I saw this headline today on CNN.com. Really, I don't feel like I need to say much about it. That's a pretty amazing headline! Some questions popped into my mind, though. What was this guy thinking?! Where was he smuggling the birds to and from? (This is before I watched the video.) What kind of birds were they? Were they small? Was he smuggling them over a border? Into a club? Out of a butcher's? There has to be a great story behind that.
I finally did watch the video and all of the images in my head of birds stuffed into pants pockets (I pictured cargo pants) went out the window. Technically, the guy smuggled (well, attempted to smuggle) them in on his fancy bird carrier socks. What in the WORLD was this guy thinking?! And how did he come up with that ingenious device?
I knew I had to share this story with all of you, but an interesting thing happened when I copied down the headline into my blog. (Again, this is before I saw the above photo.) A very vivid image came into my mind. Have you pictured it, too? I'll give you a moment to read over the headline again before I tell you what I saw in my head...
Did anyone else picture 14 Birds in Pants? Blue jeans, maybe? I know Donald Duck only ever wore a shirt and no pants, but maybe these birds were making a statement. Maybe they were trying to just blend in so this guy could smuggle them in to where ever they were going. (If it was a club he was trying to smuggle them into, the pants may have been sequined and/or [p]leather.)
Now I have an image in my head of 14 birds in sequined, pleather pants doing the funky chicken in some hip New York night club. It's not a bad place to be, the bird-filled night club in my head.
(I tried to find an image to put here of birds in pants, but, surprisingly enough, I wasn't able to find any. Maybe I'll draw one and post it here later. If anyone else would like to contribute a picture of birds in pants, please do!)