So here's a question for you. Why did the chicken cross the road? I know you know this joke, but have you really thought about it? Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side. Obvious. Or is it? My friend Fortescue maintains that "the other side" is a euphemism for, well, "The Other Siiiiide." He maintains that the chicken is, more or less, suicidal. This is baloney. The chicken is simply a busy man desiring to reach a destination on the other side of the street. Maybe he has a chick to go see (get it?) or there is a nice deli that he likes. Then again, if it is a deli, he may be suicidal after all.... Nevertheless, I maintain that the chicken crossed the road to get to the other side, plain and simple. Still I couldn't help asking, "Why did this chicken cross the road?"