Submitted by megan on Thu, 01/12/2006 - 21:21
First, last night I was listening to the CBC. Not listening so much as using it for a comforting aural blanket while I ate my channa dal and read. There were murmurings in the background about the bird flu moving slower through Turkey (the country) than experts expected. Murmuring changes to Expert Voice, and starts in on this long list of why that might be. Smack dab in the middle of this list is "a new form of human-chicken interaction".
Now, this raises some questions for me.
1) When did slaughter get classified as an "interaction"?
2) How many *old* forms of human-chicken interaction are there?
3) Were the old ones not good enough? Did people become bored with the ol' same ol' same ol' on the human-chicken interaction front?
And then, because I can, I did a google search for "human-chicken interaction" and came across this article. If you are ever in a bad mood, just whisper the phrase "This is the first human-poultry interaction system ever developed" and I promise you'll feel better.
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