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Subject: Did I make this up or what? rss

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Sean McGrath
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I have a vivid memory of a game from my childhood (late 70's, early 80's) but I cannot find a reference to it anywhere. The game was Tic Tac TOe, but you played against a chicken. The chicken was in a clear box and had a (I think) red panel in front of it on which it would "peck out" it's cell selections. The player had his/her own panel to select where to place X's or O's.

Was there such a game or am I creating false memories (this is like the time people thought I made up "Bigfoot and Wildboy" until I found pictures to prove it was a real show)? If it's real, what is it called?

Thanks in advance!

Sean
 
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Scott Bolderson
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I Took a Lickin' From A Chicken

One of my favorites as a kid, until it got destroyed by my &%%*()&^& cousins in North Dakota.

 
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Sean McGrath
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OMG!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Now I can get off the Lorezapam

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Scott Bolderson
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I still have the (loud) music stuck in my head. It played a loud grating rendition of "Old McDonald" and even 30 years later, I can still hear it.

I need to find another copy of this...
 
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Scott Nicholson
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This brings back memories from the Muskogee County Fair in Oklahoma where I grew up.

They had this same thing, but with a real chicken! The chicken was in a cage and you would put in a quarter and play Tic-Tac-Toe. The chicken would peck at a control panel, but I'm sure it was just a drop of food that would trigger the computer to play against you.

..and, through a quick search, I see that Vegas has picked up on this...

 
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Kunnagh Scott
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JUST when you think you've understood what a weird place the US of A is, something like this comes along.

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Dave Dubin
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snicholson wrote:
This brings back memories from the Muskogee County Fair in Oklahoma where I grew up.

They had this same thing, but with a real chicken! The chicken was in a cage and you would put in a quarter and play Tic-Tac-Toe. The chicken would peck at a control panel, but I'm sure it was just a drop of food that would trigger the computer to play against you.


But when was the last time they had a real alectryomancer?

Rural county fairs just aren't what they used to be. With everyone relying on pesticides and genetically modified seeds, even the few remaining cultic sex rituals seem like pointless screwing around. Here in Illinois I've never seen our temple prostitutes look so glum. Last year just to cheer 'em up we put the scapegoat hide around a Monsanto rep, but even after we stoned him to death they barely cracked a smile.

 
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