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Why is Quentin Tarantino Suing The Creator of ‘True Blood’?

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.

From TheHollywoodReporter:

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.

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  • Hmm sounds like Macaws &/or Cockatoos, both species are ear piercingly loud during the day. Gorgeous birds indeed. I presume they both have a decent income and perhaps savings, so with some money to play with, why not move to a home with more acreage & privacy? With money, those pesky declasse “neighbors” don’t have to be heard or seen unless you choose to…if I wish to walk around my property naked with a snake around my neck and hire a crappy High School band to march around behind me, I’d rather not have to hear about it from irritable neighbors. Relocation is a beautiful thing.