Man Chases Taunting Bird All Over Midtown

08/24/2009 12:35 PM |

Yesterday the Times took momentary respite from stories about insufficient forces in Afghanistan and a fatal shooting in the East Village to regale us with this thriller about one man and one bird re-enacting a vintage Warner Brothers cartoon. You can tell that reporter A. G. Sulzberger had a really great time writing about Frank Guido, who chased his girlfriend’s vacationing boss’s parrot, a macaw whose name was not released, all over Midtown Manhattan this weekend. You could read the whole account of the ordeal (which ended happily), or you could watch the cartoon version: