A coloured guy, a lesbian, and a Jew settle down to enjoy a game of cricket…

Before the great battle begins today I must remind you of what is at stake, not merely a century-old sporting trophy, but the pride of the English-speaking ‘Blogging world.

…And the coloured guy says to the lesbian:

This is a fantasy, I know—and will probably remain so—but, so help me, I am going to crow at you and Norm even until the end of time if the Aussies blow this series. They are rare birds, but the sight, in any habitat, of Lesser Spotted Australian Losers is possibly one of the most beautiful in Nature.
Posted by: PooterGeek at May 16, 2005 02:01 AM

Harken to the cry of the Striped West Midlands Warbler. How would you like your crow cooked? And would sir like the chips or the vegetables?
Posted by: hakmao at May 16, 2005 01:48 PM

This exchange was, in turn, linked to by Norm (time-stamp given according the right-side-up standard).

…Then the Jew says:

Pigeon peril

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Glenn McGrath has some plans. Hak has the link – along with a blustering threat from the Geek. (He’s sweet really, despite the attempt to talk and look tough.)

Posted by Norm at 11:24 AM May 16, 2005

It says a lot about the nature of the second-fiercest(?) rivalry in international cricket that the Geek, the Cat, and the Prof quoted above were born respectively in Nigeria, New Zealand, and Zimbabwe.

I’m off to bag me a brace of Corvus corone. In the meantime, Hak, Normski, and bar staff throughout the southeast of England, you might find this page useful later.

1 crow
stuffing of your choice
salt and pepper
2 Pie crust mixes
2-3 hard-boiled eggs

Stuff the crow. Loosen joints with a knife but do not cut through.
Simmer the crow in a stew-pan, with enough water to cover, until nearly tender, then season with salt and pepper. Remove meat from bones and set aside.
Prepare pie crusts as directed. (Do not bake)
Make a medium thick gravy with flour, shortening, and juices in which the crow has cooked and let cool.
Line a pie plate with pie crust and line with slices of hard-boiled egg. Place crow meat on top. Layer gravy over the crow. Place second pie dough crust over top.
Bake at 450 degrees for 1/2 hour.

…Watch this space for the punchline.