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The Oven Roaster of Turin


Went to put the Sunday roast pan in the dishwasher — and behold was revealed unto me in the grease thereof the divine image of…a roast chicken, basically. Look at it.

In one of my (many, many) Facebook chicken groups, someone posted that she’d bought two chickens from a local small breeder. A couple of months later, she bought another from the same breeder. The third chicken was the chick of one of the first two and she was astounded when mother and daughter recognized each other and were happy to see each other.

I swear, I’ll end up vegan. Or a Jain.

If only chicken weren’t so gosh darned delicious.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 20, 2017, 8:14 pm

That’s a tiny chicken. Sure it wasnt pidgeon? 🙂

Saw a video of a little mouse in a yard being watched by a cat. The little mouse was trying to get away and it looked like the cat was going to allow it. Then a big old rooster ran up, grabbed the little mouse, shook it hopefully to death, and then ate it.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: February 20, 2017, 8:41 pm

You’re not about to wash that are you? That’s what you drag a biscuit through.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 20, 2017, 9:32 pm

Pff! Like I have biscuits here. Closest they get are scones, and that’s more like Bisquick biscuits. Haven’t made them from scratch in a decade.

It was a good-sized chicken, that’s only the places where the back touched the pan.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 20, 2017, 9:34 pm

Oh, and yes…chickens will gobble up mice. If there are other chickens about, they’ll try to swallow it whole so the other chickens don’t come for a share.

Or so YouTube tells me. I’ve never seen my girls kill anything for themselves.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 20, 2017, 10:19 pm

“If only chicken weren’t so gosh darned delicious.”
What is that olde sayinge…? Oh yes:
“There’s plenty of room for all God’s creatures in this world… right beside the mashed potatoes and gravy.”

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 20, 2017, 10:44 pm

Larry Coryell died. Makes me feel so old

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: February 21, 2017, 1:53 am

If thats a good-sized chicken, what does that say about the thumb?

Comment from Mitchell
Time: February 21, 2017, 3:31 am

Knew a guy here in Las Vegas who had chickens and he said they loved to eat scorpions. I’m not sure if the chickens didn’t care about getting stung or just too fast for the buggers to get stung at all.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: February 21, 2017, 7:57 am

Saw this BBC program about a couple of brits in France restoring a castle. They had chickens and a scrawny little rooster that was getting picked on. A year later, he was yuge. The owner says he’s too big and is hurting the chickens when he climbs on top and does what chickens do so he was destined for the pot. I thought this was unfair. And since chicken sex lasts all of 1 second, I dont see how he could hurt anybody. Later, they show a yuge chicken they are trying to force into a pot for soup. Unfair, very unfair to Mr. Rooster. It wasnt his fault he got so big. 🙁

Comment from feynmangroupie
Time: February 21, 2017, 6:48 pm

Everything gets eaten by something. Humans are the only ones who get eaten by guilt, though.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 21, 2017, 7:37 pm


Corn fed cattle
and mouse fed chickens?

It’s good they’re so dang tasty.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: February 21, 2017, 9:08 pm

If humans are the only species that gets eaten by guilt, does that mean politicians aren’t human?

I can’t think of a single pol that was ever bothered by the aftermath of his actions.

Comment from feynmangroupie
Time: February 22, 2017, 11:41 pm

I’m fine with that logic.

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