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October 24, 2011 8:04 PM   Subscribe

Criminal penguin behaviour [SLYT from BBC's Frozen Planet]
posted by wilful (37 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cheeky little thing. Love penguins!
posted by New England Cultist at 8:06 PM on October 24, 2011


I still want to find a way to hug one some day....
posted by DMan at 8:09 PM on October 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


Now, see, toughen up the sentencing laws. privatize the penguin prison system, and you're gonna put a STOP to this! We're going too soft on these penguins!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:10 PM on October 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


I still want to find a way to hug one some day....

While you're doing that, remember to give it a tickle
posted by New England Cultist at 8:12 PM on October 24, 2011 [6 favorites]


How is it possible for an animal to be as adorably kleptomaniac as that penguin?
posted by lesbiassparrow at 8:13 PM on October 24, 2011


...sorry, have to link Canal + "Movies are made to be seen" promo March of the Emperor
posted by marvin at 8:16 PM on October 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


Dammit, Cobblepot. Ever since you opened the Iceberg Lounge, you promised you were going straight!
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:18 PM on October 24, 2011 [4 favorites]


Man, penguins are assholes...
posted by fatbird at 8:18 PM on October 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


I cannot express into words how much I love this video and how cute that cheeky little bugger is!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:19 PM on October 24, 2011


How is it possible for an animal to be as adorably kleptomaniac as that penguin?

See, I reckon those beady little eyes and backwards glances to make sure the coast is clear are pure evil.
posted by wilful at 8:21 PM on October 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Occupy Antarctica!
posted by symbioid at 8:22 PM on October 24, 2011


And I just saw the title of the post. D'oh!
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:24 PM on October 24, 2011


I love the little details in the production, not least of which how it appears that their little tiny pitter-patter feet were miked.
posted by msali at 8:31 PM on October 24, 2011


Caught!
posted by freshwater at 8:31 PM on October 24, 2011


See, I reckon those beady little eyes and backwards glances to make sure the coast is clear are pure evil.

I find something charming in beady little eyes. See also: my love for pugs.
posted by lesbiassparrow at 8:57 PM on October 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Freeloading socialist leeches!
posted by jnnla at 9:17 PM on October 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Here's my favorite example of criminal penguin behavior.
posted by obscurator at 9:44 PM on October 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


The best part is the exasperated air of the victim penguin " what? What? It was here a second a go? What?!"

It's like Koko blaming the cat or ravens pretending they hid thier food in ine place when it's really far off, deception is universal.
posted by The Whelk at 10:45 PM on October 24, 2011


I always felt that of all possible super-villains, Batman was wasting his time with The Penguin. They're so damn cute, the penguins, that it could hardly justify any superhero's attention. This video vindicates the Caped Crusader's focus.

Next: People who tell riddles.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:32 PM on October 24, 2011


Have you seen Sherlock? The Great Game is basically the good Batman v The Riddler movie that didn't happen.
posted by The Whelk at 11:41 PM on October 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Obligatory.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:32 AM on October 25, 2011


Penguin criminals are everywhere! See this movie for instance.
posted by CCBC at 12:44 AM on October 25, 2011


Man, that one wide shot at 1:35 or so couldn't have been better choreographed... I'm so impressed with the production value of these kinds of shows.
posted by bxyldy at 12:50 AM on October 25, 2011


This starts on BBC 1 tomorrow night at 9PM. And I can't wait!!!
posted by Solomon at 1:06 AM on October 25, 2011


He's good, but he's no Feathers McGraw.
posted by Decani at 1:32 AM on October 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not all penguins are criminals!
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:19 AM on October 25, 2011


He's good, but he's no Feathers McGraw.

Yeah, but don't forget, Feathers wound up back in the slammer. This guy, he just got yelled at a little and chased off.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:45 AM on October 25, 2011


Life imitates Wallace and Grommit!
posted by cotterpin at 2:47 AM on October 25, 2011


Nice penguins finish last. Put the stones back!

That sneaky bugger is going to end up with the best nest, attract the hottest mate, and raise a clan of penguin Timsons.
posted by pracowity at 5:14 AM on October 25, 2011


I noticed that the poor, honest worker penguin is dirty while the criminal penguin is pristine, so not only does he get the best nest and hottest mate, the trickster penguin doesn't have to get his flippers dirty. Crime does pay, just ask the cuckoo.


I still want to find a way to hug one some day.


I've always imagined that they have horrible, reeking fish breath.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:50 AM on October 25, 2011


Philosopher Dirtbike: "Not all penguins are criminals! "

Adorable video, but I always found it creepy that it has what looks like a dead, stuffed penguin strapped to its shoulders.
posted by Deathalicious at 7:31 AM on October 25, 2011


just ask the cuckoo.

Oh the cuckoo
is a pretty bird
she warbles as she flies
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:34 AM on October 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I still want to find a way to hug one some day.

I was sitting on a beach one day in Tasmania when a fairy penguin just walked up right to me. He stared at me, I stared at him, then he waddled off to do whatever it is that penguins do. I assume he hadn't met many humans before because he didn't have any fear instinct.

I'm told that their beaks are razor sharp though and it's not recommended you try to touch a penguin unless you are a trained zookeeper.
posted by jet_manifesto at 8:03 AM on October 25, 2011


I still want to find a way to hug one some day.

esp. when they are wearing those sweaters, huh???? heehee soooooo cute!
posted by supermedusa at 9:47 AM on October 25, 2011


Forget the penguins, look at me!
posted by homunculus at 12:21 PM on October 25, 2011


I've always imagined that they have horrible, reeking fish breath.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 1:50 PM on October 25


You say that like you think fish breath is a bad thing.
posted by Decani at 4:03 PM on October 25, 2011


I've spent a week with charming Little Penguins at Phillip Island colony. They're nasty aggressive squawking stinky things. But they're cute when they're undisturbed.
posted by wilful at 5:30 PM on October 25, 2011


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