Way down upon the Swanie River
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.
Well, first they’re going to the doctor, and then for a treat they’re going to the 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 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