I Look Down On People

European Starling 1

F/ 6.3, 1/125, ISO 200.

European Starling

Day 171 / 365

“That car looks clean, it is time to piss off the owner.”


A pirate strolls into his favorite bar and the bartender says, “Whoa, dude, what happened to you?”
The pirate says, “What do you mean?”
The bartender says, “Well, for starters, you never used to have a peg leg.”
“Oh, that,” replies the pirate. ” Well, you see, we had a sea battle and a cannon ball blew off my leg. But the ship’s surgeon fixed me up with this peg leg and I’m as good as new.”
“Well, what about the hook?” asks the barkeep.
“We had another sea battle and some guy lopped off my hand,” the pirate explains, “but the ship’s surgeon fixed me up with this hook and now I’m as good as new!”
“What about the eye patch?” asks the bartender.
“One day I was on the top mast keeping watch,” says the pirate, “when anΒ bird flew over and pooped in my eye.”
The bartender is incredulous. “You mean to tell me that bird poop will put out your eye?”
“Well,” the pirate explained, “this happened shortly after I got the hook.”

( http://www.verifine.org/Humor/pirate.html )

Interesting Fact: Starlings are great vocal mimics: individuals can learn the calls of up to 20 different species. Birds whose songs starlings often copy include the Eastern Wood-Pewee, Killdeer, meadowlarks, Northern Bobwhite, Wood Thrush, Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Northern Flicker, and many others. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling/lifehistory )


  1. Hehe great joke and picture! Starlings are so misschievous, I can totally imagine him thinking like that! (And, for that matter, tricking the pirate too.)

  2. I liked that! Haha! This was a great distraction from my studying!

    • Thank you very much, I am glad that you stopping by and enjoyed my work, even though it distracted you from your studying. πŸ™‚

  3. We have a parakeet in our neighborhood who has never learned to talk–his owner is a motormouth, he can never get a word in–but he has learned to imitate all the other birds.

  4. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your
    web site. Do you ever run into any browser
    compatibility problems? A few of my blog readers have complained about my website not
    working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

    • Thank you very much. I never ran into any problems or had any complaints. I wish I would be able to help you but I don’t know how, sorry. πŸ™‚

  5. Well done. A good story always has a hook and knows how to get to the point. πŸ™‚
    Where do peg leg pirates go to dance ? – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pins-Dance Theatre Hall.

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