1. Birdwatching!

    HERE’S something I don’t quite understand.

    This guy here:

    As you can see, he’s the mascot for Penguin Brand Dry Ice.

    How’d they do that? It’s clearly this guy here:

    Only they’ve taken the pom-pom off the hat and given him a bow tie.

    Maybe the dry ice industry – Big Dry Ice – made the argument that there’s only so many ways to draw a cartoon penguin.

    But Universal Studios, who owns and licenses the entire Walter Lantz stable of characters, is notoriously litigious and protective of its properties.

    So how does Penguin Dry Ice get away with that but my latest business venture gets shut down on opening night?

    Posted by on November 9, 2012, 9:03 AM.

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