Cruisin' at 2700 feet
January 17, 2007 11:55 PM   Subscribe

Return of the Dodo — Finnish sculptor and photographer Harri Kallio takes a couple of feathered friends back to Mauritius to imagine what might have been.
posted by cenoxo (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Painful, but wonderful. I have always had a soft spot for the dodo. Thanks.
posted by thethirdman at 12:08 AM on January 18, 2007

Dodos were amazingly silly looking birds, but I bet they tasted good.

Flightless birds who evolve on islands have always taken it in the teeth (or in the beak) when humans showed up. For instance, 10 species of flightless birds in New Zealand were exterminated by the Maori about 500 years ago.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:12 AM on January 18, 2007


I bought some chicken at Safeway, pretended it was Dodo, cooked it, ate it, and it was good. It tasted like chicken.

Who has the time for this? I want his life.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:34 AM on January 18, 2007

No mention of the Dodo would be complete without a look at Howard Waldrop's short story "The Ugly Chickens." It is a damn tasy read; y'all should take a minute or two to digest it.
posted by erskelyne at 1:47 AM on January 18, 2007

Tasty, that is. I'm testy when I make spelling errors.
posted by erskelyne at 1:48 AM on January 18, 2007

Just on general principles: The Dodo Blog from Bibi.
posted by peacay at 2:25 AM on January 18, 2007

I bet they tasted good

Ian Parker's article in the 1/22/07 (offline) issue of the New Yorker says " The sailors refered to it as walghvoghel, which translates as "repulsive bird" and is thought to refer to the bird's taste when cooked...." ( though some thought that it refered instead to the bird's habits) ... "its flesh was tough and oily."
posted by R. Mutt at 4:23 AM on January 18, 2007

Uh oh... paging Dr. Bombay!
posted by miss lynnster at 4:44 AM on January 18, 2007

To accompany a story about Mauritius & its modern-day dodo fetish in this week's issue, the New Yorker's website posts a gallery called Photos of Dodos.
posted by squalor at 7:20 AM on January 18, 2007

I'm almost certain this is a double, or double-ish. I've seen this before and don't know of any other site I visit that would have put this up. If it is, it's easily forgiven because it isn't tagged well and isn't pulling up easily in searches. Or I'm wrong.
posted by trinarian at 9:18 AM on January 18, 2007

Three melonsYT and a lotta hope: the Tae Kwan Dodos from Ice Age (2002). Doom on you!
posted by cenoxo at 9:37 AM on January 18, 2007

I... don't know of any other site I visit that would have put this up.

MetaFilter: going the way of the dodos?
posted by cenoxo at 9:50 AM on January 18, 2007

Wow, thanks for this post. These photos have a real resonance with me, though I'm not sure why. It almost makes me want to cry.
posted by dead_ at 1:15 PM on January 18, 2007

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