Consider the chicken...
She is of the coop: quick and flighty, but extremely irritable. Farmers raise
her on a diet of corn. Children love her when chopped up and processed into
McNuggets. But place her on the side of a road and she becomes a thing of
legend. An apocryphal joke, if you will.
You have never felt a deep kinship to the chicken. You disdain barbeque. It is
your opinion that nothing in this world, nothing, is finger-licking good. Ever
since you were a child, you've been forced to believe that the joke about the
chicken and the road was funny. You told it over and over again, gaining the
laughter from adults you so desperately wanted. Yet when you tried to make your
own original attempts at the same kind of childish absurdist humor, such as
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