Murdo Girl…Kicking Buzzards to the curb!!

I have an extremely busy day ahead of me..So.. I’m posting this early hoping you will all have time to participate in a little challenge I have prepared for you.


(That’s supposed to be a wink.)

One thing is clear. With a few exceptions, Murdo Girl readers don’t appreciate South Dakota humor from 1938. Those that like it, love it! For all you others..I guess you had to be there?


One Murdo Girl reader, Dianna KB, recently made me aware of a dire circumstance the Burke, SD water tower was recently faced with. (See newspaper article below.) On behalf of water towers everywhere, I am coordinating a March that will take place the latter part of March. Water tower lovers throughout the nation will carry signs with slogans such as: “Beware Buzzards, Water Towers are not Dead.” Another sign idea might be: “Water Water everywhere, but not a drop for vultures!”


To gin up some excitement, I am beseeching all of you to get involved by creating some awesome juice sign slogans. In addition, please help create awareness of our plight by participating in the contest outlined below. I will send all entries to the Burke, SD news outlets.

**Please refrain from saying things like, “I have thought.. about blowing.. up buzzards.”


Write the Caption


What do you suppose these bold turkey buzzards are saying and/or thinking? Submit your submission via Facebook, blog comment, email, or carrier pigeon. Wait..I don’t think flying a pigeon into a water tower guarded by buzzards is a good idea.

The winner of the caption contest will receive a lifetime supply of drinking water from the winner of the water tower contest, which will be announced at a later date. I’m giving you all day to do this so have fun with it. You might even want to name the vultures. This could very well be the most meaningful thing you do all day…or not..




( If you think you can come up with a better caption for this photo of Queen E..knock yourself out!)





19 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Kicking Buzzards to the curb!!

  1. scoper07 March 7, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    They are a father Turkey Buzzard and and his two boys. The oldest boy (upper right) says, “That bulldog hasn’t moved for a long time, let’s have supper.” The father (upper left) says, “Have patience son. Let’s wait a while and the meal will be more tender.” The youngest boy (lower) says, “I just pooped on the Gazetite reporter’s hat. Ha Ha!”

    You’ll probably never let me post on your blog again.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch March 7, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      That sounds like something a boy would say 07. You’re still on the” approved to make comments” list.:)

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      • scoper07 March 7, 2017 / 7:44 pm

        Whew! Good to know. Those are boys birds though…at least in my imaginary world.

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    • sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Love it. Little toilet turkey vulture humor never hurts.

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  2. sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I am pretty sure it’s VULTURES but there is poetic license!

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  3. sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 11:02 am

    In California we call em Turkey Vultures. No “vulchers” out west.


      • sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 10:06 pm

        Idk. I will have to google that!


      • scoper07 March 8, 2017 / 5:41 am

        They look like wild turkeys.

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      • scoper07 March 8, 2017 / 6:09 am

        We have them here. In the fall they have a convention over our city. There will be 30 or more circling up in the sky. It’s kind or eerie. The ones around here look like wild turkeys.


  4. sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Dang – typo . Meant OUR Job.


  5. sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Queen: Birds overhead! See? You call me silly? This is why I wear a big hat.

    T. Buzzards: Yeah, Joe, as soon as the coast is clear we dive down for the leftovers. Evil omen? Naw, just doing out job.

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      • sanjuan831 March 7, 2017 / 11:19 am

        Thanks, cuz! Have a great busy day.


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