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the fat-feathered pigeon of despair

I'm still filling in old spaces in weeks and months gone by in the weekly strip, by the way. The latest is called Cold Pigeon Feet, there's a clip below, clicky for the full banana (mmm, bananas).

This tale of horror is dedicated to all my friends who have an aversion to flapping things.

detail from the fat-feathered pigeon of despair

In among the things that actually exist (bratz duvet cover, irritaing picnics, ugly toys) see above the dinosaur-shaped water feature. Should such a thing exist I would not hesitate to build me a pond. No amount of seething mosquito larvae would put me off. It's not clear from the picture, but those spots on his back are mini solar panels -- the power it supplies isn't great, so the flow from his mouth it more like a trickle. There's also a tortoise available, in the same range, which works rather better.

Hmmm. I wonder if I could buy a solar pump kit and make one from scratch? It's that or buy me a solar dove (you'll need to scroll down a bit) which at least has the whole vomiting water thing going on even if it is a bit um er ...

Now I must continue with my offlining. Oh, it's dull.


18th Jul, 2006 13:07 (UTC)
Surely that's the grounds of Crystal Palace, my parents took me there several times, and yet when I tried to describe the place to (non-Laarndoner) chums here they looked at me as if I was a loon.
18th Jul, 2006 13:15 (UTC)
Yes - it probably was... They were south Londoners.
18th Jul, 2006 13:27 (UTC)
They're weird mutant Victorian fantasy dinosaurs too...
18th Jul, 2006 13:42 (UTC)
What? As well as being South Londoners? Scary mutant dino grandparents?

(Snork! I couldn't resist, tis a great image.)
18th Jul, 2006 16:23 (UTC)
Oh, I've yet to see them! I should! I must!
18th Jul, 2006 20:24 (UTC)
I've not been since I was a kid, but I remember it as well worth a visit, if somewhat a confusing place for my child brain. Thing is... the dinosaurs look nothing like modern reconstructions of dinodom, and as such confused the hell out of me as a child.