The Case Of The Curious Chicken-Part III

The Case Of The Curious Chicken-Part III
I continue to be still mesmerised by that silly chicken which crossed that road long ago,leaving me and all others perplexed about its real purpose and intention.The number of responses to my Chicken Saga-Part I and Part-II posted earlier,show that the fever seems to have gripped quite a few persons.
I had last left at what  Ernest Hemingway had said …… I will now take you along with me to another trip in search of the answer to that immortal (?) question :” Why did the chicken cross the road ?”
Here we go :
George Bush : We are not at all bothered as to why the chicken did as it did and we don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if it crossed on our side or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here. I hope that is clear ! ( Well said,Mr President !)
Al Gore(Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He is currently an author, businessperson, and American environmental activist) : I invented the chicken. I invented the road. Therefore the chicken crossing the road represented the application of these two different functions of our Government in a new, reinvented way, designed to bring greater services to the American people. ( Great invention on that side of the universe,I believe.)
Dr. Suess: (An American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books.) :Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road! But why it crossed,I have not been told! (Alas ! The mystery continues to fox this writer too ! Yes,we aren’t alone to be out-foxed by that chicken !) 
Martin Luther King Jr.:Listen ye all:I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.( Yes,its a free world. Here in India,we have several politician friends crossing the floors as and when they feel like.So, whats so significant in the chicken’s road-crossing ?)
My Grandpa: (while having his dinner) In my day, we did not ask why the chicken crossed the road. If someone told us that the chicken had crossed the road, that was good enough for us. (Sonny, will you pass me that leg-piece ! It seems very delicious even to my false teeth !) (Can you chew that?)
Barbara Walters: ( An American journalist, writer, and media personality who has hosted morning television shows)  Isn’t that very interesting? In a few moments we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time on this channel , the heart- warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting,(which as you probably know, is to shed periodically part or all of a coat or an outer covering, such as feathers, cuticle, or skin, which is then replaced by a new growth) and went to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road. Here it is : Live !!  ( cluck,cluck,…sorry clap,….clap….!) 
The Pope:That is only for God to know.Let us pray and thank the Lord that the chicken crossed the road safely and is alive !  
My younger sister’s son’s answer:Uncle,it was probably looking for its babies. It’s so simple.What would a mama chicken do without her little chicks? If a little chick got hit by a car, or got lost on the other side, I think that it would break our heart.So don’t break my heart !
My epic journey continues….
Wait for the next chapter.Cock-a-doodle-doo ! My dame has lost her shoe !


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15 Responses to The Case Of The Curious Chicken-Part III

  1. Mamta Agarwal says:

    Broca Sir, this is absolutely amazing. you haven’t left anything untouched here- you are highly perceptive and in sync with the times. How far we have come from simple, uncomplicated lives we led back then…
    I have yet to catch up with the first two chicken sagas. Regards

    Mamta Agarwal, Noida- UP
    Dec 12, 2009

  2. DR POOJA says:

    Jitoo Uncle ji, How many people have you asked about the chicken? You met Bush, Martin Luther and so many. Haven’t you met Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, Noddy, Pingu, Goofy, etc? They would also answer. Please visit my home to meet all of them. I have a small chick too, but a doll, it may also answer. You never know. Isn’t it? Nice gags. Hope to see it continued. Best wishes.

    Dr Pooja G Bhuyar, Bijapur
    Dec 12, 2009

  3. t s chandra mouli says:

    Jitoo bhai, I just wonder what the chicken thinks about those who talk of chicken hearted fellows with chicken brain. You accorded a grand elevation to chicken. Hopefully, it won’t end on the dining table. Best.

    T. S. Chandra Mouli, Hyderabad
    Dec 12, 2009

  4. Teeje says:

    Dear respected Broca, Is it pure humour? Sarcasm? Or both and more? You are very likely to CROSS the borders of Muse India. Congrats. Looking forward to the next part.

    Teeje, Thrissur
    Dec 12, 2009

  5. jasneet kaur says:

    An insight research on a hypothetical but well relevant question on why did the chicken cross the road? Simply Hilarious and each time you write a sequel on this simple question we dwell more to understand the real cause behind the crossing of the road. Well written. Warm regards,

    Jasneet Kaur, New Delhi
    Dec 13, 2009

  6. J S Broca says:

    Dear Mamtaji, thanks a lot for your response.Sometimes the simplest things of life make us feel puzzled and sometimes,puzzling things don’t tax us.For the present,I have been gripped by this cute little chicken’s foray into the big bad world from its sheltered coop somewhere nearby.Perhaps,with changing times,like all of us,the chicken wanted to see what is happening outside its cloistered world ! Shall make efforts to continue this chain of thoughts to delve into this mystery.Do visit my blog as well !

    j s broca
    new delhi

  7. J S Broca says:

    Dear Pooja,thanks for suggesting to interview your cartoon characters ! I will take up this suggestion with some help from you doctor ! Keep smiling !

    j s broca
    new delhi

  8. J S Broca says:

    Dear Mouli Bhai Saheb, I am not going to chicken out so soon from this chicken yaatra of mine.I will get to the bottom of this mystery.I keep thinking of it even while sitting to dine ! Thanks for your participation in this chicken marathon !

    j s broca
    new delhi

  9. J S Broca says:

    Dear Teeje, I loved your response. With people demanding separate states and trying to create more borders, I feel my poor little innocent chicken crossed the road very wisely, to slip across to a safer shelter in such trying times.Thanks.Do visit my blog as well.

    j s broca
    new delhi

  10. J S Broca says:

    Dear Jasneet, thanks for your valuable response.The chicken continues to fascinate me and I hope to continue going to some more delightful journeys in near future.You have stopped visiting my blog. Do crawl in sometime when you have time to spare while sipping your chicken/mixed noodle soup ( I don’t know whether you are a strict vegetarian !) during these cold winter evenings !

    j s broca
    new delhi

  11. I liked it. So much useful material. I read with great interest.

  12. atreya sarma says:

    Dear Brocaji,
    My serious and in-depth study of the conundrum shows that since roads are meant either for crossing, or for indefinitely cutting, or reserved for total neglect, or for accidents reckless as well as freak and not for an orderly traffic line-wise…the chicken has obviously done a wise and adventurous thing. The chicken hero(ine) is to be awarded one of the highest avian-in-civil awards. In case the chicken couldn’t be contacted, the award may be handed over to JS Broca, the patron angel of the chickens of all worlds…in trust for the great chicken. Brocaji, hats off for your relentless pursuit. Warm regards.

    U Atreya Sarma, Lincoln, NE, USA
    Dec 14, 2009

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  15. Kala Pathak says:

    Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my cousin were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a book from our area library but I think I learned more from this post. I’m very glad to see such great info being shared freely out there..

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