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.
They mutually arrived at the definition of "a featherless biped," at which point Diogenes the Cynic rushed into the room with a plucked chicken, declaring, "Here is Plato's man.
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.
Richard Scarsbrook's fun Featherless Bipeds similarly shakes up notions of what normative culture might be.
In Featherless Bipeds, the reverberations of the character's individual growth is, perhaps, most striking.
Two of the boy books have a black-and-white photo on the cover: Featherless Bipeds depicts drums and All In shows an angry boy looking through a house of cards.
Richard Scarsbrook's Featherless Bipeds is a delightful romp that includes Dak Sifter's song lyrics and the band's discography, and yet it, too, creates a problematic ideology about masculinity at the very same moment that it is actively engaged in rewriting the scripts.
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.
Whether you have read the first book or not, Featherless Bipeds stands well on its own, or as a happy re-visiting of an old friend.