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This May Keep You Clucking

The following (abbreviated) e-mail crossed our computer screen the other day. It lists imaginary answers to how various historical figures and celebrities might answer the proverbial question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"

For the greater good.

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It was a historical inevitability.

Karl Marx

Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

Albert Einstein

The fish.

Salvador Dali

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To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life.

Henry David Thoreau

The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.

Mark Twain

To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.

Capt. James T. Kirk