Pigeons Save The World, Again…

First off – ‘m’ commented to say I should update more. Fair play to ‘m’. Spot on. I’ve been slack of late due largely to the cold snap, and the fact my ledge is really quite warm. Also, ‘The Amazing Dancing Pigeon’ comic took fucking ages – see post below – and I found I’d developed RSI of the beak. Pretty common in pigeons living in London, apparently. The doc said I had to be more careful and should think about giving up Pigeon Blog. He said ‘blogging was no past-time for a pigeon and I should stop typing or, at the very least, use an ergonomic keyboard – one a bit like this one‘. I pointed out that ergonomic keyboards weren’t designed to beat beak fatigue in any way and if he thought I’d even consider giving up Pigeon Blog just coz of a mildly irritating throbbing beak muscle, he could fuck off. I also told him that he didn’t understand the world of the blogger, and probably never would. He took offence at this point but gave me the number anyway of a pigeon specialising in pigeon rehabilitation through physio, which was nice of him, all things considered. Have to say, I’m kinda looking forward to a bit of a beak rub. It’s been a while…

However – RSI or no RSI – still no excuse for an absence of posts. Promise to try harder in future and breathe through the pain.

Anyway – this is mental – sent to me by Pigeon Rachel:

A pigeon-guided missile tracking device from 1944.

You can read about it here.

Cheers for sending it, Rachel! Goes to show that pigeons in the olden days didn’t have it so good afterall… imagine the pressure. Also clearly demonstrates how the pigeon has been a trusted saviour of the world for a long time now and therefore deserves far greater respect than that often given. You know who you are. Think on.

December 2, 2007. Uncategorized.


  1. Pigeon Rachel replied:

    Brian! I didn’t think of it as a missile, more of a plane to fly when you can’t be arsed to … fly! My uncle reckons he knows where one is, we’re thinking of using it for our family holiday to Corfu next year. At least we’ll all arrive together for once!
    Keep up the good work – Rachel :o)

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    Pigeon Rachel: Nice idea! Not sure it’ll work for fat London pigeons tho…
    Your pal
    Bri P

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