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Cultural TC: Dead Parrot

Posted Over 15 Years ago by chiarizio

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‘E's not pinin'!
'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be!
'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff!
Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace!
If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig!
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!
THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

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[unparsed]I don't think my main conculture would get the joke, sad though that is. . . they're too casual about death and too serious about animals.

Over 15 Years ago
lryda mbazha
 

[unparsed][quote:7f81705b6e="lryda mbazha"]I don't think my main conculture would get the joke, sad though that is. . . they're too casual about death and too serious about animals.[/quote:7f81705b6e]

Then write up something that reverses what's emphasized.

Over 15 Years ago
bloodb4roses

[unparsed]No, I don't mean it's the opposite for them, I meant that the seriousness of a parrot and of death come too close together for the contrast to have a comic effect. I've been rethinking this though, and I might be wrong. . . . they don't take all animals so seriously. I'm going to use 'chipmunk' to describe a similar but not identical rodent I don't have a name for yet.
Ok. . .

He's not pining!
He's passed into his stone! This chipmunk has moved house! He has ceased to sniff!
He's closed this circle and gone to meet the Gatekeeper!
Between lives, he rests in peace!
If you weren't so set on gifting me with him, his family would have burned his remains by now.
His somatic essences are now in the story-world!
He's shuffled off the sorrows of the Path of Chipmunks, bid his housepeople farewell and gone to join the guiding ancestors!!
THIS IS A CHIPMUNK NO MORE!!

Over 15 Years ago
lryda mbazha
 

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[quote="lryda mbazha"]
He's not pining!
He's passed into his stone! This chipmunk has moved house! He has ceased to sniff!
He's closed this circle and gone to meet the Gatekeeper!
Between lives, he rests in peace!
If you weren't so set on gifting me with him, his family would have burned his remains by now.
His somatic essences are now in the story-world!
He's shuffled off the sorrows of the Path of Chipmunks, bid his housepeople farewell and gone to join the guiding ancestors!!
THIS IS A CHIPMUNK NO MORE!!

Hey! That's good! Thanks.

Over 15 Years ago
eldin raigmore
 

And, yeh, I liked this one too!

Over 1 Year ago
chiarizio
 

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