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To think Polar Bears are better than Penguins?

(45 Posts)
RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 19-Dec-12 20:28:27

They are just so cuddly rather than just daft.

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 19-Dec-12 20:29:28

(Are you watching Snow Babies?)

I like both. They are adorable!

FivesGoldNorks Wed 19-Dec-12 20:30:27

Why thank you.
Oh, that doesn't work since I name changed

peaceandlovebunny Wed 19-Dec-12 20:31:25

there's no chocolate on a polar bear.

Mrsrudolphduvall Wed 19-Dec-12 20:31:48

Glad someone else is watching this!
We are sitting here going aahh!!
Beats dd telling me to fuck off.

RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 19-Dec-12 20:32:03

I might be...

I'm torn between which is the cutest. I think the polar bears just edge it.

DH is trying to make the point that if penguins ever got clever humans would be screwed by their armies.

RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 19-Dec-12 20:33:07

peaceandlovebunny Wed 19-Dec-12 20:31:25
there's no chocolate on a polar bear.

I'm seeing a marketing opportunity here....

MerryChristMoose Wed 19-Dec-12 20:35:23

Q: What do you get when you cross a polar bear with a seal?
A: A polar bear

Q: What's got four legs and a flipper?
A: A happy polar bear

pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 20:36:22

We're going ahh while the 3 DC are rolling and jumping round the floor reenacting the behaviour - DS is giving a Jonny Morris talkover and DD is asking everyone to shut up as she actually wants to listen!

TheMysteryCat Wed 19-Dec-12 20:36:42


Penguins are the funniest creatures. Utterly adorable, much more so than a baby bear with sore feet!


pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 20:37:25

ROFL Moose grin

CajaDeLaMemoria Wed 19-Dec-12 20:37:30

Yes, I think your DH might be right.

I'm on my own. I'm strangely nervous tonight. I was on the edge of my seat hoping that that little penguin didn't die....

It needs David Attenborough though. He's amazing.

RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 19-Dec-12 20:45:13

Caja, I think you and my DH are really on the same wavelength. He said at the start of the programme that you know a Brit cos they complain whenever a natural history comes on and its not David Attenborough!

MamaWomanAha Wed 19-Dec-12 20:48:52

Baby polar bears are incredibly cute.

Fully grown ones always disappoint me as they look a bit fierce and grubby against the snow.

Penguins are funny.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 19-Dec-12 20:53:51

>DH is trying to make the point that if penguins ever got clever humans would be screwed by their armies.

Did he listen to Bleak Expectations a week or two ago? I'm sure Gently Benevolent did something very Evil with penguins didn't he?

Allonsy Wed 19-Dec-12 20:55:31

Loving the programme, animals are cleverer than people think and i think i want a snow monkey ;)

SomeTiggyPudding Wed 19-Dec-12 21:06:38

Penguins are cool!

If all animals were in bands then the penguins would play ROCK, with guitars with flames on!!

Polar bears would play folk music or prog rock, which isn't really rock at all.

pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 21:33:40

But polar bears live in your freezer and comment on your food - is that cool or is that just a bit weird ? I don't like chocolate biscuits though.

SomeTiggyPudding Wed 19-Dec-12 21:37:35

They also smugly sit on mints and tease foxes.

pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 21:42:07

cool cool polar bears on mints you're so right definitely more cool than those waddle waddle penguins - though i am slightly convinced by the rock star thing- although perhaps polar bears would be more like crooners - Frank Sinatra perhaps - now there's a whole different type of cool.

DeWe Wed 19-Dec-12 21:42:20

But the EPF beats Herbert every time. confused

RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 19-Dec-12 21:44:46

The Birds Eye Polar Bear is creepy as fuck. He has a sinister voice and he spies on you. I think hes a wolf in bears clothing though.

MamaWomanAha Wed 19-Dec-12 21:45:09

Do you mean cool like the old cresta polar bear?

pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 21:58:10

Oh yes cresta polar bear definitely cool - I think generally polar bears are winning on the stakes so far....

cumfy Wed 19-Dec-12 22:00:51


RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Wed 19-Dec-12 22:10:10

Are using Pingu as an argument for or against the penguins?

And all you slagging off the polar bears, I DARE you to say that to a polar bears face.

pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 22:11:37

Actuakky I think Pingu is quite cool.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Wed 19-Dec-12 22:44:18

I met a real polar bear last week. stuffed It was fucking huge I'm in the polar bears are better camp! It's claws were awesome

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Wed 19-Dec-12 22:45:41

And yes, I know I look a state, I'm wearing 3 pairs of trousers and 4 tops! twas freezing

pleasestoparguing Wed 19-Dec-12 22:47:03

Wow catpuss is it a real one where is it? - iir they have a similar stuffed (but not real) one not quite so high in Harrods - somewhere I have a picture or DS and DD1 underneath.

ThedementedPenguin Wed 19-Dec-12 22:48:22

YABVU I love penguins. They are way way way better than polar bears!

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Wed 19-Dec-12 22:51:12

It's really old apparently. It lives in the kitchen at Heveningham Hall in Suffolk! Imagine meeting him when you open the freezer door for some fish fingers!! shock

pleasestopcarolling Wed 19-Dec-12 23:14:04

OK thta's it no more fishfingers !
He would have to move the turkey out of my freezer at the momnet hmm

Startail Wed 19-Dec-12 23:23:54

Yes, I once rounded a corner in a German museum and walked straight into a stuffed polar bear, they are huge!

left me in no doubt, I do not want to meet a live one.

Anyway, Penguins are best, it say so on DD2's door!


SantaWearsGreen Thu 20-Dec-12 03:40:48

Lol at the Birds Eye polar bear. He is a creep, he scares me.

I always imagine penguins to be like evil geniuses plotting our demise but pretend to look silly and cute waddling along so we are all fooled.. Polar bears are scary! Plus they eat seals and seals are SO cute. I take penguins. Pingu's dad ironing.

forbiddenfruit85 Thu 20-Dec-12 04:09:02

They are just so cuddly

I dare you to go up to a polar bear and cuddle it. I think your opinion might just change.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Thu 20-Dec-12 09:23:55

What impressed me about the polar bear I met, besides the height, the class and the teeth, was the fur! They always look like they ought to be soft and cuddly. Like a samoyed dog! The fur isn't really soft at all. It's quite coarse. More like a border terrier! And definitely transparent!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 20-Dec-12 09:58:30

Probably not a good idea to try to cuddle a penguin either. FIL once tried to pat one at Birdland and it gave him a sharp peck.

Mrspingu Thu 20-Dec-12 10:46:59

Yes, you are.

In fact, you're being a cunt.

RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Thu 20-Dec-12 11:06:03

I dare you to go up to a polar bear and cuddle it. I think your opinion might just change.

I'd dare to hug a hand raised baby one. I wouldn't dare to hug a hand raised baby penguin.

RedToothbrush Bosnia-Herzegovina Thu 20-Dec-12 11:08:44
Alisvolatpropiis Thu 20-Dec-12 11:11:32


Polar bears are quite amazing but also a bit scary.

Hmm, I'm torn.

I'd happily snuggle a friendly polar bear, but nothing betters the drunken-sailor lurch of a penguin.

MerryChristMoose Thu 20-Dec-12 16:32:59

If this doesn't make you go "aww" then there's something wrong!

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