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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Local Hero #2:Sam The Seagullz

"Cunning" and "Guile"
Both words used by North Tonight to describe This Hoors Neighbour's favourite Sqwawking Star... None other than Sam The Seagull.

Sam *SHOT* to fame about a year or so ago when some canny local with a mobile phone managed to capture him carrying out the most heinous of crimes... The daily theft of a bag of Cheese Doritos from the RS McColl's down the Castlegate.

For a short time (slightly longer than that chick that won Celebrity Big Brother even though she was just a giggling scrubber/nobody), Sam was the Grey Toon's HOTTEST celebrity, with appearances on North Tonight, the local BBC news, and... predicably, Youtube.

Sam was the Robin Hood of our times. He would first stake out the lie of the land before nipping in RSMcColl's open door and swiping his crisps of choice, stealing Cheese Doritos from the rich (as witnessed by shop worker, Sriaram Nagarajan, 22) and giving to the poor - his cawing seagull mates who hung around the back of the Merkat Cross until he'd done the dirty work. Once Sam had escaped with his spoils, he'd gleefully "beak" open the bag and share with his mates. Nice one gull.

According to Avanova: "The seagull, nicknamed Sam by staff and customers, has become so popular locals have started paying for his crisps...
"Customers have taken pity on the bird and have started donating money to keep him in Doritos. Sriaram added: "He's becoming a bit of a celebrity. Seagulls are usually not that popular but Sam is a star because he's so funny."

Of course the BBC reports it best as rendered below in this clip off youtube, the budding Jeremy Paxman even trying to question Sam about his behaviour.

There are others of course... But my favourite has to be this one. Because we all know that if you speed *anything* up and put it to the Benny Hill music... it's funny...


posted by Neighbour of Teh Hoors! | Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Blogger Neighbour of Teh Hoors! said...

That wasn't meant to be Sam The Seagullz. I wasn't making him a LOLgull.

Although strictly speaking, he is.

"I Can Haz Doritoz?"

January 06, 2009  
Blogger Fiona-Jane Brown said...

Oh yez, Samz a lolbird awlrite!

Shop haz no Doritos nr dawr nahw.

Me likz Lolzpeak!

January 09, 2009  
Blogger Unknown said...

And introducing Sammy's dimmer, younger brother, Sandy, as seen outside Foresterhill Hospital trying to eat a wet sock.

No kidding! Then he proceeded to try out the gravel for afters!! Silly nana!

February 07, 2009  
Anonymous Sam said...

I live in the castlegate and in the summer there was a seagull in the shop and the staff thought it was funny. I had no idea what was funny and asked them why they were not chasing it oot and one of them said nah it's funny. Could have it been sam. I don't know. I myself is called sam lol. I did have to rescue a poor pigeon last month when I seagull and I am not joking about this had the pigeon in it's mouth and was carrying around like it was nothing. My daughter was feeding the birds crisps. The seagull wanted them and battered the pigeon with the space invader crisp In it's mouth. Once I had chased the seagull it let go of the pigeon and it sought to go lick his wounds so to speak under the huge black bins beside barnados. It then went down the alley way. I was so concerned as I myself hate them after walking beside one of a seagulls young and it swooped down nearly taking a clump of my hair with it. Damn seagulls. They should stay where they were meant to which is on the cliffs beside the sea. Rather than coming into town and taking up nesting and invading all the bins. Which is why the wheelie bins were put in place. However since then there have been alot of reports of theft of innocent people being attacked eating sarnies etc. Buggers.

November 13, 2010  

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