Washington DC: Congress has recognized July 22 as National Chicken Day, as the USA and every other culture in the world have relied on the chicken for sustenance. Yet this bird is always the butt of fowl jokes.
Colonel Sanders is to host the festivities that will include a giant chicken cook off competition (grilled not fried). Noted chicken aficionados Mr. Perdue, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Popeye, Mr. McNuggets, and Mr. B K Broiler have agreed to judge the contest. There will be lots of bipartisan political speeches (chicken poop), from the invited Congressional members.
Kim Jong il, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were invited to attend, until it was realized that they are "turkeys." President Obama also declined to attend, as hopefully he is in the midst of preparing the US military for a turkey hunt!
PETA members were also invited to the celebration to receive a prestigious award. They were to get the bird (chicken finger), but via a phone call to the colonel a PETA spokesperson said "they don't give a cluck and won't be attending!"