View Full Version : That's "Sir Penguin"

08-15-2008, 05:47 PM
A Penguin who lives in Edinburgh Zoo has been knighted by King Harald of Norway.
Article here (http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/news_0035.html)

Genuine but amusing picture of Sir Penguin inspecting the troops here (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/Nils_Olav_inspection.jpg)

So, have Norway gone insane. Or does the bird deserve it?

08-15-2008, 05:50 PM
I want what King Harald is smoking.

08-15-2008, 05:54 PM
Aw! I wish all our aristos were so cute. Maybe all knights and dames should be of the feathered variety from now on.

08-15-2008, 07:13 PM
It's those cold winters, and months without sunlight.

But what a great photograph! I snatched it immediately. In a few months, you might want to share it in an AW caption contest. My entry is, "Where you from, son?"

Maryn, who's got parts of "The Dirty Dozen" committed to memory

08-15-2008, 07:14 PM
It's those cold winters, and months without sunlight.Oh come on. Edinburgh's not THAT bad.

Oh, you meant Norway? Yes I see your point.
I saw a thing set there once. The phrase that stuck in my head was "Sometime the next afternoon, it was morning"

08-15-2008, 07:28 PM

I love penguins. :)

08-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Oh come on. Edinburgh's not THAT bad.

(Pauses to reflect on years spent in Leith flat with no heating and windows that wouldn't shut....)

08-15-2008, 11:24 PM
There's a link to a video with this article. This little guy is just too cute....


And did I mention I love penguins? :)

ETA - Hey, I'm no bushman/woman/person but I think I just had a baboon on the phone. Or was it a rude sales rep? Hard to tell....