In an effort to make this blog a bit less diffuse in its subject matter, I’ve decided to start a separate site for my odd predilection for chicken jokes. Chickenjokes.wordpress.com was available, so that seemed the obvious choice. Enjoy or avoid, as you prefer.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? Gottfried Leibniz: In accordance with the principle of pre-established harmony, the phenomenon of the chicken appearing to cross the road was caused by the action of monads following instructions given by God. The sufficient reason for the action may be known to God alone. [More chicken jokes]
Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin changed American history on this day in 1950 by giving a paranoid speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia. McCarthy’s claim that the U.S. State Department was riddled with communists led to a widening congressional witch hunt lasting more than three years. Q: Why did the chicken […]
Today’s chicken joke comes with a hat tip to Jahsonic. Slavoj Žižek (1949- ) is a Slovenian philosopher and academic pop star, further discussed here. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? Žižek: It was going after the man who believed he was a seed of grain. [More chicken jokes]
Today’s chicken joke queries John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings and other sagas of Middle-earth. Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? Tolkien: It was foreseen of old by Malbeth, wise servant of the last king of Arnor: The dark shall betoken a new day When gold may […]
Today’s chicken joke evokes a pair of couplets that might be worthy of Alexander Pope (1688-1744) on a bad day. (Christmas is, let us remember, the season of bad verse.) Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? Pope: This coxcomb Cock, too tim’rous for true flight, Flutters, now lands, now looks to left and right, […]
Today’s chicken joke queries Goethe in his own language. Q: Warum hat der Hahn die Straße überquert? Goethe: Das Ewig-Weibchenliche zog ihn hinüber. Translation: Why did the chicken cross the road? The Eternal Hen lured him across. I think this one works a little better in German than English. It imposes the rustic word Weibchen, […]