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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

So many things, such a small brain...

The big 30.000 guests is coming up on my blog. Who would have thought that I could trick your people into staying :) Most of you are regulars, well you sorta have to since I know where your blogs are. Some of you drop in and out and in again...which is fine as long as you have a good excuse. Very few of you are spam-comments and I just verify you. To the new ones, I really am nice. Sorta, you just really have to wanna see it. I guess all I wanted to say is: Thanks for hanging around :)

Our weekly Brian Teaser:
"Zoology was based on his work until Charles Darwin came along, but today he is known as the philosopher that invented formal logic and wrote about almost every ethical problem of his time. He spent twenty years at Plato’s Academy as both a student and a teacher, claiming among his pupils Alexander the Great. His Lyceum was known as the “walking” school since they walked around while debating. He didn’t believe in evolution, women’s rights, children’s rights or manual laborers."
You know the drill! HINT at the right answer in the comment section!

Some Penguin love!myspace layouts, myspace codes, glitter graphics For Neva and Joel, who remind us every day how loving life can be. Happy 21st anniversary!

ps. Yours Truly has been honoured by becoming a writer for Central Snark. Four "funkified" ladies trying to uplift your spirits on a day-to-day basis. Somethign to read while you gently sip your first coffee in the morning. I am honoured indeed and hope I can live up to expectations. Thank you ladies!

Posted by Minka :: 2:05 pm :: 41 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 15:35, Blogger Doug said...

He was ahead of his time (by a day.) His namesake was the second husband of an American president's wife.

I love the little movie. I know which one's supposed to be Joel.

At 16:04, Anonymous neva said...

Known as The Philospher, he was a man of ethics and virtue.

and he would have loved you, Minka! for you are sweet, lovely and kind beyond words! thankyouthankyouthankyou!! xoxox

At 16:20, Blogger cube said...

Ummm, what can I use for a hint... Namesake of Jackie-O's hubby?

The penguins are so cute.

At 16:32, Blogger brian said...

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At 16:33, Blogger brian said...

Here is my hint,
obscure as always.

*clears throat*

a woman who inherits
needs more than carats
many will offer greed
rather than full speed.

Note to self, check the spelling first!!!!

At 17:49, Anonymous neva said...

A variation of this was the *real* first name of Telly Sevalas (Kojak)

At 17:58, Anonymous Joel said...

He once said...

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."

a wise man indeed!

Thanks for the very kind props Minka!!

At 18:12, Blogger Doug said...

OK, since my hint seems to be pretty common I'll try this one instead:

The title of his ethics treatise was "Nicomachean" which I always confuse with "Nemean" as in the lion Heracles fought. This explains a lot about my approach to life and my community.

At 19:05, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, a cheap way out indeed! And yes. Imagine Puppytoes would be the one Joel pushes into the water. There would be an internation outcry. Somehow it is acceptable, however, that we women push you manfolks a bit :) I am perfectly fine with that arrangement!

neva, *punguin can´t speak...your loving words made him dive right into the ocean to cool off* I hope you are having a fantabulous day!

cube, yes and yes again. WE penguins are a beautiful breed :)


neva, I have to check that. I had no idea, but of cours eyou a right. Todya of all days!

Joel, sorry for whipping you online :) And yes, I believe he said that!

Doug, does it really? Well, I am glad it makes sense to someone! :)

At 19:44, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, remind me to watch you on glaciers.

At 19:55, Blogger Mo'a said...

I searched and searched but saw no penguin in Iceland. People stared at me when I asked and indignantly told me that there are no penguins in Iceland and that they are on the south pole. I stood my ground and told them that I knew of one who indeed lives in Iceland. Sorry that I did not see you dear penguin while in Iceland :( ....I explained in my comments section, on my old post....a ploy to get you all back :)

At 19:59, Blogger ariel said...

first I thought of Brehm after checking I have a book of his, then read your description again and thought of someone else I'm forgetting, and after reading your descritpion again, I now know who you mean and wish something came to me about him so I could make a hint.

At 20:17, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, Why? Do you want to learn how to ski?

Móa, well when you were about to leave I wa sin Germnay and it came ot me that you had neither adress nor phone number of mine. So, I am not surprised you didn't find me. *whispers in her ear: my real name is not penguin*. But I am glad you are safe and sound back and I will hole you to the promise you made in the comment section. Besides, I´ll come this winter to America, so I get to see you one way or another :)

ariel, I hope you didn´t overthink it. :) The first part of his name is the same as the first part of the noble and elite class in the 18th century. I pretend that was your hint! :)

At 20:18, Blogger ariel said...

you totally confused me with my hint. *cries*

At 20:19, Blogger Minka said...

80 to go until 30.000. I feel so popular *beams with pride*

At 20:25, Blogger ariel said...

oh I see now. finally I translate everything by third reading. nice hint, Ariel, real nice!

At 21:52, Blogger Aisha said...

30,000! How excitin. I keep trying to catch it when it goes to the next mileston but I always miss it before I can announce who it was. I was really excited around the 59,000 mark waiting for 60 and then whaddaya know I dont check for a day and I missed it again. Keep checking! It'll almost be there :)

At 00:22, Blogger Tim Rice said...

In his work "Rhetoric", he wrote, "The body is most fully developed from thirty to thirty-five years of age, the mind at about forty-nine."

Fascinating table diagram. Made me smile :)

At 01:44, Blogger Sar said...

My hint is a quote by this individual:

"That which we must learn to do, we learn by doing."

Minka, I'm visitor 29,972. Which means, I'll be back! ;)

Oh and I've seen that penguin clip before, but it still makes me laugh. That was a nice tribute.

At 01:55, Blogger Minka said...

ariel, you knwo what they say: Thrid time is a charm :)

aisha, I hear you. i am so darned tired it make smy head spin, but am I on my way to bed. Nope...I need to see the counter hot 30.000!

Tim, I haven't read the entire piece, but you are right!

Sar, i am competing myself for teh spot...it will be a close race :) One canæt see clips of penguins teasing each other two often :) I am probably gonna put it into my sidebar ...

At 03:18, Blogger Doug said...

And the vigil continues. 3:12 Iceland Time 29982.

At 10:54, Blogger Minka said...

10:48 iceland Time...29993 :)
I fell asleep last night watching :)

At 11:36, Blogger brian said...

Morning Minka!!

I think it says 30,000 right now, not sure though.

At 11:37, Blogger Doug said...

30,001 Congratulations Monika and Brian.

At 11:56, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, AS winner for this leg of the race, Apples Technology would like...no just kidding:) It was an amazing race though. There isn't even a trophe to go with this... I should have thought this through better.
But you took spot and congratulations!

Doug, just let it go :)

At 12:01, Blogger brian said...

I seem to have a knack for this , first Jenna and then you. :) I don't have a counter on my blogs, too much anxiety!

How is Iceland this morning?

At 13:12, Anonymous neva said...

i'm back... and i'm 30013! i'll claim this victory in honor of the fabulous Miz B, who happens to love the number 13!

thanks for joining the "team", lovely Penguin... there's a new post up (in the park) in your honor!! xoxox

At 13:41, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, Iceland is sunny and that is why I will be out and about now. We don't get a lot of chances, you know :)

Puppytoes, I made my presence felt already ;)

At 15:17, Blogger Jodes said...

hello, good post!!!

Hey I have some very funny shots today on my blog, come by if you have time!!!

At 18:26, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, after 38 years of living my first opportunity for distinction slips right through my fingers. It's a little heartless of you to mock my disappointment.

At 22:41, Blogger G said...

Every time I come here, there are menfolk fighting over you. You seem to have that effect my dear.

Congrats on 30K - how does one track these things. Wait, maybe I don't want to know.

At 22:58, Blogger Minka said...

Jodes, I´ll swing by!

Doug, I am sorry I didn´t realize. I should have. If it is any consolation...
I´ll blog half a year more and you might have a shot at the 40.000!!!

g, really? Maybe it is directly related to when you come over. Then the boys behave badly. They usually are quite well behaved though.

At 00:05, Blogger Sar said...

Yay, congrats on the 30,000 Minka! (nicely done Brian)

And you must put that penguin clip in your sidebar!

At 00:15, Blogger actonbell said...

I've been running late all week!
A belated Congratulations! on the 30K mark!

At 01:29, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Your brain teaser sent me into convulsions and I am still frothing at the mouth. Eeeeek! History overload!!!





I will continue to stop by since you are such a nice penguin. :)

At 02:40, Anonymous shayna said...

I try to drop by as much as I can and always enjoy my stay! :)

At 10:32, Blogger Minka said...

Sar, I will put that clip into my sidebar...until I find soemthign even better.

Actonbell, me too. It bugs when life interferes :)

Jamie, I read your post after I had posted mine. naturally you have a full excuse from participating!

Shayna, wonderful song selction last time from you. I love Sarah McLachlan!

At 11:54, Anonymous neva said...

may i just say, for the record, that your debut performance as a member of Team Snark Park was every bit as fabulous as you are? i may? well then: your debut as a member of Team Snark Park was awesome/wonderful/funny-as-hell/and *fabulous*, just like you!!

nice job, Penguin!! inquiring minds and/or ancient Greek scholars can't wait to see what you'll be doing for an encore! xoxo

At 12:55, Blogger Minka said...

neva, feel free to utter any praise here. AS much as you wnat, one can´t get enough :)

Urgent bird-vetenarian matters took me away this morning. I am back...the little fellow is very weak, but he is supposed to get better...so I am hoping...I am slightly distraught!

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