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"Why did the chicken cross the road?" My 9 year old just blew my mind.

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posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Your son is quite the thinker!

On a humorous note, my sister has chickens. One of them gets out of the fence on a regular basis, and for reasons unknown to her, heads for the neighbor's house across the street and scratches on the front door. So, our running joke is:

"Why did the chicken cross the road?"

"To knock on the neighbor's door!"




posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:09 PM
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That's silly. How could a road get cross at a chicken?



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Huh. Well what do you know. I've gone 40 years of living and never once thought of that joke having a double meaning like that before.

Your kids pretty clever. I learned something new today about an old joke I never thought would have any new information for me.



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: MotherMayEye

Whoops, I went there... perhaps I'm the demented one.
( wink wink )


A whole list of inappropriate ATS answers has now entered my mind after reading your comment and I was dementedly delighted with all of them.

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?

A. Because she knew too much.

A. Because it made the story of the lone gun-chicken easier to control.

A. Because the rooster saw her email address was on the Ashley Madison hack list.

A. Because she was an incompetent scientist under investigation for incidents unrelated to her doubts about global warming and the link she found between autism and vaccines.



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posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: JaneyShmaney

Heeheee lol... welcome aboard. Have a star.



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:33 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: MotherMayEye

Huh. Well what do you know. I've gone 40 years of living and never once thought of that joke having a double meaning like that before.


Yes! I am 44 and never in my wildest dreams...lol



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Thanks!



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Because he was fat and needed exercise.



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: JaneyShmaney

Welcome!



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: new_here

Only once a year I get a knock on my door. Halloween. Now I'll be on watch!
No but after what you said, I'll suspect things.

Do I hand out candy orrrrrrrrr. Douse in spices?



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: MotherMayEye

Huh. Well what do you know. I've gone 40 years of living and never once thought of that joke having a double meaning like that before.


Yes! I am 44 and never in my wildest dreams...lol


Quick note before I log out.
When I was younger... ( I'm 41 ) .
I saw History of the world part one. There was a scene when Dom De luoise playing the emperor of Rome said, " Bring me a Small Liar " .

The scene played out with roman guards arresting a very short man with lying tendencies...
But was meant to bring a small Harp.. a musical instrument.

One night at 38 years of age... the movie was playing on TV. After all these years. The Time Released Joke went off.

I laughed so hard I fell into tears..

Some kids just hand it off to you.

Smart kid you have!



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: new_here

Only once a year I get a knock on my door. Halloween. Now I'll be on watch!
No but after what you said, I'll suspect things.

Do I hand out candy orrrrrrrrr. Douse in spices?


Stuff it, lol.



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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So how long as little Damian been killing chickens ?

If you have an over-possessive nanny that resembles a man.

Don't take any photos. Gather your things.

Then get the hell out of there.



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 01:35 AM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
Then, after crossing over, he came back! He began haunting the chicken coop.
He became a poultry-geist.


I think you may be a fan of the Troma flick Poultrygeist - Night Of The Chicken Dead



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 02:58 AM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye
My nine year old son just blew my mind by explaining to me the age old joke "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

I always assumed the answer made it a 'D'uh' kind of joke: "To get to the other side." Not really clever or inspiring -- just the oldest joke in the book.

BUT I WAS WRONG.

As my son explained, the chicken crossed the road to get to 'the other side.' The afterlife. My world has been rocked by his little epiphany -- the joke is actually a very cute play on words and I have a feeling I am not the only one who never got that joke.


When the joke talks about the road, what colour are roads, generally speaing, Why is bituimin often refrred to as the blacktop?



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Is the bitumen relevant to the joke? I suppose it could be. Interesting.



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

oh wow that is like the darkest most cynical grim reality pun I' ve ever heard

poor chicken

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posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 04:07 AM
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Did the joke literally mean a "chicken"? Maybe a young guy was playing chicken with oncoming car and jumped. whom ran out and dodged the oncoming vehicle by exiting to the other side of the road?



posted on Sep, 20 2015 @ 04:58 AM
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originally posted by: NowWhat
a reply to: MotherMayEye
Because I ran the chicken over and therefore he could finally "break on through to the other side"?



well they never said the chicken made it across the road. they said he wanted to get to the "other side". so u may have just helped him lol







 
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