Sertoma, for those of you unfamiliar with the civic organization, stands for SERvice TO MAnkind. That's only the first reason for this chicken's obvious pride.
The real cause of his sanguine demeanor is that he represents an outfit responsible for the world's largest chicken barbecue. And—hold on to your hat—its world's largestness has been certified. And not by any old certification-bestowing body. No, by the Guinness Book! Of records!
Now do you understand why the chicken has a cape, walking stick, top hat, and a nonstandard basketball? It's because he is filled—filled to overflowing—with joy!
He stands on the verge of history! Yes, his death is but a drop in the ocean of 30,000 chicken dinners served. But it's an honor to play even a small role in so grand a pageant.
Here is the same chicken in person. Well, they implied it was the same chicken. For some reason we're not getting the same debonair "read" off him.