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That's blatantly wrong.
The answer is spiritual.
Why does the chicken cross the road?
By braving the maelstrom of human automobiles travelling at speed, each one spelling certain death for any chicken caught beneath its wheels, the chicken begins to understand The Way. The chicken, by discarding all fear, all thought and all feathers attains Chicken Nirvana at the very point of death - and thus, it can be said that the chicken has reached 'the other side'.
And if there are no cars, then it has no problem reaching the other side and is at liberty to cross whenever the compunction takes it.
say it out loud
had a list of variants of this pinned to the wall, of which the funniest was someone asking Ernest Hemingway "Why did the chicken cross the road?" and getting the reply:
"To die. In the rain."