Another Winston

October 9th, 2008 at 8:50 pm by David Farrar

We met Winston the peacock when working hard from the in the Wairarapa today. They owners told us they got him around 15 years ago and named him Winston because he is:

  1. vain
  2. looks magnificent
  3. is noisy
  4. and shits on everything

Winston was truly a beautiful bird. Very friendly also.

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14 Responses to “Another Winston”

  1. convicted radical (65 comments) says:

    Oh yes! I left a post on the roarprawns site.

    Notice how the turds look like HERSHEY KISSES?

    Sweet on the outside, but full of shit!

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  2. convicted radical (65 comments) says:

    Maybe I should have said:

    Looks sweet and sugary, but it is just shit, after all!

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  3. pdm (844 comments) says:

    Were you at Mt Bruce?

    Where are you going to be in Hawkes Bay Saturday morning – I might try to catch you for a couple of minutes.

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  4. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    The photo should be from the other end

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  5. dad4justice (8,313 comments) says:

    Yes, the Winny Peacock is entangled with the dreaded evil eye curse and the ever watchful glance of the she-demon, Helenlilith.

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  6. polemic (460 comments) says:

    Winston is looking rather Green in this photo>

    The Green party that promised the world but just rolled over to allow Helen to make Nuclear concessions for India!!

    A vote for the Greens is a vote for Labour!!

    A vote for Winston First is a vote for Labour!!

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  7. Karen (17 comments) says:

    Great story in the Herald this morning about WP being heckled by an elderly female National supporter:

    When he says proposed limits on water pressure in shower heads were all right, adding the two-minute limit on showers in Antarctica was enough for him, she goes in for the kill, dripping with sarcasm: “What, at only six litres a minute to wash a lovely crop of hair like yours?”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10536727

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  8. kiwipolemicist (393 comments) says:

    Another similarity between Winnie the Peacock and Winnie the Whiner: both are bludgers who live at other peoples’ expense.

    Winnie the Peacock looks magnificent but I wouldn’t have said that about Winnie the Whiner.

    http://www.kiwipolemicist.wordpress.com

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  9. llew (1,533 comments) says:

    Mmmmm…. sage & onion peacock.

    “What, at only six litres a minute to wash a lovely crop of hair like yours?”

    Maybe he takes it off & runs it through the washer once a week.

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  10. dave strings (608 comments) says:

    I rather think I would vote for the bird and give it to the man !

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  11. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Nice Karen, post of the thread

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  12. Turpin (342 comments) says:

    what a beautiful bird.
    great photo.

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  13. baxter (893 comments) says:

    Ahh but is the bird able to tell the truth?

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  14. Rex Widerstrom (5,354 comments) says:

    Patrick Starr says:

    The photo should be from the other end

    Happy to oblige :-)

    It’s also an appropriate comparison in that the peacock’s tail feathers are reputed to allow it to resemble a snake, and thus scare off real snakes… whereas Winston (the mammalian version) tries very hard not to resemble a snake, but of late has failed abysmally.

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