FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Orwell the piglet from Green Meadow Community Farm, Cwmbran, takes time out for a little light reading; SOWPRANO: Sally the pig bursts into song; NO DUMB CLUCK
: The hero of; `Chicken Run'
Just one time, I'd give anything to hear an answer like this: "You know, the first thing that came into my head was, I wonder if some dumb cluck
of a reporter is going to ask me what was the first thing that came into my head when my house got flattened?" Before the first thing that came into their subjects' heads became so popular with broadcast journalists, there was an equally banal query making the rounds on TV news shows - the "how-does-it-feel?" approach.
"You want a dumb cluck
like me to sit there and listen to people.
Maybe that was part of the attraction of North Korean President Kim Jong-un; that he's a dumb cluck
So, hey, we've got this blueblood trapped in a black body, mistaken for a slave, dispensing wisdom to the dumb cluck
who goes and frees the real slaves.
Even the titles of some of the education sessions suggested that those of us who earn our livings investigating, evaluating, and negotiating coverage, liability, and damages are not just a bunch of dumb clucks
in a cubical answering phones, but actually have a role in making the world work better.
While many people think chickens are nothing but dumb clucks
, the truth is that they have complex societies and excellent communication skills.
You dumb clucks
up there have voted to have a higher tax rate.
When the girl from Wilmington, Deleware, proclaimed that the United States had never lost a battle, we dumb clucks
let her get away with it, or almost.