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BS: Let's fight about penguins today!

Little Hawk 23 Jul 13 - 12:38 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Jul 13 - 12:45 PM
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Doug Chadwick 23 Jul 13 - 02:46 PM
GUEST,Ed T 23 Jul 13 - 02:49 PM
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Subject: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:38 PM

Yes, penguins! The world's most well-dressed flightless birds.

Are you pro-penguin or anti-penguin? Let everyone know, because this is your chance to fight with people who differ in their view of penguins vis-a-vis YOUR view of penguins.

Some questions to consider:

Do flightless birds deserve the same measure of respect given to flying birds?

Are penguins as innocent as they appear, or do they harbor deceitful intentions?

Is the superficial resemblance between penguins and nuns a mere coincidence or does it carry some deeper esoteric meaning connected with Opus* Dei?

Is there any truth to the rumors that penguins are: In league with Al Qaeda? Working for the CIA? Agents of the Vatican? Responsible for the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa? Rabid fans of Woody Allen movies?

Is Opus* the Penguin, famed star of the comic strip Bloom County, a worthy representative of all that is true penguinhood? Or a bizarre aberration?

Would you want a penguin living in your bathtub or your front hall? If so, why? If not, why not?

I realize that this discussion may quickly degenerate into insults, personal attacks, and long-running cyber feuds between various people who just can't agree about the relative merits of penguins...and that's okay...but there is one thing that simply cannot be permitted, and that is if some prat from the UK starts calling someone else a "twat"!

No, it can't be permitted, and if it does happen, special agents will be dispatched to find the vile offender, kidnap him, strip him naked, and throw him into the middle of Trafalgar Square during rush hour, there to be gawked at by an appalled populace.

Right! That should do it. Let's get started!


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:45 PM

How do you cook penguins? Roast, stuffed? Any special cautions on preparation?


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:47 PM

Penguins indeed harbor ill intent. Few are aware that penguins are allied with the Manatees and Dugongs; and this Unholy Trinity are the primary cause behind global warming.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 12:59 PM

Q - I believe it was recommended that one roast penguins as they tended to be too fatty if boiled or stewed


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,Mrrzy
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:00 PM

Unlike pandas, penguins are only black and white, not asian too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: beardedbruce
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:04 PM

Penguins DO fly- just in the water.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:10 PM

Good point, bb. You are so right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: beardedbruce
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:12 PM

and around here, that is a crime...   8-{E


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:24 PM

I won my bet/prediction about who started this thread.

I am sanguine about penguins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:29 PM

"How do you cook penguins?"

I should think it would be done much like any large waterfowl, similar to how you would cook a goose, for instance, making sure to have a deep roasting pan to draw off copious amounts of oil.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: akenaton
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 01:56 PM

Penguin males sometimes incubate eggs(unforunately only laid by Penguin females)
This is taken in the loonier fringes of Mudcat, to prove that Penguins have homosexual tendencies, making such behaviour "natural".


Well, you wanted a fight Hawk?   :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Ron Davies
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:11 PM

Bill D--

l would not have bet against you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:14 PM

Brilliant, Akenaton! That should help a great deal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:26 PM

You can't have a really good fight here till somebody brings up modes. Here goes:

"BBC XIII reveals that male penguins challenge one another by vocalizing in the Phrygian mode, while pairs bond with one another and their young by vocalizing in the Mixolydian mode, research suggests."


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: beardedbruce
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:31 PM

"male penguins challenge one another by vocalizing in the Phrygian mode, while pairs bond with one another and their young by vocalizing in the Mixolydian mode, "

So, the obvious thing is to outlaw all use of Phrygian mode, in case it contributes to aggression.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:46 PM

Never roast a Penguin - it ruins the chocolate coating*.

DC

*(those outside of the UK may be confused by this reference)


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,Ed T
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 02:49 PM

I believe that Arctic penguins exist. They are merely camera shy- unlike the Anarctic variety. But, I have no firm evidence to submit for consideraton to prove they do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:03 PM

"I'll give up my Phrygian mode when they pry it from my cold dead flippers!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:17 PM

MMario said it. They are the advanced scouts for the Manatee Brigade and should be well feared. Controlled by the Dutch, all, so we should all be on high alert for any signs of all of these deadly assassins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 03:20 PM

Ed T- Lets put out a call for funds to mount an expedition to find the elusive Arctic Penguin.

(We ought to be able to write better solicitations than the Nigerians. I need to restock my single malt and Don Julio tequila)


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 05:22 PM

Akenaton: "This is taken in the loonier fringes of Mudcat, to prove that Penguins have homosexual tendencies, making such behaviour "natural".

Hey! It's genetic! They can't help it...let's restructure the flock!
We'' rename it Obamafeathers, for being both black and white, and claim bigotry to everybody who thinks Flamingos are the only race of color, who might or might not get AIDS!

Send us the figures and other stats!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 05:26 PM

Penguins are twats! There, now I've done it. Quite fancy a trip to see the blue fountains in Trafalgar Square and couldn't give a monkeys about people seeing me starkers. Nowt much to see anyway...

:-D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 05:31 PM

I prefer them with a dry rub, or perhaps green chili sauce.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 05:31 PM

Oh! You terrible man. Be assured that the special agents are on their way!

Meanwhile....

Penguin Lust!


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: gnu
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 06:41 PM

I think they are in amongst the vines in my Scarlett Runners but I can't tell... masters of camoflage they are.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 07:27 PM

Penquins do not come cheap! They make a very rich flock!
$$$$$$$$$


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 07:37 PM

>>I believe that Arctic penguins exist. They are merely camera shy- unlike the Anarctic variety. But, I have no firm evidence to submit for consideraton to prove they do. <<

Arctic not so much but the first bird called "penguin" was a native of the North Atlantic. Lucky for the current penguins there weren't many people living near them in the 19th century.


The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis)


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 07:43 PM

Sorry folks, I'm sure many of you were expecting more, but that is about as much fight as I have in me. Kat's passing is moderating my mischief.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 07:50 PM

I happen to OWN the book "Penguin Lust."


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 10:37 PM

Sandy McLean, you spelled 'pengiun' wrong. It's penGuin, not penQuin, you poltroon! Even if you cured cancer or found the lost continent of Atlantis, you would remain totally unworthy because you obviously have the IQ of a grasshopper....


and so on.

[Not really. In fact, not at all.]


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 10:37 PM

BTW bb there is a name for flying under water, swimming.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 10:46 PM

leeneia,
You remind me of my fifth grade teacher. :-}


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 11:03 PM

Yeah, she might have been a jerk...but was she cute!??

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 11:06 PM

I suppose New Hollandaise sauce is more traditional than a New Mexican style green chili sauce. Mayhap the Falklanders or the Zeds could give a hint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:53 AM

A surprising number of tourists to Alaska inquire about our population of penguins. Strangely, a number of our local tourist shops carry penguins for sale. And they sell. Great Alaska souvenirs, I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 01:18 AM

Roast Penguin Recipe.
1. Pluck penguin.
2. Roast it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,Musket curious
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 02:33 AM

Nic Jones got me all curious about how penguin eggs would taste. ..


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 08:42 AM

It's really hard to form an affectionate attachment to something that smells like rotten fish (my impression of the penguins I've known), although I've known a couple of ladies who managed it with their guys who brought home the salmon, and quite a few with attachments to truckers who smelled more like diesel oil and tranny grease than their Freightliners did.

I suppose it could work if the penguin could carry on an intelligent conversation. (?)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 08:53 AM

I think so. After all, it's more than one gets from some people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:20 AM

The truckers have a slight advantage not available to penguins since petroleum products deaden the sense of smell. (It's claimed you should walk through some spilled gasoline if the dogs are after you.)

Up to a point, fresh fish smell can be neutralized with lemon juice, according to some; but apparently penguins don't care for lemonade.

A couple of former friends carried an "aura of ethnic diet" that was mildly intrusive, but adaptation was quite easy, especially for ***** and **** who were "exceptionally hot."

While I'm sure some penguins could compete with lots of people with respect to intelligent conversation, finding a subject of mutual interest might be difficult, especially since all I've ever heard them talk about was fish. Maybe it was just the company they kept, though.

Should you take a penguin to an art show to see what broader interests they have? (Didn't work with most of the girls I've known.)

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 10:32 AM

Anyone know where to get a free online English to Penguin translator?

(I suspect LH already acquired a Hawk to Penguin translator, as well as a Bob Dylan to Penguin translator, for song lyric exchange?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 10:34 AM

"all I've ever heard them talk about was fish"

I've known a number of men who do the same. Sunfish, bluegills, crappies (that's pronounced 'croppy'), walleye, muskies...

Come to think of it, those terms should be included in any book entitled 'How to Succeed in Wisconsin.'


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 11:06 AM

How soon we forget.

Penguin Bash


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 11:14 AM

Anyone got a copy of the English book of Penguin folk songs?

Special ggents not found me yet :-( I was really looking forward to my swim in the fountains!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 11:52 AM

Yoko Ono had a song which seemed to be Penguin sounds, (to my bird toned ear, anyway)?

Nic Jones had an album titled "Penguin Eggs", way back. But, I am not sure if the eggs hatched out, or of the survival rate?


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:01 PM

Well I did go to the Antarctic (not the Anarchic!)and was completely hooked on them - apart from their pink smelly poo (pink because of all the krill they eat). I'd defy anyone to find them boring!
The young ones were incredibly funny to watch with their childish squabbles - and running away from a fight, they'd nearly always fall over! And sitting in a pool of mud and ice cooling their feet, or lying completely flat prone just when they felt tired.
And that moment when you see nothing at sea then hundreds of them just catapult out of the water! One day we watched a whole crowd of them debating whether to go into the sea or not: as each wave came in, they would run back, then toddle down again to water's edge, only to run back again when the next wave came in. Finally one brave soul tested the water and the whole lot of them rushed in at once.
And then we were told to keep at least 5m away from them: but they hadn't told the penguins! As I was filming some others, one was down at my feet, tugging away at a strap on my bag.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 12:12 PM

Mario Lemieux can kiss my ass!!



What? Oh, not that kind of penguin?


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:25 PM

G'day Ed T,

In the song (actually called "The Wee Dark Engine Room" by its composer, the late Harry Robinson - on his LP "Whale Chasing Men" the eggs don't get to hatch ... They get eaten - after being cooked over the pot-belly stove in said 'wee dark engine room', where Harry was refurbishing whaling ship engines, in the "off (... whaling...)season"!

Regards,

BobB


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 11:13 PM

Slow cooked over hickory or mesquite for six or eight hours, then a dry rub and more slooooooooooow cooking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Let's fight about penguins today!
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 13 - 04:04 AM

Becca... hehehehee!


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