I was looking through the mailbag archives and saw the discussion on flying chickens. Not to beat a dead… um… chicken, but the comment “the (ancestral) wild red jungle fowl wasn’t a great flier” isn’t exactly correct either. When I was young, my family actually raised a few jungle fowl for grins down in Baton Rouge (life was kind of dull). Jungle fowl are tough, mean little hombres who can fly just fine thank-you-very-much. If you want to see jungle fowl on the wing, go to the Jungle Gardens at Avery Island, La. (My Dad got his through a connection down there). Avery Island (near New Iberia, La.) is home port for all the Tobasco Sauce ever made, and for some odd reason they have set jungle fowl loose in their drive-through public gardens. The big ol’ statue of Buddha is pretty neat, too.
I’d like to try to encourage people to post the appropriate links when starting a new topic, so that people who want to respond have a least an opportunity to read the column in question. For how to post a link, see the topic “Administrative Request”
Shouldn’t you have posted a link to the topic “Administrative Request”?
http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000097.html (Administrative Request)
Should include a link to
http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/ubbcode.html (What is UBB?)
Instead of the Superman one.
Dex. You laughing or crying?
You link to what you wanna link to, I link to what I think is far more fun. Who the hell wants to test out a link to how to run UBB codes (UBB = Upper Bolivian Brandy)? Death of Superman is far more fun.
I dunno, Nick, just 'cause my forum is nice and orderly and well-managed, and people come up with rational and relevant and intelligent remarks and stay on topic… and your forum is… well…‘enough said. Anyway, that’s no reason for you to come over here and try to mess up this place, leavin’ your dirty socks all over the floor. What, was you raised in Dogpatch?