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Well said, Linda Z. 😉



  1. KittehMama x 3 says:

    Hang “fin” dude! (Bleen?)

  2. KittehMama x 3 says:

    Woo Hoo! First bleen of my CO career!

    [All right all right, let’s not push it… – Ed.]

  3. Totally, dude!

  4. KittehMama x 3 says:

    What, no space at the top with Meg, NTMTOM, and the master Theo? Oh well, always something to which to aspire…(she says, trying not to end with the dreaded prepositional phrase…)
    Guess I’ll have to dig up some cute photos like this one for a bribe attempt. 😉

  5. Heh, thanks, but I’ve done all the downhill wipeouts I need to.

  6. Like COOL Daddy-O.

  7. KittehMama x 3 says:

    LOL! OK, stop it. I didn’t wear waterproof mascara and it’s running now from laughter tears. Or, maybe it’s from the snow spray being created by the penguin and the 14 degree wind chill here..Nope, it’s the laughter….

  8. KM3 — You do that outside where *I* am, right now, and it’ll freeze to your face. I $#!% thee not.


  10. KittehMama x 3 says:

    Well, I suppose neither of us should “dangle a participle”…Hope the penguin isn’t, either…

  11. Penguin Power!

  12. is Teho hangin 10 w/the penguin??

  13. bahahaha
    no expletives for this penguin 🙂

  14. Gnarly powder Dude!

  15. scooterpants says:


  16. anonymous says:


  17. That penguin has some mad skills.

  18. berthaservant says:

    Stay warm, everyone! Love, California.

  19. Let’s go surfin’ now
    everybody’s learning how
    come on a safari with me…

    [Oi Mike, you wanna take it from here? Carpe Diem – Ed.]

  20. Christine says:

    Is this a comment on the Pittsburgh Penguins?

  21. Christine, I can safely say No, not this time.

  22. Or a comment on th recent blog awards? lol.

  23. So it seems what I can safely say’s been said.

  24. The air temp where I’m at is sitting at -13; I shudder to think what the wind chill is! Pun most certainly intended 😉

  25. All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz and I’m fine…

  26. Well, I’ll tell you Stu, I did battle some humongous waves! But you know, just like I told the guy on ABC, “Danger is my business!”

  27. TwistedSoul says:

    *looks out window* Nope, no little penguin, and the weather here is perfect for the little guy too! -15 and lots of snow! Why are there no penguins here?

  28. This penguin is hardcore!

  29. Christine says:

    Ah, I see.
    Penguins everywhere have been having a rough time, it seems.

  30. SixFootJen says:

    Meg and Teho and NTMTOM… is it true what Penguin says, that CO broke rule #1, “the poll cannot appear on the main page of your site”? Tell me that teh cute won fair ‘n’ square with baby stoats all around.

  31. No, Jen, it’s not true. CO won fair and square…lol. Look at the hovertext over the penguin and then check out the results here: http://2008.weblogawards.org/

    And I wouldn’t take it too seriously, anyway…the blog authors aren’t!!

  32. That is what the F-U Penguin blogger said JOKINGLY. If you were to click on the link behind it, though, there’s no such statement. In fact the “rules” said (in part) “EMBEDDING NOW AVAILABLE”. I think the Weblog Awards folks were making server changes on the fly, for everybody involved.

    This is off-topic, and I’m not going to say anything further about it.

  33. Hey, no need to foment the animosity. That was totally a joke on the part of FUP (which you prob know, but still). FUP couldn’t exist without CO – it is a yin to the yang.

    Now, the rivalry could be funny. But that would be in character for FUP, but not so much for CO.

    Just sayin’.

    [The *manufactured* animosity, even. – Ed.]

  34. Surfer dude Penguin.

  35. Raemie L. says:

    Nice free form style on the half-pipe, Half-pint!

  36. Raemie L. says:

    (*coughs* So… I don’t know anything about surfing or snowboarding.)

  37. salty dog says:

    F*ck you penguin

  38. bookmonstercats says:

    It’s not minus anything here, thank goodness, nor am I wearing mascara, so I can laugh ’til the tears run down my face, with impunity no less.

  39. bookmonstercats says:

    Whoops, Teho, remove first part post – itchy trigger finger, sorry.

  40. Radical, man. -1 F. here this AM at 5:30. BBBBBrrrr.

    Theo- have another cup of hot coffee, I can’t imagine how cold it is there…good luck today.

  41. Oh, it’s on!

  42. metsakins says:

    (and I guess I’m thankful, it’s only zero here, but us wimpy New Yorkers find that unacceptable)

  43. firefinch says:

    I grew up in L.A. in the 60s and 70s and had a high school teacher who was a surfer. He’d show surfing movies in class after lessons were done. Then he’d show them backwards, so we could see all those wipe-outs in reverse.

    Now I’m in Michigan, where the temperature was -5 when I got up this morning. Do I miss California? Actually, not that much.

  44. ysubassoon says:

    Be sure not to let your participles dangle today, CO brethren. In these temperatures (-8, windchill -30 in NE Ohio), they’ll just freeze in mid-air and you’ll be forced to haul them around all day.

  45. Cnt tpe fffngrs frzn.

  46. LOL. I love the Cute Overload humour. Wipe Out indeed!

    Congratulations… I mean, congratulaishons!

  47. *sings along*

    What? Those aren’t the words?

  48. Anner- is there a place on your blog for contacting you?
    I tried to comment but my comment was rejected because I don’t have an acceptable password.

    Thanks. K.

  49. momof2kitties says:

    I think I saw this dude this morning on the pond out back. It’s -13F here, with a -35F windchill. Poifect for penguin surfing methinks.

  50. Well, you know I love ya, BerfSerf, but after spending a -20° night with no power in my all-electric house, I can only say “F you, California.”

  51. hahaha. i love FUP but i still voted for CO. congrats!!!!!

    and LOL @ ysubassoon!

  52. It is 12F in Georgia!
    That is REALLY cold for us, but alas no snow 8{

  53. Kristabelle says:


  54. Bats- Good Heavens, what did you do? Besides, California has fires, land slides and the ground shakes periodically- me-I’ll take the cold snap, but that is just me, I love you to, BServe.

    Jimbeaux-thanks for the fun earworm! It will never have the original lyrics again! Very fun!

  55. Whoa, that really IS cold for Georgia. You mean the state right above Florida, in the US, though, right? Not the one-time member of the Soviet Union which sits on the northeastern border of Turkey?

  56. Elisha B. says:

    COLD, COLD, COLD!!!! Here in W-S NC you would think we never had cold weather before! Only 11 degrees at 5:30 this morning, but now it’s a balmy 16 with a wind chill of 1. Heaven forbid we had any snow with this!!

    I would love to see a penguin out my window, but I am just too spoiled to warmer temps.

    Oh yeah CO RULES!!! (and Rocks too!!)

  57. And here it’s 8C and raining. Hurray for the North West of England ¬_¬. I’d prefer a bit of a chill and sun, thanksverymuch.

  58. US of A!


  59. Gail (the first one) says:

    Hmmmm, it was -20F here this morning (NW Chicago ‘burbs). No Pengies, though. Had to help my poor doggeh back up the stairs after less than 2mins outside for his “constitutional”.

  60. biscuithead says:



  61. SixFootJen says:

    Hooray, hooray! I figgered that having the actual vote after the jump was a legit solution to that rule… and, yeah, I also figgered the Penguin had his pointy little tongue in his chilly little cheek.

    For a site that claims to abhor cuteness, FUP certainly seems to be embracing Rule #2, Looking Helpless Is Cute. “Help! Big Bad CO iz winnings! Save meeeeee!” Nice try, Penguin. By trying to get people’s pity, you just made yourself look even cuter.

  62. Well since no one else went there………
    PENGSIKIE !!!!! I know ,I know. There’s always one in the bunch.

  63. ysubassoon says:

    Thanks, Acacia. *blushes* Your appreciation is helping me thaw today.

  64. Cowabunga Dewd, I was just mondo shreddin’ the most gnarlatious curl man, all Big Kahuna y’know for the hodads and bunnies, then I was like “Banzai!” over the falls, total Neptune Cocktail, so radically bogus….hey you got any herring?

  65. Hey all, for those curious, this photo was taken last month on the Antarctic peninsula- and this penguin did a face plant into the penguin in front of him when he got to the bottom!

  66. And researchers monitoring penguins in the Antarctic say this new behavior explains the elevated ‘bud’ levels appearing in recent penguin blood samples. The increased levels are closely associated with Huarches and VW Buses.

  67. Do you think he would sound like Shia Labeouf? Now we see where they got the idea for “Surf’s Up”.

  68. that is so cool thats really funny

  69. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    I’d like some cold weather. While the rest of you are freezing, my part of the world is having an unseasonal warm spell, and a drought. Rain, please! 😦

  70. “Winners should send an e-mail to winners at weblogawards dot org to receive their customized winners logo. Please indicate the category you won and the name of your site.”

    We won that sill blog contest (triumphing over FUP) so go get that badge! Haha.

  71. It’s not below freezing here (5°C/41°F)…no penguins! Hmm…I’m in Canada. Is it cold down there in the US? *snickers*

  72. vegas vickie says:

    It was 68 today here and we have pengerwins (penguins) and flaming os(flamingos) and oh you just have to come and see the rest. And he’s snowboarding dude and dudettes lol

  73. Selina's Mommy says:

    Wiiiiipe owwwwwwwwt!

  74. It was 6 degrees this morning here in the DC area. I just heard that, in keeping with its desire to make this as inclusive as possible, the Presidential Inaugural Committee is bringing in a flock of surfing penguins to participate in the Inaugural Parade on Tuesday…

  75. Lauren Bailey says:

    Hah, recently it has been -20 where I’m at with windchills in the -40 range. Today it’s 20 degrees. Oh Iowa =P I bet the penguin could’ve handled those temperatures though!

  76. call it hate: but how u acquire such traction with s*** for content? cute colors? couple articles?

    [Call it snobbery: but we put our efforts into catering to a specific audience, which doesn’t need to include you. And whether or not you care, we really get down to business for y’all. Plenty of folks do appreciate that, though, and it’s *them* who comprise our Special Sauce, if you will. (insert “Soylent Green” gag here) – Ed.]

    [Who knows — we might occasionally run some content that even you appreciate. Best of fortunes until then! – Ed.]

  77. Now, mike mike, dear, it is so surprising how many people can type and entire sentence without a profanity isn’t it? Yes, mike, mike, it is. Go along and play elsewhere now.

    Special Sauce-I like thinking of us a Special Sauce!
    (Shhhh–Theo- it is ‘they’ who comprise), just sayin’, my (our) sweeet moderator/Ed. I won’t tell anyone, shhhh.)