Chicken System Neurotic

Are you a Chicken System Neurotic?Are You a “Chicken System” Neurotic?
Tools to Help You Change
Ludvigson
1984

Submitter: Short version is that this is a self-help guide in the positive thinking, stress reduction vein. I don’t want to know the long version. The illustration on page 37 was the first (and possibly last) explanation of the title.

Holly: The chicken what?? The 80s were full of these, weren’t they?  Come to think of it, so were the 70s, the 90s, the 2000s… People love self help books.  As weird as this is, if it still circulates it probably isn’t doing any real harm. (No more harm than any other self-help book, that is!)  Weed for space, condition, or lack of use.

Half naked man drawing

Self-talk

The Chicken System

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9 comments

  1. About pantless there…I’m laughing forever now.
    Not something I thought I would see first thing in the morning.

  2. See, whenever someone asks you something like “Are you a Chicken System neurotic?”, the answer is most likely YES.

    Also kind of amazing that the jargon hasn’t changed from “positive/negative self-talk” to something else in 30 years.

  3. I think this may be the pink slime version of a self help book. Ye gods above. . . or below, as the case may be.

  4. So, does using the chicken system mean you CAN find your clothes, or you CAN’T? Wow. This one’s a winner in the off-the-wall department..

  5. Winner-winner-chicken-dinner. What on Earth is he looking for in that drawer? Actually, this photo is so confusing it could be a useful writing prompt for our creative writing class. “John had just woken up after a long night of drinking. His face still hurt from the pounding he got the night before. Yeah, Rocko still had a fist like a dumptruck. There was a knock on the door. ‘No more chicken system for me today, I am positive about that,’ he said as he reached for his gun hidden under his mismatched socks….” I smell an eBook in the making.

  6. I got curious enough to try to google “chicken system” + “neurosis”. Apparently the concept never took off, since the only results all come back to this book.

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