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Thursday, January 18, 2007

That bloody chickens on the road again.

Look at this great map that I found which compares the size of
Australia to USA.

East to west the two countries are very similar north to south
Australia is a bit larger, the big differences are population figures
(we have only 20 million people) and the fact that most of the centre
of Australia is uninhabitable desert country.

LOTS MORE.... Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

For the greater good.

Karl Marx:
It was a historical inevitability.

So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained.

Because of an excess of black bile and a deficiency of choleric humour.

Jacques Derrida:
Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the chicken crossing the road, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!

Thomas de Torquemada:
Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out.

Timothy Leary:
Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment would let it take.

Douglas Adams:

Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you.

B.F. Skinner:
Because the external influences which had pervaded its sensorium from birth had caused it to develop in such a fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while believing these actions to be of its own free will.

Carl Jung:
The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt necessitated that individual chickens cross roads at this historical juncture, and therefore synchronicitously brought such occurrences into being.

Jean-Paul Sartre:
In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the chicken found it necessary to cross the road.

Ludwig Wittgenstein:
The possibility of "crossing" was encoded into the objects "chicken" and "road", and circumstances came into being which caused the actualization of this potential occurrence.

Albert Einstein:
Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

To actualize its potential.

If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature.

David Hume:
Out of custom and habit.

Salvador Dali:
The Fish.

It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.

Emily Dickinson:
Because it could not stop for death.

For fun.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.

Johann von Goethe:
The eternal hen-principle made it do it.

Werner Heisenberg:
We are not sure which side of the road the chicken was on, but it was moving very fast.

Jack Nicholson:
'Cause it (censored) wanted to. That's the (censored) reason.

Pyrrho the Skeptic:
What road?

The Sphinx:
You tell me.

Henry David Thoreau:
To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life.

Howard Cosell:
It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to homo sapien pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurence.

Ronald Reagan:
I forget.

Mark Twain:
The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.

Zeno of Elea:
To prove it could never reach the other side.

Want more chicken? Check out

How does the Computer Chicken cross the road? and

The Star Trek Version Of Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?


Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes - well...

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter
I will go along with "Ronald Reagan". I forgot..
Take care, Jan

Granny said...

I've seen some of those before but most are brand new to me.

And now I've forgotten what I was going to say before I started reading about chickens.

Granny said...

Me and Ronald Reagan. I was going to say that I thought Australia was larger than that. It's interesting to see the juxtaposition.

I think it seems larger to me because of the distances between major cities and the fact that so much travel seems to be done by plane. (or am I out of date and people are driving more).

Ms. Vickie said...

Chicken---well Peter was it a Rooster or a hen, you know that might make a difference. :)

Thanks for the smiles. Sorry I have not been around as often as I would like but I do hope things are changing so I can.

Raggedy said...

I got behind on my blog reading and you sure have had a lot to say about chickens since I was gone. Do you have a chicken fetish we don't know about?

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
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the Cool Raggedy one