How’s this for a half-baked notion? Switch Georgia’s state bird from the brown thrasher to the chicken.
“My wife and I, we sit on the patio and have a cocktail and we were sitting there thinking, ‘what a waste,’ ” Cunningham told ajc.com. “The brown thrasher is the state bird, and what’s it ever done for the state of Georgia?”
He makes his case for the chicken on a Web site, flipthebirds.com. Included is this nugget:
“A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless.”
So, what if the campaign is successful? What’s next?
— Do we replace the governor with the Colonel?
— Do we install a drive-thru at the Capitol?
— And would we swap state songs, from “Georgia on My Mind” to this little ditty? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZThquH5t0ow