In Santa Monica, chickens (technically, roosters) drive around with their heads. And their tails. And a large sedan in between. At left is one spotted recently in the neighborhood. Yesterday, I saw another one, a yellow 1970s Oldsmobile with Earl Scheib advertisements, parked in a nearby alleyway.
Local folklore has it that at least one of these cars was used for a television commercial or other filmed production some years ago. I don’t know about that, but whenever I see these cars, I am reminded of the amazing spoken word lyric “Evidently Chickentown” by John Cooper Clarke. Here’s the version that I like (warning: prodigious f-bomb droppings):