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Topic: Prop stolen! The ultimate compliment...
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 03:11PM)
I was working on the new Dark Museum Ripper sets and had some of the props out on the patio on a big table...there were 5 sets with fingers, toes, ears and eyeballs.
So I'm at my work bench inside (which looks out on the patio) and along comes a thief out of thin air! The SOB grabs one of the Eyeballs and hauls ass!

It was a BIG Raven.


This is getting to be a challenge...couple of weeks ago on my B-day at Sea World I was feeding the Sea Lions with some Smelt and while holding one up a Sea Gull does a perfect roll in mid air and neatly snatches the fish from my fingers. I thought that was pretty cool.

But when they start absconding with the art works I can only say...this means war!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Apr 18, 2007 03:18PM)
I'm sitting here laughing, and I should know better.
It was my eye, wasn't it?
LOL
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 03:24PM)
I had written that but decided not to divulge that part. :)

I wish I was outside and could see where he dropped it.

Birds.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Apr 18, 2007 03:53PM)
I wish I could have seen the person who found it after it was dropped.

;)
Message: Posted by: magicmarkdaniel (Apr 18, 2007 04:26PM)
Funny you should say that. This morning I awoke to glorious sunshine. I put my Speedos on and relaxed in my garden with a raspberry ripple ice cream cone. At first it tasted kinda nice. I was then distracted momentarily and when I looked back at my ice cream I found...
Message: Posted by: kregg (Apr 18, 2007 04:48PM)
"Nevermore."
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Apr 18, 2007 05:02PM)
Fight back . . .
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 05:14PM)
I found it...in the parking area. Washed it off of bird cooties and it's as good as old.

:)

Birds.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Apr 18, 2007 05:15PM)
An eye for an eye?
Message: Posted by: ibm_usa (Apr 18, 2007 05:21PM)
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On 2007-04-18 18:02, Andy the cardician wrote:
Fight back . . .
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careful, their Ravens. he's lucky it was a fake eye instead of his real eye. I had an experience similar to that, one of our old cats, shortly before the cat became pregnant with her first litter she would steal our stuff and hide it! It wasn't until after the kittens were born that we watched as one of the kittens began to crawl under the couch, I peered under the couch and I found all of our stolen stuff!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 05:50PM)
Pack cat OR maybe she was part Bird...building a nest...Was the couch a cat Bird seat?
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Apr 18, 2007 06:02PM)
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On 2007-04-18 18:14, Doug Higley wrote:
I found it...in the parking area. Washed it off of bird cooties and it's as good as old.

:)

Birds.
[/quote]Can I special order a set of props to be pecked by birds, etc? Sounds as if you should charge a bit more for that set...
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 06:06PM)
I'm keeping it. That was a special moment. :)
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 18, 2007 06:55PM)
Did you call the police? ("Officer, somebody stole my eyeball...."
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 07:05PM)
Not hardly. Did remind me of the scene on POTC (one of the two) where the Monkey grabs the guys wooden Eye. Fortunately Raven's have better sense than to go after wood...as witnessed by the opening scene in POTC 2. They just love them juicy little globes.

Having owned a GIGANTIC Pet Raven (African Raven) they are REALLY smart and alert for any opportunity...extremely curious and very bold. Proud decendents of their Dinosaur ancestors and carrying the banner well.
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Apr 18, 2007 07:41PM)
Doug, yesterday I was at Barry's Magic shop and Joe, the counterman, was showing me a whole bag of incredible body parts Barry picked up from a company that makes medical prosthetics, basically seconds and spares they sold him at wholesale. This stuff was incredible! I am considering making him an offer for the whole bag!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 08:01PM)
Competition I struggle to ignore especially when the rent is due.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Apr 18, 2007 08:39PM)
Did thine eye offend he?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 18, 2007 09:04PM)
Haha...I posted this thread specifically to see what my friend Josh would come up with...









How disappointing.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Apr 18, 2007 10:23PM)
I posted that just to see if your decrepit brain was still processing at a minimal level. Please send my condolences to your family.
Message: Posted by: DerekMerdinyan (Apr 18, 2007 11:21PM)
I'll never forget the time I was McDonalds, sitting outside, nice sunny day. Out of nowhere, WHAM, a crow flies right into my sister's hamburger. It startled the hell out of her, she dropped the burger, and that SOB grabbed her meat patty and took off.

Black colored birds have a bad rep.

Derek Merdinyan
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Apr 18, 2007 11:59PM)
Flappy feathered crow!
Message: Posted by: abc (Apr 19, 2007 12:12AM)
Well if MacDonalds is good enough for a crow it is good enough for YOU. I think they should use that as a slogan.
Just a question to the wiser ones here on the forum.
If that was a chicken burger would that not in some form constitute cannibalism?
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Apr 19, 2007 07:18AM)
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On 2007-04-19 00:21, DerekMerdinyan wrote:
I'll never forget the time I was McDonalds, sitting outside, nice sunny day. Out of nowhere, WHAM, a crow flies right into my sister's hamburger. It startled the hell out of her, she dropped the burger, and that SOB grabbed her meat patty and took off.

Black colored birds have a bad rep.

Derek Merdinyan
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It's not just black birds, there's a whole criminal underclass of birds in this country. Seagulls are white, and there isn't a nastier bunch of thieves to be found anywhere. They steal your food, your bait, your catch, and then they C**p on you out of spite!
Message: Posted by: kregg (Apr 19, 2007 08:15AM)
It's in their dinosaur genes.
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Apr 19, 2007 09:32AM)
Birds . . .
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Apr 19, 2007 12:41PM)
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It's not just black birds, there's a whole criminal underclass of birds in this country. Seagulls are white, and there isn't a nastier bunch of thieves to be found anywhere. They steal your food, your bait, your catch, and then they C**p on you out of spite!
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Very true while working on in San Francisco a gull knocked My food out of My hand then the rest of the flock proceeded to swoop down and snatch up what was on the ground. They are very aggressive.