Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The early bird

My brother had this discussion with his co-counselor and a camper:

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

One of them (co-counselor or camper) said the egg came first. Why? Because you eat eggs for breakfast in the morning and chicken for dinner at night.

My brother countered with the fact that in the gemara, it says we start the day from the night before. Therefore, our chicken for dinner signifies that the chicken came before the egg.

The real question then becomes, when do you eat dinner? In the winter, the chicken came before the egg, no question. But what about in the summer, when it gets dark waaaay after dinner time?

A more pressing question is, if the early bird gets the worm, what happens to the early worm?


haKiruv said...

This makes my brain hurt.

Ezzie said...

The early worm gets a few hours of darkness before the early bird eats it. (Duh!)

the only way i know said...


very entertaining..

here are some chicken jokes


The Bible:
And God came down from the heavens, and He said unto the chicken, "Thou shalt cross the road." And the Chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing.

The fact that you thought that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.

L.A. Police Department:
Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out.

Dr. Seuss:
Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes! The chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed it, I've not been told!

It was a government conspiracy.

Chickens, over great periods of time, have been naturally selected in such a way that they are now genetically dispositioned to cross roads.

Jerry Seinfeld:
Why does anyone cross a road? I mean, why doesn't anyone ever think to ask, "What the heck was this chicken doing walking around all over the place anyway?"

The Pope:
That is only for God to know.

In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Someone told us that the chicken had crossed the road, and that was good enough for us. (My favourite! lol)

For the greater good.

To actualize its potential.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.

It didn't. I was playing golf with it at the time.

Erachet said...

the only way i know - first of all, welcome to my blog! second of all, those chicken jokes are AWESOME. Have you seen the Princess Bride chicken jokes? They're floating around somewhere on the internet. They're hilarious.