Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor Alan Ball, who just so happens to be the creator of True Blood, because he can no longer handle the constant screeching coming from Ball’s exotic bird collection. It sounds like a joke, but it’s not.
Tarantino claims in his lawsuit, filed Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court, that the “obnoxious pteradactyl-like screams” coming from Ball’s “exotic bird menagerie” have “seriously disrupted [his] ability to work as a writer in his home.”
He adds that he’s also tried to resolve the matter with Ball — who also created the TV series Six Feet Under and won an Oscar for writing American Beauty — to no avail.
There’s a lot of things that are funny about this, but perhaps the most obvious thing is that, our of the two of these men, I think most people would dub Quentin as the weirdo. Like, I can totally see him with exotic birds, tigers, monkeys, et c. Alan Ball? I think of him as some boring TV dude. Who had any idea that he was so passionate about winged things? That’s kind of adorable, in a really odd way.
I’ll keep you guys updated. If Balldude gets his birds taken away, that’s going to be mad emotional.