Saturday, 30 June 2012

Tweet, to eat

We named a chick. Here, then, is Twitter:

Tweet's sweet

There is some secret anthropological significance in giving an individual name to a living thing. I read once that in parts of West Africa a person is not considered dead until the last person who remembers her or his name dies. And so it is with animals. Give them a name and they become untouchable.

I saved little Twitter as an egg. He'd been abandoned by the bantam who was incubating him so I put the egg into my robotic incubator and he hatched a week later, strong and healthy. He's growing fast. One day, in about 6 months, he'll be ready for eating.

But could you eat your Tweet? Named, he'll now live forever.

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