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NY resolutions

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:25 am
by Liesbeth

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:38 pm
by No You Are
Instead I will just wish everyone good luck with their own resolutions and resume my Laocoonian posture of wrestling with the serpent of sloth, aided by my two sons, Ambition and Fun.

Nice

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:30 pm
by pahouk
It may not exactly be a resolution but yesterday on KIRO he did promise to eat a live chicken if the new album doesn't come out in 2011.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:10 am
by Liesbeth
Can someone record that promise?

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:35 am
by Moni
Consider it recorded, stamped and sealed.
Record or live chicken it is!
363 days to go.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:50 pm
by No You Are
Witness!!

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:30 am
by Harvey Winters
I'm from NY, and my resolution, is to simply make it...

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:55 am
by Moni
No You Are wrote:Witness!!



205 days!!

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:06 am
by grant
God, the poor bird.

Should we have a sub-pool about what breed it'll be?

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:25 pm
by Moni
grant wrote:Should we have a sub-pool about what breed it'll be?


Excellent idea, although I have no idea what kinds of breed are available in and around Seattle...?

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:42 pm
by sour29
I'll take the safe bet -- Pigeon.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:51 am
by grant
I'd bet on a bantam silkie...
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but I'd love to see some action with a Transylvanian naked neck:
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Think we can get some odds going?

Oh, and Moni - it's a major metropolitan city that's also a hub for the whole permaculture/granola-making/backyard chicken subculture. One could probably find any breed one wanted without too much trouble.

Most are probably Plymouth rock, Rhode Island red,white leghorn and... oh, there's one other popular "vanilla" chicken. Oh, and Ameraucaunas. No one can resist them - green eggshells.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:15 pm
by grant
Here's a resource, if you really want to get a pool going: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/v ... ?id=351652

The initials in people's sigs are breeds:

RIR = Rhode Island red
BO = Buff Orpington
BR = Barred rock (I think) (It's a Plymouth rock with a common "barred" feather pattern)
OEGB = Old English game bantam
EE = "Easter egg" chicken (a cross breed between parents who lay different colored eggs)
FBCM = French black copper Maran (chocolate-brown eggs).
RSL = Red sex-link
BSL = Black sex-link (best breed name ever)

(I had to look up at least three of those.)

The other common breeds seem to be:

Silkie
Cochin
Australorp (a hybrid)
Wyandotte
Faverolle
Golden comet
Sussex
Jersey giant (a long shot if I ever heard one)
Brahma
Welsummer
Serama (a very small breed - good bet, again)

Oh, and "bantam" refers to size - they're about 2/3rds the size of a normal chicken, so a safer bet for live eating.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:09 am
by Liesbeth
what are the odds that John will chicken out?

if not: this might be a good way to prepare the chicken
http://youtu.be/yTZ1Mf8MTGs

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:09 am
by grant
Bork!

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:16 am
by grant
I do think we could make a table with those breeds and start making some odds.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:13 am
by Liesbeth
Those breeds kinda sound like they could be a list of baseball players' names. I was notoriously bad at the board's baseball thingie back in the day, so I'm assuming I will end last on this.
Which suits me fine. Bring it on.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:15 am
by grant
Unfortunately, we can't make brackets, since there's only one thing - John Roderick eating a live chicken.

What we can have are odds.

So here's a chart of possible outcomes with my suggested odds:

John eats a...

  • COOKED (any breed, already prepared) - 1/1
  • COOKED (any breed, slaughtered in sight) - 2/1
  • BANTAM (any breed) - 3/1
  • SERAMA - 3/1
  • RHODE ISLAND RED - 4/1
  • BARRED ROCK - 4/1
  • SILKIE - 5/1
  • COCHIN - 5/1
  • WYANDOTTE - 5/1
  • FAVEROLLE - 5/1
  • PLYMOUTH ROCK (Non-barred) - 5/1
  • PIGEON - 5/1
  • BUFF ORPINGTON - 5/1
  • GOLDEN COMET - 5/1
  • SUSSEX - 5/1
  • WELSUMMER - 6/1
  • MARAN - 6/1
  • ORPINGTON (Non-buff) - 6/1
  • SEX-LINK (Red) - 6/1
  • EASTER EGG - 6/1
  • AMERAUCANA - 7/1
  • SEX-LINK (Black) - 7/1
  • LEGHORN - 7/1
  • BRAHMA - 7/1
  • GUINEA FOWL - 9/1
  • JERSEY GIANT - 10/1
  • TRANSYLVANIAN NAKED NECK - 12/1
  • TURKEY - 14/1
  • GAME COCK - 14/1
  • PEAHEN - 15/1
  • PEACOCK - 20/1

(ALL NON-COOKED LISTINGS ASSUMED TO BE LIVE)
If we wanting this to look really nice, we could get thumbnails for each breed.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:01 am
by No You Are
Gimmie $100 on the any slaughtered in site, $10 on the Ameraucana at 7-1 and a nickle on the peacock longshot.

Also, I'd like to get Pigeon, Maran, Leghorn and Brahma in a $4 Superfecta.

Re: NY resolutions

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:31 pm
by grant
A Superfecta sounds... really bloody, actually. That's carnival geek territory.

Tempted to set up a PayPal account just to deal with this now - you know what you're doing!