Boardwalk Empire

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This morning./afternoon

Seagulls of every stripe on The Liffey Boardwalk, Dublin.

Varmin’.

UPDATE:

Jaysus.

21 thoughts on “Boardwalk Empire

  1. Bonfire of vanity

    Have you seen those kites that look like birds flying above certain buildings?
    Susdended from a flexible pole on their roofs…
    (The Coombe Hospital is one of them.)

    I used to think they were decorative, until one was erected close to where I work two weeks ago.
    I haven’t seen a pigeon or a seagull since, and I used to see a lot of the f*ppers.

    Simple, ingenious and very effective.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Fair few on the airport perimeter too, for safety reasons obv.
      I like the idea of training them to be drug-snatchers on the Boardwalk. If ye could wean ’em off the cheeseburgers.

    2. Bonfire of vanity

      Stop giving them human characteristics.
      They are vermin.
      You’ve been watching too many Pixar movies.

      If they didn’t have wings they’d be rats, and I’m not talking Ratatouille, or whatever you call him.

    3. Rob_G

      I had a plastic hawk on my terrace to scare off the pigeons – I think they wanted to fornicate with the thing, I have fewer pigeons now that I have taken it down than when it was up.

  2. Rep

    Who walks down Grafton St with a double cheese burger? Also how would you know it was a double cheeseburger that got snatched from some randomers hand?

    I call shenanigans.

    1. Col

      I saw one swipe the chicken out of a chicken fillet baguette while some lad was eating it on Grafton Street.
      People should be discouraged from feeding them. A seagull has no place eating chicken!

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        I saw one squeeze a lemon and shake several drops of Tabasco on an oyster out in Wrights, knock it back and return the shell.
        #gullstravels

        1. Fridge

          I saw one order a round of pints, scampi fries and asked the barman to bring an ashtray. Great scenes!

        1. Cian

          Is a bird eating a different sort of bird any different to a mammal eating a different sort of mammal?

    1. Bonfire of vanity

      Yeah but…
      It’s not easy to make up diversions from the REAL crisis/issues etc,
      But it’s Hallowe’en…

      I know… let’s make stuff up about kids building bonfires in inappropriate places, the day before they do.
      That might work.

      Children are our biggest enemy, innit?

          1. Bonfire of vanity

            … but they are good-looking.
            Majestic, almost.

            Clever, almost.

            I think they deserve to have a vote in this debate, because their opposition has less intelligence.

            That’s just my opinion.

          2. Bonfire of vanity

            I wold rather lose a cheeseburger than upset evolution.
            If that makes me a scientist, so what…

  3. Bonfire of vanity

    When I was a kid we didn’t puke on the street.
    This seagull problem didn’t happen back then.
    The clue is in their name… SEAgull.

    They ate fish, not cheeseburgers.

    I talked to a seagull yesterday and she said…
    ”If you keep stealing our fish we’ll keep coming inland and robbing your burgers.’

    1. ReproButina

      Technically there’s no such thing as a seagull.

      Gulls and pigeons thrive in urban areas due to human waste. If we want to reduce their numbers we need to reduce our dumping of food.

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