Musings on the byways of popular culture
18/11/2018 by Freddy Steady 22 Comments
Moose the Mooche says
18/11/2018 at 20:57
Harry Tufnell says
18/11/2018 at 21:22
A fact for you, maybe not the most interesting fact but a fact none the less. There are 17 species of penguin and I’ve seen 15 of them, I’m only missing Emperor penguin and Erect crest penguin.
Told you it wasn’t very interesting and probably nothing to do with the OP.
Junior Wells says
19/11/2018 at 08:03
Havent seen an erect penguin but Ive seeb an erect elephant…..blimey
19/11/2018 at 13:31
I’m currently 31 for 93 for cetacean species. Not bad for an accountant, to be fair.
And, in the wild, 1 for 17 on penguins. (Galapagos, briefly).
18/11/2018 at 21:50
19/11/2018 at 05:38
I am in South Africa at the moment and there are bloody loads of them here..
Another aquatic fact I learned whilst here – more peop!e are killed by toasters each year than by sharks.
19/11/2018 at 09:33
Re: “more people are killed by toasters each year than by sharks”
I find that hard to believe – U-Roy, Big Youth and Dennis Alcapone have always seemed pretty easy-going guys to me…
19/11/2018 at 09:57
Black Celebration says
19/11/2018 at 10:50
I find that very hard to believe. A great white shark is lightning fast, immensely strong and has rows of razor sharp teeth whereas a soggy toaster bobbing about in the surf may, at best, bonk you on the head- or you might get your toe stuck in one while swimming. Hardly fatal either way.
19/11/2018 at 11:10
Toasters aren’t dangerous?
Two words: Pop Tarts.
19/11/2018 at 13:32
Yes, but add an extension cable and plug it in! Ka-pow!
Vulpes Vulpes says
19/11/2018 at 18:42
Kip tells me his mate dropped a toaster into the bath one day when Kip was in there trying to scrub off a tattoo of a randy ostrich shagging a nun; he’d found it on his penis when he woke up after a nineteen pint bender. Bloody toaster landing on his todger made Kip jump, I can tell you. Bladdy lucky the tub was empty and Kip was only using a brillo pad at the time.
19/11/2018 at 21:19
It is well known that the animal that kills most humans is a hippopotamus.
Insects commit slaughter.
19/11/2018 at 08:41
The height difference between the smallest adult penguin and the largest adult penguin is the most dramatic of all in the animal kingdom. If they were humans It would be like Jimmy Krankie standing next to the Statue of Liberty.
19/11/2018 at 08:45
I definitely value a first edition Penguin over a first edition hardback.
Freddy Steady says
19/11/2018 at 13:37
People, please. Back on point!
Penguins…fantastic programme, extraordinary stuff
Sewer Robot says
19/11/2018 at 14:20
Yes .. let’s p-p-p-pick up where Freddy left off..
John Walters says
19/11/2018 at 14:00
Favourite Penguin ….. Burgess Meredith.
19/11/2018 at 18:44
Freddy, FWIW amongst these hooligans, I completely agree, it was fabulous TV, and utterly compelling.
19/11/2018 at 21:15
Thank you VV, it was wasn’t it?
I hadn’t seen an Attenborough programme for a while and actually thought I’d seen enough about Penguins. Turns out I was wrong.
What a life.
19/11/2018 at 23:46
The penguin life
It is a merry life
He robs young fishes of their heart’s delight
Leaving them behind
To weep and to mourn
Their friends suddenly gobbled down
By a monochrome bird.
2/10 Could do better.
19/11/2018 at 19:36
And don’t come back until you’ve redeemed yourselves!
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