While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either.

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While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either.

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A Few New Wrinkles Keep It Entertaining
22 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These are lean times, once again, for poor Wile E. Coyote (Eatibus almost anythingus) who cooks a tin case in desperation, but can't eat it. The Road Runner (Velocitus Delectibus) sprints by and knocks the poor coyote over. Once upright, Wile licks his chops and the chase is on, but it is a short one. Wilie stops, thinks things over and comes up with some plans.

Some of this is the standard fare: boulders, pouring something on the road, etc., but there were some different ploys in here that were very good. My favorites were the coyote making himself into a human arrow, shooting himself from a big bow, the fuse going up from the TNT back through the fishing reel and, of course the tar-and-feather bit. In that, Wile reads from the book "How To Tar and Feather A Road Runner." In small print, it says "tenth edition." You just know this isn't going to go by the book!


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