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Thursday, 30 December 2010

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The friendly skies of Vegas before the onslaught.

Las Vegas, Nevada -- At their annual convention, Twitter birdies (you know, the ones who transport and deliver the tweets) voted to demand higher pay, but they also indicated that they'd be willing to see the tweet limit expanded to 150 characters from the current 140.

"We're here to serve and we're willing to go the extra mile, for only a few extra bucks," said Bill Twitter, head of the Birds' union. He continued, "140 characters, and that's including punctuation and blank spaces, just isn't that much. Okay, Polonius said that brevity is the soul of wit, but c'mon this is the 21st century, for Pete's sake."

There have been rumors that wayward, drunken Twitter birds were seen circling the skies of the Las Vegas Strip over the last few days, loudly singing "Fly Me to the Moon" and taking dumps on hapless tourists. Some of the dumpees were not displeased though. One delighted tourist who had won a nice stash of cash was quoted as saying, "Getting pooped on by a Twitter birdie made my day. That crap from the sky brought me terrific luck at the crap tables."

Mr. Twitter refused to comment on the behavior of his birdies. Later he tweeted, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

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