Monday, December 8, 2008

The Penguin Effect

It's becoming more clear to me all the time that I am not a normal person.

You've all seen March of the Penguins, right?  The movie that proves that penguins are better than us?

There's that scene, after all the mama penguins, with their lovely, loving voices (and French accents!  Who knew?) drop their eggs and wander off for a two-month lunch break.

When they get back, the movie tells us that out of all the males and chicks, they somehow manage to pick out their male.  Their chick.

I don't believe it.  Not without DNA testing. 

I'm thinking what happens is that the momma penguins, feeling cold and tired, look at the male and chick closest to them, think, "Meh, they'll do," and announce, "Hooooney!  I'm hoooooome!"

I mean seriously, who's going to check?

But when I voice that theory OUT LOUD, at a dinner party, say, all conversation DIES and I'm faced with a sea of horrified, sorrowful expressions. 

I don't know if I've destroyed their belief in the ability of Emperor penguins to tell each other apart, or their belief in my goodness and gullibility.

But I do know I have to stop talking about that damned penguin movie.

Or, just get people to watch this:


La Belette Rouge said...

Your theory and the commercial are hilarious. And, you might be right. Hey, there has to be a penguin conspiracy theory website that would appreciate your take.;-)

Barb McMahon said...

I'm looking for that website!

One Down, One to Go said...

I agree with you and love the commercial!!

MrsWaltz said...

You're obviously just hanging out with the wrong people. If you said that at a gathering chez Waltz, we would happily debate the merits of your case for the remainder of the evening. Just sayin'.

MrsWaltz said...

P.S. Came over via DGM to spread the comment love. It's easily the best idea for spreading holiday cheer that I've seen in my LIFE.

Barb McMahon said...

I'm liking the sound of life Chez Waltz...

And thanks ODOTG (can I call you that?). I'm glad you like the commercial.

MrsWaltz said...

We're recruiting for new friends if you're interested. We've scared the rest of them away :)

Barb McMahon said...

...or maybe the penguins got them?

I'm always interested in making new friends.