Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The BBC Penguins

This clip is actually about a year old, I think, but I still find it... just amazing.



Blogger Mary Robinette Kowal said...

Ah, yes. I remembered the penguins from last year but they are still a thing of joy.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Are you sure this isn't a fake? Seems like their wings are still too small to hold their big bodies up for that long of a flight. I watched it with my kids and they don't believe me it's real. So I started wondering. And it seems fake to me now too.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Ah, I mean, yeah, cool. Can't believe I didn't see it until TODAY. :)

11:38 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


Thank you for that reaction! You've given me a good chuckle, which is what that clip was all about...


It is is a "thing of joy", isn't it? I wonder why... I can't help but grin as I watch it.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Sengei Tawn said...

Ahem. And today is what DAY?

2:17 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Clever Clogs.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Mark Lavallee said...

They remind me of my wiener dogs. Those can fly too... they chase birds around the yard all day.

In Mary's defense I think anytime you see even a fake penguin doing anything it stirs emotions in you. And if it does not then you kinda suck don't you? I mean, how bitter do you have to be to not feel a sense of wonder for penguins?

;) Happy April 1st everyone. Great clip/joke David.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Yeah, David, so I watched it and thought wow, that's pretty cool. I called my children up and they didn't believe it for a second. Ages 10, 12, and just turned 15 today. They were like it's not real, their wings couldn't hold up their fat bodies.
I was like, no, it's real. It's like from the BBC like the Discovery channel or something. They never fell for it. So I decided maybe they were right and decided I better let you, Mr. Durham, know it may not be real. You being a best-selling author and all. Might not look too smart believing it.
After I posted I realized the day and didn't really want to ruin it for anybody but had to say SOMETHING so as not to look like a total idiot :)
Well, I've sent the link to your website to numerous people as a practical joke. Let's just hope they don't read the comments now.
Thanks for the laugh though.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Stephe said...


I was good and sold, until they landed in the rain forest. And even then, I wanted to believe it anyway.

Pardon me while I go put on my DUNCE cap. LOL

4:01 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Fun. Thanks especially to Stephe and Ryan anyone else that spent even a few moments "believing". I'm sure, ultimately, that says something good about you...

12:00 PM  

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