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(Telegraph)   'Gay' penguin couple given egg of their own, all three doing fine. FINE? IT'S NOT FINE. It has TWO DADDIES. It may be FINE on the OUTSIDE, but INSIDE it's CONFUSED and EMBARRASSED. LOOK AT THE FREAK EGG. IT HAS TWO DADDIES   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 56
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2012-05-23 09:55:32 AM
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2012-05-23 11:05:00 AM
FTFA: But other "gay" relationships have not ended so happily: Buddy and Pedro, an all-male pairing at Toronto Zoo were put in separate enclosures by keepers who felt they were not making a sufficient contribution to the gene pool.

Taking them away from their mates and putting them with females will totally cure teh gay. I see it in humans all the time.
 
2012-05-23 12:07:45 PM
It's bullshiat if anybody claims there isn't homosexuality in the animal kingdom. There's been a zillion studies on Zebra Finches for one that talks about how those sorts of pairings happen, and I'm fairly certain that there was one or a few that even claimed that a male-male pairing was the best combination of foster parents, because, in a nutshell, they weren't bothering trying to keep up appearances for females, and they didn't have their own eggs to worry about, so they gave the eggs and thus chicks they were given much more attention.

That and I've somehow wound up with a trio of lesbian finches in my own aviary, but eh.
 
2012-05-23 12:08:11 PM
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2012-05-23 12:09:36 PM
Inca has taken on the "female" role of incubating the donated egg, obtained by keepers a month ago, and stoically remains atop his prize for most of the day, refusing the temptation to dip his feathers into the water.

That doesn't seem right. I thought that in the wild it was the father's responsibility to incubate while mom would go off hunting and fattening up after having laid the damn thing and then come back to puke in her mate's and baby's mouths.
 
2012-05-23 12:10:42 PM

Lux Lambert: It's bullshiat if anybody claims there isn't homosexuality in the animal kingdom.


Anybody who claims this has obviously never owned a dog or visited a farm.
 
2012-05-23 12:12:24 PM
Sounds like these guys are actually asexual in that they don't bang each other they just hang out with each other.

Anywho, where did the egg come from? Did they rob a mother of her chick?
 
2012-05-23 12:12:44 PM

KatjaMouse: Inca has taken on the "female" role of incubating the donated egg, obtained by keepers a month ago, and stoically remains atop his prize for most of the day, refusing the temptation to dip his feathers into the water.

That doesn't seem right. I thought that in the wild it was the father's responsibility to incubate while mom would go off hunting and fattening up after having laid the damn thing and then come back to puke in her mate's and baby's mouths.


That's what I thought too.
 
2012-05-23 12:13:05 PM

Lux Lambert: It's bullshiat if anybody claims there isn't homosexuality in the animal kingdom. There's been a zillion studies on Zebra Finches for one that talks about how those sorts of pairings happen, and I'm fairly certain that there was one or a few that even claimed that a male-male pairing was the best combination of foster parents, because, in a nutshell, they weren't bothering trying to keep up appearances for females, and they didn't have their own eggs to worry about, so they gave the eggs and thus chicks they were given much more attention.

That and I've somehow wound up with a trio of lesbian finches in my own aviary, but eh.


My dogs are a lesbian couple.

Actually, homosexual behavior takes place in all the higher primates. I's just part of their total sexuality. Not a "thing" humans make it out to be.
 
2012-05-23 12:13:16 PM

KatjaMouse: That doesn't seem right. I thought that in the wild it was the father's responsibility to incubate while mom would go off hunting and fattening up after having laid the damn thing and then come back to puke in her mate's and baby's mouths.


Depends on the type of Penguin.
 
2012-05-23 12:13:17 PM
I allow you to be gay and this is the thanks I get?
 
2012-05-23 12:13:48 PM
penguin probably doesn't even know what it's doing
and is just hanging out with this other male cause it thinks it's supposed to
 
2012-05-23 12:13:57 PM
Animals always do it because it feels good. That's because they're not Catholic.
 
2012-05-23 12:14:03 PM
Jesus had two daddies.
 
2012-05-23 12:15:04 PM
I have a pair of gay senior citizen cockatiels who've been together >8 years who do a better job at raising eggs than the straight ones that lay them. One of them is a very rare mutation, and he's not only not interested in dating other birds, he won't even screw them on the side, and even pair-bonded cockatiels usually will cheat...They've only even LOOKED at other males.

Since male penguins do the bulk of the egg-rearing anyways, giving them an egg seems like a no-brainer.
 
2012-05-23 12:16:05 PM

KatjaMouse: Inca has taken on the "female" role of incubating the donated egg, obtained by keepers a month ago, and stoically remains atop his prize for most of the day, refusing the temptation to dip his feathers into the water.

That doesn't seem right. I thought that in the wild it was the father's responsibility to incubate while mom would go off hunting and fattening up after having laid the damn thing and then come back to puke in her mate's and baby's mouths.


You are correct Link. Wouldn't it be nice, if the people that write the stories would use a search engine to verify facts.

/never happen, I know but it'd be nice
 
2012-05-23 12:16:35 PM

KiplingKat872: Lux Lambert: It's bullshiat if anybody claims there isn't homosexuality in the animal kingdom. There's been a zillion studies on Zebra Finches for one that talks about how those sorts of pairings happen, and I'm fairly certain that there was one or a few that even claimed that a male-male pairing was the best combination of foster parents, because, in a nutshell, they weren't bothering trying to keep up appearances for females, and they didn't have their own eggs to worry about, so they gave the eggs and thus chicks they were given much more attention.

That and I've somehow wound up with a trio of lesbian finches in my own aviary, but eh.

My dogs are a lesbian couple.

Actually, homosexual behavior takes place in all the higher primates. I's just part of their total sexuality. Not a "thing" humans make it out to be.



Since I only have one dog and she likes to lick the living room rug does that make her a lesbian?
 
2012-05-23 12:18:33 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Sounds like these guys are actually asexual in that they don't bang each other they just hang out with each other.

Anywho, where did the egg come from? Did they rob a mother of her chick?


IANAZookeeper, but if the gentoo penguins are like the other penguins, it's not that uncommon for a female to lay 2 (or more) and abandon one of them.
 
2012-05-23 12:19:40 PM
Personifying penguins is funny and sells newspaper articles.
Seriously, the writer must have just seen March of the Penguins.
 
2012-05-23 12:21:58 PM
Next thing you know they will want to get married.
 
2012-05-23 12:23:10 PM

dkrel: Next thing you know they will want to get married.


Well, DUH! Why else would they be dressed like that?
 
2012-05-23 12:24:27 PM
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2012-05-23 12:24:39 PM
images.betterworldbooks.com

Already done.
 
2012-05-23 12:31:47 PM
Nutwrench:

"Animals always do it because it feels good. That's because they're not Catholic."

THIS!!! 60 now and still feel guilty about being happy. Frickin' Catholicism.
 
2012-05-23 12:41:41 PM
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2012-05-23 12:44:13 PM

LabGrrl: dkrel: Next thing you know they will want to get married.

Well, DUH! Why else would they be dressed like that?


Win!
 
2012-05-23 12:47:45 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Sounds like these guys are actually asexual in that they don't bang each other they just hang out with each other.

Anywho, where did the egg come from? Did they rob a mother of her chick?


img2.timeinc.net

/totally understands what these guys are going through
 
2012-05-23 12:51:00 PM

LabGrrl: dkrel: Next thing you know they will want to get married.

Well, DUH! Why else would they be dressed like that?


So obvious, and yet so awesome. Well done, ma'am. :)
 
2012-05-23 12:51:44 PM
what is the obsession with gay penguins? to justify gay fabulousness?

do women point at female dogs, yapping at their male partners, and day "see?!!!"

do we need to find out if elephants believe in God when they "mourn" the dead? (I'd actually like to know if dog believes in God, but more out of humor than curiosity)

let's personify everything in the name of social acceptance. and if the gay penguins turn straight later, it was a crypto-rethuglican plot of some kind, I am certain.

/ anthropomorphized behavior for some, little American flags for others
 
2012-05-23 12:53:18 PM
"after the repeated heartbreak of watching other penguins become parents and raise their young, the "gay" couple finally have something to celebrate after their keepers gave them an egg of their own to care for."

That makes me happy.

"But other "gay" relationships have not ended so happily: Buddy and Pedro, an all-male pairing at Toronto Zoo were put in separate enclosures by keepers who felt they were not making a sufficient contribution to the gene pool."

This, not so much. Soundin' a bit too much like your neighbors to the south there, Canada.
 
2012-05-23 01:01:18 PM

penthesilea: FTFA: But other "gay" relationships have not ended so happily: Buddy and Pedro, an all-male pairing at Toronto Zoo were put in separate enclosures by keepers who felt they were not making a sufficient contribution to the gene pool.

Taking them away from their mates and putting them with females will totally cure teh gay. I see it in humans all the time.


Dude; they are penguins, not people. While some penguins mate for life; most don't. Step away from the keyboard; and reflect on why this isn't a big deal.

/ it probably worked; because they are penguins, not people
 
2012-05-23 01:04:40 PM

KatjaMouse: Inca has taken on the "female" role of incubating the donated egg, obtained by keepers a month ago, and stoically remains atop his prize for most of the day, refusing the temptation to dip his feathers into the water.

That doesn't seem right. I thought that in the wild it was the father's responsibility to incubate while mom would go off hunting and fattening up after having laid the damn thing and then come back to puke in her mate's and baby's mouths.


You may be thinking of Emperor penguins. They take turns going back and forth from the sea. The female lays the egg and takes the first trip; when she gets back the male goes. That's why not as many males survive the winter.

/as seen on march of the penguins
 
2012-05-23 01:16:05 PM
Penguin?

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2012-05-23 01:19:24 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Anywho, where did the egg come from? Did they rob a mother of her chick?


I dunno about this case, but in other gay penguin incidents they've either taken a neglected egg (those damn straight penguins abandon their young!) or taken one from a larger clutch.
 
2012-05-23 01:22:17 PM
and what is up with the rosseau noble savage on steroids thing with the "lesser species does X, so it must be acceptable for humans who do X"?

animals do all sorts of things, both positive and negative in human value judgments. should we also poop on sidewalk like dog? should we kill smaller animals for sport like cat?

there is no sense in using animal behavior to justify human behavior to would-be animals.

/ in pooty poot Russia, dictator kisses you on tummy because you resemble kitten
 
2012-05-23 01:27:06 PM
Umm, This is just stupid. Doesn't the male penguin take care of the egg and, baby, even when the parents are hetero? What about trying this with bears? Nothing against homosexuals, just making a point.
 
2012-05-23 01:31:07 PM

KatjaMouse: Inca has taken on the "female" role of incubating the donated egg, obtained by keepers a month ago, and stoically remains atop his prize for most of the day, refusing the temptation to dip his feathers into the water.

That doesn't seem right. I thought that in the wild it was the father's responsibility to incubate while mom would go off hunting and fattening up after having laid the damn thing and then come back to puke in her mate's and baby's mouths.


Yeah that struck me immediately, unless every penguin cartoon movie I've ever seen were really works of fiction!
 
2012-05-23 01:57:41 PM

legion_of_doo: and what is up with the rosseau noble savage on steroids thing with the "lesser species does X, so it must be acceptable for humans who do X"?

animals do all sorts of things, both positive and negative in human value judgments. should we also poop on sidewalk like dog? should we kill smaller animals for sport like cat?

there is no sense in using animal behavior to justify human behavior to would-be animals.

/ in pooty poot Russia, dictator kisses you on tummy because you resemble kitten


The point they are making (and it is a valid one)
Is that A large percentage of asshats argue that that being gay is unnatural and therefore against gods plan that they somehow know all about. Because some batshiat crazy dude 4 thousand years ago thought it was icky, and so were shellfish, and mixed fibers, and all kinds of other bullshiat that they ignore.
 
2012-05-23 02:08:16 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x211]


God, I miss the days of a steady stream of brand-new Bloom Countys. And Farsides. And Calvin and Hobbes. Sigh. So many great comics all running at once.
 
2012-05-23 02:11:17 PM

legion_of_doo: and what is up with the rosseau noble savage on steroids thing with the "lesser species does X, so it must be acceptable for humans who do X"?


Bruce Bagemihl, author of Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, put it best: When homosexuality is not seen in nature, homophobes use this as "proof" that homosexuality is unnatural. And when homosexuality is documented in animals, they use this as "proof" that homosexuality is debased and bestial.
 
2012-05-23 02:15:35 PM
New Jersey recognizes same-sex unions. That might explain this guy:

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2012-05-23 02:35:00 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x211]


Came to post this if nobody else had yet. Leaving satisfied.

/Bill 'n' Opus in '88!
 
2012-05-23 02:56:05 PM
i970.photobucket.com

"Leave my personal life out of this!"
 
2012-05-23 02:58:27 PM
FTA:Ms Martin said it was "lovely" to be able to cheer people up but emphasised that the penguins are not actually gay - they are just the best of friends.

Sounds like a couple of penguins are afraid to make that phone call to mom and dad. "We're just really close room mates."
 
2012-05-23 03:11:35 PM

Saborlas: [i970.photobucket.com image 640x359]

"Leave my personal life out of this!"


It's okay, Penguin, what goes on between you and Solomon Grundy is none of our business.
 
2012-05-23 04:07:04 PM

mitEj: legion_of_doo: and what is up with the rosseau noble savage on steroids thing with the "lesser species does X, so it must be acceptable for humans who do X"?

animals do all sorts of things, both positive and negative in human value judgments. should we also poop on sidewalk like dog? should we kill smaller animals for sport like cat?

there is no sense in using animal behavior to justify human behavior to would-be animals.

/ in pooty poot Russia, dictator kisses you on tummy because you resemble kitten

The point they are making (and it is a valid one)
Is that A large percentage of asshats argue that that being gay is unnatural and therefore against gods plan that they somehow know all about. Because some batshiat crazy dude 4 thousand years ago thought it was icky, and so were shellfish, and mixed fibers, and all kinds of other bullshiat that they ignore.


So should we back off on people that want to kill or abandon their kids because animals do it so it must be perfectly natural for humans to do? What about people that kill other people's kids? If the boss comes to work sick can I kill him and take his job? If I see a weak old man with a sammich can I kick his arse and eat his lunch?

Again, there is no sense in using animal behavior to justify human behavior.
 
2012-05-23 04:29:02 PM

Road_Kill: Umm, This is just stupid. Doesn't the male penguin take care of the egg and, baby, even when the parents are hetero? What about trying this with bears? Nothing against homosexuals, just making a point.


Why would you give bears a penguin egg? I really don't think bears would make good penguin parents.
 
2012-05-23 04:50:24 PM

eas81: DoBeDoBeDo: Sounds like these guys are actually asexual in that they don't bang each other they just hang out with each other.

Anywho, where did the egg come from? Did they rob a mother of her chick?

[Picture of Morrissey]

/totally understands what these guys are going through


i.telegraph.co.uk

Also sympathises.
 
2012-05-23 05:54:31 PM

Callous: mitEj: legion_of_doo: and what is up with the rosseau noble savage on steroids thing with the "lesser species does X, so it must be acceptable for humans who do X"?

animals do all sorts of things, both positive and negative in human value judgments. should we also poop on sidewalk like dog? should we kill smaller animals for sport like cat?

there is no sense in using animal behavior to justify human behavior to would-be animals.

/ in pooty poot Russia, dictator kisses you on tummy because you resemble kitten

The point they are making (and it is a valid one)
Is that A large percentage of asshats argue that that being gay is unnatural and therefore against gods plan that they somehow know all about. Because some batshiat crazy dude 4 thousand years ago thought it was icky, and so were shellfish, and mixed fibers, and all kinds of other bullshiat that they ignore.

So should we back off on people that want to kill or abandon their kids because animals do it so it must be perfectly natural for humans to do? What about people that kill other people's kids? If the boss comes to work sick can I kill him and take his job? If I see a weak old man with a sammich can I kick his arse and eat his lunch?

Again, there is no sense in using animal behavior to justify human behavior.


Murder negatively affects others. Homosexuality does not. Is that a better argument?
 
2012-05-23 07:31:29 PM
I never read about lesbian penguins. What's up with that?
 
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