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Fish or bird?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 4 Mar 2008.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    If you weren't a human, and I think most of us are, what would you rather be, a fish, or a bird? I'll allow, for this occasion, a dolphin/whale as a fish, and a bat as a bird. Basically, would you prefer to be able to swim brilliantly, or fly?

    I can't decide. After all, a dolphin, or a shark or whatever, is basically doing in the water what a bird does in the air. I think I'm erring towards bird, but perhaps a top predator type, rather than something that can be eaten by a cat...
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    What does a sealion come under? I'd be one of them 1 male to every pack or around 9 females, having to impregnate them all. Get in
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Fish.

    Great White Shark.

    Easy.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Sharks can fly? :tongue:
     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I quite fancy being an Osprey. Just for a bit though. An Osprey that can ride a bike.
     
  6. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    Peregrine falcon for the flying, but for the really fast flying!
     
  7. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Stevenage
    I'd love to be able to fly. I've had a quick go in a paraglider, and it was absolutely unbelievable. But I'd have to be a big, kick-ass bird, rather than one that was prey to every moggy.
     
  8. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    Birds have the pleasure of crapping on the mere surface-dwellers below - that swings it for me.

    I think I'd have to be an albatross. Raw fish I can handle (mmm, sashimi...), but some of the stuff other birds eat - ugh!
     
  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Bounding effortlessly across the outback as a kangeroo appeals to me.

    Being an Aquarian I love water (although apparently it's an 'air' sign!), but I'd like to be a high-flying albatross; solitude and long journeys - a bit like my preference for the kind of cycling I enjoy most.
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    an owl, they get long lie ins. :tongue:
     
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    They 'fly' underwater, well, glide, you know what I mean.... Sealions, I'm not sure about. After all, they can get about on land, although they are very cool in the water. I was thinking, if you couldn't be a land mammal, would you rather have mastery of the water or the air? If it helps, ok, you can be a sealion, but frankly, if you want a harem, there's bound to be other fish or birds that also do...

    Dayvo, please restrict your self to the genera mentioned, I cant keep track of kangaroos as well!:tongue:
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Sorry! :smile:
    I thought you wanted to know our prefered means of transportation or chosen environment. :biggrin:
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Did you see Life in COld Blood last night? Loadsa crocodiles waiting for a high tide to wash spawning fish over a barrage, wathced by some very vervous looking wallabies..

    Well, ok, perhaps I can open it up now, to include other sorts of animals. I just found myself thinking last night, that I couldn't decide between water and air...
     
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    A flying fish would be a possible compromise for those who simply can't decide....
     
  15. Pandaboy

    Pandaboy New Member

    A penguin.

    Looks like a bird, swims like a fish ;)