featherless biped

featherless biped

A humorous and somewhat belittling alternative term for a human being. But he, like most other featherless bipeds, was quick to place his own safety and comfort as his primary concern.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, it is well enough as the production of a human composer, sung by featherless bipeds, to quote the late Diogenes.
It's a monster of an animal," Spencer Fitzgibbon of the Green Party said of the featherless biped developed at the Rehovot Institute near Tel Aviv.
Nevertheless, unlike oysters or ostriches or ocelots, featherless bipeds -- Plato's unenthralled description of human beings -- are animals that go through their days making choices.
Featherless Bipeds written by Richard Scarsbrook (Thistledown Press)
My current students are aware of my "other life" as a writer, though, and the ones who have read Cheeseburger Subversive did keep asking me how the work was going on its sequel, Featherless Bipeds.
The second story line concerns the creation of their band Featherless Bipeds and the trials and tribulations of the band and their journey to stardom.