go on vacay come back every year like their address is my fountain. How can they find my fountain every year. And how old are these birds.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I do not know how old aLL of your birds are, but I do know that one of them is 7 months, 15 days, and 26 hours old. I don't know the number of minutes eXactly, but I wiLL take a wild guess of 13, +/-2. By 'your birds', I mean aLL of the ones in Michigan.

Rob: I believe you are coRRect about the albatross.

Rob Z Tobor said...

I wiLL take a wild geese


very clever Mr ESB

esbboston said...

Rob: Chuck L

Marianne said...

You've given me a whole different way to look at these crazy flocks flying south. I hate birds, mostly because they hate my minivan.

esbboston said...


The victim of a hate crime
what it ate grime:
the minivan of Marianne,
a bird's bullseyed target far below?
I'm just not sure how weLL a birdbrain can plan,
It probably doesn't even know.

Pearl said...

Delightfully weird, esb.


Why DO we stay, when we are as free to leave as the birds?


esbboston said...

Pearl: Answer: We like our nests.

Glad you enjoyed it as weird. I love taking things to their ill logical con illusion. I hope you like my neXt post, it is a great invention and a real wife story! Ooooh, sneak previews!

Badger said...

I always wonder why our Ducks don't fly south for winter

esbboston said...

Badger: I researched your question but couldn't find a definitive answer for Viennese ducks. I found that not all ducks are migratory. I checked the weather for Vienna and the average precipitation seems steady throughout the year with an average daily temperature staying above freezing year round. They appear to find adequate food at your municipal park, considering the apparent high density of animals based on your photography, which is splendid. I plan to try duck soon at a restaurant.

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