Thursday, December 18, 2008
The red-crowned crane is a straight con
Cranes get away with being too tall for their own good by convincing people that they bring good luck. I guess some Japanese kid tried to make 1000 of them out of paper to cure her leukemia, but she only got to 644 before she died. Basically, the little fuckers said "Sorry, we need 356 more of these, sick child." But really, even if she had gotten to 1000, it wouldn't have worked, because cranes are the mortgage-backed securities of the animal world. They act like they are going to hold up, but if you look at them closely, they are actually overhyped shit stains on the global consciousness.
To commemorate the crane, I wrote a technically incorrect haiku about this one:
Standing in the snow
Showing us all your crane butt
Fuck you, Crane
Posted by bza at 8:04 AM