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and a bird on my car

That would be a Kea, our other (unofficial) national bird.  And you're lucky the car was still there afterwards - Kea are famous vandals.

(Why our other national bird?  Well, while the quiet, nocturnal kiwi symbolises our harmless, peaceful, too-stupid-to-live side (which we cherish), Keas are all about curiousity and mischeiviousness - without needing beer to aid the latter.  They're a pest, but we're quite fond of them...)

by IdiotSavant on Thu Jan 8th, 2009 at 05:22:21 PM EST
Yeah, they are terrible. One of them tried to eat my car's antennae shortly after I took that pic. And the tourists love to feed them (thus all the signs begging you not to feed them).

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Jan 8th, 2009 at 08:05:07 PM EST
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And the tourists love to feed them.

That's because they don't want their cars eaten.

by IdiotSavant on Fri Jan 9th, 2009 at 05:55:46 AM EST
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(Why our other national bird?  Well, while the quiet, nocturnal kiwi symbolises our harmless, peaceful, too-stupid-to-live side (which we cherish), Keas are all about curiousity and mischeiviousness - without needing beer to aid the latter.

Hahaha...I lived in New Zealand for 4 years and I struggled to understand people and a way of life there. Now I know...you put it so well...no one can describe us (as people) as we can do it ourselves...


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Jan 8th, 2009 at 10:23:44 PM EST
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