Debate between Bird and Fish

Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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19 Responses

  1. Rufus F. says:

    No comments? On such a contentious issue? I would have expected someone to jump in by now and say that both sides do it.Report

  2. Mike Schilling says:

    In Jewish mythology, no birds come to mind but the chief monster is a gigantic fish, Leviathan.Report

  3. Tod Kelly says:

    If we do not know the king’s justification, are we allowed to presume what it was? Because if it were me, it all comes down to:

    So Fish, you can swim, eh? That’s nice. I can swim too. Not every often, though. I have better things to do.

    Bird! Dude, you can fly???!!! That is so cool!!!


  4. Mike Schilling says:

    Bird was beloved of the god Duranti, who said unto him

    Created thou wast by Enki, and truly dost thou soar above the earth and defilest that which is below with thy tiny droppings. Hence shallst thou be known as Enki-dinky-doodoo.


  5. North says:

    I’m with you on birds- how people can ever contemplate them as pets is beyond me. Those cold staring insane near reptile eyes-brrrrr!!! Then again as the grandson of a fisherman I have never understood pet fish- they’re food. Get a cat or a dog.Report

  6. Jaybird says:

    This is probably one of the earliest comedy routines. People sitting around the fire laughing and saying “it’s funny because it’s true!” and trying to top each other with the arguments that this animal would make for why it’s better than that one.

    I mean, to the point where someone who said “we need to write this stuff down!”Report

  7. Will H. says:

    I’m thinking that “The Elusive Salmon of Knowledge” is more of a good album title than band name.Report