Hordes of penguins falling over,
November 2, 2000 6:37 AM   Subscribe

Hordes of penguins falling over, does anyone else find this vision hilarious?
posted by Satapher (11 comments total)
Very funny!
posted by matt324 at 7:30 AM on November 2, 2000

The BBC's animated GIF just caps it.
posted by holgate at 8:50 AM on November 2, 2000

This is obscure, I realize, but did anyone ever see that special on some news channel about a penguin that lives in a community of people who treat it like a domesticated pet? I can't remember where I saw it or what country it was in (Iceland or Sweden perhaps?), but there was this penguin that people would put a little backpack on and send down the street to retrieve things from the drugstore and what not. He'd waddle down the street wearing this backpack, someone would open it and put little things in it, then he'd waddle right back home. It was pretty humorous to watch. And no, I am not on crack. Sorry for the randomness.
posted by Hankins at 9:00 AM on November 2, 2000

holgate, that's about the funniest thing i've seen all day (and it's only 10am)!
posted by pnevares at 9:05 AM on November 2, 2000

i want a penguin to send to the drugstore. then i wouldn't need to have children.
posted by sugarfish at 9:11 AM on November 2, 2000

The BAS team will video penguins as helicopters fly over at different altitudes. The recordings will then be analysed back the survey's Cambridge headquarters.

I can picture all the "researchers" sitting around giggling at the footage. "Tee hee, look how many fell over this time! Hilarious! We gotta try THREE helicopters next time! What's Bob Saget's phone number?"

posted by JAcrimonaut at 11:43 AM on November 2, 2000

Sounds like a good gig. Sit in a toasty tent, do a couple bong hits, put a little Hendrix on the CD player, and watch the penguins do funny penguin-y stuff all day. And if you run out of Rice Krispie Treats, you can dispatch the choppers to the Kwik-E-Mart. Where do I sign up?
posted by Optamystic at 12:29 AM on November 3, 2000

Wow, that does sound good. I'll go too.
posted by sylloge at 1:27 AM on November 3, 2000

Your tax dollars at work.
posted by black8 at 1:54 AM on November 3, 2000

Where are the Linux jokes? I guess there aren't any. Yay for Linux.
posted by thirteen at 8:14 AM on November 3, 2000

This was on All Things Considered last night; they did a phoner with the Brit who'll be leading the expedition, or something like that.

He says, no, they *don't* do silly things like fall over; so there.

But the gif *is* funny.
posted by baylink at 1:29 PM on November 3, 2000

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