real birding! (fwd)

Subject: real birding! (fwd)
From: "Peregrine" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 03:29:36 -0400 (EDT)
My parents sent me some excerpts from a tongue in cheek book called "down 
and dirty birding"  (what I do on the weekends?).  Sorry I don't have the 
author but I thought some of you might enjoy it...
>         How to perform the Maximum-binder Full-slam Rare-Bird-Alert 
> Crash-stop.
>         It cannot be performed properly unless you are considerably in
> excess of the speed limit.  At which point, you or your passenger yell the
> traditional "Whazzat?!"  The difference in this instance is that it is
> preceded by the key phrase "Holy Cow!!"  At which point you: (1) Do not
> check your rear view mirror. (2) Hit the brakes as hard as you can. (3)
> Do not signal. (4) Why would you signal?  You're not going to pull over,
> anyway. (5) You're going to stop right in the middle of the lane and (6)
> Pay no attention to the fender-bender symphony behind you on the highway.
>         Properly executed, the Maximum-binders Full-slam Rare-Bird-Alert
> Crash-Stop will cause more collateral damage than any other bird watching
> maneuver.
>         Car-birding: bird-watching's dirtiest secret.  It should be "Don't
> bird and drive."  Drunks might at least look at the road ahead of them
> every now and then.  There nothing to say they don't.  Birders never do.
Good birding!
Katie Bertsche

Katie Bertsche .........If you're too busy to go birding, you're too busy.

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