Who will defend the noble chicken?

Collins is out today, and he wrote in the previous post that News Cut is going dark in his absence. It won’t be as bright without his stewardship, but we’ll do our best to illuminate this space with at least a 40-watt bulb.

To that end and apropos of nothing really, we offer this charming little video from filmmaker Werner Herzog. He’s featured chickens in several of his movies (Stroszek comes to mind, a tragic Germans-misfits-move-to-rural-Wisconsin-to-find-a-better-life tale, a film Roger Ebert calls “one of the oddest movies ever made.”). Herzog doesn’t think much of the Gallus gallus domesticus, as you will see.

Werner Herzog on Chickens from Tom Streithorst on Vimeo.

Will you defend the chicken?

A clip from Stroszek featuring vending machine chickens:

Jon Gordon

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