A New Member of the Blogroll

nutcracker-tn1.jpgPlease welcome The Chicken to the blogroll of honor here at Gates of Academe. A mysterious character, found often in the company of marine biologists, the chicken seems to pose more questions than answers with every sighting. The daily rituals of Man, travel to the far corners of the globe, social intercourse, and a deep understanding of modern culture; all seem to have been embraced by a creature previously considered to be a part of the food chain. Now a significant member of a social hierarchy, he has transmigrated from one milieu to another. Could he be the missing link?

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3 Responses to “A New Member of the Blogroll”


  1. 1 Becky September 9, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    YES! the chicken is quite privileged to have such an introduction!

  2. 2 Becky September 9, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    I am so happy to see that the chicken as finally made his way into blog-dom. He really is quite an interesting creature…and rather talented 🙂

  3. 3 Agricola September 9, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    I am but a simple messenger; the bearer of tidings from another messenger, Sandor the magnificent.


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