Penguins in the news
Well, we had to get to the gay penguins sooner or later.
Female penguins imported from Sweden to tempt the famously gay penguins at the Bremerhaven Zoo into heterosexual pair-bond relationships (or at least prompt a dalliance with bisexuality) has failed. Zookeepers were harshly criticized by gay activists for attempting to “convert” the penguins. Other zoos have documented this behavior when the ratio of male to female penguins is out of balance. Determining whether this behavior exists in the wild is complicated due to the outward difficulty of determining the sex of a penguin. This is yet another prime example of the double-edged sword of sociobiology.
Meanwhile in other penguin news, Sean "P-Diddy" Combs has come under fire from PETA for using live penguins in a swimming pools display at a party celebrating the opening of the Hotel Victor in South Beach. PETA objected to the use of penguins as props for human entertainment and for exposing them to the hot Florida climate. Reports confirmed that the penguins were “uncomfortable” at the party. There was no indication whether this was because these penguins were straight. Rumors circulated that the gay German penguins were jealous, and would really prefer the gay-friendly scene in South Beach where they would feel more accepted than at the Bremerhaven Zoo.
Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance.