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Friday, March 19, 2010

We Got Legs

[The following dialogue happened online in discussion between Bald Eagle, Ferret, Parrot and Parakeet concerning a the above picture which Parakeet took of them, titled “Plastic Legs”.]

Ferret

Wow. Best picture ever. You’re one kickin’ photographer, Parakeet.

Bald Eagle

Yeah, we all look a bit legless though. I suppose we could pass it off as just being footloose and fancy free.

Ferret

Way to toe the line, Bald Eagle.

Bald Eagle

Sorry, puns are my Achilles’ heel.

Parakeet

This banter is impressive…

Ferret

No worries, Baldie. You’re a tough opponent to de-feet.

Bald Eagle

Parakeet, I think you just put your foot in your mouth there. If you want to take part in this thread you knee-d to be throwing in some puns at every step.

Parrot

Yeah, nothing so pedestrian. Let’s toe-jam.

Bald Eagle

Good to see you are taking this in stride, Parrot.

Ferret

That’s right, Ms Parakeet. You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?

[There is a long pause.]

Bald Eagle

What? No more? Or is something afoot?

Parrot

I understand Parakeet having cold feet. It’s pretty intimidating going toe to toe with such sure-footed feet fetishists.

Ferret

I guess it’s only fair that we should give her a leg up.

Parrot

Go on ‘Keet. Put your best foot forward. Baby steps.

Parakeet

Thanks for the encouragement, guys. It’s just further proof that you’re my sole mates.

Ferret

I knew you had it in you, Parakeet. Daring to go where most fear to tread.

Parrot

Parakeet, you’re pedicured!

Bald Eagle

Bam! Knee deep in puns and Parakeet manages to step up with something completely 新 [xīn, “new”]. Nice work!

Ferret

Way to kick it into high gear, Baldie. I got your 信 [xìn, “message”].

[Time passes.]

Ferret

Okay. I have an errand to run. I hope this doesn’t mean I’ll be booted from the conversa-shin.

Bald Eagle

I think that it’s taken one step beyond anyway. Maybe it’s time we kicked this into touch and, following all these painful puns, took time to heel.

Ferret

I feel you. I feel you.

posted by ferret at 2:14 pm  

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