Tuesday, February 8

Happy Chinese New Year

Wishing everybody a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! May you have money for nothing and your chicks for free. With the way bird flu keeps flaring up here and there in the region, the latter has been upgraded from "slight chance" to "very strong possibility".

Welcoming the Year of the Cock in style is not as simple as getting a Prince Albert. Poultry headwear is a tricky area to navigate because chickens generally look better nesting in their Eglus or roaming free-range. Mind you, they also look fantastic served up as old-fashioned Chicken Cacciatore with a side of egg noodles.


There's a certain commitment involved in wearing a turban, no matter how Sanrio its stylings may be. In the absence of harem pants, a caftan and a curved sword, the whole thing becomes a half-hearted limp-wristed token gesture.

With children, you can afford to be a little more experimental:


Many many years from now, he will discover this photo and scream "Muuuuuuuuuuumm!! How could you?!?!?!


If you cannot enter a doorway without the practical nightmare of decapitating your hat, then this hat is not for you. The same applies if your hat continually violates another country's airspace.


As Foghorn Leghorn would say "What's goin', I say what's goin' on here?" The hat is suitably festive but are these man's eyes and teeth even his own? Did he also borrow the gap between his teeth for effect?

To procure poultry headwear online, visit Chickenhats.com - Because life is more fun with a chicken on your head. I look forward to hearing your rebuttal statement.

7 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, Blogger JumpingPuddles said...

Do the parents of the child in the second photo realise that the chicken is shooting the child a disturbingly menacing look? Man, that is on evil chicken.

happy new year :)

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Elks said...

couldn't resist sending those images around the office. It was a unanimous response that the small child looked like he was about to be eaten alive by his hat.

 
At 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Chinese New Year, SF! Keep the cock...er ..... posting coming, I mean.

-lisa @ bohemianphilosophy

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger j-a said...

i just don't believe this. m. was complaining about not getting chicken cacciatore (i cooked for him, i had no idea what it was) and now you are showing me how to spell the dish! are we psychically linked??

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Haha, it's just one of those chicken dishes that is omnipresent.

 
At 1:35 AM, Blogger Kate said...

Is KFC doing anything special during this holiday? It's kind of like a once every 12 years promotional opportunity. :) Like McDonald's could have something for the Year of the Cow.

 
At 4:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spirit,

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year as well.

Great post and pictures.

Cheers! (Ron, See Lai)

 

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