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Informal Attire for Penguins

Because we all need to relax sometimes.
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It must be tough looking like a waiter seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year. Penguins must feel like they're always on duty - forever stiffly attired in their Sunday best.

Arctic Hares and Foxes manage to have two very distinct coats - a dark one for summer, and a white one for wintertime, when the snow falls. What I'm proposing is a similar kind of thing - maybe a Hawian shirt plumage for a couple of weeks in the Polar summer (if there is such a thing), or, more in keeping with the black-and-white motif that penguins seem to have made their own, perhaps a tracksuit-type colouring for a month or so. Just to give them a bit of a break so they can kick back and relax for a while, free from their normal ultra-formal Tuxedo-esque stylings.

lostdog, Mar 08 2003

Inspired by [RayfordSteele]'s annotation to this idea http://www.halfbake...r_20Blow_20Football
Penguins - "All dressed up and no place to go." [lostdog, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

aaaaaaay http://www.yolinux....tux-yolinux-t2y.gif
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Use the source, luke http://linux-austri...t/Tux-Skywalker.gif
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Robin Hood http://www.nottingh...x-327x360-test2.png
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Ay, chingala! http://www.brouhaha...linux/satlugTux.gif
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Penguin who wears Hawaiian Shirts http://www.parentce...ks/tackyPenguin2-4/
It's Tacky the Penguin! For kids 2-4. (read the review at the bottom of the linked page) [roby, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Spatzguins http://www.b3ta.com/board/725387
I can't believe I've got to use this link twice now. [my face your, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

mmmmm penguins http://www.baliwave...readers/rpic071.jpg
A penguin wearing a hawiian shirts eye view. [Gulherme, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

the Internet's finest penguin dealer http://www.penguinwarehouse.com/
for all your penguin needs. [ben reeve, Feb 06 2005]


       I like it! Twenty thousand male penguins left behind by the womenfolk switch over to the grey sweatsuits (with Polar University initials) and behave in ways the females would never imagine.
lurch, Mar 08 2003

       Sea Lion 1:Look! There's lunch!
Sea Lion 2:Where?
Sea Lion 1:In that Hawaiian shirt way over there.
Sea Lion 2:Oh yea. Now I see. He sure sticks out like a sore thumb!
Cedar Park, Mar 08 2003

       I heard this idea at a comedy club in Chicago once. Good stuff. Jokes about penguins are always funny.
Google Penguin and "Hawaiian Shirt" and you get the link at left for Tacky the Penguin children's books! Tacky is lostdog's kind of penguin.
roby, Mar 08 2003

       Who said anything about changing DNA - simply slip something casual over the old DJ.
PeterSilly, Mar 09 2003

       Like a velvet smoking jacket, sheepskin slippers and a silk fez. Only the best for off-duty penguins. They have a hard enough time as it is, what with being naturally comical and all.   

       ravenswood - Sorry. I'll try to be more clueless with my next post. My "The World Should Be a Better Place" idea is about ripe for posting now. Two seconds thought should be enough, right?
lostdog, Mar 09 2003

       Would this idea have been better if I'd suggested "Dress-down Fridays" for penguins?
lostdog, Mar 09 2003

       wouldnt it be kinda useless for peguins to have hawaiian shirts? why would they wear them...do they even know what hawai'i is?
Seafris, Mar 09 2003

       seafris: Why does anyone wear a hawaiian shirt? Maybe the penguins can just wear kakhis and a sweater or something.
notme, Mar 10 2003

       a late +1 from me.   

       deleted next remark to save lostdogs blushes.
po, Jul 30 2003

       Maybe they should have spandex bodysuits with the formal attire printed on the outside. +   

       Holy Crap, lostdog, I would like you to be nominated for rookie of the year.
sartep, Jul 30 2003

       I second that.
FarmerJohn, Jul 30 2003


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