Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Quite frankly, I have no idea. Shall we discuss the issue over a succulent, lean steak dinner?
That came from Beef + Lamb NZ’s Facebook page.
It reminded me of an email a friend sent me which gave several other answers:
Marilyn Waring: That’s a really sexist question. If it was a man crossing the road no one would ask why he was doing it.
Rachel Hunter: It’s sad when you feel like you have to cross the road because the rooster is always after younger chicks.
Sean Fitzpatrick: Full credit to the chicken. It was a road of two halves and the chicken was the winner on the day.
Sam Hunt: So the chicken/crossed the road/ and also rode/ the cross. / Our nation’s boss/ the Southern Cross/ Now bears his/ PALTRY load.
John Campbell: And so, this chicken, it could be any chicken. Indeed a chicken of the people. And it crossed the road. Or so we all thought. It now seems that the whole story may have been a publicity stunt to boost interest in a new book that was published by the very same chook. Tonight on Checkpoint we investigate the crook chook cook book..
David Farrar: Let’s look at what the polls say about this chicken. . . .
Whaleoil: Let me show you how to shoot, pluck, gut and cook a chicken.
Cactus Kate: Don’t waste your time on a chicken that walks. If it had any ability it would fly. First Class.
Winston Peters: The people of New Zealand know I will not continue to sit idly by and let the media make unsubstantiated accusations about the chicken. Let me tell you that this matter will be fully tested in court and the people will have their say.
Metiria Turei: If there were more cycle lanes it would be much safer for chickens to cross the road and they wouldn’t waste fossil fuels doing it.
Tariana Turia: The chicken’s mana entitles it to cross the road whenever and wherever it wants. Our chickens are not required to provide a reason for their actions. It’s time the rednecks stopped chicken-bashing.
Hone Harawira: – What gave the chicken the right to walk on a road that is built on our land?
Andrew Little: It’s with a sorry heart I say it, but if someone needs to be stiff-armed to allow more chickens to cross the road, then so be it.
Peter Dunne: It was the sensible thing to do.
David Seymour: Act will give all chickens vouchers for the education to enable them to choose what road they want to cross, and we’ll sort out the RMA so it’s easier to build roads for them to choose.
John Key: The chicken was ambitious. It wanted a brighter future and had to cross the road to get to it.