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Let us end this week on a chicken

This lovely little bird is seven weeks old, and I’m going nuts trying to assume its gender. I’ve been looking at chicken baby pictures for days. The comb and wattles are bigger than my previous chickens that grew up to be hens, but smaller than the ones that grew up to be roosters.

Please send all your gendered thoughts at this little beast, as it is a very sweet chick and I would like to keep it.

I spent a lovely sunny afternoon in the garden with my flock and I’m as happy as I can be prior to Gin Hour. Which is nigh upon us.


Last night, Gebrauchshund noticed that Denise Nickerson, the actress who played Violet Beauregarde in “Willy Wonka” had been taken off life support but was not yet defunct. He decided to play the classic DP sneaky gambit and choose her. This morning, she died. I am inclined to take that as a win — who doesn’t remember Violet Beauregarde? It is, however, too late for this week. So NEXT FRIDAY, Dead Pool Round 123.

Comments


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 12, 2019, 9:08 pm

RBG will mine! She vexes me! And I will have her!

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 12, 2019, 10:13 pm

Good call.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 13, 2019, 1:07 am

@Gebrauchshund – A great catch! To be sure, the story is a very sad one, but as for Dead Pool action, I offer a hearty “well done!”

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 13, 2019, 1:09 am

@stoatie – What a gorgeous bird! I certainly do hope (he/she – TBD) doesn’t have any sort of “gender identity” crisis but simply ends up the way nature intended.

 


Comment from OldFert
Time: July 13, 2019, 1:51 am

See if you can make the chicken into a capon.
If not, it’s a hen, right?
If you can, at least you can be sure it won’t be a troublesome rooster.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: July 13, 2019, 3:07 am

Whoa Whoa Whoa…I’m throwing a flag…

Comment from Davem123

According to the UK Daily Mail:

“Nickerson died at her hospital bed Wednesday at approximately 10:30pm Colorado time, her family told TMZ.” (Wednesday being the 10th)

Sounds like a Rule Zero violation to me.

 


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: July 13, 2019, 3:51 am

Davem 123 and thefritz –

I’ll have to throw a challenge flag on this one, let’s go to the replay:

“Nickerson died…approximately 10:30pm Colorado time” on July 10th.

I posted my claim on the Deadpool at 3:35am Weasel Blog Time on July 11th.

I’m not sure if Weasel changes the blog time for British Summer Time. If so, time of death would have been ~ 5:30am WBT on July 11th, and if not 4:30am. At least one hour AFTER I posted the claim on the Deadpool.

Back, and to the left…back, and to the left…

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 13, 2019, 1:10 pm

Settle it in the ancient way of our ancestors.

Pumpkins at 50 paces!

 


Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: July 14, 2019, 8:51 am

Overall, well-played, Gebrauchshund – well-played, indeed…

Sounds mighty like a Wiener to me – but, of course, Stoaty Weasel remains the Final Arbiter Of Record – so: a Final Ruling does seem required, here…

 


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: July 15, 2019, 1:46 am

Well of course any decision on the matter is entirely the perview of Mdme. Weasel, and I will cheerfully accept her judgement, even if it’s completely wrong. It’s all in good fun, good black-hearted irreverent fun, so if this gambit fails, I’ll just have to try something even more sneaky and underhanded next time.

 


Comment from thefritz
Time: July 15, 2019, 3:59 pm

I’m not one to begrudge anyone winning dick because, let’s face it, dick is hard to get. So let’s look at the facts.

According to Press reports (if you can claim TMZ is ‘the Press’) “Nickerson died at her hospital bed Wednesday at approximately 10:30pm Colorado time, her family told TMZ.”

If I did the math correctly, that’s 5:30am Thursday Weasel time. gebrauchshund’s time stamp is 3:35am Weasel time Thursday…clearly 2 hours before Nickerson chewed her last stick of juicy fruit.

I say gebrauchshund wins the dick.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 15, 2019, 4:23 pm

“Well of course any decision on the matter is entirely the perview of Mdme. Weasel, and I will cheerfully accept her judgement, even if it’s completely wrong. It’s all in good fun, good black-hearted irreverent fun, so if this gambit fails, I’ll just have to try something even more sneaky and underhanded next time. ”

Hear! hear! Fritz!

Let’s be honest. Isn’t that what makes this whole thing rather fun? It’s the creative larceny & lovable underhandedness that I find truly enjoyable.

 


Comment from PatAZ
Time: July 15, 2019, 10:57 pm

Fighting over a little dick. Sounds so British. Very entertaining.

P.S. The chickie looks like a hen to me.

 

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