Meet Roxy, the Lonely Hearts Penguin...and Other News

Leading off our eclectic collection of Valentine's Day stuff is this bit from Reuters about Roxy -- no, not the ePluribus Media webmistress, but in fact a penguin with a My Space page:

Girl Marries Dog
Rick Santorum shout-out)

Meanwhile... wonder Penguins are stressed.

That's how Roxy the webmistress keeps all of us in line, too.

In other news, ABC News is reporting that The International Criminal Court is preparing to issue a warrant for the President of Sudan for crimes against humanity. Such an action -- issuing an arrest warrant against a sitting foreign leader -- is unprecedented, and could have far-reaching implications. I wonder if George W. Bush, Richard B. Cheney and their former Administration's main players have any worries about what that could mean for them? Hat-tip to pmeldrum for the reference.

While our ability to track space-based debris could benefit from more data-sharing and the growing need for some type of Space Traffic Control grows, we're making some progress in our acceptance of reality-based thinking here on the ground:

More than 1,000 religious congregations around the world have signed up to give sermons on the theme of religion and science as part of the fourth annual Evolution Weekend.

And finally, Microsoft is planning to launch retail stores, even though analysts are skeptical about the potential efficacy of the move:

Skeptics questioned whether Microsoft's strategy would work in a dismal retail climate. They also wondered whether its stores could compete with Apple's, which seem to draw in passersby with the strength of the Death Star tractor beam in "Star Wars."

Apparently, we'll soon learn if being a behemoth that functions like somewhat impaired near-complete monopoly is enough to fly in the face of market practicality, barring any new and innovative way that these new retail outlets are introduced or in how they operate.

Microsoft isn't Apple, so the results could be ... interesting.

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Click to's Valentine's Day, I worked really late into the night, and I'm going back to sleep.

Call me if the barbarians get out of their cages or leave a message at the ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Thank you. Kudos to our special penguin oops I mean special Roxy and you on this Valentines Day.



I'm glad you got a good chuckle out of the Roxy the Rock Penguin vs. Roxy the Webmistress interplay. :)  Hope you enjoyed the "Skullkrusher Mountain" video musical as well.

...can you tell that Valentine's Days with me are never really dull?

At least you and our illustrious webmistress get to endure my slightly-deviated humor from afar.  Wifey has got to live with it, up close and personal.

(kinda makes me wonder if Wifey might be a bit twisted, tho, as she's stuck with me for six of 'em so far)

Does she follow our vagaries online?


She kind of experiences it vicariously through me.

I'll let her know that you feel she has to respond when she gets back from work.


My little grand-daughter introduced me to the Backyardigans ... and I am always saying that I am like ...


Pablo, a blue penguin wearing blue bow tie and a blue and yellow propeller beanie, is the one who most often has the ideas. Due to his energy and impetuousness, he takes the lead in many situations, but often goes into a "panic attack" when he faces an obstacle, running around in circles and telling everyone not to panic until someone interrupts him to propose a solution with "Pablo... Pablo?... PABLO!", at which point he stops, turns to the character and calmly asks "Yeah?"

A penguin by any other name ....

Thanks GH for the good morning laughs. :)

I like that type of character. :)

More info here for folks 'bout the "Backyardigans."

As well as sending off the video link and Roxies MySpace page URL to one of my sisters, Long Time Penguin lover and like me Unmarried on this Valentines Day.


Watching the Reuters vid made me think my sis is alot like Roxy in the not caring about being single, much like myself, she'll get a kick out of it, Thanks for posting it

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

will share it.

I thought it was a real kick too, and that folks would have some fun with it.


Or was it some other kind of ceremony? The penguin facebook story is cute.

to do anything other than go thru with the ceremony.

I'm not sure I ~want~ to know, in case I get an equally -- or more -- bizarre response.