Re: [steiner] why did the chicken cross the road?
- The first time, he did it just because it was there. He felt at one with the
road and he crossed it without thinking.
The next time he came to the road, he realized that there were TWO sides to
the road and that he was on one side and didn't really know what was on the
other side. He didn't cross over, because he didn't know what he would find,
The third time, he studied the situation and came to the conclusion that
there WAS something over there, but he could never know for sure what it was.
All who followed him thereafter failed to cross the road.
The fourth time, he felt weighed down by a sense of responsibility and felt
it was his duty to cross the road, whether he liked it or not. It was his
fate. He went through a lot of depression over this.
The fifth time, he came to the realization that, although he had some karma
with the road, he could, in time, come to perceive what really lay on the
other side and that he was totally free in his decision as to whether or not
to make the crossing. He crossed over in perfect freedom, although accepting
the responsibility for his action.
- Why did the chicken cross the road?
Circa 1998 there shall rise a chicken of fierce countenance, and he
will cross and re-cross the road whenever he so chooseth, for he will
be the first, vertical, upright chicken, a thing of blasphemy,
walking on two legs over dug outs and baseball diamonds where he
torrments small children and umpires. Let him who hath understanding
count the number of this beast, for it is the number of the San Diego
Chicken, and his number is 666.