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Subject: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/05 at 2:22 pm

Gay rights activists have protested at a north German zoo's plans to test the sexual orientation of six male penguins which have displayed homosexual traits.

Bremerhaven's Zoo am Meer said it would introduce four extra female penguins from Sweden to the group to see if the males really were gay.

But zoo director Heike Kueck said "gay groups worldwide have been cursing us since that announcement".

The zoo says it just wants to encourage the rare Humboldt penguins to breed.

The males have been observed trying to mate with each other and trying to hatch offspring out of stones.

"We don't know whether the three male pairs are really homosexual or whether they have just bonded because of a shortage of females," said Mrs Kueck, quoted by Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine.

Gay groups insisted that penguins had a right to form couples without human interference, she said.

"Nobody here wants to forcibly separate homosexual couples," she said.

Only one baby Humboldt penguin has been born at the zoo, which has six males and four females, Der Spiegel reports.




Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Apricot on 03/09/05 at 2:26 pm

What the Hell? This is ridiculous!

I'm sick of all these stupid news stories. What's with people?

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/05 at 2:28 pm

But this news concerns penguins!

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Apricot on 03/09/05 at 2:34 pm

I know, I know. But still, some of this crap is gettin' weird. "Teen shot because teacher thinks he was thinking about hurting others." "Man sues UFO, wins." "Local Man Buys Bargain Brand Soda, Children Sue". {all exaggerations, by the way.  ;D }I just think some of these stories are stupid. I'm astounded by how stupid people can be.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Paul on 03/09/05 at 2:41 pm

Hey, it sells 'papers...

Which reminds me of 'Freddie Starr ate my hamster'...(absolutely genuine...!)

Anyway, there's no need to go all through the trouble of bringing in female penguins - just have a look inside the guys enclosure...

If it's spotless and has stupendously tasteful decor, then they must be gay...!!

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/05 at 2:46 pm

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40827000/jpg/_40827445_humbpenguin203i.jpg

For the record a Humboldt Penguin.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: NullandVoid on 03/09/05 at 5:25 pm

LMAO!!!!! That just made my day. They should let the birds be who they are.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/16/06 at 11:35 am

o_O Wow..

That's... ridiculous.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/06 at 12:47 pm


o_O Wow..

That's... ridiculous.
There has been no mention of any improvement over the last year.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: danootaandme on 09/16/06 at 12:54 pm

In the prison that is a zoo the penquins are making do with what they have.  I would bet that once the ladies arrive the penquins will turn into serious love monkeys.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: KKay on 09/16/06 at 1:12 pm


Gay rights activists have protested at a north German zoo's plans to test the sexual orientation of six male penguins which have displayed homosexual traits.



sooo i'm guessing it was Tia, Howard, StepChan, meat, Philip and Tubeway.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/16/06 at 1:14 pm



sooo i'm guessing it was Tia, Howard, StepChan, meat, Philip and Tubeway.






OH SNAP!11!!!

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/16/06 at 1:15 pm



sooo i'm guessing it was Tia, Howard, StepChan, meat, Philip and Tubeway.




Could I have Davey over Howard?

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: KKay on 09/16/06 at 1:43 pm


Could I have Davey over Howard?

Youll have to ask the German scientists...I bet they say yes.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: CeeKay on 09/16/06 at 1:46 pm


In the prison that is a zoo the penquins are making do with what they have.  I would bet that once the ladies arrive the penquins will turn into serious love monkeys.


I asked my coworkers what they thought and this is exactly what they said.  ;D  We all had a good laugh.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/16/06 at 1:50 pm

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Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Step-chan on 09/16/06 at 2:53 pm



sooo i'm guessing it was Tia, Howard, StepChan, meat, Philip and Tubeway.




You better take me off the list before I send a thousand Jack Thompson clones led by Wilford Brimley to your house to drive you mad with extremely boring lectures about the importance of oatmeal.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/16/06 at 8:24 pm


You better take me off the list before I send a thousand Jack Thompson clones led by Wilford Brimley to your house to drive you mad with extremely boring lectures about the importance of oatmeal.


... You aren't gay? All those Cat-Boys you posted would've fooled meh! :P

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/16/06 at 8:57 pm

Eh...? What the 'ell?

http://static.last.fm/avatar/ba1086d666890cbab4755aa0659f5ca3.gif

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: annonymouse on 09/16/06 at 9:07 pm

penguins can't be gay!!! their instincts tell them otherwise. however with lack of female penguins, they could resort to desperate measures.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/16/06 at 9:23 pm


penguins can't be gay!!! their instincts tell them otherwise. however with lack of female penguins, they could resort to desperate measures.



Correction, animals can be gay. 

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: annonymouse on 09/16/06 at 9:26 pm

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Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/16/06 at 9:30 pm


how so?



The same way humans can be gay.  Animals are no different than humans in a lot of respects.  Some have monogamous relationships, some have polygamous relationships, some never mate.....don't you watch Animal Planet?

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Foo Bar on 09/16/06 at 9:58 pm


how so?


What SM said.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin#Mating_habits

And for something that hits a little closer to home, get a load of our cousins 500,000 times removed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo#Psychological_characteristics

Buncha perverts. (Most chimp species aren't nearly as kinky as bonobos.  Humans are pretty much near the chimp norm - nasty, brutish, tribal, but every once in a while we get around to building the occasional skyscraper or spaceship.)

My favorite Gary Larson cartoon shows a two-panel spread.  On the left is a chimpanzee peeling himself a banana.  On the right is a human in a suit on a packed subway train:  The chimp is thinking to himself "Who's the dumb ape?"

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: velvetoneo on 09/16/06 at 10:40 pm

I think this is hilarious. Don't these people have better things to do than protesting a penguin's rights of sexual expression? Puh-leeze...rich white gay men!

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: annonymouse on 09/17/06 at 8:01 pm

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Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Tia on 09/17/06 at 8:42 pm


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40827000/jpg/_40827445_humbpenguin203i.jpg

For the record a Humboldt Penguin.
that penguin is obviously gay.

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/18/06 at 1:57 am

(taken from the threads introductory remarks)  Bremerhaven's Zoo am Meer said it would introduce four extra female penguins from Sweden to the group to see if the males really were gay.

I was thinking that if me and a friend are in a room and 4 ladies came in, we probably wouldn't mate with them, and they most likely wouldn't mate with us. Would that mean we're gay? 

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Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Step-chan on 09/18/06 at 4:16 pm


... You aren't gay? All those Cat-Boys you posted would've fooled meh! :P


Those are cat-girls not cat-boys....(You're not being funny Dominic, I have the worst luck getting hit on by gay men where I live and it annoys me to no end).

And since KKay didn't take me off the list, I'll be sending Jack Thompson clones and Wilford Brimley to her house tonight!

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Step-chan on 09/28/06 at 1:28 pm

I have sent the clones.

(By the way, Dominic, I sent some to your house too)

(Evil laugh) ;D

Hit and run bump!

Subject: Re: Gay outrage over penguin sex test

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/06 at 10:35 am

There is none of these overtones in March of the Penguins.

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