I had an alternate approach to this one, in which the birds were wondering why there hadn’t been any birdseed put into the box, and whether it had anything to do with the newspapers piling up on the old lady’s doorstep. I don’t mind cruel humor (sometimes I run with it), but I couldn’t think of a way to make it funnier than it was cruel, and that’s one of the bars I set. A lot of times I give up on a clip because I can’t get over some bar, but this one I was able to turn around and steer another way. I just hope that having birds pondering “sticky theological questions” isn’t too close to the one I had a feww weeks back with the ducklings inventing religion. I just happened to hit a stretch of animal art recently.