Fortunately for Osbourne, birds do not have a very good sense of smell or taste. Polar bears on the other hand are said to be able to smell stuff for miles when downwind of it.

So yeah… it had been a while since we had some potty humor around here. Flatulence… it’s just naturally funny. We all do it, don’t you go denying it. We try to hide it, we think we can be stealth about it. Some of us when sitting will tilt our buttocks to the side so as to quietly let one escape, don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing.

Heh, it’s pretty embarrassing too. I remember in school thinking one would silently pass in a dead quiet classroom, but it was not the case. I put my hand to my mouth thinking maybe I could pull it off like I made the noise that way… somehow… yeah. The teacher jokingly called one of the girls names like she was ashamed with her and the humor really helped ease up the situation. I didn’t have to run away and change schools, was close though.

The process actually happens from swallowing air when eating (including drinking carbonated beverages) and moreso from gases created while your stomach digests stuff. Especially in the case of fried and oily foods. So avoid those if you are going to be in a situation where such bodily occurences would be most unwanted.

Stolen Juvenile Penguin Update

Unfortunately the jackass juvenile penguin stolen from a British zoo was never recovered. There is still a reward out for information leading to finding Toga, but it is presumed he is dead. In good news though, his parents, Kyala and Oscar, have another egg and are expecting a new chick in February if all goes well. The zoo is considering having a contest to name it. You can read more here.

Eight Below Part Two

I kind of talked negatively about the film yesterday but I don’t want to come off like a grouchy old man. Every time Antarctica is misrepresented I don’t want to act as if someone has just insulted my mother. I mean, I have a comic with a polar bear there and I’m going to have some inconsistencies myself. There are few films these days that the whole family can enjoy so it’s nice when any of them come out. The film is primarily about the sled dogs surviving there, so hopefully most of the footage will just be that, and it will cut down the bad acting, and the totally different setting and story change. And I can’t fault them for not being able to film it in Antarctica, I imagine there will still be some footage from there.

Taro & Jiro Postage StampsStill I find it offensive that they had to change key elements, if you are going to base a story on an event (oh, they say inspired, but they are copying the story regardless and referencing it as well). Did they feel that it would only appeal to today’s youth if it starred young hip Americans and was set in a modern day setting? I mean, I know lots of true story stuff is exaggerated and changed for movies. I saw The Greatest Game Ever Played and thought it was a great movie, another Disney film based on a true story. But perhaps a golf historian would have found too many faults in it to enjoy it. Regardless they set it in the right place and time period and that made it more interesting. The dogs, Taro and Jiro, are national icons and heroes in Japan, so it seems wrong to just steel them and their story for your own modern marketing ploys. They even had their own postage stamps. My dad has a fitting expression he’s always using… “Is nothing sacred?”

It seems to me films set in the past are often more interesting, even to kids. How they did things and got by without some of the modern invention we have. So again, I won’t say anything else without seeing the film (If I don’t decide to personally boycott it, heh). If there is enough just about the dogs’ story out on their own it may win me over, maybe even tear me up a bit. And maybe it will get some interest for people to research the original story and pay it some tribute. I’ll let the Japanese historians speak up against the movie if they feel they should.

See I can be mature about it. Although I still plan on drawing some comics of Japanese guys karate kicking Paul Walker in the crotch. :)