Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Oh, Harper's Weekly, you never let me down.

Penguin Nils Olav, the Norwegian King's Guard mascot since 1972, was knighted in front of a crowd of several hundred people and 130 guardsmen. Nils, who shat himself during the ceremony, was, read the proclamation from King Harald the Fifth, "in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood."
This is about where I lose the ability to distinguish really high quality social theater from reality. BBC's got the video.

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