Six-word memoir on birding

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“But what do they call themselves?
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No, I still don’t do blogging memes! But this challenge, requiring such extreme brevity, was too good to pass up.

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Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave's writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the "share alike" provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

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  1. A very nice take on the challenge. Being a great Beckett fan I opted for:

    Failed. Failed again. Failed better. Dropped dead.

    Okay, it’s got 7 syllables but ‘dropped dead’ is a lot punchier than ‘died’.

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  2. Thanks, guys. Jim, you sound like a real hard-core birder!

    (I was going to write a real post this afternoon, but instead got sucked into the vortex of worldwide excitement over the new WordPress release. Maybe tonight.)

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  3. I’ll decline comment on your ferret story, but these six words are unbeatable. Perfect.

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  4. Thanks, y’all. Damn, that’s an embarrassing number of words in response to my six! Though I did spend a few hours thinking about it, I’ll admit.

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