Monday, May 09, 2005

An Age Old Conundrum Answered

 Posted by Hello

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because its a rebel with nothing but contempt for the mores of conventional society:

"Chicken Ticketed for Crossing the Road.
Monday, May 9, 2005, RIDGECREST, Calif. - Linc and Helena Moore may have finally learned the answer to that age-old question: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because the chicken doesn't know jaywalking is illegal.

Kern County Sheriff's Deputy J. Nicholson does know, however. The deputy issued a ticket March 26 because one of the couple's chickens allegedly impeded traffic in Johannesburg, a rural mining community near Ridgecrest, some 220 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

The Moores were in Superior Court on Friday to plead not guilty. A trial was scheduled for May 16.

Nicholson has declined to discuss the matter, but sheriff's Sgt. Francis Moore said chickens on the roadway have been a problem in the community of 50 residents. Officials didn't believe it could be resolved by simply issuing the couple a warning.

"Sometimes you have to let people talk to the judge," Moore said.

The chicken's owners say they believe they were cited because they were among several people who complained that sheriff's deputies haven't done enough to control off-road vehicle riders who create dust and noise in their neighborhood.

Sheriff's officials say that isn't so, adding they are doing what they can to keep off-roaders away from homes.

"The chicken thing has nothing to do with the motorcycle thing," Moore said.


Debbie said...

You are a true Blogmaster!
This is funny stuff!

weasel said...

I would of course prefer to be a Beastmaster; with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a panther and the power of a God. Then I'd have Danish fan sites put up about me.

Noodle Soup said...

Only in Southern California !!! :)

Debbie said...

I must admit I have seen Beastmaster more than any person should. It always makes me cringe when I see James Earl Jones in that flick.
Blogmaster with the courage to.....
or the strength of a...............
and the power of a............
My minds a blank.
Well at least you don't have to wear a loincloth and very 80's headband like Mark Singer. Don't get started about the ferrets. Very manly choice.
I can talk B movies forever.