Keep plucking that chicken

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Keep plucking that chicken
September 18, 2009 06:26PM
Just got a call from a writer from the NY Times asking my take on this new hot phrase. My interpretation coming soon. In the meantime I"ll keep plucking that chickensmiling smiley
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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 18, 2009 06:29PM
John Christophers says:
He absolutely did not intend to say "plucking". The phrase he used has been around for a quite a long time as a juvenile reference to the KFC restaurant chain. It is preceded by his comment "it takes a tough man to make a tender forecast" which comes from the Purdue chicken commercials - "it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken." Free association runs amok, Kentucky Fried Chicken comes into his head, and before he can stop himself he blurts out the KFC joke he probably heard when he was 12.



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Oracle?
Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 18, 2009 06:54PM
Poor Ernie! Why is this national news? As much as I loathe Fox, how can you think that was anything other than a slip of the tongue?



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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 18, 2009 07:43PM
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Ernie .cock slip up. Poor Ernie.



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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 18, 2009 08:04PM
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The idea of chicken plucking may hold a special resonance for New Yorkers beyond the fact that it burst out from New York local television. “In New York, we are all faced with the lovely experiment where things go awry instantaneously in any given moment,” said Kennedy Moore, the founder of AskaNewYorker.com, a community advice site. “The grind of life in New York. I keep at it. I keep plucking that chicken. I don’t stop.”

It could be a way for New Yorkers to demonstrate their fortitude to each other, he said. “How did your day go? ‘It was a tough day, but I keep plucking that chicken.’”

Could it be shortened to “pluck that chicken?”

No — he agreed with us on the importance of the word “keep.”

“You have to say ‘keep.’ The word keep is essential,” he said. “It provides a rhythmic quality and a sign of endurance.”



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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 19, 2009 12:03AM
Dear Kennedy,

Great company to be quoted with. You are right about keeping the "keep" and I'll tell you why.
True story: Indiana, around 1958, I was about 4 years old, living and growing up on my grandparents farm because my mother was sick a lot. One day I saw my grandmother slaughter a chicken with a hand axe. Granny held the chicken down somewhere near the base of the chicken's neck and proceeded to whack it's head off. The headless chicken took off running until it finally collapsed roughly 30 feet from the execution site. Granny has now realized that I was a witness to this shocking event and must now explain the purpose of what seemed a needless brutal killing to me. She grab the fresh but defiantly dead bird and took us down a hill where she had set up a table. Granny said "I killed the chicken because she will be our dinner tonight (as granny also pulled eggs from the lifeless body of still feathered bird). But before cooking it we must first pluck the the feathers out and we must KEEP PLUCKING THAT CHICKEN in order to make sure that all the tiny quills are removed."

Sincerely & with Love

Terence [www.terencemain.com]



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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 25, 2009 06:56PM
Sometimes there just aren’t enough feathers..

— Aaron
Oracle?
Re: Keep plucking that chicken
September 25, 2009 08:30PM
I'm not having chicken tonight.
Re: Keep plucking that chicken
October 07, 2009 11:42AM
'I' keep plucking that chickensmiling smiley Whatever It Takes....@#ucking that chicken if necessary


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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
October 08, 2009 03:44AM
Just a small correction: he said "keep @#$%& that chicken, you hairy fruity prick bastard"
Re: Keep plucking that chicken
October 09, 2009 02:59PM
What is the best way to pluck a chicken?

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Re: Keep plucking that chicken
November 06, 2009 02:42PM
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