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courtesy of mrcairo: did you know that it was Penguin Awareness Day two days ago? i bet you didn't! and, in case you missed it and somehow managed to not spend the day in a tux wearing funny plumage and doing little penguin-dances, April 25th is World Penguin Day.

and in other news, the cheese crackers in the Berkeley Bowl bulk-food section come in many fascinating marine-related shapes: frogs, crabs, dolphins (or perhaps porpoises), starfish, little blobby things that might be turtles, little blobby things that might be shells, and of course...penguins!

penguins are the new monkeys.

Date: 2007-01-22 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridium.livejournal.com
hee! exactly.
*grin*

Date: 2007-01-22 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridium.livejournal.com
me: All instruments and bass hippo performed by Michael Ford.

nacht_musik: "bass hippo"

me: Yep, bass hippo. But then, are there really tenor hippos out there?

nacht_musik: Yeah, they're most commonly played by children who are learning to play the hippo at a particularly early age. Many young children just don't have the handspan to play a full-sized hippo; the 1/3-sized tenor hippo (confusingly referred to as a "2 2/3' hippo" for historical reasons pertaining to the nomenclature traditionally used when constructing ranks of hippos for use in a pipe organ) sounds an octave and a fifth above the standard (bass) hippo, but much of the technique involved can be readily transferred to the standard hippo when the student is ready for the larger instrument.

me: ... I love you.

Date: 2007-01-22 11:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coraline
...and that's why we love him!

also: apparently i was almost on time with my penguin post! who knew?

Date: 2007-01-24 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridium.livejournal.com
apparently i was almost on time with my penguin post!

i noticed, i just didn't manage to put up a post about the penguin holiday in time. :)

Date: 2007-01-23 03:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nacht_musik
Wow. That's cute. I'm somewhat amused to find that Davy Jones's voice, at 62, still conjures for me the mental image of a twentysomething british fop. :-)

Also, Wikipedia tells me that "David Bowie's original name was David (Robert) Jones: he changed his name to avoid confusion with the then-more famous Davy Jones." Huh. I don't think ChangesJones would have flown.

Date: 2007-01-23 03:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nacht_musik
Also also, I didn't know anything about this when I wrote your card. :-)

Date: 2007-01-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridium.livejournal.com
googling "Bowie Changes" gave me this, which is...definitely odd. i think his hair is phosphorescent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLCaRM2YCuo

Date: 2007-01-25 04:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nacht_musik
At the very end of that, did you notice the bass guitar solo by a man in a glowing orange shirt and a stylin' grey top hat? :-)

Date: 2007-01-26 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridium.livejournal.com
i hadn't, i'd wandered away from the screen the first time i played it. that's awesome...i think in the last few seconds, he doesn't have a head at all. and the top hat is very stylish indeed. ;)

skepticism

Date: 2007-01-22 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowninja7.livejournal.com
penguins are the new monkeys.

I'll believe that when I see a pirate with a penguin on his shoulder.

Re: skepticism

Date: 2007-01-26 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iridium.livejournal.com
pirate and penguin

...clearly i need more practice with photoshop, but there you go. see those beady little eyes? that's a dangerous penguin, there.

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