Those of us holding down the weekendial fort at Gloss headquarters were reminded of the horrifying and barbaric nature of birds with this recent video (not recommended for the faint of heart nor fond of duckling). Which put us in mind of the many baleful and ill-fated bird that has graced the silver screen. Is there a single bird that doesn’t exist to serve as a harbinger of death?
The Raven from Sleeping Beauty
Its most horrific crime: Hunting down Princess Aurora; refusing to help with laundry and other household tasks
All of the birds, The Birds
Their most horrific crime: Murdering everyone; contributing to the longstanding confusing between Jessica Tandy and Jessica Lange
The owls, Rock-a-Doodle-Doo
Their most horrific crime: Bringing darkness to the farm, turning into tornados, ruining Glen Campbell’s life
The crows, We’re Back!: A Dinosaur’s Story
Their most horrific crime: Murdering Professor Screweyes (who admittedly is not the gentlest of professors, intent as he is on turning every one of the dinosaurs into robotic killing machines).
As always, please feel free to list horrible birds in the comments.
[Image via Wikimedia Commmons]