The Simple Sniff Test

Right – time to tackle the whole air pollution thing – see earlier post.

So there I was surfing about a bit the other day when I found another pigeon blog ref on google. “Cool!” I thought, genuinely – another pigeon’s sussed the whole blog thing…

But no. Found this – fucking nightmare:

Later this year 20 of the birds will take to the skies above San Jose, California, each carrying a GPS receiver, air pollution sensors and a basic cellphone, the magazine says. They will measure levels of pollutants they encounter, and beam back their findings as text messages to a blog in real time.” The Courier-Mail

Some bird called Beatriz da Costa has kidnapped 20 poor pigeon fuckers, and is gonna make them carry a big old mobile and all sorts of other tech shit on their backs just so they can ‘test’ air pollution. Eh?

Probaby got them drugged up to the eyeballs and, to top it all, she’s making them fly over San Jose in California, one of the most polluted shitholes on earth!
Surely testing air pollution ‘aint that hard? Really?

Hmmm…. let me think. I’ll just have a sniff… hmmm… just as I thought, fucking stinks. There. Simple. All they needed to do was ask us. Sack the gear, and just ask us!

So, I got to thinking; how about I set up a global network of pigeons and do my own version? Call it ‘The Simple Sniff Test’?
Get them to fly around a bit, have a sniff, and let me know what it smells like. It’ll piss on your San Jose experiment and is just nicer all round for us pigeons.

Seriously, any pigeons out there want to sign up to this, let me know. Mail me at brianpigeon AT gmail DOT com.

February 22, 2006. Uncategorized.


  1. matt replied:

    i must say i’m shocked at what is obviously pigeon exploitation.
    next they’ll be hiring 10,000 of us to pull the queens carriage for the Commonwealth Games.

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    Matt: Totally with you. Hope you signed the petition! The anti pigeon vibe going down in London right now totally sucks.
    Your pal
    Brian P

  3. Pigeons Against Pollution | Pigeon Blog replied:

    […] Weird thing is I wrote about it back in 2006 when they sent a load of back-packed pigeons up and over San Jose, California, the smelliest place on earth. […]

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