Another page from the dummy copy of my masterwork 'How to explain pictures to an angry bird', which deals with animal archetypes in popular entertainment as well as their parallels in so-named high art. Support for its publication was unfortunately withdrawn with the termination of my brief tenure as senior lecturer in Cultural Studies at Brentwood College of Social Science. However, the need to spread the word as to the performance art genius of Rod Hull in particular continues, and I have submitted the chapter from which this excerpt is taken for consideration in the Stafford Rangers matchday programme for their forthcoming fixture with Spalding United.