Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Silliness

This is an oldie, but because it’s so darn funny (at least I think so), I figured, meh, why not make it today’s silly post?

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER: "To get to the other side."

PLATO: "For the greater good."

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

KARL MARX: "It was historically inevitable."

HIPPOCRATES: "Because of an excess of phlegm in its pancreas."

LOUIS FARRAKHAN: "The road, you see, represents the black man. The chicken crossed the black man in order to trample him and keep him down."

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: "I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question."

MOSES: "...and God came down from the heavens, and he said unto the chicken, 'Thou shalt cross the road.' And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing." ( gotta love this one.)

RICHARD M. NIXON: "The chicken did not cross the road. I repeat, the chicken did not cross the road."

JERRY SEINFELD: "Why does anyone cross a road? I mean, why doesn't anyone ever think to ask, 'What the heck was this chicken doing walking around all over the place, anyway?'"

BILL GATES: "I have just released the new Chicken Office 2000, which will not only cross roads, but also will lay eggs, file your import documents, and balance your checkbook."

OLIVER STONE: "The question is not, 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' Rather, it is, 'Who was crossing the road at the same time, whom we overlooked in our haste to observe the chicken crossing?'"

DARWIN: "Chickens, over great periods of time, have been naturally selected in such ways that they are now genetically disposed to cross roads."

EINSTEIN: "Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road moved beneath the chicken depends upon you frame of reference."

BUDDHA: "Asking this question denies your own chicken nature."

RALPH WALDO EMERSON: "The chicken did not cross the road, it transcended it."

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: "To die. In the rain." (Har har har... I love this one!)

COLONEL SANDERS: "I missed one?"


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed, Linda. Having a good laugh is always the best way to start the day :)

  2. This was in my English textbook, in the "additional reading" section at the back - I always kept myself busy with that when I was bored (I was way ahead of many of my classmates, having taught myself a lot by reading English books) - this was always my favourite text. Though I just can't decide what's my favourite answer!

  3. I'm a big reader too, iveynettle. I love books! And it really is a terrific way to learn a lot of things.