[FOSDEM] Giant inflatable tux penguin

Jasper Nuyens jnuyens at linuxbe.com
Mon Jan 31 13:59:43 CET 2011


Hi,

We all know that the BSD hell is very warm for their inflatables, but
I'm sure our penguin can cope with the Belgian cold weather
conditions. It's washable, yet if it's raining it will not be ideal
for the internal inflation engine/electric power.
Electrocuting people isn't probably the best way for luring new souls
to Linux :-D

As it's 3m high, it's more than 2m wide, so the narrow hallways inside
the FOSDEM area are probably better left for non-inflatable puny
earthlings.

Greetings,
Jasper
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On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Philip Paeps <philip at fosdem.org> wrote:
> On 2011-01-31 12:23:43 (+0200), Martin Paljak <martin at martinpaljak.net> wrote:
>> On Jan 31, 2011, at 11:53 AM, Jasper Nuyens wrote:
>> > ok, I understand the liability issues and such, but as long as we have the
>> > reassuring message that it will be dealt with responsably, it will be
>> > great. The patch of grass is probably the best sitting spot for the
>> > penguin; next to the giant beers and fishes for lunch ;-D
>>
>> Please put it somewhere reachable, so that people (like me) could go and
>> have a picture taken while standing next to the Giant Penguin.
>
> It hasn't rained for a couple of days (surprisingly) but that statement may no
> longer be true come next weekend. :)
>
>> .... And if possible, arrange some BSD chicks in latex for the same picture
>> making purpose ;)
>
> I'm told there are people who find that kind of thing offensive.  Be that as
> it may, the temperature in Belgium in February doesn't really lend itself to
> such optimistic dress.  We'd prefer not to have to deal with a freak outbreak
> of pneumonia. :)
>
> The BSD people usually bring a large beastie with them.  It lives at their
> booth on the lower H level.  It's warmer there.
>
>  - Philip
>
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