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Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: Penguin-Powered Cigarettes

Kool penguins

Every week we like to give you something for your Monday. I won’t say “something special,” but more like something…mildly disturbing, definitely amusing, but most particularly headscratching. If we start the week off with something with a WTF vibe going on, it better aligns our minds with what the work week has in store. That’s what Science! tells us, anyway.

This week we have a documentary from the days when cigarette factories ruled the landscape. Here, we see the massive array of penguin workers that the Kool cigarette company kept employed to make their product. With the decline of cigarettes as a universally accepted part of life, an unforeseen consequence was a massive up-surge in penguin unemployment. In fact, the penguin economy stayed in a depression until March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, years later.

In all seriousness, I know less about the manufacture of cigarettes after watching this vid than I did going into it.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

In the interests of equal time, here’s an anti-cigarette ad.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

That’s all well and good but…what the hell is wrong with Superman‘s voice…? Red kryptonite throat lozenges?