Saturday, 24 October 2009

Don't you just love the tabloids

Thanks to Matthew Berriman for alerting me to this gem:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/135870/Rare-warbler-has-twitchers-in-a-real-flap

'Cretin' is too kind a word for the journalist who wrote this and the picture editor who came up with that photo...

12 comments:

beast said...

I would like to see the headline...'Twitchers toss their rocks off over a cliff...and drown unsuspecting rare asian warbling bird'....

ps...some folk did actually seem to be in the throes of an orgasm at certain points....

pps.....how could 'they' be so stupid as to use that photo in article?...[it's obviously not the warbler...and is in fact...a tufted puffin]...

Alan Tilmouth said...

Beggars belief, but Andy I notice that your post is timed almost perfectly to the end of X factor, don't tell me you have spent all night eyeing up that bird from the North East?

The Leicester Llama said...

No, I was watching Strictly Come Dancing.

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

Good Man Andy, the tottie is miles better on strictly!

beast said...

Strictly cum fuckin dancin..??!!
...even i ain't that depraved....!

ps...actually...i am that depraved...just never watched the program!

The Leicester Llama said...

I was joking, but I have a feeling Dave wasn't...

Earl Gray or Dave for short! said...

No I wasn't! ;-]

thedrunkbirder said...

Cerulean Warbler as well - that was well supressed!

Neither there today...

Jeff Higgott said...

>'Twitchers toss their rocks off
> over a cliff...and drown
> unsuspecting rare asian warbling
> bird'

Hmm. Need to be careful that those white wing bars and head streaks really are part of the plumage then, I guess.

beast said...

The similarities are quite profound...the whole 'orgasm' thing...when it 'comes' to twitching..[but i guess everyone knows this already]...
If you've had superb views of a bird...some folk say 'good views...?..had sex with it mate'. Plus of course..'the bird was fuckin porn'..[ie..a rather stimulating image on the retina's]..

ps...glad you 'scored' the warbler Jeff...[i think you did didn't you]..?

pps..apologies Andy for 'lowering the tone' once again and for stating the bleeding obvious...

Jeff Higgott said...

OML. UTB. Nailed the bastard, Beast. DNIK.

Really enjoyed my day in Durham, but a completely non-sexual experience!

thedrunkbirder said...

A Shetland throwback in that the word verification today was noness