We’ve always thought that our ducks are just adorable. Unlike chickens, they have beautiful eyes, expressive faces and are just cute & cuddly. Chickens, on the other hand, have hard, soulless eyes & unexpressive faces. When Quint was talking about ‘black, lifeless eyes’ in Jaws, he might as well have been talking about chickens.
We found proof that ducks are cuter than chickens in our library in the form of a histrionic book on avian flu titled The Monster at Our Door. What’s on the cover? (below left) A chicken. An evil-looking, bad-ass, switchblade-wielding willkillyouinyoursleepandeatyourchildren chicken. Look at those eyes. And that beak that will poke your eyes out at the slightest provocation. That is the face of avian flu, or unspeakable TERROR.
Now to the right is the cover with our adorable ducks replacing the killer chicken. They’re just too damn cute to be threatening. Their faces are soft & expressive, and the worst those beaks could do is scoop some goo out of the corner of your eyes. There is no way in hell that you could sell fear & terror with the face of a duck.
There you have it – proof positive that ducks are cuter than chickens.