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Thursday, 23 August 2012

image for Peacock on the Prowl in Queens, NY "Staying in school isn't for the birds."

Yep, there he was, strutting around, proud as a ... well, you know.

Queens residents weren't pleased. "There goes the neighborhood," one was heard to remark.

Apparently the peacock "escaped" from a local high school agricultural program. He makes no apologies for his flight to freedom.

A Spoof reporter who knows peacock prose interviewed her subject in a Queens park. She said that the peacock told her, "Hey, Ferris Bueller needed a day off. Well, it's the same with me." Actually the peacock said he needs a few days off. "How would YOU like to be cooped up with teenagers all day?" he asked the reporter.

As for the peacock's immediate plans, he'd like to get himself a Twitter account. He also plans on attending a Mets game at Citi Field. And if he makes it into Manhattan, he wants to ride the Staten Island Ferry, visit the Central Park Zoo, take a dump at the South Street Seaport, attend a Broadway show, and go to see Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," playing at a movie theater that features old films.

When the reporter left, the peacock was wandering around in the grass and humming the tune, "New York, New York."

Makes sense, the reporter figured, as she sung in her head some of the lyrics:

I want to wake up in that city
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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