Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Chicken Crossed A Road?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

You folks know how much I like riddles; this one has been around for a long time (since before the 1890's, according to Wikipedia), and all the variations of answers have given us chuckles over the years. My daughter Neesie forwarded to me an email with a few I hadn't heard, which gave me a few laughs on this day after Super Tuesday. That's part of the reason I needed it. I selected a few of the answers in the hopes this post might lighten the day for a few other folks:

DR. PHIL : " The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems ".

COLIN POWELL: " Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road..." .

ANDERSON COOPER - CNN: "We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road."

JOHN KERRY: "Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it."

MARTHA STEWART: "No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information."

DR SEUSS: "Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told."

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: " To die on the road. Alone."

GRANDPA: "In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough."

BARBARA WALTERS: "Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road."

JOHN LENNON: "Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace."

ARISTOTLE: " It is the nature of chickens to cross the road."

BILL GATES: "I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: "Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken "

BILL CLINTON: " I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken "

AL GORE: " I invented the chicken!"

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: "I have a dream that one day chickens will be able to cross roads without having their motives called into question."

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: "We can neither confirm nor deny any involvement in the chicken-road-crossing incident."

COLONEL SANDERS: "Did I miss one?"

MAXINE: Aww, the poor little chicken--having been made fun of all these years.


Neesie said...

Hahahaha...these are too funny! I especially like the last one...I wonder who Maxine is? She stated a brilliant quote. ;-)

Beverly said...

(Laughing hysterically)That was great. And Neesie, I think that Maxine is a famous lady - I know I have heard her name many times!

Beka said...


That was very cute, and well-timed... needed a laugh today!!

jennifer said...

I came over from Connie's and I am so glad I did! What a great chuckle!

Oh and grandbaby is a real cutie!!!

Maxine said...

Thanks for coming, Jennifer, and come back again! A chuckle was the purpose.:-)

A Note From Theresa said...

lol very funny. I really like yours :)

Daughter of the King said...

this is so funny...thanks so much for sharing this...

Lori said...

Hahahaha -= these are great!!

sparrow's song said...

DR SEUSS: "Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told."

My favorite, of course.

Maxine is indeed famous. I know her name is written in a book somewhere. Ah yes, the book of life.

Carol said...

Oh these are so funny, I thought we Aussies had a great sense of humour but these chicken crossing the road jokes are so hilarious. I am off to share them with my friends. Thanks for sharing them, loved them..

Maxine said...

Hope your friends enjoy them, Carol! I still get a chuckle every time I read them. :-)
Oh, I agree with Sparrow, the Dr. Suess one is my favorite. Next to that one, I really appreciate what Grandpa had to say.