Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sir Penguin

Via Hilzoy, this BBC video of a penguin, Nils Olav, being knighted -- yes, knighted, really -- at the Edinburgh Zoo is about as delightful as anything you'll find on the web. Watch it for the sheer joy of it -- to say nothing of Sir Olav's incredible dignity and poise as those strange primates did whatever they were doing.

Sir Nils Olav inspects the Royal Norwegian Guard.

Photo from here -- along with a great many other photographs, including some of the bronze statue of Sir Olav.

Sir Nils Olav's Wikipedia page is here.

1 comment:

Rasselas said...

I imagine a penguin might be excused the ritual bath, but how did he accomplish the vigil, swear the oaths and all that?

They still do that stuff, right? Please don't disillusion me.