Thursday, November 17, 2005

One for the birds....

Actually, 23,000 for the birds. That's the number of dominoes a renegade sparrow knocked down when it decided to savagely attack a formation of dominoes being put up in an attempt to break a world record.

Following the vicious domino attack, the people setting up the the dominoes responded in the only way you can to such a heinous event. They cornered the bird and shot it.

Endemol spokesman Jeroen van Waardenberg defended the killing of the bird.

"That bird was flying around and knocking over a lot of dominoes," van Waardenberg said. "More than 100 people from 12 countries had worked for more than a month setting them up."


The problem is that the bird was an endangered species, protected under law in the Netherlands. So, the people who have pledged themselves to protecting animals and seeing that no harm comes to a single feather of a single bird, have responded with a solution of their own:

Death threats have reportedly been made against the man who killed the bird. A Dutch disc jockey has offered a reward of 3,000 euros ($3,500 US) to anyone who topples the dominoes before the official start.

Ummmmm...hey fellas. It's dominoes!

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