Re: Poor chicken

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Yes, but did he?

I love the look on the female anchor's face.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:09 AM
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Also.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:14 AM
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Hm.

"Keep f---ing that chicken" appears to have no widely-understood meaning, with commenters on US blogs suggesting that he probably meant to say plucking.

I like the thought of Telegraph reporter Moore searching desperately on Urbandictionary.com trying to figure out what this charming Americanism might mean.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:19 AM
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Holy Christ, that is the funniest thing I've seen in *years.*


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:21 AM
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"Keep f---ing that chicken" appears to have no widely-understood meaning, with commenters on US blogs suggesting that he probably meant to say plucking.

Commenters on US blogs are probably mistaken.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:23 AM
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with commenters on US blogs suggesting that he probably meant to say plucking.

When I want to encourage the UPS guy, that's what I usually say: "Keep plucking that chicken."
???


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:25 AM
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Maybe "tender forecast" made him think of chickens? Because chickens are tender. But not if you overcook them!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:27 AM
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We take you live now to England, where everyone has only one spoon.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:31 AM
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Well, there is an extended Frank Perdue joke going on (why?) -- "It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken forecast" etc. So yeah I think he intended to say "plucking."


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:32 AM
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The best part is the weather guy responding, "OK, I'll do that."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:35 AM
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Do iPod headphones not work in PC computers or is my headset jack broken?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:37 AM
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You know how if you spend a lot of time with someone, you grow to resemble each other more over time? This was true of Frank Perdue and chickens.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:39 AM
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11: iPod headphones are normal headphones; they should work. Are you sure (1) that you're in the right output and (2) that your computer's sound is not muted and/or volumed down?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:40 AM
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Got it now. I've never hook-up sound for this machine, but chicken loving was sufficient motivation.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:46 AM
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So yeah I think he intended to say "plucking."

I think it's more likely he was thinking of
this.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:46 AM
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Aw, Austro.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:55 AM
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maybe Mr Weatherman runs a bookmobile on the weekend. maybe


Posted by: cleek | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:20 AM
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Saying "you keep plucking that chicken" after an extended riff on a decades old chicken advertising slogan is, in itself, pretty pathetic.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:22 AM
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I will never stop laughing. Crying?

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), upset by crowded conditions on the D.C. subway during this weekend's "Tea Party," sent a letter to "Washington's Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.
'These individuals came all the way from Southeast Texas to protest the excessive spending and growing government intrusion by the 111th Congress and the new Obama administration,' Brady wrote. 'These participants, whose tax dollars were used to create and maintain this public transit system, were frustrated and disappointed that our nation's capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them.'"

Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:22 AM
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Also, Molly notes that it is fun to move the emphasis around in the phrase: "You keep fucking THAT chicken"

And "YOU, keep fucking that chicken"


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:23 AM
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You KEEP fucking that chicken. I do not think it means what you think it means.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:26 AM
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You keep fucking that, chicken.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:34 AM
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You keep! Fucking that, chicken.

Diminishing returns are my watchword.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:35 AM
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Watchwords?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:35 AM
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PETA is encouraging geese or turkeys on the grounds of lesser cruelty.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:36 AM
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You keep fucking!

[aside] That chicken...


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:42 AM
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You! Keep Fucking!
That? Chicken?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:45 AM
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You, keep fucking that. Chicken?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:47 AM
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No, I'll have the veal, thanks. [keeps fucking that]


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:49 AM
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NO THANKS I'D PREFER THE LIVER


Posted by: OPINIONATED PORTNOY | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:51 AM
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I keep hearing the phrase to the tune of "I'm Fucking Matt Damon."


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:56 AM
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31: That's a side effect of most over-the-counter sinus meds.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:19 AM
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Is Poor Chicken like Gay Chicken?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:21 AM
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Maybe "tender forecast" made him think of chickens? Because chickens are tender. But not if you overcook them!

if you fuck a chicken long and hard enough, you will eventually tenderize it.



Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:23 AM
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34: Heteronormative? Sexist? Both?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:25 AM
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I feel like [fucking a] chicken tonight!


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:35 AM
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Keep on plucking that mother pheasant, you pleasant mother pheasant plucker.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:36 AM
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36: From that link:

The American version of the product quickly failed; however, it is still popular in Australia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, where there exists spin-off products such as "Beef Tonight", and more recently "Sausages Tonight".

!!!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:37 AM
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38: And that article was a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. After expanding it, you can reflect on your poor time-use decisions.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:41 AM
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3: I don't dare look it up at work, but wasn't there a joke on an early South Park episode about fucking a chicken? As in, it's very difficult? That's probably what he was thinking of.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:43 AM
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40: The link in 17 is what you are thinking of.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:45 AM
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There is, of course, also the Sandler tune.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:45 AM
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#38. What a missed opportunity to name "Sausages Tonight" "Sausage Time!"


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:49 AM
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A certain relevant google image search doesn't seem to provide the results it once did. Very sad.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:51 AM
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41: Ah, duh. Not only do I not dare google "south park chicken sex" at work, I don't even dare follow links in comment threads.

Actually, I usually do follow links, but I copy-paste them into something else first so that I can see if it's something blocked. I guess I just missed that one.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 10:25 AM
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Perhaps Ernie was making a reference to a joke, the canonical version of which I can't seem to turn up on brief googling, whose punchline is something like, "You should have been here yesterday. Some guy was fucking a chicken!"


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 12:07 PM
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44: I guess the image didn't depict the kind of extracurricular activity a hiring committee is usually looking for.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 12:28 PM
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" A great chicken like that, you don't fuck it all at once!"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 2:24 PM
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*cackle*

I just watched it again. This will never get old.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 4:03 PM
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This is why they usually script the banter.

That theory didn't work so well for Ron "Go fuck yourself San Diego!" Burgundy.


Posted by: tonks | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 5:11 PM
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As a professional Internet comment reader, this has got to be the funniest thread I've ever read.

I mean, 27! "You! Keep Fucking! That? Chicken?"


Posted by: Alexis Madrigal | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 7:51 PM
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This wasn't his first time


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:02 PM
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You keep fucking that Ken. He's so chic.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:42 PM
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Because chickens are tender. But not if you overcook them!

Who fucks a cooked chicken, pervert.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:55 PM
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This is about chicken, but really more about peoples' kids not eating.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:57 PM
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"Of all the possible mispronunciations of that name, you seem to have stumbled upon absolutely the worst one.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 8:59 PM
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55: My father still yells "I will shove it up your ass" when I say I don't want to eat something. It is an issue.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:00 PM
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I've never met your dad, but I'll bet if you dropped your pants and gave him the brown wink, it would be the last time he said that to you.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:09 PM
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58 sounds like a recipe for pot roast up the ass.

Or, AWturducken.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 9:16 PM
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hmm, you guys I'm feeling nervous. you see, the only ever fly in the ointment is that the landlord of the dream house is a bit on the active alcoholic side (I originally met her through the program but she's not sober). so just now a friend told me that her friend C. has also been offered the place, as a roommate with the girl currently living there. (landlord just goes back and forth from Bangkok and is rarely there) C's only ever talked to the roommate while I've been in contact with the actual lease-holder, as I found out when I talked to her just now. so that gives me hope that the landlord is fucking over the roommate rather than me. she did say at some point, we have to get this decided so I can let the roommate know, i.e. said roomie doesn't yet know she might be about to get kicked out. but who knows? I think C. already gave notice on her current place. somebody is getting screwed in this situation and I just hope it's not me. the fact is that taking on more roommates is easier than emptying out your whole house for people to move into. but that's why I've offered to do all this furniture-selling and arranginating for landlord girl. maybe I should up my offer slightly? it's already at the very outmost edge of affordable, though. fingers crossed till we get that goddamn lease signed. and keep fucking that chicken.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 11:37 PM
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did iggy pop ever sue the band JET over "are you gonna be my girl" being a note-for-note ripoff of "lust for life"? he fucking should have.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 11:38 PM
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60: Hm, yuck, and thanks for the update. Is there any way to chat up some of the landlord's other tenants who are in other places? Normally I'd advocate for chatting up the current tenants, but that sounds like a nonstarter.

Also, does she own chickens?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-17-09 11:51 PM
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61: Wikipedia agrees, with qualifications:

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is a song by the Australian rock band Jet, featured on their 2003 album Get Born. It was the first single from the album, released in 2003 in Australia and the UK, and in 2004 in the United States. The song is often cited for similarities to Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" and The White Stripes's "Screwdriver".[1][2] However, the beat has been found to have been common in numerous 60s' Motown songs, including "I'm Ready For Love" by Martha And The Vandellas and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes.

Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:07 AM
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Jet have also 'paid tribute' to songs by Oasis, and AC/DC. Ripping of Oasis is really some kind of meta-ripping-off, mind.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:09 AM
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she does rent out one other place in singapore, a penthouse condo she owns, but I really have no way of contacting those people. basically it's hard to get a lease for a black-and-white colonial house, all of which are owned by the government and then managed by a quasi-private firm. this woman wants to spend all her time in bangkok rather than just most of it, but doesn't want to lose her precious lease, hence she wants me to take it over with the proviso that she can sleep there occasionally when she's in town. I know her to be something between flaky and unethical from previous encounters but have been willing to overlook the possible disadvantages of having a sketchy landlord because the house is so amazing and the rent so awesome. so I'm not exactly surprised someone is getting screwed, I just don't want it to be me. and actually, now that I've talked to C. I feel somewhat sorry for her too. just not sorry enough that I don't hope I WILL TRIUMPH.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:31 AM
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I hate it when I'm the only one awake. or maybe (euro time-zone) people are actually working? no response to emails or texts from mystery landlord. whoooo knooows?


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:08 AM
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I'm awake! But working.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:33 AM
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And I wish you well in triumphing over flaky landlords.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:33 AM
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Geez Ala, do u really want landlord grief in u r life?

(awake, but pinned to the sofa w/ one arm free)


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:52 AM
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Also awake, and working. Not that that stops me checking Unfogged.*

* large chunks of my job involve waiting for files to move around.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 3:21 AM
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yeah, I know, if she's this flaky now what will she come up with during the tenancy. urg. if it wasn't my actual dream house...I am biting my nails off. should be settled one way or another soon, but I feel like I have been waiting for stressful things to happen for too long.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 3:31 AM
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How many people know she's on the sauce? Maybe ttaM can calmly explain to her that you mean serious f'ing business. Blackmail is the best mail.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 4:13 AM
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I have keys to the place and it was funny to go over and see basically nothing in the kitchen except 6 or 7 bottles of various flavors of absolut. she wants to have a kid and it's my hope that realizing she can't not drink while pregnant will bring her back into the AA fold, we'll see. she doesn't think it's a problem, or not THE problem. unless people think that they aren't willing to quit. it's insidious like that.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 4:48 AM
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If you are subletting, are you legally protected or is this a gray-market lease? The house sounds fantastic, but a semi-honest landlord like that can make it ++ungood. Big potential for lots of drama.

she doesn't think it is a problem. Oy.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 5:27 AM
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nothing in the kitchen except 6 or 7 bottles of various flavors of absolut

All that fruit — that's like 2000% of her RDA vitamins and minerals right there!


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 7:35 AM
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Is it just me or is flavored vodka the Boone's Farm of the no longer young set?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 7:39 AM
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That joke you were looking for.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 7:46 AM
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On the OP: Jon Stewart did a funny bit on Anastos, which was even funnier when I didn't know what was coming.

This piece on the history of attempted invasions of Afghanistan is also quite worth watching.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-20-09 8:16 AM
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Also: 31 is extremely funny.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-20-09 8:16 AM
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Oops, I mean that 32 as a response to 31 is extremely funny. (Sorry, Bave.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-20-09 9:10 AM
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