Talk:Penguin/Popular culture

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Great new spin-off entry! But we need images, we need Chilly Willy, Pingu, and the Linux penguin here, not these silly biological specimens! Russell Potter 22:45, 30 May 2007 (CDT)


Penguins in popular culture. Because sometimes you just need to write a fun article. Shall I compliment this with Cows in popular culture? Hmmm... Here's a start:

As one of the longest-domesticated animals, cows have played a significant role within Western popular culture. Sometimes carrying the power of life-directing myth, and sometimes merely depicted so as to evoke a hearty belly laugh, they have been portrayed in art, nursery rhymes, language idioms, advertisements, and cartoons and comics since the early 1800s.

But seriously, I think we should be able to show exceptional quality in these types of articles as well.

Stephen Ewen 01:56, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

That's a very good idea, Stephen. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. I'll leave it to you to start it. John Stephenson 04:14, 31 May 2007 (CDT)
What about the moose in popular culture, especially certain graduates from Wossamotta U. Not to mention that møøse bites kan be pretty nastï.--Robert W King 08:24, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

I thnk, that for some animals- liike "the snake", "the lion", the penguin", that the article the _____ in popular culture is not only going to be a wonderful subject, but that as they are written, there will also be "Animals in popular culture", and for each of the animals (or plants) like Oak tree or Turtle that has been an important human symbol in many cultures, including ancient ones and in -therefore- such things as Jungian analysis, that there is room for articles on "The lion as symbol" or some such. So no kidding, I love this-and I hope that, as a media editor, Russell is willing to vet some of these. Nancy Sculerati 09:45, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

Poor Penguins!

The unnamed Newsman on The Muppet Show once had a cow dropped on him as he read on a stock market report that beef was falling. Jim Henson once said that if he didn't know how to end a sketch, he would blow something up, have a monster eat everything, or throw penguins in the air.[1] :D --Stephen Ewen 18:49, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

Rich penguins!

March of the Penguins won an Academy Award, I think, and it was a huge box office success. That's quite an accomplishment for a nature documentary. --Joe Quick (Talk) 02:48, 2 June 2007 (CDT)

actually- rich penguins brought up another point- Penguins' feather patterns look like a tuxedo, and so in western modern cuture became a symbol also for a tycoon- "penguin suit". Nancy Sculerati 08:15, 2 June 2007 (CDT)