August 8, 2006

Truckload of penguins spills on E. Texas highway (Associated Press, 8/08/06)

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2006 4:37 PM

This was actually a planned and deliberate escape. They were in search of that manatee in the Hudson River.

Posted by: obc at August 8, 2006 4:58 PM

Them's tasty eatin'!

Posted by: Ed Driscoll at August 8, 2006 6:12 PM

I'd love to see the insurance claim for vehicle damage caused by hitting a penguin.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 8, 2006 7:27 PM

. . . and in August no less, Raoul

Posted by: obc at August 8, 2006 8:15 PM

The all-time best kids' joke:

A trucker is taking a load of penguins to the city zoo. At a truck stop two hours out of town, his truck breaks down. He panics, but then he sees a friend with an empty truck and says:

"Hey, man, I'm in trouble. My truck has broken down. Can you take these penguins to the city zoo. I'll give you two hundred dollars if you do."

"Sure", says the friend, and off they go.

Several hours later, his truck repaired, the trucker is driving through the suburbs and past a cineplex, when he suddenly sees his friend leaving the movie theatre followed by all the penguins marching in single file. Furious, he gets down from his truck and runs over to him:

"Hey, what are you doing? You promised to take these penguins to the zoo. I gave you two hundred dollars to do it."

"Well, I did take them to the zoo. But afterwards, we still had money left over."

Posted by: Peter B at August 8, 2006 10:25 PM

Top 5 adult jokes:

"No, no, that's just ice cream."

Posted by: oj at August 8, 2006 10:30 PM

I was thinking of oj's joke as soon as I read the headline. Sick minds think alike

Posted by: ted welter at August 8, 2006 11:04 PM

Lyle Lovett strikes again. Next time, it's bears.

Posted by: ghostcat at August 9, 2006 1:06 AM

"They must've escaped from the zoo."

"No, no. If they'd escaped from the zoo they'd have 'Property of the Zoo' stamped on 'em."

Posted by: Mike Morley at August 9, 2006 7:35 AM