I think we can all agree it is time to talk about birds.
You might have seen the now viral video of a little boy named Max wailing as he is pursued by a particularly full-on magpie.
It’s Magpie season in Australia pic.twitter.com/Y6PxrfMUx3
— Klara Sjöberg (@klara_sjo) September 28, 2020
In the midst of the crisis, Max’s dad did what any self-respecting father would do. He got out his phone and filmed the encounter while giggling and watched while Max squealed down the suburban street.
The video has been viewed millions of times, as well as broadcast on national news programs. And Max is traumatised. But I digress.
Importantly, no bird can be trusted.
As Mallory Ortberg once said, “The sky needs to calm down of birds,” and, no, that isn’t a typo. It’s just exactly what she meant.
The bird doesn’t know what it is. It has too many feathers and sometimes they look……