For the Birds

Media Type: Film Clips Topic: Externalities & Pollution

The clip begins with a number of nearly identical small birds fighting over space on a telephone wire. Soon the birds notice a much larger, exotic bird nearby waving hello. The group of birds proceeds to make fun of the exotic bird's appearance. When the exotic bird tries to communicate, the group of small birds ignore him and move further down the telephone wire to chirp amongst themselves. The exotic bird decides to join the others on the middle of the wire, but his weight pulls the wire down so all the birds are now pulled to the wire's low point and uncomfortably crammed against one another. The small birds begin attacking the exotic bird's feet to get him to move. Just as the exotic bird is about to fall off the wire, one small bird realizes they'll all be launched into the air when the wire snaps back, but it's too late. 

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