Chicken Vs Blog Union

I seem to be devoid of any creativity these days but I miss you all and so rather than doing nothing, I’m reposting this gem which resulted from a previous dry spell.  Maybe it will get some energy moving around here!

Hiya, World!

(scuffle in the background)

Man in Black:  Excuse me, Chicken, ma’am, step away from the blog, please?

(chicken pulls her robe shut, takes a sip of coffee.  Strong and black with a hint of cinnamon, just the way she likes it.  Stands silently considering Man in Black who has suddenly appeared on her blog)

Chicken:  Excuse me, Man in Black, come again?

Man in Black:  Step. Away. From. The. Blog.

Chicken:  I like your sunglasses.  Did you buy those on  How did you get on my blog, anyway?  Who are you?

(Man in Black flashes official-looking badge.  Chicken can’t see it. Chicken needs glasses but don’t tell her that)

Man in Black:  That is a lot of questions, Ma’am.  I’m asking the questions, here.  As a certified Case Manager for General Blog Union Local 569, I’ve removed this blog from your care due to concerns of blogger neglect.

Chicken:  And yet, here I am.  If you would excuse me now, I have a post to write.

Man in Black:  Not so fast, Chicken.  Where have you been since Sept 15, 2010?

Chicken:  What’s it to you, MIB?

MIB:  What’s it to me?  What’s it to your blog, Chicken.  What’s it to your readers?  While you’ve been off galivanting God knows where, your blog has been sitting here, in disrepair, thanks to your experimental tinkering, and your readers have had to find other forms of silliness with which to amuse themselves.  And then!  And then you just saunter in, with your hair sticking up in 70 directions, blowing the steam off your coffee and expecting to carry on as though you haven’t been gone for the last month?  That takes some nerve, let me tell ya.

Chicken:  Listen, Mac.  Leave my hair out of it.  This is my blog.  I’ll blog on it when I want and where I want.  And if I want to leave it for a month and attend to other matters, I will.

MIB:  And that’s exactly why we have a Union and people like me-to deal with hardasses like you and protect the welfare of all blogs everywhere.  You think you OWN this blog, Chicken?  Are you really so arrogant?  A blog is a precious gift, Chicken, a GIFT, and should be treated that way.  You never leave your blog alone for a month.  Never EVER.  Now.  I repeat.  Where have you been, while your blog has been sitting here defecating on the internet and withering away, surviving on a few comment crumbs.

(Chicken, appearing a mite uncertain, smooths hair nervously)

Chicken:  Dude, I’ve been busy, you know?  I’ve been looking into some new business propositions.  What do you think about catering trucks, huh?  Can you see me driving one?  I’d sell cucumber sandwiches, locally grown, of course, and micro-brewed iced tea.  Yea.  Or maybe I’ll start a coffee shop.  A coffee shop that’s also an antique shop, and a book store, and a local artist co-op, and it will have a playground.  Genius, right?  Also, there’s an election going on here, you know, and it has been getting pretty heated.  It wouldn’t be responsible, as a citizen, for me to not know who gave who a job illegally, or who misappropriated funds, or who has a past criminal record.  I have to keep up on that stuff.  My vote counts.  Also, there’s just been this big study done on bats.  Yea, bats.  You heard me.  Bats don’t fly like airplanes, you know.  No, they do not.  Their multi-jointed wings create a circular wind pattern, more like a helicopter.  If they can figure out how bats fly, it could change the entire air travel industry.  That’s right.  Also I do have little chickens, you know.  It’s been apple picking season, and littleb has birthday parties every weekend…plus I work, you know, and I’ve been very busy with social media stuff for my job, so when I come home….

MIB:  When you come home, you have no time to take care of your own blog?  Yea, I get it, Chicken, that’s why I’m here.

Chicken:  But you can’t just take my blog away.  What if I need to write something.  What if the World needs me?

MIB:  Seems like it has gotten by fine without you.  The miners escaped, Bellchick got rid of Moss, Lindsay Lohan is still partying.  And all this happened without you.  Imagine.

Chicken:  Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, MIB.

MIB:  Tell it to the judge, Chicken.

(reality dawning)

Chicken:  The Judge?  The Judge?  What Judge?  Are you seriously telling me I can’t blog here anymore?

MIB:  Ah.  Now you’re getting it.
Chicken:  Forever? I can’t blog here again forever?

MIB:  You will need to appear in the Court of Blog before the Circuit Judge, who will hear your plea.  Most likely, you’ll need to get another blogger to post blog and vouch for your reliability.  Following that, you may be released back onto the internet with certain restrictions and after completing internet community service.  If the Judge doesn’t buy your lame excuses, you may be assigned blog sensitivity training.  If you really rile him up, he may assign you to blog confinement, in which case you will be allowed to visit your blog and only your blog, until such time as you are deemed capable of a depth of creativity that allows you to post reliably on your blog without falling back into your web-surfing addiction.  We are not here to punish.  We are here to rehabilitate and prevent the neglect of blogs everywhere.

(claps on the handcuffs)

MIB:  Come with me, Chicken, and if you ever want to see your blog again, you’ll come quietly.

Chicken:  o-KAY!  Quit pushin’.   Bye Blog.  Be good-I’ll be back before you know it.  Don’t eat too many adjectives while I’m gone.  Bye Bloggy friends.  If anyone could see their way into posting Blog for me, I’d pay ya back, honest I would….

Oh….and somebody…please call Pearl Annabelle Lafleur.  She’ll know what to do….

  26 comments for “Chicken Vs Blog Union

  1. October 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I'll be your character witness! Assuming there's a bar nearby, of course.


  2. October 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks Elly Lou. Where there's judges, there's always bars nearby, am I right? I think you taught me that. Maybe you could play Dixie Chicken on your ukelele to soften the judge up.


  3. October 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Welcome back … Wait, younger back right?


  4. October 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    That was supposed to say you are back. My iPad and I are still figuring each other out.


  5. Anonymous
    October 16, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Kinda thought you might have been down in that Chilean mine shaft. Glad you're back in circulation, though. Will this be your first time in court?
    Welcome back, your chicksters are with you.


  6. October 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Anonymous-I've been in the pen for sure, and I've been shafted. But I've never been to court. Thanks for the support.


  7. October 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Ok here's what we're going do.I'll have my MIB speak to your MIB and we'll set up a meeting, maybe do lunch , nut out the details and try to get your blogging licence reinstated.

    And if that doesnt work – we'll go on the lam and drunk blog from secret locations. Fair enough?

    Are you back for good…I dont wanna get excited if you're just going to break my heart again.


  8. October 17, 2010 at 2:57 am

    I'm glad you're back…you are back right?..that whole MIB scenario was genius. See, it's a good thing you're back (you are back right?) 'cause who else would have come up with such a good alibi for being away for AN ENTIRE MONTH!…but you are back, right?


  9. Anonymous
    October 17, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Best blog post yet. It really is true: Absence DOES make the heart grow fonder! So happy you are back Chicken!



  10. October 17, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Hi Sandra-yeah, I'm back. With my usual irregularity to keep in mind. And thanks.

    CB-hi friend. Aw, and likelise.Likewize? I can't spell when it gets late.


  11. October 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    sometimes experimental tinkering takes me away from my blog, too. experimental tinkering is a blast. we just have to find a way to lose that douchey union MIB away. anyway, we'll pool our resources and get you the best lawyer. never say die.


  12. October 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Yay! The Chicken has returned! Listen, I know a guy who knows a guy in the blog court circuit and I think you can totally plea bargain. Because, like, the miners BARELY escaped without you.


  13. October 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    WTF? You are leaving, is that right? Or is this just a break?

    That was hilarious, by the way.


  14. October 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Just tell him you were laying an egg or something…anybody 'official' is stupid…otherwise they wouldn't be official…;-)


  15. October 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, so funny! I was checking here every day or so after I found this blog, wondering where you were. I even did a blog about your site and other unusual chicken sites. Man, I get nervous if I don't blog every other day! I was afraid something serious might happen if I did not blog all the time. Whew.

    Well, you are back and I am deliriously happy.


  16. October 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Patty Punker-yes, what we need is some MIBegone. I'm sure we can find a lawyer that specializes in recalcitrant bloggers. There is a special lawyer for everything!

    Thanks Chalupa! Have your guy's guy call my guy. We gotta end this thing!

    4DX-Great to hear from you! How are things! Official driving instructors are NOT stupid, no way, but Official MIB probably are. Suits. Who needs 'em.

    Hi P. Parsimony-that's so nice. Sorry I was not here for you. I'm usually not this bad:-)

    GND-they can't keep a chicken down for long, no worries. First offense and all that. Well, first offense Officially!


  17. October 18, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Fight Authority!fet ua a court appointed lawyer type guy ad take a plea of Blog when ya wanna blog! You crack me up!


  18. October 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Yes! Go on the lam with Quilting in My Pyjamas, and black market blog from secret locations!
    On the other hand, even though you haven't posted a new blog entry, you've been lurking around the internet, giving everyone support and feedback, so it doesn't really feel like you've been gone. So here's what I say: saunter in anytime you feel like it, and we'll be happy to read what you put out there!


  19. October 19, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Hey Scrappy-I'm reminded that Authority always wins, but that shouldn't stop us from trying, should it?

    Hi Punk-we can post photo clues of our wearabouts! You can come visit!! You could turn it into a reality show!!!


  20. October 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Chicken, glad to see you're back with your Chardonnay fabulousness. Don't listen to the man in black. You just keep on keepin' on with your bad self.

    Apple picking season alone is a reason to neglect a blog.

    I, for one, will always open the door with a big welcome whenever you come back.


  21. October 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I am so glad I am not the only neglectful blogger who has other things distracting me from entertaining my followers….like life and children and jobs and all the crap that gets in the way of the fun stuff. Welcome back!


  22. October 25, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Yay! Blog neglect! It's what you do when life intrudes.


  23. October 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    this is just great.


  24. October 30, 2010 at 4:57 am

    that was so the awesome.

    Glad to have you back.

    I did some time a while back, same nasty Judge of Blog Court, too.

    He came down, and hard…


  25. October 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Hi Luis-thank you!

    Hi Empress. The cheeseburgers and coffee were good, though, right? That one guard, the one that didn't read? He was kind of a pain. Glad you are back, too:-)


  26. November 8, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Just had to tell you that I love this post…Again.


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