The bird is a lie

A similar, um, flyer has appeared in Florida as well:

Warning that birds aren't real

Says here that “in 2001, the last real bird died — in a closed ceremony on an island off the coast of Virginia.”

Start thinking “countermeasures”:

The real technological breakthrough, I suspect, is making them weigh as much as a duck.


  1. fillyjonk »

    11 October 2018 · 6:48 pm

    I’m hoping this is a long-con, like the “Pacific Tree Octopus,” or the movement to ban dihydrogen monoxide, but it’s so hard to tell any more which people are doing weird performance art, which are trying to pwn the gullible, and which believe this kind of stuff.

    (For the nonce, I am assuming it’s either weird performance art or an attempt to sucker the gullible. But maybe I am the gullible one, then?)

  2. Brian »

    11 October 2018 · 10:04 pm

    It seems the government surveillance drones are rather effective at dropping tracking devices on my car. A bunch of poop, if you ask me.

  3. holly »

    12 October 2018 · 9:40 am

    As a long-time member of the Audubon Society, I was disturbed one month to read an article, extolling the virtues of bird-look-alike drones. “This will fool the bad guys and we can spy on them!”

    OMG. What all could go wrong, shall we count the ways? The worst consequence, of course, would be that the bad guys would catch on and start shooting birds out of the sky, willy-nilly. I wrote my only letter-to-the-editor to Audubon, and they did print it, to their credit.

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