Chicken and the F Word (Updated)
I remember a number of years ago (OK, OK, a LOT of years ago!) there was circulated (on paper, mind you - this was BUI, Before Ubiquitous Internet) a paper detailing all of the uses of the 'F' word. It demonstrated, with rules and usage examples, how the 'F' word could be used as a noun, a verb, an adverb, etc. It also gave examples of how the word, depending on usage and inflection, could convey emotions and attitudes. No links, find it yourself.|
Anyway, now Brad Lewis over at Training for Eternity offers a piece titled Poultry Without Morals. He speaks of the myriad uses for chicken (Alright now! He is talking about FOOD). Here is an excerpt:
It is staggering, when you think about it, the number of ways the average chicken can be prepared, modified, recycled and reused. It can be fried, broiled, basted, roasted, and barbecued. Truly unique among the ingredients of the world. And as everyone knows, anything that is either unidentifiable or heinously unpalatable is usually said to taste like the wonder food, chicken. It would take volumes to adequately explain the creativity with which the food service personnel manipulate this culinary delight. And as I think back on my many months overseas in support of the war effort, I believe I can say with very little uncertainty that the US Army euthanizes and consumes at least one hundred billion chickens a day.Very funny, and oh, so true. Appropriate or no, reading this paragraph brought to mind the theme mentioned at top. Go read the whole thing.
Update: Hmmm, seems Brad left out sliced, diced, and fricaseed, boiled and baked, stewed and simmered, sauteed and... I'm sure there's more.
Update: (06/01/05 4:07 PM CDT) I was correct, there ARE more things that can be done with chicken, other than those listed above.
From Denver's Channel 7 comes this report:
Oh, the inhumanity! Read the whole thing. Sounds like fried chicken tonight.
Tagged as Army, Chaplain, Chicken, Poultry