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Skills Are Liabilities by Bex., The Vixen, Lank

September 5th, 2007 3:23 PM / Location: 37.767093,-122.5012

INSTRUCTIONS: Learn a skill that isn't marketable.

What do you do when you get a chicken, three bird callers, and free flowing whiskey together at one bonfire? An unmarketable skill swap. A grand Auditory Avian Ability Exchange. Fowl Play (Oh! I couldn't resist!).

Turns out Lank has a voice that could make any turkey swoon, The Vixen is pro at peacock pick-up calls, and Bex the Herø is part chicken. Lola had no comment at the that time.

P.S. I'd love to add any more photos, recordings, or footage anyone got of this!

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We all know who the real expert is: The only one of us who manages to look attractive while clucking.

Lank's Turkey Tutorial.

Followed by the Vixen and Bex's efforts.

Lank's Turkey Lips.

Lank's Turkey Lips.

The VIxen's Peacock Call Class.

Me. Yeah.

Me. Yeah.

The Hero's Disturbing Disturbed Chicken Coop Instructional.

Ask Lola what she thinks... If you listen closely you can hear the safety word...

This is very serious business.

This is very serious business.

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23 comment(s)

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posted by Ben Yamiin on September 5th, 2007 3:56 PM

Poultry Vote!

Now, I remember learning those skills, too, but...I think I'll submit my learning of Tuvan Throat Singing as my completion of this task.

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posted by Lizard Boy on September 5th, 2007 6:23 PM

Aw, but throat singing is totally marketable! I mean, just this weekend there's a concert at my college.

(Just kidding, it's a totally awesome skill and I fully approve of just about any completion of this task, because weird skills are amazing.)

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posted by Lank on September 5th, 2007 7:53 PM

Wow. You can play all three at once. If you do this while watching Maya Deren's Ritual in Transfigured Time, you will become mad.

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posted by Blue on September 5th, 2007 8:22 PM

Mmm… forceful blow of air!@=]

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posted by The Villain on September 6th, 2007 6:58 AM

I'm waiting for my Sound Arts History class to begin. I'm playing all three at once for the rest of the students in the hallway. Education, yes.

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posted by YellowBear on September 6th, 2007 10:30 AM

I am still not convinced that this isn't marketable. It seems like a gold mine at your finger tips. Any chance I could get an update that proves the incredible unmarketability? It would definatly take this completion to another level if I could see you all trying to barter for some good or services with your skills. (or somehow further embarassed yourselves on video for my amusement. tee hee) I bet Lola is glad she has people to talk to now though.

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posted by bill s. preston esq. on September 10th, 2007 10:57 PM

dude i played all three together and it was like intense. intensely musical and rad.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 29th, 2007 3:27 PM

I vote for the skill shown in avian impersonation. These skills are crazy mad marketable.

posted by Lincøln on September 30th, 2007 3:27 PM

You are all retards. But I still love you.

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posted by The Vixen on September 30th, 2007 3:42 PM

I prefer "special." :)

the wierd kids creativly use another recess.
posted by Kyle CROCODILE on October 11th, 2007 1:48 PM

Way to show off those skills Bex, 3 reasons I vote for you, 1; those whicken sounds and your willingness to be ridiculous always tripped my trigger. 2; the reason this night happened=The whiskey which you know I love so. 3; you look surprissingly good while making an ass of yourself.

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posted by Charlie Fish on October 12th, 2007 7:55 AM

I miss Lola.

Chicken John for Mayor.
posted by Bex. on October 12th, 2007 8:59 AM

Tell me about it.
Last night at the Zombie mob, an undead mayorial candidate gave me a button that said "If I could vote, I'd vote for chicken." I told him he didn't know how true it was. He was wearing a false mustache. I told him that I knew a place where he would fit in very, very well...

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posted by Fonne Tayne on October 12th, 2007 10:55 AM


i don't know where else to post zombie related things...
posted by Fonne Tayne on October 12th, 2007 11:17 AM

the white house on zombies

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posted by Ben Yamiin on November 13th, 2007 4:33 AM


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posted by Ben Yamiin on November 13th, 2007 4:33 AM


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posted by Ben Yamiin on November 13th, 2007 4:35 AM


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posted by Bex. on November 13th, 2007 9:00 PM


posted by lara black on November 18th, 2007 10:47 PM

how did i miss this before??

posted by Asian Persuasion on December 27th, 2007 9:25 AM

This is great! I am all about learning skills just to learn them no matter thier use.

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posted by The Animus on March 14th, 2008 5:24 PM

As a new member of SF0, I need to rethink what is possible to find on the internet. This is great.

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posted by Minch on April 2nd, 2008 12:31 PM

wow. the dorkocity of this really makes my heart melt. sf0 crushes. mmmm. they taste so good.