The "Wizards & Vampires & Zombies" episode of Wizards of Waverly Place only has penguins in it for like 30 seconds, but it is not subtle. The penguin reference in this episode is related to Harper wearing an outfit with the theme of penguins and carrying a penguin as part of her wacky outfit, which of course for her is totally the norm. Alex refers to her outfit as having chickens on it and relates to Harper being too chicken to ask a guy to prom, but her joke fails miserable when Harper points out they are penguins.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Ice Fish is an online game on Nick.com. The game is based on the penguin characters in the Penguins of Madagascar animated show on Nickelodeon. The game is kind of just a simplistic one of clicking to try to capture fish in the net. It is kind of interesting and the penguins are Antarctic ones despite being zoo guys. However, they are rather anthropomorphic characters and use a net to catch the fish, but I like the personalities of these secret agent like penguins and their missions. This game, though, is too simplistic and rather lacking of any real objective to make it interesting enough to want to play again.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I did not subscribe to Nickelodeon Magazine, but I guess over the summer Nick Jr. Magazine, which I did subscribe to stopped printing and they just decided to send me the Nickelodeon Magazine instead. I was not happy when the first issue was a Spongebob one, but I was out of town and soon ended up with the next month's issue because I did not know about having to cancel my subscription. The next one, though, was kind of nice because it has the Penguins of Madagascar show characters on it. I might not be much into the show because of King Julien ruining it, but I still like the penguins and without having to listen to King Julien it is way better.
The only thing inside the issue that features the penguins is on page 22 of this issue (September 2009 by the way). It is an article made to be like the front page of the Zoo York Times with articles about the happenings at the zoo. I was kind of disappointed that there was not anything else with the penguins in the issue. At least I now have a cool cover to add to my crazy collection of random penguin images in my Antarctic bathroom.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is melting much faster than it was 15 years ago. Back in 1994, the melt rate led to the estimate that it would not melt for another 600 years. Now the melt rate suggests it will be gone in less than 100 years. It is believed that if this glacier melts then it will lead to a quick disintegration of the rest of West Antarctica's ice sheet. Read more about the recent research about it melting and the possible sea rise implications in the article here.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Below is the trailer to an upcoming movie that is set in Antarctica. It is not often that a fictional movie/show is based in Antarctica, but that is where Whiteout is set. The movie is based on a 1999 comic book by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber. It is a thriller about a lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica having to try to solve a murder before the Antarctic winter arrives in a few days. It certainly seems action packed, but it does not look based in enough reality to be that great. Whiteout will be in theaters starting September 11, 2009.