Wings with the bite of the King Cobra, originally posted by @garciasn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_roehl/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Wings with the bite of the King Cobra, originally posted by @garciasn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_roehl/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Now this is journalism that matters. From KARE11-TV:

In a down economy the wing business has taken flight. According to the Perishables Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, wing sales have grown by 109 percent over this past year. At the corner of Dale and University, that trend has meant steady sales despite down times. Wings, it seems are a cheap luxury people still afford.

“Yeah, they seem to be holding back on clothes and that stuff, but, food, there’s always room for it,” adds Mann of the steady demand for his wings.

But with all that demand, the price of those flappers has skyrocketed. Local suppliers estimate prices have jumped 15 percent in just the past month. And that after a steady year of price gains. And, they see the price continuing to rise. Some speculate there may even be a shortage of wings come winter.

WTF. A wing shortage? As Job famously asked, why is the lord always messing with me?