Friday, June 3, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird

So, in Harper Lee's prized novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch buys his kids air rifles. Then, before setting them loose on the world, he warns them. They can kill as many blue jays as they wish, but they must never kill a mockingbird. He says it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Now, who actually knows what a mockingbird looks like?

Yup, that's it. A grey bird. Pretty lame, right?

Now, by contrast, here is a bluejay.

Now, isn't the bluejay majestic looking?

Why shoot the bluejays? Why not the crows? or the seagulls? (I suppose they didn't have seagulls. Nonetheless, they are disgusting birds) or the pidgeons? or the canadian geese? (yes, we have those in the South)

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