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Friday, January 17, 2003

SYNCHRONIZED PENGUINS
pen-gu-ins is practically chickens
Here's one:

A group of penguins in the San Francisco Zoo are doing synchronized swimming routines for hours on end, much to the consternation of the zookeepers. Apparently, some new recruits, late of a waterpark in Ohio, are responsible for this abberant behavior.

I thought the quote from Jane Tollini, the zoo's penguin keeper, was rich:

"We've lost complete control. It's a free-for-all in here. After 18 years of doing this job, these birds are making mincemeat of me."

Lost control? Like, that's assuming she ever had control in the first place? I guess this is a blotch on her career... Bad things afoot in Penguin-town!

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer / Things fall apart / The center cannot hold." - W.B. Yeats