Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Games of Chicken

May 9, 2011
Tyson reports steady 2Q profit; hikes meat prices

"We have a wall of costs heading toward us," Smith told analysts during a conference call.


The results were worrisome to some analysts who think consumers won't be able to tolerate higher meat prices going into this summer, said Akshay Jagdale, an analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Irresistible force paradox

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

Tyson! Say it isn't so! The wall isn't suppose to be moving!

Chicken (game)

The name "chicken" has its origins in a game in which two drivers drive towards each other on a collision course: one must swerve, or both may die in the crash, but if one driver swerves and the other does not, the one who swerved will be called a "chicken," meaning a coward; this terminology is most prevalent in political science and economics.

To Swerve Man

It's a cookbook. There are lots of chicken recipes no doubt.

Thanks to mab for reminding me of this Twilight Zone episode in the comments recently. It was definitely one of my favorites. Be sure to check out the "Kanamits Offer Peace and Prosperity" headline at 1:52. I don't want to ruin it for you, but that prosperity was just an illusion.