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    No better than Bird Watchers... ???

    Not too long ago, I was stuck on a flight and force fed the in-cabin film... The Big Year!
    It stars Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black as "bird enthusiasts" in a race against one another to break the single season record for species sighted. The record the prior season was 732 species sightings.

    While the movie made me dummer for having watched it... it has left me with an impression that Hobbying is in fact some sort of strange "Sport" (as Ricky bonds refers to it)... not unlike bird watching!!! WTF, right!?!

    the facts...
    We're tracking girls... and their migratory patterns (isn't that what we do in the escorts changing names/agencies section).
    Getting into position to meet them, tag and release.
    Then documenting our experience(s) on a board and moving on to the next "bird".

    I'm not sure whether to feel good or bad about this hobbying now, ... because I'll be the first to say I thought bird watching was sad, but if Hobbying is similar in any way... then... ah, FUCK IT... I'm Steve Martin or Owen Wilson, I'm definitely not Jack Black.

    A piece of advice, if you ever see this movie starting up while you're on a flight, 3 options:
    A) ram your head into the back of the seat in front of you until you're unconscious or
    B) ask your neighbor to headbutt you or
    C) drink all the hard liquor you can get your hands on until you pass out from alcohol poisoning
    You will thank me later!

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    Yes, but unlike us they don't actually do anything with those birds?

    I see it more like big game hunting. Bang! Bang!
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    No, no...

    You are both two right!

    Some are real act hunting: they don't say a word, they are patient, taking their time and finally, go hunting and Bang! Bang! or any kind of modulation smoother, but
    fine hunting is much more a thing of exactly not a "Bang! Bang! thank you mammm!"

    Some are just "lurkers", and are almost those who are putting the most commentaries "on the birds" : they have plenty of time, but at the end, they are those who are, in fact,
    going less hunting...passing too much time to make commentaries....

    hahaha


    *Funny thread Evilethings! You have a lotsssss of imagination, and God knows how it could be good!
    I begin my day with a large smile because of you, thank you xx
    Last edited by Maria Divina; 06-07-2012 at 07:51 AM.

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    Yes, I wish I had more time and money to go on Safaris.

    Hi hi. For birdwatching, I prefer either tits or boobies.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Tit
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    Evil

    I saw it on a flight as well. I kept waiting for it to get better but it did not. And yes, I did draw a parallel to our hobby. The bird watching is what we do and some of us travel all over the world to see chicks in certain venues.

    The Movie sucked balls

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    Lily from Montreal
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    I guess some ball sucking is more enjoying than others?
    Loll, only thing troubling me with the parallel between birds watching and hobbying is that bird-watcher is often au pair with rather weird persons ,some qualifying as weirdos? hopefully the resemblance doesn't go that far ? loll

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    @ Maria Divina: you're welcome

    @ Siocnarf: u had me there... was really hoping for Booby!

    @hungry101: globe trotters traveling to FKK for the euro flock or South America to catch the latin birds... hey, did you have this weird feeling like audiences were meant to be stoned while watching The Big Year!? I kept thinking "Maybe this is like South Park and it only makes sense if I break out the bong?!?!?"

    @Lily: the bird people have their "preferred hats" ... scary thought, so do hobbyists. weird, i know.

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    Evil - this was exactly what I was thinking when I watched this. I'm gonn have a really big year!

    Lilly - Civilians think we hobbyists are plenty wierd.

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    Lily from Montreal
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    You are right of course, I always say that I am someone very level who enjoy everything life has to offer in moderation, shying away from excesses and excessive people...but I can see how one's moderation can be perceive at another one excess loll

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