September 4, 2009 11:36 AM Subscribe
International Vulture Awareness Day 2009
posted by wendell (43 comments total)
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is Saturday, September 5th, but the '24 hours of vulture blogging' has already started (19:00 GMT, 11:00 MeFiTime)."The Vulture"
was one of Spider-Man's first (and most frequently revived
) adversaries (how many other characters have been voiced in cartoons by Eddie Albert, Dwight Schultz and
has been a common derogatory term for Venture Capitalists for years, gaining new meaning
during last year's financial crash.
The vulture is the logo/mascot of snarky IT newssite The Register
(previously linked 261 times on MetaFilter). And the band Them Crooked Vultures
is on tour.
Oh, you mean, real vultures, like the birds? Well, like most animals with infamous images, their bad reps are mostly undeserved
. But why do condors get so much better PR than their vultury relatives? Sometimes it's good to be Endangered
. Anyway, much more vulture-related info here.
And that ugly bird that was a dopey foil for Bugs Bunny? He's officially a buzzard
, not a vulture. Sigh. No respect.