THE UNIVERSAL GESTURE
Raven is crawling his way through the newspaper.
“It’s nice to have the real paper, instead of having to read everything on the computer screen.”
“Don’t worry—only caged birds have a Pavlovian reaction to newspapers.”
Glad to hear it. What’s up on the international front?
“The usual car bombs and the dance of the body parts. Oh, yeah—and a follow-up to Dick Cheney’s F-word caper in the US Senate.”
“There’s a photo here of King Juan Carlos of Spain giving the finger to a group of Basque protestors.”
“Moi? Not likely.”
Rave grabs the page in his beak and with his feet tears out a photograph.
“I think this needs to go up on the refrigerator door. Right next to Mad Dog Cheney snarling.”
You know, Rave, when I open that door it’s because I am looking for food to cook.
“Okay, I get the point. I’ll put up the photos in the bathroom.”