Friday, January 12, 2007

an icy weekend in the heartland. actually timothy mcveigh should be credited for giving oklahoma city official status as the heartland. before the bombing there was always a presumption that the heartland is a little north of here.
i decided to move penguins to my front window in honor of a local much awaited [by weatherman] ice storm. so i'm doing my inhome penguin too. here's my list of penguin related bloggers which manages to include a bit of penguin based snidery at gw

the penguin chronicles
world peace, angry penguin
penguins lab
Logo - A microwave oven transformer rewound for a low voltage, high amperage configuration is short circuited using a loose wire as a 'pen', and a sheet of aluminium foil as 'ground'. A camera set for 1.6s exposure shoots the action whilst the pen is touched to the foil and dragged in a semicircle behind Mr. Penguin.
Mr. Penguin is the trademark logo of Penguin's Lab. Once an innocent toy from McDonalds, Mr. Penguin has evolved into an important part of the experiments on this site. Throughout my experiments, he is subjected to quite alot of discomfort.
In high voltage projects, a short stubby plastic object can often be useful in seeing how electrical arcs behave around it.
Lonely penguin blog
naked penguin blog day
Thursday, April 28, 2005
In honor of BadTux the Snarky Penguin, and in response to his request that AT&T fork over some penguin pornography, the editorial board at Blanton's and Ashton's has decided to expand its foray into the world of smut by publishing naked pictures of an additional species: penguins! We may not be AT&T, but we know how to get our hands on a nude bird.

Abstract penguin

penguin blog/flying penguin
penguin repair guy among other things
gay penguin for president [2004]
Gay Penguin: Just as Good
Two of the Bush is worth a bird in the White House:
"I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things." - President George Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003
Many commentators will observe that Gay Penguin himself is not very analytical, nor does he spend time thinking about himself and why he does things. You see, Charles Darwin once wrote about animal intellect:
"It may be freely admitted that no animal is self-conscious, if by this term it is implied that he reflects on such points, as whence he comes or whither he will go, or what is life and death, and so forth." - Darwin, "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex."
So, if this lack of self awareness is, as Mr. Bush suggests, a political strength, surely no one can "out penguin" an "out penguin"?
But there's more. As we know, a penguin has no real depth of understanding regarding his own death, or the death of others. But perhaps you will agree that Gay Penguin's grasp on such matters is at least as intelligent as Bush's. Consider this thought, but instead of coming from the president of the united states, coming from a telepathic communication with a penguin:
"Look at these different places around the world where there's been tremendous death and destruction because killers kill." - President George Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2004
While an animal like a monkey or elephant may be able to understand death as well as Mr. Bush does- that indeed, what a killer does is kill things- a Penguin might, too. You see, something that Mr. Bush, a Monkey, an Elephant and a Penguin all have in common is that they are all mammals ahem- creatures of instinct. So, it would be safe to say that yes, a Penguin, too, understands that "killers kill."
That's why Gay Penguin walks away from loud, scary people, as well as any natural predator, such as the terrorist Leopard Seal, which eats penguins alive because it "hates freedom".
(both quotes via McSweeney's "Daily Reason to Dispatch Bush")
Posted by Scout @ 1:19 PM
penguin magic - apparently penguin magicians
mobile penguin
the angry penguin
kpg - kelley penguin girl
Swedish frappr penguin guy
another frappr penguin friend - th si ones from australia
kaiser penguin - a bout mixing drink but with cute logo
Kaiser Penguin is a blog about cocktails for the erudite mixologist.
Why on Earth did you name your blog "Kaiser Penguin?"
It is a well-known fact that penguins are members of high society and enjoy fine cocktails. Our very own kaiser penguin would also like me to mention that he also enjoys various treats from the sea.

visions of a penguin
0Hot Product: Penguin Lamp, March of the Penguins on Your Desk

Saturday, January 06, 2007

a little bird told me
i just was visited by the friend who told me a while back that it was time for me to blog. i had been trying to find this thing right then.
i just wrote a bit to a linux penguin lover which i'd like to repeat:
Just linux
I'm trying to add a simple comment about the article Year of the Penguin. I don't really want to become an active member. Just say something nice. Please feel free to do anything you want with this comment.
I am a technically challenged computer user of less than 10 years duration. I'm nowhere near the ability or interest level to use linux although I know enough to know i would like to if it was appropriate. My at home learning the internet was based on finding things about penguins including images. In a word tux was the first and best and i had the joy of a young linux person in England giving me clues. Now i am a constant searcher for anything penguin anywhere on the net and someone trying to pass it on to anyone who will listen. So google got me to your article on the year of the penguin, and i can help but draw a little comparison to the theme if not the details.
2006 was the year of the penguin outside the linux world. Happy Feet took the documentary penguin march into the cartoon world. Penguins suddenly have appeared in all kinds of advertisements with occasional accuracy. In general penguins have become so in that there were suggestions that penguins had replaced reindeer as the symbol of you know what holiday.
But as your article hints, the world discovering our private joys doesn't feel quite as good we hoped it would. the world of internet penguin lovers has been almost totally quiet this year; penguin club types have stopped writing in about the cutest new penguin thing or even serious issues. And they haven't switched to blogging either. the best mixed blessing has been the conservatives deciding to say things like penguin movies and same sex penguin couples are part of liberal plots.
so we are penguin lovers from the amateur side of the fence like me and you all from the serious side. and none of us are quite sure what, if anything, the past and future years mean. i just want to express my continuing belief that we're all on the right side. if we can just keep global warming and computer robber barons in their place we will have done well by penguins from tux to my favorite, the little blues.