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65: Max: Pinguino & the Snow Kids
Sep 23, 2005

I know many were concerned about Max leaving the comic. He was never really supposed to be a “character” in the comic. Just more of an object without personality to use for some gags. But then he went and stole the show, and our hearts. So you are probably relieved to know that nothing bad happened to him. Instead, he wound up in one of the countries closest to Antarctica… Argentina. He has become world famous with his children’s show. And yes, he’ll have to return some day to the comic to visit his adopted parents. I think his new show will make for some nice wallpapers or even a T-Shirt design. Speaking of wallpapers, I added a new one of Osborne with his love of the orange. I also added some icons including AIM icons.

No Business Like Penguin Business

On the subject of penguins like Max in show business, penguins have been seeing a lot of action in the movie industry lately. I finally caught a showing of “Madagascar” a couple weeks ago, the penguins were really humorous, apparently they are Adelies. I like how they finally make it all the way to Antarctica (they are escaping a zoo thinking that it will be their wonderful free homeland), and when they finally make it there, it’s just ice and a cold wind blowing, and they just stand there and say… “this sucks”. Speaking of them, they will be having their own short film that will play before the new Wallace & Gromit movie coming out, “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. Also in theaters is the Emperor penguin documentary, “March of the Penguins”, that I still have not seen! I hear it’s really good though and I will catch a showing soon enough. Also there is an animated film in the works about Emperor Penguins called “Happy Feet”. The story is that the penguins find their soul mates through song, but the main character cannot sing… but he can tap dance. It will be starring the voice talents of Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman and more. So, congratulations to penguins and all their success.