Chicken chicken chicken

Shame, shame, shame, oh shame on me. I saw the following on John Conway's Philosophica Neopalaeontographica and have become so obsessed with it that, here I am, stealing it. It's not, even, really about tetrapods...

... and the accompanying paper (available as a free pdf) is available here. As John says, the word chicken will never seem the same again. Hang around a bit longer, phorusrhacids next... again...

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The paper, is it peer reviewed?

By Man of the sloth (not verified) on 17 Jun 2008 #permalink

Chicken chicken chicken Chicken chicken chickens? Chicken chicken "chicken" chicken. Chicken! Chicken chicken chicken. C. chicken chicken chicken. Chicken chicken chicken chicken Chickens Chicken. ...Chicken?

nice flow charts!

Well, as we used to say back in the early days of Chomskyan generative grammar (bliss was it to be alive in that dawn, and to be young was very heaven!),
"Oysters oysters oysters eat eat eat."

By Allen Hazen (not verified) on 17 Jun 2008 #permalink

John: You're new here, aren't you? Chickens have been tetrapods only since zoologists lost their counting skills.

By Nathan Myers (not verified) on 17 Jun 2008 #permalink

ZOMGZ =gasp= ROFL =coff= MAO =snort= I can't =wheeze= stand it! Gimme some =choke= oxygen!

=turns blue, passes out=

She's not breathing! I can't find a pulse! Somebody call 911!


.......must.... not..... go...... towards..... the........ chicken....

=more CPR=

I'm still not getting a pulse! Gimme the paddles! CLEAR!


noooo....... must.... not..... go...... towards..... the........ fried..... chicken....

Again! Crank it up to 300! CLEAR!


Oh hi, can I have a side of mashed potatoes and gravy and some cole slaw with that? Oh, and make that chicken extra crispy.

I've seen the paper, but never heard the presentation. How did he do that with a straight face? I loved the comment from the guy in the audience, ca.2:30 - "What about the eggs?"

By themadlolscientist (not verified) on 17 Jun 2008 #permalink

Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom mushroom.

By Dave Godfrey (not verified) on 18 Jun 2008 #permalink

beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver beaver
(very rude where I come from).

Can't watch the video because I'm at work. Is this anything like "Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo."?

Either way, the word "chicken" has lost all meaning for me.

By sublunary (not verified) on 18 Jun 2008 #permalink