Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Angrier and angrier

In a previous post I talked about the Finnish game, Angry Birds. Sophie and I both play it and Sophie is way out ahead. She is so deep into the game that the pigs are now flying a Swedish flag. Finns are doubly happy when they defeat Sweden in, say, hockey. Happy because they won, but most importantly because Sweden lost. It is no wonder the aggravating pigs are flying the Swedish flag in this Finnish game.

The NYT Magazine had an article about Angry Birds in Sunday's paper. You can read it here. The writer captures the anger that the smug pigs inspire when you fail to blow them to smithereens. They grin, grunt, and gloat and you have to try again.

For a different type of angry birds, try the angry birds of prey in the movie "The Legend of the Guardians". The movie is based on the book series by Kathryn Lasky. I read them all to Sophie and loved the movie. The books are full of mythology and creation myths. Kathryn Lasky lives in Cambridge and spent time studying owls at the Harvard Natural History Museum. Go to Harvard to see a dire wolf.

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