Culture on the Cheap
TODAY: Boids. Dirty Stinking Boids.
Today at Word Books Courtney Humphries, the author of Superdove: How Pigeons Took Manhattanâ€¦and the World will give a presentation and talk about how:
…the lowly rock dove became the pigeon, a bird ubiquitous and annoying enough to be reviled as a rat with wings, but one that has also inspired rapturous artistry and fetishistic devotion from breeders, eaters and racers, and has managed to thrive just about anywhere humans have trod.
I’ve had one of these buggers shit on my head once. In the middle of summer. It is not an experience I will soon forget. Nonetheless a great number of people fancy New York Shitty’s bird of infamy (Franz Liebkind included), for those of you out there (and you know who you are) who love pigeons or wish to learn more about them here are the deets.
What: Courtney Humphries talks about pigeons
When: August 17, 2008; 2:00 p.m.
Why: Because pigeons are interesting, if disgusting.
How: The Greenpoint Avenue stop of the G or the B61, B43 or B24 bus.
My advice: wear a hat.