Annals of Oological Crime: Egg Poaching on the Isle of Rum

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by wfgodot, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Great article. Better if you like zoology, ornithology, oology, that sort of thing. Or eccentrics.

    Operation Easter: The Hunt for Illegal Egg Collectors. (The New Yorker)
    The article - at the link - runs about nine pages.
     
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  3. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    *notes article is not about Eggs Benedict, departs sadly*
     
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    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    So far, I've read page 1 and all I have to say is "OOh".
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Turns into a Jourdain Society v. R.S.P.B. battle in the middle pages. Still reading.
     
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    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    What a colorful cast of characters plus secret codes and even Interpol involvement! It all seems quite (dare I say it!)... EGGcentric :D
     
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    Shameless plug: those who soldiered through and enjoyed Rubinstein's NYer article in the OP should check out a past master of the genre: Joseph Mitchell, especially his "Up in the Old Hotel," a brilliant collection of his NYer pieces from days gone by. Rubinstein's fits the mold directly: off-the-beaten-path storyline peopled by one or more eccentric characters. Mitchell, a master prose stylist who was from North Carolina, brought a great eye and ear to tales of NYC. Rubinstein's piece here differs only slightly from Mitchell's, being set in Britain.
     
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    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    "Up in the Old Hotel" was my bedtime reading last night. I prefer Mitchell's manner of storytelling - compared to Rubinstein. I'll probably seek out another of his stories. Thanks for sharing.
     

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