The Plot Thickens: France Here I Come – not
Ref my earlier post about the French pigeon invasion – a mate call RoooRoooo – who’s French – just sent me this link. It’s some website that goes on about how shit pigeons are and how they should all be shot – at least I think that’s what it says coz it’s in French – and I’m a pigeon.
Translated the first parag on Babelfish and this is what it came up with:
“The pigeon was domesticated by the man since highest antiquity. To the Second World War it was used for its meat, like carrier pigeon and for the quality of its droppings which were used as manure for the cultures. Nowadays the domestic pigeon is hardly useful for agriculture and it passed by again in a state semi-savage invading the cities, proliferating. One observes the pigeons by colonies on the pavements in search of food.”
Frankly the French made more sense but I get the drift – they fucking hate pigeons just as much as the Brits. Bummer. There goes my ‘hanging out in Paris for the weekend eating moulles and croissant’ idea. Badly object to the ‘hardly useful’ and ‘semi savage’ bits. How fucking rude. Cheers for the heads up RoooRoooo.
Anyway – he also told me the Italians love the pigeon. Cool. Gonna look into this more though coz last I heard there was some heavy mafia type stuff going on with the pigeons over there – esp in Venice. If not – I’ll get my hat – not that pigeons wear hats – we’d look like right knobs.
Oh – also – a Mr Owl commented on my Vulture story and said we pigeons can chill coz they only eat carrion – so, just to be safe, I told the pigeons in Essex not to play the ‘Sleeping Pigeons’ game for a while – kinda like Sleeping Lions but for pigeons.