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Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Sigmund Freud: As an expression of the repressed desire to have sex with its mother. The road symbolizes the barrier presented by the cultural taboo.

Albert Einstein:
Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

Groucho Marx:
Chicken? What's all this talk about chicken? Why, I had an uncle who thought he was a chicken. My aunt almost divorced him, but we needed the eggs.

Howard Cosell:
It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to homo sapien pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurrence.

For the greater good.

Robert Frost
: To cross the road less traveled by.

To fulfill its nature on the other side.

Karl Marx:
It was an historical inevitability.

Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas.

Oliver North:
National Security was at stake.

Salvador Dali: The Fish.

Darwin: It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.

Emily Dickinson: Because it could not stop for death.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.

Ernest Hemingway:
To die. In the rain.

Gilligan: The traffic started getting rough; the chicken had to cross. If not for the plumage of its peerless tail the chicken would be lost. The chicken would be lost!

Sir Edmund Hillary: Because it was there.

Mark Twain:
The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.

Henry David Thoreau: To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life.

Ayn Rand: It was crossing the road because of its own rational choice to do so. There cannot be a collective unconscious; desires are unique to each individual.

Sir Isaac Newton: Chickens at rest tend to stay at rest. Chickens in motion tend to cross the road.

John Wayne: "'Cause a chicken's gotta do what a chicken's gotta do."

William Shakespeare: Tell me where lies fancy's egg, In the breast or in the leg?

Douglas MacArthur: In order to return.

Richard Nixon:
This isn't about roads and chickens. I don't think you quite understand that what you believe I may have meant isn't what you think I said.

Book of Genesis: God said, "Let there be chicken"; and there was chicken. Then God said, "Let there be road"; and there was road. And God commanded, "Let the one be taken to the far side thereof." And it was done. And God looked upon His work and saw that it was good.

Captain James Tiberius Kirk:
To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.

I say: "Now, what was the question?"


  1. I love this! Going to print it out and have a laugh with my family!

  2. Anonymous2/12/2011

    Thanks for the laugh!

  3. Cool photo.
    I love the chickeny thing too.

    All the best, Boonie

  4. It's a fantastic photograph, and you caused me to laugh out loud this morning. Thanks for that!

  5. LOVE the weekend Funnies! You always make me smile when I visit your blog! Thanks!

  6. He is beautiful! We have 10 acres and down in the "bottom" behind the house right next to the creek we have a pair of hawks.. They are just so beautiful and on a sunny day like this morning you see them sitting next to each other one facing one way and one the other right up close to each other.... I like to watch them through the binoculars.... The are magnification specimens of God's handiwork...

  7. Why did the chicken cross the road? Why not, but only the chicken knows for sure!

  8. Simply gorgeous!

    Camera Critters, have a great weekend.

  9. To get to the other side! LOL! Fabulous post! :)

  10. That is one serious looking hawk!

  11. Once again, you provide me with smiles.

  12. Cool shot of of the hawk, Anni!

  13. I loved the photo and the chicken commentary was hilarious!

    My Camera Critter meme this week is about birds also :)

  14. LOL I can just hear John Wayne saying that! hehe All the answers from these known people certainly does match with their characters, don't they!!

    Great picture of that Pigeon Hawk. I'm pretty sure we get those here as well but it's not a bird we see every day. You always know when there's a hawk around, either all the birds scatter or there's a mess of feathers everywhere! lol xoxo