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Wine in China tends to be of the 60-proof variety and, as for food, it's a nation where dog, jellyfish and a whole chicken — head included — are considered delicacies.

Bova, who clearly is used to speaking in print-ready puns, spelled out the following commentary: "It's pretty fowl, if you get it. F-o-w-l, because they're chickens." Variety didn't disagree. "Every variation on 'disgusting' you can think of — and many you can't — is here," wrote the reviewer. "Hardly anybody writes dialogue as heartfelt as... 'This is not a terrorist thing and this is not a sodomy thing — this is an angry chicken Indian spirit thing.'"

Writing the film, Bova said, used "a totally different section of the brain," from working on a magazine. "'Poultrygeist' is what you thought was funny in fourth grade." As opposed to the mature fare of the lad mag? — Irin Carmon
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