Case in point… this bird, which allowed me to walk right up to it, is not very smart. As you can see in the video, it seems to find much pleasure in chasing its own tail.
It did this for about two minutes BEFORE I started videotaping it. If anything positive can be said about this exercise in futility, it’s that the bird never once got dizzy and fell into the water. I secretly hoped it would, though. I could really use that $10,000 from America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Slightly off topic… before you criticize me for using nothing but song titles for my blog entries recently, I would like to point out that the song where “the bird is the word” is endlessly repeated is not, in fact, called “The Bird is the Word.” It’s “Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen… a song that recently became popular again when it was featured on Family Guy. Unfortunately for me and my blog, one of the songs that “Surfin’ Bird” is based on is called “The Bird is the Word.”
… aaaaaaaand commence with the criticism!