Ravings and Rantings

Welcome to my cloud! It's got a nice silver lining somewhere.....Some ranting, some raving--mostly positive stuff,lots of jokes (I can't stay serious). Nothing going on here that a pina colada or mohito can't fix.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Chicken, Bells and....!

John the farmer was in the fertilized egg business. He had several
> >>>>hundred young layers (hens, called pullets and eight or ten roosters,
> >>>>whose job was to fertilize the eggs. The farmer kept records and any
> >>>>rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced.

> >>>>That took an awful lot of his time so he bought a set of tiny bells >and
> >>>>attached them to his roosters.
> >>>>> >> Each bell had a different tone so John could tell from a distance, >which
> >> rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an
> >> efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

> >>>>> >> The farmer's favorite rooster was old Butch, a very fine specimen he
> >> was, too. But on this particular morning John noticed old Butch's bell
> >> hadn't rung at all! John went to investigate. The other roosters were
> >> chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters

> >> coming, would run for cover. But to Farmer John's amazement, Butch had
> >> his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, >do
> >> his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of Butch, he
> >> entered him in the county fair and Butch became an overnight sensation
> >> among the judges.

> >>>>> >> The result...The judges not only awarded Butch the "No Bell Piece >Prize"
> >> but they also awarded him the "Pullet surprise" as well. Clearly Butch
> >> was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure
> >> out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by
> >> being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when
> >> they weren't paying attention?>>

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