The Lonely Seagull

A lonely New Orleans seagull solemnly bows his head in memory of the senseless slaughter of American soldiers in Iraq.
Maybe not, but, yo, he is bowing his head. It’s a hardscrabble life being a gull and you don’t get a lot of compassion, especially from seaman. One exception comes from The Pakistan Daily News, a story about a seagull “found by a yacht crew in the city of Antalya, Turkey, with a leg that was on the verge of gangrene….The crew, apparently inspired by peg-leg pirates, amputated the leg and created a new one with the leg of a Barbie doll and a big Barbie doll hand as a foot.” They named her Martha.

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