Thursday, October 11, 2012

But Chickens Can't Fly!

Skidmark sends in this head-scratcher of a story...

VA SHORE: Hunks of raw chicken rain down on horse farm, strike student rider
ASSAWOMAN — A local teen’s horseback riding lesson ended abruptly after she was hit in the head by a foot-long hunk of raw chicken that fell out of a cloudless sky.

Fortunately, what hit Cassie Bernard was the smallest of three or more poultry parts that rained down on Queen Hive Farm around 6 p.m. Wednesday as owner Jennifer Cording was giving a lesson to a group of advanced students while several parents looked on.
There's the quote of the day, week, month, and possibly year contained in the story, though:
“We can’t have pieces of chicken falling out of the sky,” Johnston said.
Repeal the law of gravity now!

There's some dispute over whether the chicken came from a nearby Tyson plant or a farm that hadn't completely disposed of the chicken. In any case, it's good that the rider was uninjured and we hope that the VA official quoted has luck in preventing further instances of poultry-based precipitation. Personally, I blame George Bush.

And wear your helmets - you never know when the weather is going to turn fowl*...

That is all.

*That one's for you, Peter...

15 comments:

Wally said...

"God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"

Geodkyt said...

And no one has yet commented on the town name. . .

Rev. Paul said...

A pun truly worthy of Peter's blog; congrats!

Bubblehead Les. said...

Stupid Newspaper blocks the Story from being read when you go to it with a Pop Up for a Subscription. Not your fault, Jay. But considering where this occurred, could it be someone was getting in some "Punkin' Chunkin" practice?

Erin Palette said...

I'm still boggled that there is a town named "Assawoman."

Dave H said...

Kind of makes you wonder if the Mythbusters were working nearby.

Jim said...

I'm just glad I read that pun at the END of my day...

Ed said...

Yah! You betcha, Marge! Looks like someone ran Big Bird through a wood chipper. Probably didn't want to give him any more money.

Geodkyt said...

Officials are blaming a seagull. Seriously. Chicken bombed by the seagulls of the 8th Air Force.

Given the area, seems most likely cause, actually. Filthy little winged beach rats.

Mikael said...

Anyone else thinking someone was testing out the a larger version of the spud gun? The chicken cannon.

Jennifer said...

Gigglesnort

Sendarius said...

"... a foot-long chunk of chicken..."?!?!!?

That's a BIG chicken!

JD Rush said...

Placing that town on list of places to visit. Right after seeing the Grand Tetons.......

lee n. field said...

Paging Charles Fort!

Ken O said...

Anyone else thinking of the chicken in an air cannon tests that have been used to simulate bird strikes on aircraft?