For me, Brussels sprouts are never sought out for consumption because they just taste bitter, hard, and nasty. I've known some stellar cooks in my life and I've never met a single one who was able to make this vegetable taste anything other than nasty, bitter, and hard. Nasty with bacon, sure, but still not good.
I feel nasty today (neither bitter nor hard because sometimes you just get sick), so I can't write about the Bears or the birds. More tomorrow or next week, whenever this thing passes. Thanks for checking.