Way down upon the Swanie River

November 24, 2009

Blog Guy, you seem to know a lot about nature. Can swans fly?

No. They can neither fly nor swim.

What? Hold on, I’ve SEEN swans swimming in lakes and rivers and stuff!

No, you’ve seen swans, which have very long legs, PRETENDING to swim. Mostly, though, they prefer to travel by boat.

Is that right? And where are they going in these photos?

Well, first they’re going to the doctor, and then for a treat they’re going to the ballet.

Which ballet?

“Swan Lake,” of course.

Sigh. I know I’ll regret asking this, but why are they going to the doctor?

Don’t you read the papers? It’s time for swan flu vaccinations

Blog Guy, that’s moronic even by your standards.

Yeah, but I have tickets to a good show, so this will have to be my…

No! Don’t say it!

Swan song…

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Swan keeper Olaf Niess watches swans sitting in boats after he and council workers rounded up them from Hamburg’s inner city lake Alster November 23, 2009. Every year the swans are collected from waterways around the northern German city of Hamburg and taken to winter quarters where they are fed and cared for until the spring. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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Rumor has it that these very swans were seen in the balcony at a soccer match wearing, of all things, VS frillies with their swan bits showing! Oh My!

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive

That’s just the water police. They’ve been arrested for swanning around too much.

Posted by Brent | Report as abusive

Should I comment? Nah… doidnt take my dose yet…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I was fooled into thinking these pictures came from Swansea!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

After decades of wondering ‘what the f*** are we going to do with all these swans’, Queen Elizabeth finally decided to put them on boats and send them to Germany.

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive

Disguised as innocent swans, the Somali pirates forgot to remove their little black masks…

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive