The more things change, the more they stay the same

This is a strange coincidence. I was straightening up the genkan, and collecting some old newspapers to stack in a special bag to use for bird cage liners. I used to subscribe to a paper newspaper. I stopped subscribing shortly after the big earthquake in 2011 when I realized I was just getting day old news and it was easier to read on my iPad. Anyway, I came across this one. Note the date. I guess things haven’t changed much.
  

Java sparrow flavored ice cream?

Are they insane?

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/05/14/pet-bird-flavored-ice-cream-sold-at-small-bird-festival-available-in-parakeet-cockatiel-and-sparrow/

Mon and Monta hiding out after reading the article. 

 
From the article:

 The java sparrow is a small chubby bird which feeds on grains and seeds. In that spirit, you are treated to vanilla ice cream with grains mixed in. But wait! As the ice cream melts in your mouth you might feel something roly-poly, just like a java sparrow on your tongue. That would be the marshmallows hidden inside.
According to Torimi Cafe, “it’s the feeling of pressing the breast of a java sparrow into your mouth.”