May All Your Greatest Chicken Costume Dreams Come True

I have an apology to make. If, at some point in this last weekend, I instructed you to refrain from putting your pet chicken up in a Halloween costume due to a CDC warning that dressing said chicken in said costume could give you an incurable strain of salmonella, I unfortunately fed you #fakenews. It seems that the original ABC story stating that the CDC was cracking down on chicken costumes was untrue. While there HAS been a multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak—TERRIFYING IN ITSELF—it is merely food-borne, and the CDC never warned anyone about dressing their chickens up in costumes. In a statement, however, they do “advise people with backyard or pet chickens to handle them carefully to keep their family and their chickens safe and healthy.”

But hey, at least we got the greatest photo caption of all time:

I apologize for the misinformation, which I used tens of times as a conversation icebreaker at a wedding this weekend. And remember: “The CDC warns against snuggling with or kissing chickens or putting them near your face.”

In other news,, which I am not going to link to because I don’t want to, unplugged itself after website host GoDaddy “gave it 24 hours to move to another service.” Gab, if you don’t know, is a social network popular with the far-right, and where the Tree of Life shooter “railed against immigrants and called Jews “the children of Satan””. But in case you’re wondering, Instagram Is the Alt-Right’s New Favorite Haven. coolcoolcoolcoolcool.

It’s Halloween, so stay safe! And if you don’t have a costume, Teen Vogue’s got your back with “6 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Inspired by Selena Gomez.” YOU’RE WELCOME.

And finally, today’s headline presented without comment: Scientist in remote Antarctic outpost stabs colleague who told him endings of books he was reading.

And be kind to each other :)

Xoxo Amy