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21:21 21/12/21

That’s what time I set this to auto-post. I’d’ve added 21 seconds, but they don’t actually let me time posts to the second. Also, I don’t know if you noticed, but at 3:59 this afternoon (WBT), it was the Winter Solstice. So the days are getting longer again. Whew!

Today was my last day of work until January 4. I’m’a spend today and tomorrow doing a bit of prep, and then serious laziness ensues. So I asked myself, “what is the laziest possible thing I could do on my blog for the holidays?” And the answer I came up with is reposting old chicken pictures.

This is Chel. Or perhaps her twin brother Rackets. Hard to tell at this age. No, they are no longer with us, either one.

Wait, is this exercise going to make me sad?

Oh, and we probably have a Dead Pool winner, but I have questions. Lavendergirl picks Spanish singer Carlos Marin on the 17th and the poor bastard drops dead on the 19th. Lady, did you hear a rumor he had the coof, or is there something afoot? *squints*

When you encourage dirty tricks, it don’t half make you paranoid.

ExpressoBold discovered the answer: they put Carlos Marin in an induced coma December 7. Which means ventilator. Which means death. The state of modern medicine.

Congrats, Lavendergirl – you win the dick fair and square! We all know what that means, yes? Here. Friday. 6WBT. New Dead Pool!


Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 22, 2021, 12:44 am

Living here in south FL, I hardly notice the time change and slightly earlier sunsets. Beats the hell out of sunsets in cold, wet Boston just after 4pm. And I’m well into the start of Christmas joy…except for the dentist appointment I have tomorrow. Happy Christmas to the House of Badger!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 22, 2021, 6:00 am

@S.Weasel, I wondered the same about LavenderGirl’s selection. To resolve it, I visited wikipedia (the free encyclopedia) and they thumbnailed a handy personal life exposé for Carlos Marin: the unassailable conclusion is “Don’t go into hospital for the damn ‘Rona, find another cure! Hospital will kill you!” They put him in a coma subsequent to December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) when he entered the medical facility.

Congratulations to LavenderGirl for recognizing this modern truth and profiting from it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 22, 2021, 9:57 am

Ah. I went to Wikipedia, too, but only checked the date, not the circumstance of his death. That sounds entirely plausible. Congrats, Lavendergirl! You done won the dick fair and square.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: December 22, 2021, 12:35 pm

I for one could look at chicken pictures every day from now until at least 2024.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 22, 2021, 1:57 pm

Ah, Christmas eve Dead Pool. What could be better?

Picking a couple of my ‘favorite’ candidates for disposal, and getting them for a Christmas present the next day.

Comment from Lemur King
Time: December 23, 2021, 6:50 am

Does this chicken have a bulbous bouffant thing going on or is it a head shape thing?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 23, 2021, 11:11 am

She’s a Poland (Polish in the US). They actually have a knob on their skulls that those feathers grow out of:

The knob is definitely not full of extra brain, though.

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