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I have recognised a very strange thing with my Up! Every time I look out of my window nowadays there is at least 5 small birds hanging around on the top of my car and in the wiper well. They are always there, sometimes more than 5. I don't mind birds taking interest in my car but they leave it dirty by sh*tting on it. I am perplexed since I never had a similar problem with my previous Mini even though it also had a white roof. Anyone else having the same problem?

I think I can take away the bird feeder from my back yard now...
 

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Can't say I've noticed any birds checking out my car, but at home I have three cats roaming around outside.
 

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I know what you mean about the little birds. We had some on our caravan, jumping about and pecking the windows. There was about ten of them! In the end they went off and didn't come back. Hopefully they are just passing by on their way to their summer vacation.
 

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Yeah... They should go as the weather changes hopefully...
 

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When I first read this post, I had a smile on my face..But this morning I saw a crow standing on my Up's roof and having a breakfast.

I was very surprised and remembered this post immediately
 

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Maybe Volkswagen will implement a similar (and very effective) anti-birdsystem as found on the Ford Ka.





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vwild1 said:
 

Maybe Volkswagen will implement a similar (and very effective) anti-bird system as found on the Ford Ka.

 

 

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Ha ha I remember this and thought of it instantly when I read the post.
 

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:)
 

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whassup said:
Wasn't there also one with a cat?
I am a cat owner and I strongly disapprove of this ad.


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There haven't been any birds today when it's more cloudy and cool than the other day. I have a theory that the birds like the black panorama roof when it gets hot during sunny day. Or otherwise they look for refreshment because it looks like a puddle to them. Either way it seems to happen during the sunny days only...

And as I don't like cats I agree with the Ka cat video ;)
 

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alodk said:
whassup said:
Wasn't there also one with a cat?
I am a cat owner and I strongly disapprove of this ad.


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Me too. Those people need the same doing to them. At the end of the day it's a piece of metal and that's a living thing.

I hope it's a fake
 

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Things like that shouldn't be allowed to stay on YouTube, gives already bad people ideas.

Let's arrest someone for typing something about someone in the public eye, but let people who post things like this walk around.

This world has gone mad.

Things like that make my blood boil.
 

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SportKa

Claim:   Ford SportKa commercial shows a cat being decapitated by a sunroof.

Status:   Multiple ""” see below.

Origins:   The video clip starts innocently enough: an orange tabby strolling through a suburban neighborhood comes across a small blue automobile parked in a driveway. As the cat watches, the vehicle's sunroof enticingly slides open; the curious feline hops onto the car's hood, then runs up the windshield and pokes its head into the open sunroof the see what's inside. But what happens next is horrifying: the sunroof automatically begins to close again, trapping the cat by its neck. As the tabby struggles furiously to extricate itself, the sunroof lid slices off its head, and the viewer sees the decapitated body slide to the ground.

The video doesn't show any blood or gore; the horror comes purely from what it depicts. If the clip were intended as, say, a public service announcement warning car owners about the dangers of leaving sunroofs open, it might even be tolerable. But what has angered and outraged legions of cat fanciers is the revelation at the end of the video clip that it's an advertisement for a car ""” the Ford SportKa, billed as "The Ka's Evil Twin."

How could one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers be so out of touch with the public sensibilities to think that a clip showing one of its cars slicing off a cat's head would be effective (or even an acceptable) advertisement? Sometimes companies are willing to embrace the outrageous for publicity's sake, but it's hard to tell what Ford was thinking in this case ""” the controversy has prompted the familiar response (used by Nokia last year to disclaim a similar clip) of blaming an advertising agency for going ahead with a concept the client didn't approve and proclaiming shock that the concept was fully developed into a finished spot anyway (and then somehow "leaked" to the Internet):
Ford's European operation and Ogilvy & Mather, its advertising agency, began an investigation into how a proposed ad ""” which both insisted had been rejected ""” had begun circulating on the Internet.

The car maker said the advert was conceived as part of a "viral" campaign, where short videos are released on to the Internet and redistributed by e-mail, as people find them funny. But it insisted it was not meant to be developed. As an alternative, a clip showing a comedy pigeon being thwacked by the bonnet, had been chosen.

"It was done as a proposal somewhere deep down in the bowels of the agency," Ford said. "As soon as we saw it we said absolutely not. We are appalled ""” this is not something we want to be associated with."

"A full investigation has been ordered by Ford and Ogilvy to determine how this unapproved material found its way into the public domain," said a spokesman for Ford. "The action in the video clip was totally computer generated ""” no animal was harmed."
However, some cynics have suggested that nothing "backfired," and Ford got exactly what it wanted ""” an effective "viral marketing" campaign that attracted a good deal of attention to their new SportKa model through the controversy it generated:
[O]ne advertising executive insisted that Ford was protesting too much. "No publicity is bad publicity and the cynical part of me thinks that this 'leaking' was intended all along," he said. "It's got them terrific media coverage, after all."
The alternative concept supposedly chosen by Ford ""” a clip that shows a SportKa's hood automatically flying open to deflect (and kill) a pigeon attempting to land on it ""” was found scarcely less offensive by animal rights groups.

For those concerned about the cat depicted in the SportKa clip, Ford maintains: "The action in the video clip was totally computer generated, and we would like to assure you that no animal was harmed in its making." Edited by: bugbabe34
 

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Both of the Ka commercials are exactly that. There were produced by Ford to market the release of the Sport Ka. Therefore neither the bird nor the cat we harmed, its all camera trickery/CGI. I believe at the time they were deemed unsuitable for TV and were never shown, but were released as part of the internet launch campaign (an early viral)

http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/sportka.asp
 

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bugbabe34 said:
Things like that shouldn't be allowed to stay on YouTube, gives already bad people ideas.

Let's arrest someone for typing something about someone in the public eye, but let people who post things like this walk around.

This world has gone mad.

Things like that make my blood boil.
Both videos depict nasty things and I am a lover of all animals and have cats and have reared many birds and other African wildlife and I understand that animals don't understand what they are doing and so it is not right to mistreat animals in any way, however I am going to be a little controversial and say that it is funny in cartoons when animals blow each other up, thanks to some twisted people. Knowing the no animals were harmed in the making should not make it okay on the KA adverts but for some reason I found the pigeon one funny but love my cats so would not have liked that one.We are kind of worried though, our little cat Adam is a real hunter and May try catching Harry the UP! And try to bring it indoors and eat it.
 

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If it was a cartoon I would not have had a problem with it, but there again it would not have had the desired impact and therefore not have achieved the desired effect.

If the world was full of well rounded individuals who could watch things for what they are and not try and replicate them, I would have no problem.
 

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Talk about folk getting bad ideas, I was astounded by the video below.


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Cruelty to animals never even seemed to enter this person's head!
 

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I have no words, feed it, just so you can do that.

He definitely doesn't deserve to live somewhere so beautiful
 
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