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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Kiwi Bird Flying on YouTube

So I saw this video on YouTube, and this kiwi bird. Kiwi birds can't fly, and this one spent its whole life creating a "horizontal plane" out of a cliff so when it falls down, it would know what it's like to fly.

I'm slightly confused about the ending: Did the kiwi bird die at the end of it, from falling down a cliff because it "fulfilled its life dream of flying"? Or would the kiwi bird be smart enough to do it where there's deep water at the bottom of the cliff, so it can stay alive, climb back up the cliff and do it over and over every day?


Blogger Brent Brandow said...

2 things

1. it's a cartoon

2. you missed the point

4/04/2007 9:04 AM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

So what was the point?

4/04/2007 9:08 AM  
Blogger Brent Brandow said...


4/04/2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

It is time to step away from the computer and/or arcade game and go outside. The breeze and some sun will do you a world of good.

4/04/2007 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its a pretty good interpretation "deep water". but it seems brent sees a deeper meaning to this story that you probably don't (he assumes)...

6/11/2007 12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone said on another site (GameFAQs, funnily enough):

He wanted to experience what it was like to fly. So he nailed the trees to the side of the canyon so that he could make the illusion of knowing what it was like to fly.

Unfortunately, the 'thump' at the end pretty much confirmed he's dead ;_;

Even if something very soft was situated at the bottom, the velocity at which he was falling would've negated that.

9/16/2007 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video doesn't even need a thump. The kiwi gets to fly. You know he's going to die someday. So what if he splatters himself all over the bottom of the cliff or gets eaten by a cat tomorrow or dies of old age. He got to fly.

9/28/2007 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't about dying or surviving, it is about the obtaining dream against all odds.

10/18/2007 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous about how it doesn't matter when he dies, the point was he got to achieve his dream...but i think it's more than that...i think there is something romatic (or tragic) about the fact that he gave his life to experience this one perfect moment...also the amount of time he spent preparing for it

ps in answer to your question yes he def dies at the end
ps2 brent brandow seems kinda like a jerk

5/05/2009 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf thats a cartoon but its a funny cartoon

11/09/2009 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Id settle for both, experiencing the dream and doing whatever it takes. Its tears fell, maybe afraid knwoing it will die and/or happy. Though it could have been a common happy ending to have an old catoonstyle bouncing as it reaches the bottom end. "oh, dream fulfilled. Now off with the trees!" Nice cartoon.

11/04/2012 8:24 AM  

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