I was on my cell phone to a journalist, trying to arrange media coverage of a certain court hearing a few days later, in an organised stalking case in which I had by then been involved for about 18 months, and in which I took the next step in the litigation last week. A “wrong number” call on my home phone, from an unknown stranger, interrupted me. I put the journalist on hold to take the land line call. The stranger asked very deliberately if this was the right number for “Sidney [pause] John A [pause] Gabriel“.
Hmm. Could this be a piece of “theatre”, a little dig, from “them”? After all, I was John A myself. Who was Sidney Gabriel? Later that evening that I easily discovered The Bad Chicken (in Portuguese, A Galinha Do Mau) in the only You Tube video of Sidney Gabriel.
The Bad Chicken appeared to be having considerable difficulty solving the easiest of puzzles set by his higher power, to win a particle of food, whilst distracted by a barking dog. Please compare the chicken with the bird of superior intelligence called Double-Oh-Seven. 007 is a master of puzzle solving, albeit equally motivated by his own quest to consume, in peace, a scrap of food left for him by his higher power, if only he works out how to execute, in the right order, eight different tasks that he has already learnt separately.
It struck me that if The Bad Chicken ever defeated 007 in a tournament of wits, this would be akin to David slaying Goliath.