Hebreic robot chicken
February 22, 2005 6:55 PM   Subscribe

What is this? Where did it come from? (found on themaxx.com)
posted by Krrrlson to Pets & Animals (16 answers total)
Your link doesn't work, do you have a copy of it?
posted by drezdn at 6:57 PM on February 22, 2005

It doesn't? Looks fine to me. Try this.
posted by Krrrlson at 7:01 PM on February 22, 2005

Paste the link into your address bar to view the image.

Is that hebrew on the chicken's belt?
posted by odinsdream at 7:06 PM on February 22, 2005

That one worked, but the server refuses direct image requests from other place, so your first one was fuxored.

Did you mean to link to the egg thing? It looks like someone's idea of a piece of art. What about it is not-to-be-believed?
posted by scarabic at 7:08 PM on February 22, 2005

If it is a sculpture, as it seems, I'd like to know where it is or who made it.

If anyone can translate the Hebrew, bonus points.
posted by Krrrlson at 7:14 PM on February 22, 2005

it may be the bible verse about winged fowls (in Genesis, when God's creating everything)
posted by amberglow at 8:10 PM on February 22, 2005

(the Jewish answer to Which Came First? is chicken, because of that)
posted by amberglow at 8:12 PM on February 22, 2005

Lessee ... I think it says "This is offered in exchange for me; this is my ransom; this is my atonement. This money will go to charity and I shall find a long pleasant life of peace."

Ahem. Do I still get the bonus points? 'Cause I totally want to get to the next level on this thing.
posted by user92371 at 8:34 PM on February 22, 2005

FWIW I rather like it.
posted by Goofyy at 8:39 PM on February 22, 2005

ahhh--good find, user. : >
posted by amberglow at 8:43 PM on February 22, 2005

posted by Krrrlson at 8:45 PM on February 22, 2005

Here's some more information about the ceremony the piece is based on. I used to do this every year, and it's still widely practiced in Orthodox Jewish communities.

In Jersusalem, they'll ritually slaughter the chicken while-u-wait.
posted by greatgefilte at 9:39 PM on February 22, 2005

That's Jerusalem, of course, although the place is slightly Geisel-esque in some ways...
posted by greatgefilte at 9:48 PM on February 22, 2005

Duh. It's a Jewish egg-timer.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:05 PM on February 22, 2005

I think Civil_Disobedient wins.
posted by wsg at 10:44 PM on February 22, 2005

Two grand?! Suddenly it's not as cute as I first thought.
posted by krisjohn at 12:36 AM on February 23, 2005

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