Flip The Birds

11 Mar

I was in Georgia’s capital city on business yesterday. It will come as no surprise to anyone who is breathing that lots of conversations focused on budget cuts and revenue shortfalls. However, what may come as a surprise to you is how many people were talking about a campaign to change the state’s bird. What’s to talk about, you ask?

The campaign, called Flip the Birds, asks Georgians to sign a petition to change the State Bird to the Chicken. Yes, y’all, they want us to eat our state bird. The best part? It was created by a “regular joe” named Chris Cunningham, who is the owner/president of the WifeSaver restaurant franchise – popular, of course, for their fried chicken.

The videos on the Flip the Birds website really gave me a chuckle. I’m embedding one where they trash the current state bird, the Brown Thrasher. Forget about the problems of our world (and your own world) for one minute, and enjoy the silliness of why “The Brown Thrasher is Wrong for Georgia.”

If you want to hear more, visit the website.

One Response to “Flip The Birds”

  1. Ben March 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    South Carolina's not looking so bad after this stupid campaign but we do have a state snack food, state color, state tartan, state American folk dance, state dance, state beverage, state rock, state lowcountry handcraft, state grass, state opera, state rural drama theater, state waltz, state spider, state gem stone, state shell, state stone, state music, and state popular music. Along with a state bird and a host of other things most state's have. Georgia better get busy.

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