Actually, the chicken has a repertoire of about 300 different actions, each triggered by the entry of one of the combinations of nouns, verbs and other parts of speech programmed into its "vocabulary." A complete list of trigger words and the clips they invoke has already been posted to the Internet, although it appears the clips can no longer be viewed directly from external web links. (That is, if you want to see the chicken jump, you have to go to subservientchicken.com and enter the command "jump" — if you try to go directly to the URL for the "jump" clip, all you'll see is the chicken waving an accusatory finger at you.) A Subservient Chicken Request List has also been established to chronicle the actions the chicken will or will not perform.
After I linked this site, I later wondered if it might be some kind of program that just looked like a live webcam. I feel kind of foolish that I thought it was a live webcam at first, but at least I wasn't the only one.
When I first read about this, I was pretty disgusted. But, as it turns out, the site in question (which will not be directly linked here) is a hoax. Thank God for small mercies...
Or rather, order around a guy in a chicken suit. Subservient Chicken is very weird, to say the least. The guy just stands there and does what you tell him. I asked him to lean to the left and he did it. I asked him to flap his wings and he did that. It's funny, but it's so strange...
One thing, though -- I didn't know valedictorians were "elected". I thought it was just whoever had the highest GPA in the class. That's the way it worked when I was in high school. It seems that electing someone to that position leaves things wide open for abuse, such as what happened to this kid.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against praying for God to look after our troops. Quite the contrary. But stuff like this is just so cheesy! I've seen nativity knickknacks similar to this, which I always thought were bizarre...Oh, here's one now.
It's been a while since I've posted about a bizarre item seen on the web. Well, the dry spell is over, for A Saintly Salmagundi (permalinks not working -- scroll down to post entitled "Nuttiness Beyond Compare") has turned up this...thing: