Year of the Green Chicken

Just recv’d one of ThinkGeek‘s occasional email newsletters, with an unusually squinchy lede:

Welcome to the January newsletter where we sadly announce that the Year Of The Monkey is about (on 2/9) to be superceded by the Year Of The Rooster (or the year of the Green Chicken if you use the Five-Element Systems). Oh joy. Nothing funnier than a green chicken. In better news, it’s going to be the year 4702 in China so they’ve probably already engineered time travel. Perhaps they can go back in time and change 2005 to the Year Of The Jedi. Patience we must have…

Well, I do use the Five Element system, but why exactly is it the Year of the Green Chicken? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t quite as surreal as I had hoped. But still sounds auspicious to me. Happy Green Chicken, everyone.

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