1746: "Making Friends"

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1746: "Making Friends"

Postby thunk » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:18 am UTC

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Alt-text: "This seems more like a way to attract turkey vultures." "My mom always told me a turkey vulture is just a friend you haven't met yet, usually because you don't smell enough like decaying meat."

Vultures are endangered (or at least threatened). They need your help; join vulture conservation efforts today and make some fuzzy friends!
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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:36 am UTC

This also sounds like NASA's plan to meet aliens.

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby ps.02 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:21 am UTC

thunk wrote:Vultures are endangered. They need your help; join vulture conservation efforts today and make some fuzzy friends!

Yes, famously, the California condor. Most other vultures, not so much.

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:58 am UTC

As someone who lives in the heart of California condor territory, it's really weird to hear them called "vultures".
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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:38 am UTC

Why, then, if I do smell of rotting meat, do I have no friends?

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:01 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:Why, then, if I do smell of rotting meat, do I have no friends?


You need to meet some Labrador retrievers.
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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby Aiwendil » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:04 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:Why, then, if I do smell of rotting meat, do I have no friends?


Because your facts about space aren't cool enough.

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby DennyMo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:08 am UTC

thunk wrote:My mom always told me a turkey vulture is just a friend you haven't met yet, usually because you don't smell enough like decaying meat.

I've had some coworkers who were apparently raised by the same mom. Ugh, stay downwind, please...

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby Inglonias » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:30 am UTC

Randall? Real talk - STOP FOLLOWING ME AND LISTENING TO MY CONVERSATIONS This is something I struggle with and announce to my family, who are starting to get annoyed.

Really, I just need a smart wall who is willing to ask me neat prompts when I make conversation talk at it.

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:20 pm UTC

Inglonias wrote:Really, I just need a smart wall who is willing to ask me neat prompts when I make conversation talk at it.


So what you're admitting to in public, then is that you're a wall-facer ?
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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby qvxb » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:45 pm UTC

And don't say "Bite me!". It really antagonizes them.

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby ps.02 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:33 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:As someone who lives in the heart of California condor territory, it's really weird to hear them called "vultures".

Yeah, I was surprised to learn that. But, given that apparently their largest threat these days is lead poisoning from bullets in their carrion, it makes sense. (Don't use lead bullets to shoot varmints you don't plan to bring back home with you! Or, for that matter, to shoot game you do plan to bring home with you!)

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Re: 1746: "Making Friends"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:37 pm UTC

ps.02 wrote:(... Or, for that matter, to shoot game you do plan to bring home with you!)

Unless, of course, you're hoping to collect a Darwin


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