a bird-brained idea
This link popped up in my Korean news search, and it had two headlines smashed together:
When `Animals Predict Disaster;'
Uncovering Korea's Ugly Underbelly
With limited time on the 'Net, I glance over things too quickly, sometimes to my own detriment. When I saw this paragraph...
Another striking documentary shows that the world's bravest filmmakers may be the dissidents in North Korea exporting their work through underground channels. "Undercover in the Secret State," is on "CNN Presents" (CNN, Sunday, 8 and 11 p.m.)....I put two and two together and thought they were saying something about North Korean dissidents using animals to smuggle in and out their documentaries, notes, and other things.
Um, but that's not what it was.
Animals are not the underground channel. Not even close. And here I am, 100% sober.
But then I thought, "Why not?" Why not train millions of homing pigeons or something to fly into North Korea to deliver messages, videos, letters from loved ones. And then take stuff back.
Of course, this would be expensive to train them all, and there's a danger the birds would be eaten by North Koreans not in the know, or shot by North Korean guards who are in the know, but it would be better than what we have now, which is nothing.
If no one else is willing to try, then I volunteer. Just as soon as I figure out how to apply for a multi-million dollar government grant.