Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Lovely Penguins


Penguins are cool and they make me laugh because they look really funny when they walk. I became especially fond of penguins in the year 2000 when I realised that my then-boyfriend sometimes looked a bit like a penguin when he walked. My favourite Christmas present that year was a walking-talking penguin doll. Monkey and I visited some penguins at the zoo on Sunday.

But it was only today that I have learned that penguins are morally superior to most people and that we should look to them as inspiration for Christian family values. The film, March of the Penguins, is “the motion picture this summer that most passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child-rearing,” according to film critic Michael Medved.

Apparently, the unsuspecting penguins have been hijacked by conservative Christians as “a parable of family virtues, a role model for men, an argument against abortion and convincing proof that Darwin was wrong” – Yahoo news.

But while the Christian conservatives with their weird ideas of a monopoly on family values are extolling the virtues of penguins, we are informed that emperor penguins actually switch mates every season and that homosexuality is rampant amongst the penguin population.

Sheerly Avni on alternet.org calls penguins “some pretty slutty birds,” which just about says it all, I think.

10 comments:

Ludovic said...

Good work MM, the shocking truth about penguins is finally out. I am particularly fond of otters, so here's hoping that we can find some anti-family dirt on those cute little critters, and what about beavers?

Tits Malone said...

MM,

The photo of the penguin reminds me of a certain California girl trying to walk on snow one winter in Usti nad Labem....hahahaha

Ludovic

Beavers can be very dangerous but if you buy them enough drinks you can usually pet them...tee hee

Tits Malone said...

MM,

By the way, anyone who bestows human feelings and behaviour patterns on any animal other than another human is ridiculous.

Since when does family values include feeding your child cold, half digested fish? blech!

Tits Malone said...

MM,

By the way, anyone who bestows human feelings and behaviour patterns on any animal other than another human is ridiculous.

Since when does family values include feeding your child cold, half digested fish? blech!

Max said...

Ludo

I have done my sea otter research and found that otter moms look after the pups on their own while otter dads don't have anything at all to do with their kids. Therefore otters are indeed anti-family and clearly not Christian.

TM, you didn't like the film, did you?

Tits Malone said...

MM,

Don't get me wrong...especially after a few joints cute, fuzzy birds are highly amusing...

Ludovic said...

I did some research on otters too, and apparently they are like gay bears only smaller, so clearly not christians and might explain the lack of interest in acquiring parenting skills.
Ludo

Ludovic said...

p.s only knew graceful Californian snow-walking women when I lived in U.n.L

chatsy malone said...

Max as soon as you get your butt to Quebec I'll take you to the biodome and for 30$ you can freeze your sexy fanny off and check out pinguins in their own habitat. You are of course invited as well tits.

Max said...

Ludo, very gracious of you to remember me as graceful on the snow. If you remember it that way, it must be true.

TM, obviously your memories of constantly picking me up off the ground are faulty.

Chatsy, thanks for the invitation. Maybe on my way to New Zealand to see Ludovic and the penguins there.