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Wednesday, 21 April 2010


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I'm not sure this is a "true story" but given your little post I'm just gonna add it. Here in the US (maybe UK too) there's a 'child's story' called "Chicken Little." Probably akin to the European story about the Dutch boy that runs around sticking his finger in dykes. Anyway the "Chicken Little" storyline goes that a farmer's chicken keeps running around screaming, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

One day (fairly recently I suppose) a kindergarden teacher tells the story to a group of her five year-old class kids and asks for reactions to 'Chicken Little's Warning' and "What does this mean?"

Stuff about Global Warming was a popular answer but the one I liked best was that of a precocious little pig-tailed girl when she was asked how she thought the farmer reacted. Her reply?

"Holy Shit! A talking chicken!"

Nice one, 'JK'.


I thought in Arkansaw Chicken Little said the "Perdew truck is coming."

Naw Hank, it's "Grapette truck a'comin'."

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