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Old 25 September 2013, 10:56 PM
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I know we used to have such a thread, but I can't find it.

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I was stuck in slow traffic on my way home today, when I looked over to the side of the road and saw a pile of burgers - buns and all. They were not neatly stacked; the pile was about a foot at the highest point, and covered a good ten feet.
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Old 25 September 2013, 11:10 PM
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They probably fell off the patty wagon.
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Old 26 September 2013, 11:44 AM
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Four giant snails. About two metres tall.
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Old 26 September 2013, 11:49 AM
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Hamburglar probably lost part of his take when the Burgercops were chasing him?
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Old 26 September 2013, 11:50 AM
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I know we used to have such a thread, but I can't find it.

Anyway...

I was stuck in slow traffic on my way home today, when I looked over to the side of the road and saw a pile of burgers - buns and all. They were not neatly stacked; the pile was about a foot at the highest point, and covered a good ten feet.
Horrors! Call the Burgermeister!
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Old 26 September 2013, 11:51 AM
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I saw them too Penny!
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Old 26 September 2013, 03:23 PM
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This isn't so much as odd but rather, very funny. Last night we stopped at a BBQ place to get something to take home. Meanwhile there was a family going into the dining room. A young lady of perhaps 10 was trailing along looking at her phone. The door swung shut in front of her and she walked straight into it. The dangers of texting and walking. I did mention it to her mother as we were waiting.
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Old 27 September 2013, 02:28 AM
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I'm getting onto the Beltway this evening when I look over and see that a ramp leading to a local road is backed up. Now what? says I. Now what turned out to be a rather large flock of Canada geese crossing the road and taking their own sweet time about it.
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Old 27 September 2013, 05:44 AM
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I'm getting onto the Beltway this evening when I look over and see that a ramp leading to a local road is backed up. Now what? says I. Now what turned out to be a rather large flock of Canada geese crossing the road and taking their own sweet time about it.
Here's something funny I thought I saw. At first glance I though DawnStorm saw a reading lamp on a local road. That would have been odd. Not as funny as Canada Geese though.
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Old 27 September 2013, 06:36 AM
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My cat suddenly became deathly afraid of the middle of my bed last night. He just wouldn't walk on it at all, and went I put him on it he leapt off, yowling, with all his fur standing on end.

The other cat wasn't fussed.
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Old 27 September 2013, 02:24 PM
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Probably a ghost of something he killed, which is why your other cat is fine.
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Old 27 September 2013, 02:32 PM
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Cats are weird.

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I'm getting onto the Beltway this evening when I look over and see that a ramp leading to a local road is backed up. Now what? says I. Now what turned out to be a rather large flock of Canada geese crossing the road and taking their own sweet time about it.
A single Canada goose once blocked the exit to my SIL's workplace at shift change. My SIL, who has a mini-farm and keeps domestic geese, put her car in park, got out, walked up to goose, grabbed him by the neck, and pulled him out of the way.

Note: I would not recommend this course of action to anyone inexperienced with geese. They bite.
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Old 27 September 2013, 02:37 PM
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A Canada goose once tried to block my path, and I spread my "wings," hissed back at him, and started advancing toward him. Once he saw I was one bad-ass goose, he retreated.

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Old 27 September 2013, 02:39 PM
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That's awesome.

I hate Canada geese.
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Old 27 September 2013, 02:42 PM
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That's awesome.

I hate Canada geese.
You have to slow-cook them, preferably in moist heat.
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Old 27 September 2013, 02:46 PM
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You do that and your goose is cooked.

ETA: Also note that any liquid used for basting or garnishing is non-gender specific.
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Old 27 September 2013, 03:49 PM
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You do that and your goose is cooked.

ETA: Also note that any liquid used for basting or garnishing is non-gender specific.
Of course it's your right to think so..... what's sauce for the goose, as they say :P




ETA: I dislike geese as well. The road nearest the river is commonly blocked by them. Cars parked there show evidence of them flying over. At certain times, it is quite difficult to eat lunch at the benches of the riverfront park due to them. Last month one was on the sidewalk in front of my home, just strutting. My long gone cat Thomas liked them, though. He once brought home half a goose.
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A couple of years ago, we went camping in an area prone to Canada Geese infestations and my niece wanted to go see the "ducks" up close, so I went with her. She tried to feed them bread, and no surprise, the geese tried to swarm her.

I scooped her up and used my boots to make a path. I've never seen my niece run so fast, nor ask me to pick her up like that again.
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Old 27 September 2013, 05:41 PM
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My grandparents were farmers, and at one point they had some domesticated geese on their farm. Specifically a pair of adults with some chicks. They liked to hang out next to the porch steps, which essentially meant you couldn't leave their house without getting hissed at by a goose.

The post about them blocking the road reminded me of something I saw a few months ago. I was on my bike waiting to cross an intersection, and just after my light turned green an egret swooped down, flew across the intersection and along the street, and then perched on the guardrail a little ways down the street. All I could think at the time was "Hey, that bird ran the light!"
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Old 27 September 2013, 06:09 PM
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About 8 or so years ago (on a very cold winter day, if it matters - in the teens F, which is very cold here), I was driving to work on a freeway and going about 65 mph - along with the flow of traffic. About 50 or so pigeons, a/k/a rock doves, joined the flow of traffic for several miles until we came to an overpass they wanted to perch on for a while. I was very impressed they could sustain that speed, but as I think about it, they were probably using the air currents of the cars pulling/pushing air along with them in order to travel faster than they could without the traffic.
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