Not even if they look at you with huge, staring eyes and cry a single tear for the plight of the tundra. No pity. Because the penguins, they will play you like a fiddle.
I wonder what winter is like? Here in Austin, we only get fake snow, and we save THAT for fake penguins. City council rules, it makes them feel more like they’re at home or something. I don’t know. It looks more like Mr Penguin (or Mrs Penguin, I have no idea, they all dress the same) is tromping through crushed-up starlight mints instead of snow. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
This is probably a kit. And if you follow the alternate directions, you can make it look like the mascot for Dental Hygiene. “Remember, kids, floss your teeth! Or dive under the sub-arctic water to chase after small fish, if you’re reading the directions on page 3.”
Either his eyes are sparkling with dewy childlike wonder, or he’s warming up his eye-laser freeze ray. Since I’m clearly right in front of him holding a camera, obviously my vote was for “dewy childlike wonder,” but the freeze ray would have been kind of cool, too.
Back! Get back in the winter, you rascal!
Goodwill on 183 and Metric, Austin
2 Responses to “No pity for penguins”
In New Orleans, a week after Katrina, the aquarium personel showed up to find all dead except
and some very pissed penguins who tried to eat the keeper’s fingers. In fairness the sea otters also tried to eat the keepers fingers
Re: Sara J – Okay, well, you can pity THOSE penguins.