Whack a Penguin!

Dale Price, author of the Dyspeptic Mutterings blog, has enriched my life in so many ways–with his snarky commentaries on, well, just about everything, including the Catholic Church, politics, and sports, not to mention the occasional photo post of his ridiculously cute kids–but never more so than when, as a public service to all humanity, he posted a link to this delicious bit of internet-based, time-wasting goodness: The Whack a Penguin Game!

Click the mouse once, and the yeti will assume the ready position, like a batter in the batter’s box. The penguin will dive off the top the iceberg. Click the mouse again, and the yeti will take a swing. If you time it just right, the yeti will send the penguin flying, and the game will automatically record the distance and your highest score–in somewhat gruesome fashion, however. The sign comes down out of the sky and spears the poor penguin clean through.

After two days of trying, I’ve achieved a new personal best of 317.2. I’ve even included documentary evidence of this titanic achievement:

America’s newest athletic sensation takes time out to chat with the “It’s All Straw” sports department after his latest entry into the record books

Don’t let anyone tell you the internet isn’t educational.
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