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I’m a 56-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

T is for There Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

I was apologising to a correspondent and regular Blog Fan, the other day, for leaving not one but two poultry posts at the top of the home-page for three months (an irony in itself as the fascist Folgor once accused me of only posting 'cartoon mice and ducks' or something similar!), when he suggested I'd have been better-off calling the second one "There's nobody here but us chickens", which gave me this great idea!

I will get back in to posting in a week or so, one can't mope forever, but in the meantime; here are those chickens . . . 

Carved Ivory; Colonialism; Elephant Ivory; Farm and Zoo; Farm Animals; Farm Chicks; Farming Figures & Animals; Forbidden Ivory; Ivory Animals; Ivory Birds; Ivory Carvings; Ivory Chicks; Ivory Cock; Ivory Cockerel; Ivory Hens; Ivory Poultry; Mounted Ivory; Poultry Models; Wages of Sin;

Carved Ivory; Colonialism; Elephant Ivory; Farm and Zoo; Farm Animals; Farm Chicks; Farming Figures & Animals; Forbidden Ivory; Ivory Animals; Ivory Birds; Ivory Carvings; Ivory Chicks; Ivory Cock; Ivory Cockerel; Ivory Hens; Ivory Poultry; Mounted Ivory; Poultry Models; Wages of Sin;

Carved Ivory; Colonialism; Elephant Ivory; Farm and Zoo; Farm Animals; Farm Chicks; Farming Figures & Animals; Forbidden Ivory; Ivory Animals; Ivory Birds; Ivory Carvings; Ivory Chicks; Ivory Cock; Ivory Cockerel; Ivory Hens; Ivory Poultry; Mounted Ivory; Poultry Models; Wages of Sin;

They are some of the finest ivory carving you're likely to see, each pegged to the stand with a separate rod of ivory, funny stuff these days as you can't buy it, and you can't sell it, for perfectly obvious and 'good' reasons, so you can only enjoy the surviving stuff from yesteryear, while hopefully remaining conscious of what was wrong with it all along . . . Trump's Mid-West matrons might still believe in the Old Testament's invitation to us to hold dominion over everything, but it hasn't worked out that well has it?

About a perfect 54mm compatible, the cock slightly larger (but more fluffed-up) than the Britains' ones, it's an odd game of pooh-sticks isn't it, which will come first; the last living elephant or the loss of the right to even own something like this?

Cheers Andy!

One night farmer Brown was takin' the airs
Locked up the barnyard with the greatest of care
Down in the hen house, somethin' stirred
When he shouted, "Who's there?"
This is what he heard

“There ain't nobody here but us chickens
There ain't nobody here at all
So calm yourself and stop that fuss
There ain't nobody here but us
We chickens tryin' to sleep and you butt in
And hobble, hobble hobble hobble with your chin”

“There ain't nobody here but us chickens
There ain't nobody here at all
You're stompin' around and shakin' the ground
You're kickin' up an awful dust
We chicken's tryin' to sleep and you butt in
And hobble, hobble hobble hobble, it's a sin”

“Tomorrow is a busy day
We got things to do, We got eggs to lay
We got ground to dig and worms to scratch
It takes a lot of settin', gettin' chicks to hatch”

“Ohh, there ain't nobody here but us chickens
There ain't nobody here at all
So quiet yourself and stop that fuss
There ain't nobody here but us
Kindly point that gun the other way
And hobble, hobble hobble off and hit the hay”

“Tomorrow is a busy day
We got things to do, we got eggs to lay
We got ground to dig and worms to scratch
It takes a lot of settin', gettin' chicks to hatch”

“There ain't nobody here but us chickens
There ain't nobody here at all
So quiet yourself and stop that fuss
There ain't nobody here but us
And kindly point that gun the other way
And hobble, hobble hobble off and hit the hay”

“Hey, hey, boss man, what do ya say?
It's easy pickings
Ain't nobody here but us chickens”

Carved Ivory; Colonialism; Elephant Ivory; Farm and Zoo; Farm Animals; Farm Chicks; Farming Figures & Animals; Forbidden Ivory; Ivory Animals; Ivory Birds; Ivory Carvings; Ivory Chicks; Ivory Cock; Ivory Cockerel; Ivory Hens; Ivory Poultry; Mounted Ivory; Poultry Models; Wages of Sin; Britains Poultry; Britains Farm; Britains Hen; Britains Chickens;

Late shot - Britains hen comparison