Monday, October 26, 2009

Penguins ... in my Inbox

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go? Wonder no more!!

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.

The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and

"Freeeeze a jolly good fellow."

Then they kick him in the ice hole.

You know, I've loved the phrase "ice hole" ever since I first heard in the old Michael Keaton comedy "Johnny Dangerously". "Ice hole" ... it's even funnier when preceded by the old Swedish word ... "farging".


Grass said...

That's a very interesting bit of info about penguins Skeeter, thank you. :)


teenie said...

Love the movie and thought it educational enough for the oldest son to watch. He had to learn the lesson of "elephant balls". Also, I dig the word "bastages" as well as the "farging ice holes". It do make for lively conversation. Excellent movie trivia too. I wonder how far off the top this movie is on the Joe Piscapo resume`.