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The Defective Parrot

    A guy is browsing in a pet shop, and sees a parrot sitting on a little perch.
    It doesn't have any feet or legs.
    The guy says aloud, 'Jeesh, I wonder what happened to this parrot.?'
    The parrot says, 'I was born this way.  I'm a defective parrot.'
    'Holy crap,' the guy replies. 'You actually understood and answered me. !'
    'I got every word,' says the parrot. 'I happen to be a highly intelligent, and a thoroughly educated bird'
    'Oh yeah?' the guy asks. 'Then answer this, how do you hang onto your perch, without any feet.?'
    'Well,' the parrot says, 'this is very embarrassing, but since you asked, I wrap my weenie round this wooden bar, like a little hook. You can't see it, because of my feathers.'
    Wow,' says the guy. 'You really can understand, and can speak English, can't you.?'
    'Actually, I speak both Spanish and English, and I can converse with reasonable competence on almost any topic, politics, religion, sports, physics, philosophy. I'm especially good at ornithology. You really ought to buy me, I'd be a great companion.'
    The guy looks at the £200.00 price tag. 'Sorry, but I just can't afford that.'
    'Pssssssst,' says the parrot, 'I'm defective, so the truth is, nobody wants me, cause I don't have any feet. You can probably get me for £20, just make the guy an offer.!'
    The guy offers £20, and walks out with the parrot.
    Weeks go by.
    The parrot is sensational.
    He has a great sense of humor, he's interesting, he's a great pal, he understands everything, he sympathizes, and he's insightful.
    The guy is delighted.
    One day the guy comes home from work, and the parrot goes, 'Psssssssssssst,' and motions him over with one wing.
    'I don't know if I should tell you this or not, but it's about your wife, and the postman.'
    'What are you talking about,?' asks the guy.
    'When he delivered a package today, your wife greeted him at the door, in a sheer black nightie.'
    'WHAT???' the guy asks incredulously.
    'THEN what happened?'
    'Well, he came into the house, and lifted up her nightie, and began petting her all over,' reported the parrot.
    'NO!' he exclaims, 'and she let him.?'
    Then he continued taking off the nightie, got down on his knees, and began to kiss her all over.'
    Then the frantic guy demands, 'THEN WHAT HAPPENED.?'

    DUNNO?!? I got an erection, and fell off my perch.!'
We live by each other and for each other. Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.
-- Helen Keller
To be honest, i didn't laugh, because I loved this statement even more than the punchline:
(08-28-2012, 11:21 AM)Dragon link Wrote:    He has a great sense of humor, he's interesting, he's a great pal, he understands everything, he sympathizes, and he's insightful.

I know lots of people with some of these qualities. but i never met anyone with all of them. The one trait most people don't have is "understands everything". God knows i'm even more deficient than average in this regard. But this parrot understands suffering, pain and can sympathize with people.

This parrot is far from defective, i'd argue he's a more perfect being than most living things on this earth, humans included. If i met this parrot I'd be honoured to be his friend. I'd ask to buy him, i may even physically possess him, but i could never truly "own" him.

I'd advise the owner in the story to give up the wife, the parrot is a better companion than her.

I was actually thinking near the end the punchline was that this parrot was God or a ghost, or some other metaphysical being. I couldn't believe anything that virtuous could be a mundane bird.
I don't say much because I don't know what to say... so i give out hugs instead.
people don't own parrots...parrots own people
"If I thought my answer were given to anyone who would ever return to the world, this flame would stand still without moving any further. But since never from this abyss has anyone ever returned alive, if what I hear is true, without fear of infamy I answer you.
- Dante "The Inferno"
Aw, poor parrot. Did he have a concussion when he fell and lose his boner?
"I want to thrive, not just survive." - Thrive, Switchfoot

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