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CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

20 March 2009
There is so many Hawaiians on the board, I like to keep them informed of just what it is there a doin' out there.

They're killing the birds, that's what! The noise of thousands of bicycles: squeaking and sqawking "OOO-Gah" horns, gear changes, little blinking lights, and kickstands being put down, are driving the birds insane.

Those birds who already speak Spanish are migrating to Mexico City for peace and quiet. However, some birds are tragically ditching themselves at sea to get away from the noise.

Most of this I got from the newspaper, but some of it I heard secretly from top scientists. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090320/ap_on_re_us/birds_hawaii

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

March 21, 2009
You are just too funny Crow . . . and jealous! Sorry you can't ride YOUR bike around town all year long. That's just how it is I guess.

By the way, I haven't heard any horns go "OOO-gah" ever. Weren't they from the 20s or something like that?

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2009
Here's a story that came out just today about a man exercised to death by his sex-change wife: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/20/national/main4879841.shtml

If the good Lord had wanted his people to go around on two wheels, he would have given them a bicycle at birth! He gave us two feet, and we should use them. But, only so far as walking to the mailbox and back, and then only when your wife won't do it fer ya.

Save the birds (and your husband), don't exercise!

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

March 21, 2009
Well Crow, I rode my bike through both pregnancies, and my sons have been riding bike since. It's a trend. I'm sure we'll be reading more stories of women giving birth along the bike paths of the world as gas prices rise and more and more people remember the health benefits of riding.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2009
Gas prices! My feet take care of that! It's all going to turn out ok in the end. I'm working with some native Hawaiians in trying to introduce the blue street light to prevent both human and aviary suicides. Ever one should sit under a blue light, they would be much happier if they did....Natalie, you need a blue light on your bicycle helmet, it'll help the birds. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/12/13/can-blue-colored-light-prevent-suicide/

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

March 21, 2009
Very interesting Crow. Blue is very relaxing. It's no surprise that it reduces suicides. I'm glad to hear you're helping us out here. Just beware it will take years for the blue light to catch on. I'll be happy to wear a blue light on my helmet to get things started. You know where I am.

Taocpa (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2009
I guess that's why no one kills themselves at a K-Mart special!

Tom

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

21 March 2009
Watch out Natalie, with the blue light on your bike, people may think you're connected to the police department. You could get one of those old bell ringers (you may be too young to have had one on your bike, but I had one on mine), and when you need to go real fast, just ring the bell and everyone will think it's a siren and get out of your way.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

March 22, 2009
You're right, Action, I forgot about that particular law. Crow, you're going to have to work with the legislature to get an exemption for the blue light on helmets. I think this is really the way to go though, so I'll be happy to put my name to some testimony after you have it written up.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2009
They don't own the color blue, and if they try to tangle with me, they'll regret it!

No sir. I'll hang Christmas lights around my neck if necessary to save myself. Besides, I don't worry about the patrolmen around here much. Thems that not asleep has usually got their noses buried in Chinese takeout, or they's eating a donut, or whatever else they can do to avoid running into a real criminal.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2009
Crow, so the police where you live hang out at the Chinese takeout places???!!! On the west coast they hang out at the donut shops, a very easy thing to do from San Diego to Seatle. In Hawaii, they just spin around looking for donut shops because they don't exist - at least not on this island. We had one for a really long time, but the Bishop Trust raised rents so incredibly at that particular shopping center, most of the tenants had to close up or leave. Paradise is great.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

22 March 2009
Leave it to a Bishop to make it hard on his flock. Once that put on the robe, and take the mitre in hand, the poor don't stand a chance. Thank goodness Jesus weren't a Bishop.

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