27 February 2007


Since, as y'all well know, Our All-Glorious & Beloved Global Tyrant is nothing if not careful and thorough in his administration, I thought I'd introduce to you our immediate boss here at the residence, the Majordomo of the Imperial Hamster Palace and Arch-Chamberlain of Residential Livestock.
"Oh please, no need to stand and salute."

Isn't he just the cutest little Imperial Majordomo and Arch-Chamberlain?


21 February 2007

Rumo(u)r has it...

that WH, DG, and TR are planning a little get-away this summer at a country cottage in the north of England, with Bert and Someone.Now, I'm a city-platypus, so I'd be afraid I'd run out of things to do in the country. So I hope they find ways to amuse themselves.Still, I can see the attraction of a few days of a simple, uncluttered life.
I'll keep you posted. The penguins can never keep their beaks shut when there's news afoot, so I hear it all.

Yours devotedly -- Lanfranc

20 February 2007

For Woodchuck

WH asked me to post these for him. - L the P

17 February 2007

A Fleecy Flock

Greetings once again nature lovers! Though penguins are, of course, extremely adorable creatures (they will hurt me if I don't say things like that), many consider our little flock of sheep here to be the cutest and cuddliest inhabitants of our happy, little dwelling -- next to WH, of course (he'll hurt me if I don't say things like that).My fuzzy, fluffy companions here are (l to r): Max, SleepySheepy, Lambie, and Daisy. They are especially grateful for their cozy wool coats in the chilly temps we've been having. And for those of you who think we only have strange animals living in this house: See! a flock of perfectly normal sheep. They haven't even been to France!

Later - Lanfranc the P.

12 February 2007

No matter how cynical you get...

you just can't keep up. -- Lily Tomlin
Exciting news, o aficionados of despair! The new 2007 "Demotivation" catalogue is out, with lots of viciously hysterical products that spoof corporate "motivational" drivel. Give up hope and get yours today at http://www.despair.com!

06 February 2007

Just when you thought...

this blog couldn't get any weirder, Platypus Productions is pleased to present:

Ice-Skating Cowboys!


-- Lanfranc

04 February 2007

The Aviary: Chapter One of Many

Howdy once again, platypus fans! WH was so pleased with my last post, that he's letting me fill in for him a little while longer. Well... you knew it was coming. As you know, I live with an extraordinarily large number of penguins. Amazing, considering the vast majority of them live only in the southern hemisphere; the relatively few up here live either in zoos, theme parks, or WH & DG's living room.

Now, penguins, as everyone knows, are very special and extraordinary birds to begin with. I, however, have the privilege of living with some very special and extraordinary penguins. In the course of my stay as narrator of the Wicked Hamster Blog, I will introduce you to a few of them. Unlike wombats (I'm still working on Rodney) most penguins adore the spotlight - genetic high self-esteem being only one of their many virtues.

Let's start with George:We found George just outside of DC, in Alexandria VA in fact, just a stone's throw from the Pentagon. I can't go into his work when he was there, since it remains classified. But like me, he too was tired of the DC rat-race, and when he heard about the luxury colony in Kentucky with so many avians of distinction, he jumped at the chance.

George is a big Harry Potter fan, so much so that he actually applied to the world-famous academy of penguin-wizardry, Frostwarts School, and graduated with honors. I got him to pose in his regalia, as you see. Isn't he striking in profile?More to come!

-- Lanfranc the Platypus