Saturday, August 20, 2005

Penguin promoted to Colonel

WHAT'S black and white with stripes and lives at Edinburgh Zoo? Nils Olav, of course, the most decorated king penguin around.

Yesterday Nils, the honorary winged member of the Royal Norwegian Guard, was promoted to colonel-in-chief at a ceremony where a statue was unveiled in recognition of his spectacular rise through the ranks.

Story here.

Lest you think Nil's role is a joke, I offer these pics of the Colonel inspecting the troops:
"Looking gooood, corporal."

"I suppose you think those shoes are shined?

I wonder if he'd be interesting in being US SecDef? Can't be worse that the one we've got now...


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