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Feb 10, 2006
He Can Fly!

Now the Peter Pan song is stuck in my head. “You can fly, you can fly, you can fly!”

Penguins really can fly… underwater. It’s really amazing seeing underwater video footage of them darting through the ocean space so accurately and gracefully… reaching speeds over 20 mph and leaving their little “jet” trails behind. With their speed, skill an maneuvarablility in the open water, they actually don’t have to worry too much about leopard seals being able to catch them, nor on land, it’s getting in and out of the water that proves dangerous for them.

Also those are not clouds up there but the bottom of ice. πŸ˜‰

Video Week Finale

Here’s a couple videos that have been circulating the net for a while and have been put together as a Friday versus Monday sort of joke. The first part features a penguin doing a crazy dance and the next is a polar bear doing the penguin toboggan maneuver. They both seem pretty funny at first, then I was thinking, maybe that penguin has something seriously wrong with it and maybe that polar bear was just shot with a tranquelizer or is suffering some partial paralysis. We’ll just assume the polar bear is having a lazy afternoon and the penguin is strutting his stuff seeing as he is a different species than the onlooking ones on the beach. At any rate, have a great weekend, go party like the penguin there and I’ll see you on monday when we are pushing ourselves along like the polar bear.

  • Cool! LOL! πŸ™‚

  • Matt D

    That last panel was so random, it feels like something out of Family Guy

  • bobby says “‘cool”

  • Brilliant!

    That was great!

  • Hey, the vids were cool. I’m hoping that there wasn’t anything wrong with either animal. Maybe the penguin’s girlfriend agreed to marry him?

    Maybe the polar bear partied too much the night before!

  • lol πŸ˜‰

  • tux

    Maybe I shouldn’t have read what you said Tyler, I found that video rather depressing πŸ™

  • Reed

    that is one fast penguin, i didnt see that in march of the penguins

  • When did Wally get tied to a rock?

    Did you know that in Australia, Bundaberg Rum has a Polar Bear named Bundy R Bear as a mascot?

  • Lil

    The video was great…..just goes to show animals have more in common with us than we think.

  • I think maybe that the penguin and the polar bear were both hurt, its sad to see an animal in such pain… πŸ™ Oh well, maybe it juss was happiness and laziness. πŸ™‚

  • Sev

    I think the general attitude is that you made us feel bad about dancing penguins and THAT is inexcuseable.

  • Cat

    The penguin, I would imagine, is physically sound; maybe it couldn’t find its mate or offspring? As for the bear, I would imagine that it was indeed tranquilized; however, poachers don’t bother to tranquilize animals, so it was scientists who were responsable. And before anyone starts decrying the methods used, I would advise them to remember that they are drugging a bear so it can be tagged and tracked, and also protected. And if that’s not enough, remember that being able to TRACK a bear and WATCHING what it eats is far far more humane then KILLING a bear and examining its stomach contents, which is what they used to do. Besides, where do you think all the info on polar bears, or most animals, comes from?

  • Sten

    I love that video it reminds me of a slide show I did for school once…it was all about Penguins, and The polar bear reminded me of my cat……my fat lazy cat

  • Lone Wolf T9

    lol that’s some great stuff, and btw, all your comics are awesome classics, you can make a lot of people laugh, and you could make yourself uber-wealthy with them πŸ˜€

  • Danielle

    Hmm, the polar bear looks like he’s trying to scratch his chin and chest to me. Doggish like

  • Rory

    I actually saw something similar to the penguin at Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. This penguin was doing his jet swimming thing when he swam straight into a rock. He staggered out of the water and kinda stumbled around for a while before he recovered. It was actually really amusing.

  • Ashley Says:

    February 11th, 2006 at 11:26 pm
    I think maybe that the penguin and the polar bear were both hurt, its sad to see an animal in such painÒ€¦ πŸ™‚ Oh well, maybe it juss was happiness and laziness. πŸ™‚

    yea and its j-u-s-t.

  • Xenocles

    Looks like the bear is rubbin his lower jar/throat/breast area against the snow. a tranquilized animal would struggle to get up, moving very very different from this one. I suppose the teddy was just having an itch.

  • Dylan

    The polar bear is scratching itself, most bears do that.

  • Will

    i feel sorry for poor mr polar bear died to a rock πŸ™ I hope he doesnt drown!

    p.s i think his scarf is chocking him

  • Will

    Tied* hehe not died :S

  • Andrew

    Gravity is LOSING!!

  • waffle_man

    HE’s flying

  • Oh, no! Wally’s stuck! We’d better hope Osborne uses his swimming skills to save him.

  • Sally

    I already knew that both of them were underwater because of the iceberg


    You got this from that blue whale thing, did you? (See blog post)