"I just gave him his life black!"
-- Mike Haas of Mooresville
"I told you we'd cover the bills!"
-- Richard L. Bean, Charlotte, and Billy Grooms, Davidson
"Things always look darkest before Dawn."
-- Dale Stout, Colorado Springs, Col.
"It's easy to brush off!"
-- Carole Mills, Charlotte
"Our new strategy is survival of the slickest."
-- Elizabeth Damesek, Charlotte
These containment units are working!
-- Carol Dzvonik, Davidson
"Members of Congress, I give you the bird!"
-- with variations, from many readers
"I can't comment on this bird's health, I'm not an ornithologist."
-- with variations, from several readers
Correction: June 21st runner-up winner Bill McGloughlin's name was misspelled.
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"The duck stops here!"
"Don't you just hate these oilier-than-thou attitudes?""Even though I have to eat crow, I would prefer it unleaded."
"I guess what's good for the goose isn't necessarily good for the gander."
"Whatever....I just want my life back."
"I love the small people".
"Ok, you journalists can stop with all the sargassum. "
"Birds just mess up my yacht, anyway."
"Look what we're doing for the travel industry! Not so many birds to threaten airline safety!"
"The bird is the one that’s marinated, so why are you grilling me?"
"He has more experience with this than do I."
"We have something in common, a very large bill."
One is an oily bird brain. The other…a pelican.