Mike The Headless Chicken for President

The president America needs right now has the least brain per pound of any candidate. With only a sliver of brain stem, Mike the Headless Chicken can focus on only the most important autonomic issues–eating, walking around, and “elimination”. That’s what we need.

As previously reported in The Straight Dope, Mike the Headless Chicken was a real chicken he survived a scalping and lived for a year and a half. And he could do it again, if he gets your vote!

Today his home town of Fruita, Colorado holds a day in his honor, including a 5K Run Like a Headless Chicken Race. I am not making that up.

Here’s the extended history of Mike:


Actor, nerd, poet, producer, writer mikl-em made his name short so you wouldn't have to. In addition to his blog you can find his writing in "Hi Fructose" magazine and witness him almost life-sized in various plays at The Dark Room Theater in SF's Mission district.

He tends to write about theater, humor, San Francisco culture and history, and stuff that's just plain weird. He thanks Scott for sharing the keys to the Laughing Squid virtual HQ and promises to uphold whatever it is that the mirthful cephalopod would prefer to be uplifted.