Friday, December 16, 2005


Farmer Brown took loving care of his roosters. Quarters should be comfortable and roomy, food was to be the best, no expense was spared. He even set up an Internet Bar in the coop to entertain his poultry in their spare time.

"Hey, quit crowding!" a group of roosters gawked to their friend Hogwaller who tried to force his way through to the monitor.

"Has he updated yet?" the spurned specimen of roosterhood shot back, his red crown flapping and twisting in excitement.

"We're waiting, too!" one of the feathered cocks answered impatiently.

Hogwaller noticed that his coopmates pecked at the screen every few seconds to effect a reload of the Blog they were trying to get. The monitors, in consideration of the animals' physiology, had been made sensitive to the touch. It was especially fun touching the screen when one of those cool Indeterminacy chick-photos was on display. They all took turns pecking well into the night in a tumultuous congregation around the glowing monitor. And the monitor only seemed to glow brighter and hotter as the night progressed.

A sudden commotion interrupted Hogwaller's reveries over past stories. He perceived a flash on the screen and bits and pieces of excited cock-squawk: "It's up!" - "A story!" - "Lemme see!" - "Whazzit about!" And finally, "Damn! I think he's tapped into our Webcam."

Story #321

11 comments:

viruswitch said...

R O F L

What a coincidence... I am born in the chinese year of rooster.. plus! I visit your blog very often to be the first to read the new story... I think I am going to live with the roosters, they got a better pc than mine... :))

Indeterminacy said...

Viruswitch: There are no coincidences here. The stories and photos and minds colliding at this non-physical location cause a synchronicity field to be generated.
And look! My word verification word looks Greek: aoeiu and contains all the vowels. This is getting spooky.

viruswitch said...

:) how interesting.. maybe the internet is only a tiny step before the non-physical location and favours such incidents.

Tom & Icy said...

You have just entered The Indie Nebula

Indeterminacy said...

Are those Alien Guy photos still around? That's cool. Probably the Indie-Nebula is right next to the Twilight Zone. You either land in one or the other.

viruswitch said...

Beam me up scotty :D.

Doug said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa!!!!

If you updated regularly, maybe egg production would improve.

Indeterminacy said...

Viruswitch: I've energized. You should be in the blog now. See weekend post.

Doug: I thought you'd come up with a comment about these roosters actually be hens, which they probably are. On the other hand, they do look kind of androgynous. At least I didn't put them in a Skinner box.

The Mushroom said...

Like every webcam owned by a man does, Farmer Johnson showed his cocks hanging out. What other men had in size, he beat in quantity. Farmer Johnson tried to inspire poultry envy on his blog.

~River~ said...

These are definitely roosters; they look pretty, but look at those big red combs.

Indie,
I liked this story. A blog fable...

Indeterminacy said...

River: thanks for your feedback, and for clearing up what those red things are called. I googled around and saw that crown was ok, but I couldn't find the actual word.

P.S. I enjoyed your current post, but didn't feel clever enough to comment on it. It's quite powerful what you wrote.