This is Our Slaughterhouse "I never thought of making a documentary. It took a friend to convince me that not everyone grew up working in a slaughterhouse. I realized the slaughterhouse I had worked in all those years was bizarrely entertaining enough that it might make an interesting documentary..."
22-minute short film on a small-scale poultry processing
posted by Miko
on Apr 16, 2007 -
, "a great guide to the downtempo music scene/lifestyle, spotlighting not only the essential release reviews, label/artist profiles and other data on the genre but also exclusive DJ mixes and all kinds of other goodies" (via
). Check out the totally free, totally chill Radio Jazztronica #3
mix from DJ Chicken George. It's 55+ minutes of "unpredictable, energetic and heart-felt" downtempo that packs a serious punch. Did I mention it's free?
posted by JPowers
on Feb 8, 2006 -
You want me to hold the chicken
Yeah. I want you to hold it between
Lorna Thayer, who died June 4 at 85 after 40 years before the camera, was remembered for one brief appearance: the waitress on "Five Easy Pieces
." In that memorable moment
in the 1970 film, as the voice of authority opposite Jack Nicholson`s rebellious Bobby Dupea, a classical pianist turned oil rigger, the middle-aged Thayer proved to be a formidable foil in what has come to be known as the "chicken salad scene."
posted by matteo
on Jun 20, 2005 -
[WMP streaming video; Real Player stream here.
] At first, this music video from The Bees
[Flash site] seems like a quick, harmless Friday diversion. Not for me, though. For me, it’s rapidly becoming a truly painful earworm, and worse: is there such a thing as an “eyeworm?”
posted by Man O' Straw
on Mar 25, 2005 -
are an industrial farm supplies hardware manufacturer whose latest product, the "e-z catch" is essentially a giant street sweeper used for rounding up loose chickens in a coop. For a fascinating & kind of horrifying quicktime video of the device in action, click here
posted by jonson
on Mar 7, 2005 -
Chickens are "natural born killers".
This is the basic message of a recent ad
from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. This organization has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods
for making false health claims. I came across this organization and its campaign on an entertaining C-Span program
[Did anybody else watch this program?]. On the program, Neal Barnard, the leader of this organization, said that when you heat chicken(and other meats) certain carcinogenic amines are created. But, when you heat a veggie burger, it just warms up
. Therefore, he recommends a 100% vegetarian diet. It looks like the organization's next move is a TV ad
with this message. Your reactions?
posted by SandeepKrishnamurthy
on Dec 30, 2002 -
Chicken or Egg?
Well .... neither, apparently.
"One little chap thought that you got orange juice from milk, because the milkman delivered orange juice to his door ".
Anyone else have amusingly misguided, yet (slightly) logical assumptions as a kid?.
posted by MintSauce
on May 2, 2002 -
Lost but not forgotten?
My days of not consuming animals based on the assumption that they are thinking
, feeling beings may be swayed by this article on a chicken that lived four and a half years…without a head.
posted by poodle
on Feb 5, 2001 -