These images illustrate this amusing skit from the Portlandia series. Even as I laugh at the video and revel in the irony of what happens when the real bird shows up, I must admit that I am a bit of a sucker for things with birds on them. One of my favorite shirts has black birds in silhouette on brown (a color that perhaps deserves its own skit). And I really do like the swallows on the wall above which I see in various places around St. Louis. The van was parked just outside of my house.