The Penguin Movie for Guys

Can't say it sounds like paradise for the female of the species either.

Posted by Connecticut Yankee at August 20, 2005 4:01 PM

Did you write a book?When I was student I thought
"Papa" Hemingway is incomparable.

Posted by Al.Dr. at August 20, 2005 4:11 PM

Kind of makes the 'you will be in the delivery room' schtick pale in comparison.

Posted by P. A. Breault at August 20, 2005 4:14 PM

Well, it's an accurate summary of the movie and much funnier. (But the movie was charming.)

Posted by Yehudit at August 20, 2005 4:25 PM

I can't wait to see the movie. You have permanently colored how I view the movie, I am afraid. Please write more movie reviews.

Posted by rk at August 20, 2005 5:29 PM

I knew I had to see this film from the moment I heard it reviewed on NPR. I even blogged about it at the time (along with another fascinating event from France that caught my imagination). It's the first time I have been sparked to go to the movies for four or five years. Now I can't wait. Great review!

Posted by Hootsbuddy at August 20, 2005 6:29 PM

Brilliant post, as usual, but I hope I'm not being pedantic in insisting it's sakE, (pronounced "sock A"), not sakI.

Haven't seen the flick, but reading your review cleared up the mystery about this:

Posted by Tanuki at August 20, 2005 8:56 PM

Thank, Gerard--one of the funniest things I have read in a long, long time--at the end of a day where I really needed a laugh.

Posted by Dr Bob at August 20, 2005 9:04 PM

Hah! Great post and so entertainingly written.

Posted by Digger at August 21, 2005 10:23 AM

At bedtime during the winter, my wife has often praised how warm my legs and feet are. I sense a pattern.

Posted by Morenuancedthanyou at August 21, 2005 10:56 AM

I'm crying.

Posted by Andrea Harris at August 22, 2005 10:21 AM

Re The Antarctic Cold.

Freezing water isn't a problem for the emperor penguin. The birds have excellent insulation.

Sometimes too good. Temperature gets warm (for Antarctica) an emperor penguin can actually overheat. When they start getting too warm they'll plant themselves on some ice to cool down.

BTW, don't think of it as an epic migration or any of that stuff, think of it as rush hour.

Posted by Alan Kellogg at August 22, 2005 10:50 AM

Brilliant piece, Bos.

Never again shall I yearn for the romantic penguin life.

Posted by craig1st at August 23, 2005 3:19 AM

This summary of the story was GREAT! I teach science (this year I have 2 Bio classes), and I think this would be a great video to get when it comes out. But, first I would want them to see your summary.

BTW, today I had to explain to these students about asexual and sexual reproduction. Two of them had to be woken up part-way through, making me the only teacher on the planet to put the kids to sleep talking about sex in class.

Posted by Linda F at August 23, 2005 4:32 PM