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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Really purdy chickens

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A side effect of patrolling my backyard chickens to make sure they don’t tear up our flower beds is that I get to observe their feathers quite closely. The five hens I have are nothing flashy, but I was at first surprised by the range of colors and patterns in their simple feathers. These chickens, on the other hand, are on a whole other level of fancy. [Kate Bernot]

In praise of edamame

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On my many visits to Trader Joe’s, I never leave without yet another bag of the frozen shelled edamame. I can throw them in everything—salads, soups, casseroles, stir-fries—plus they’re an addictive snack I don’t even need to feel bad about. Tonight my son had edamame and garlic bread for dinner, which means that we’re both winning at life. [Gwen Ihnat]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.

Kate Bernot is managing editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.

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