When Nintendo unveiled a trailer, screenshots and artwork for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, many people were giddy with anticipation. Much of the thrill came from the fact that there are giant birds in this game that Link can ride upon. I think we need a little lesson in reality. The truth is, birds are the biggest jerks in the animal kingdom. Imagine you are walking down the boardwalk, the ocean crashing into the beach, the sun shining above you. It’s a perfect summer day, and you go to bite into your afternoon snack. Suddenly, a seagull swoops in and steals your food. As you lament, it laughs in your face.