Imponderable #113: Sydney Australia

18 Oct

October 18, 2013

Why did the chicken cross the road?” finally has an answer.
Because he was blind.”
And then he fell in a pool and drowned. But it was OK! Really, it all worked out fine. Read on!


Aww, poor Chooky Wooky. He must be the luckiest chicken alive. And what do you think of Chooky Wooky as a name? That’s either Chewbacca’s son in the next Star Wars movie or it is what I’m going to name my kid. I hope she likes it!

Anyway, I think this story is great. Heartwarming, really, very touching. Autistic girl, favorite pet, blind animal, rescue, and reunited. It has it all! (OK, it doesn’t have explosions, karate, or gratuitous and big-breasted female nudity but hey, it has a blind chicken, and that has to count for something.)


This is the real-life Chooky Wooky and his new girlfriend

It took three hours of mouth-to-mouth, girl-on-chicken action to bring that fowl back to the land of the living. Good thing chickens don’t have souls or he’d be back as a zombie!

I have to wonder. Where would you draw the line? Would you perform CPR on a beloved snake? A weasel? A musk ox? Even a family’s beloved pet chicken is borderline, I’d think, given salmonella and all that. I guess it all depends on how you feel about chickens. For this I defer to George Costanza:

GEORGE: Do you think chickens have individual personalities?
KRAMER: (shivering) I don’t know.
GEORGE: If you had like five chickens could you tell them apart by just the way they acted? Or would they all just be walking around? Bak, bak, baak, bak? Cause if they have individual personalities I’m not sure we should be eaten `em.

Would you spend three hours performing CPR on a blind chicken?
The question is Imponderable.

But I would not.

Don’t you think that “Blind Chicken” would have made a great name for an old Southern blues man? Clarence “Blind Chicken” Perkins, for example. On the other hand, it also sounds like one of the Hekawi Indians on F Troop.

2 Responses to “Imponderable #113: Sydney Australia”

  1. T E Stazyk October 20, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    My guess is that chickens don’t have much intellect, but you have to ask yourself how much brain damage would have occurred if the chicken was ‘dead’ for three hours. Would anyone notice?

    FYI, down here “chook” is another name for chickens and I’ve also heard it used to refer to birds in general. Don’t ask me where it comes from. They pronounce it to rhyme with book.


    • bmj2k October 20, 2013 at 1:03 am #

      All I know is that a chicken without a head will still run around for awhile, so how important is the brain to the chicken? Chickens have never been noted for their intellect.


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