I am the honorable flamingo. What you read here might make you smile, make you think, or make you wonder. This is the world as I see it, from the view of a pink, long legged, slightly awkward bird.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Insulting Wisconsin Man Detained At Airport

Ryan Bird, of Wisconsin, was detained at Milwaukee Airport Tuesday, after writing "Kip Hawley is an idiot" on his plastic, see through, terrorist-proof bag of toiletries. Airport officials detained the man for 25 minutes while trying to determine if what was written was actually a threat. This analysis took almost half an hour, proving conclusively that Ryan Bird may actually be the most clever person in Wisconsin.

The object of Bird's frustration, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the TSA, Kip Hawley, has caught a lot of criticism lately, and not just about his name. The TSA has come under fire from passangers as more than 60 agents have been arrested for stealing property from suspecting passangers. TSA agents, on the other hand have fought beack with statements saying they are frustrated by low wages and by continually being called idiots.

With all the hullabaloo that this has caused, however, I for one do not see the real problem here. As one TSA screener put it so eloquently to the obviously irrational Bird "You can't right things like that." I couldn't have said it better myself. There is simply no reason why first amendment rights should extend inside the airport screening area. Why doesn't Bird just fly over to Pakistan, brush out Bin Laden's beard, and give him a hot stone massage, complete with happy ending? Jihad has never felt so good.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Ways To End Your Marriage

With the divorce rate as it is, you might think that people have a pretty good handle on ways to get out of marriages. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. So for the benefit of the people who may otherwise kill, mutilate, and/or drop kick their spouses in the face, I have come up with my top 5 easy, non-violent ways to make your way back to single-town, population: Rosie O'Donnel.

3.) Steal half your spouses stuff- Confrontations can often get messy, and since both of you hate each other, and probably yourselves, the best way to end this is to simply take half of everything and leave. This one works great for couples who can barely stand to look at each other anymore. Oh, and nothing quite send a message like cutting that 5th place mat her late grandmother embroidered right in half.

2.) Pretend to be gay- This one is hard, because you may have to do a little acting. Start by wearing that bathrobe untied in the front, and waiting outside the door for the mailman. Drop little subtle hints, and make sure that your clothing always matches. And stop being a slob, because then no one will buy your act. This technique only works for men, because being a lesbian only makes men more attracted to you.

1.) Buy your partner a Chia Pet- This method is perhaps one of the most effective in obtaining that coveted divorce. If you were under the impression that it is the thought that counts when considering gifts for your spouse, try bringing home one of these beauties. In fact, studies have shown that divorce rates are as high as 90% in households containing at least one Chia pet and/or other Chia related products. The best part about this plan is that if you are Catholic, just bring in the offending pet/head and the Priest won't think twice about signing those annulment papers.

With these suggestions, I suspect that spousal murder rates will decline sharply, at least among both the people who will read this. So think before you go crazy with murder, because quite frankly, you probably aren't smart enough to do it without getting caught anyway. And at about $20 a piece for assorted Chia items, you can't afford not to end your marriage. Di-Di-Di-Divorce!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

News Round-Up

It Takes One To Know One
Cherie Blair, the wife of British PM Tony Blair, only pretended to slap 17 year-old Miles Gandolfi after he held two fingers up behind her head during a photograph. The faux slap came after Blair allegedly referred to Gandolfi jokingly as, cheeky. Gandolfi then responded, "I'm not the only one", as he pinched the lawyers gigantic jowls.

Bounty Hunter Lands In Doghouse
The reality-television bounty hunter "Dog" Chapman was required to wear a monitoring "collar" until his extradition hearing to Mexico. The star was arrested after helping with the apprehension of Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max Factor cosmetic company. During the hearing in which Dog was ordered to wear the monitor, fans held signs and cheered outside the courtroom. While the authorities officially have their Luster back, Dog has seemingly lost none of his.

Spinach Contaminated, Children Celebrate
Jubilation rang through the streets of the nation as kids everwhere celebrated the news that tainted spinach had been pulled off shelves all over the country. Many saw the announcement last week as a major victory in the war against healthy food, a war that has been fought by the children since "we first learned how to spit", a spokesperson for the group, said. Little Johnny Waterhall also added, "If we didn't demonstrate, it would send a message to our parents that America's children are weak."

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Single Handedly Boost Your Income!

We can all use more money, and what better way to pad your wallet then getting paid to move on yourself like Patton on Sicily. That's right, if you have ever wanted to have a child or ten, only to be plagued by thoughts of "I'm too lazy, irresponsible, hideously ugly" then sperm donation is just the thing for you.

Becoming a sperm donor is not easy, and while you may have honed your ability to perfection with years of sitting in front of the television, computer screen, or older sister's bedroom, in this case, it's what's on the inside that counts. Just remember, if you get turned down because you happen to be sperm deficient, or you happen to be full of physically disabled sperm, who just can't swim very well, chances are you will never live it down, so give you're best effort the first time.

So now I say to you, go, go where every man has gone before, sometimes more than once a day, and actually get paid to do it. Be proud, you're living the American dream, and nothing can take that away, except perhaps a girlfriend, a vasectomy, or a photo of Margaret Thatcher. But enjoy it while it lasts, because who knows how long you have before your child manufacturing job falls victim to outsourcing.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Police Chief, Mayor, and Councilman Resigns Over Wife's Adult Website

The resignations of Tod Ozmun, Mayor Dale Moore, and Councilman Clifford Barnard came amid controversy in Snyder, Oklahoma about nude photos posted on the internet of the police chief's wife, Doris Ozmun. Many citizens had hoped for legal action, but after a "thorough" investigation, the town council ruled that the pictures were protected by the first amendment.

While the original pictures have been removed from the internet, no doubt for the good of civilization as a whole, I managed to find this picture of Doris. From what I can tell, it is not the police chief who should have resigned, but in fact the townspeople who were looking for these sort of photos in the first place. Boy do I feel bad for that flag.

But if you think this controversy has made Tod any less accepting of his wife's activities, you would be wrong. In an interview Ozmun said "People in this country do what she does on a daily basis, it's absolutely ludicrous." I might add at the beginning of that sentence, "Much better looking people". Although he says he has spoken with his wife about her activity, he says, "My wife is 6-foot-3 and weighs 300 pounds. If there is somebody that thinks they can control her, have at it. I have tried for 11 years and haven't been able to." I hope there weren't a lot of large criminals in Snyder.

In other news, the police chief in Las Vegas was promoted after nude photos of his wife surfaced on the internet.

Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11th - We Remember

September 11th, 2001 was a day no one who was old enough to remember will ever forget. Five years later that day has been used to justify a war, illegal wire-taps, and other activities. I hope that today, we can sit and remember the day for what it was, a horrible terrorist attack on not only the US, but western culture as a whole. A day that broke our hearts individually, but united them again as one heart and one nation, and tore down the walls of ignorance and intolerance that we had built, for however short a time.

Today, let us not only remember the victims of that fateful day, but also the men and women who fight each and every day for the freedoms and values that we as a culture hold dear. Take a moment to reflect on what 9/11 meant to you, and to think about the victims and the soldiers. If you have time, visit the websites at the bottom of this post, and take a minute to remember the people who gave their lives, or had their lives taken. Make 9/11 a day not to promote war, but a day to promote peace, tolerance and love of one another.

September 11th Victims Memorial
Honor The Fallen

Note: Now that I am back in school, posts should start coming a lot more frequently, and I should be updating almost every day.