There Are No Penguins At the North Pole

Something has been on my mind the past few weeks and I just can't hold it in any longer. As the Christmas season is upon us, I have noticed a disturbing trend. Its Penguins. They are everywhere I look. Huge inflatable penguins wearing Santa hats. They so cute, cuddly, and WRONG!

Now I've never been to the North Pole but I am a frequent viewer of nature programing and an avid reader of science books (that one was for my family), and I do know one thing about the North Pole. THERE ARE NO PENGUINS AT THE NORTH POLE! So then, I ask you, why do people insist on including penguins in their Christmas decorations?

Its a ridiculous thing and it makes me angry. My hatred for inflatable Christmas decorations notwithstanding, its just an outright slap in the face of geography and nature. Penguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere. There are penguins in Antarctica, South America, South Africa, and a lot of warm places that would make you say "WHAAAT?" But go to the north pole, look around, any little birds waddling around in tuxedos? I think not.

So, lets end the madness! Enough with the penguins already.


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5 comments:

Sara said...

Beth you are too funny! And Ben would be so happy to see that this bothers someone else other than him!! :)

Sara said...

Ooops...I meant TJ!

TJ said...

Beth is funny too...just not as cynical and mean.

Beth G. said...

I am also not a nut like you!

GiGi said...

Funny thing....I got a penguin statue thingie at our SS Christmas party dirty Santa Swap last night......IT'S A CONSPIRACY!