Can’t let these holiday headlines pass by without sharing:
From the Drudge Report: AIRPORT SHUT DOWN – BY STUFFED CHICKEN
All you anti-Drudge types out there can finally rest assured that this item proves Mr. Drudge is committed to serious journalism. From the full story in TheAdvertiser.com we learn that Louisiana’s Lafayette Regional Airport “was briefly shut down as authorities investigated a suspicious package that turned out to contain a frozen chicken and a head lamp”. Always good to know our trusty TSA employees are investigating the big threats…
And, courtesy of Angie (where does she find these things?) a link to the Three Swingin’ Chicks blog http://threeswinginchicks.blogspot.com/2009/01/chicken-sweaters.html and this catchy post title:
which goes on to describe how senior citizens are knitting sweaters for chickens (except that it’s in the UK so they’re called jumpers, which I know because I vividly remember that bit in Bridget Jones Diary where Colin Firth is made to wear a perfectly horrid one sporting a giant reindeer) Here’s the video:
The birds in question are rescued battery chickens, meaning they are the one or two-year-old hens routinely “discarded” (I wonder if that’s the term they’ll use when the death panels kick in for all of us whose Social Security checks have become an inconvenient truth…) by commercial egg farms once their most productive laying abilities have ended. It’s a sad agribusiness reality but since it’s the holiday season, we’ll just be happy for those UK chickens who are now warm and cozy in their jumpers.
Hope you find exactly what you want under the Christmas tree!