Angry Birds is more than a video game and merchandising empire. It's a thoughtful exploration of the blind, all-consuming rage that birds are well-known for. What's ruffling their feathers? Why do they hate pigs and all other life forms? Check out these furious beasts and find out!
This Dinosaur-Looking Thing
Why it is angry: This bird is angry because he is being photographed by paparazzi. He's a famous bird actor, and when this photo was taken he was trying to enjoy the one weekend per month he gets with his chicks by buying them extravagant gifts at the bird mall. Though this bird is screaming at the photographer, most of his anger comes from his realization that his chicks prefer their mother and he can't buy their love.
This Blackbird On a Log
Why it is angry: This blackbird voted for Mitt Romney. She is cawing about how Obama will steal worms from honest, hard-working birds and spit them into the mouths of lazy birds. This bird is angry because America's values have changed a lot since her eggs hatched and she's uncertain of her place.
These Fighting Water Fowl
Why it is angry: These birds are roommates and the bird on the right didn't do the dishes (which are twigs). You may think the bird on the left is overreacting, but this is after he asked like fifty times and the dishes smell super bad now.
This Baby Owl
Why it is angry: This baby owl just learned that you can't trust anyone. Most birds don't learn this until after they leave the nest and get into a few unhealthy mate pairs, but this baby owl just got betrayed by someone really close to her and does NOT want to talk about it. If you need this baby owl for anything you can find her absent-mindedly picking at mouse carcasses.
This Alive Bird Next To This Dead Bird
Why it is angry: You might think that this bird is crying his anguish to the skies because he is sad about the bird next to him being dead. WRONG! Birds are heartless. He is angry because the dead bird owed him a slice of bread and now he knows he'll never get it.
This Caged Bird Photographed By Some Emo Kid
Why it is angry: This bird hates being used as a lazy metaphor in college art projects. If someone freed this bird, it wouldn't soar up into the skies as a symbol of rebellion, but would instead furiously peck out the eyes of anyone paying $40,000 a year to learn how to take pictures.
This Goose With Fashion Sense
Why it is angry: This is being totally reasonable. Look at that guy's shirt. It's gross.
What causes you to burn with undying hate? Let us know in the comments!