Wednesday, February 10, 2010

You Want Paradise

Today's Choose and Defend Wednesday is going out to you in honor of those faced with huge piles of snow.  Are you one of the snow people?  If so, this one's for you!  The rest of us can play along too, though.  This is a fully integrated Choose and Defend.  Remember to make a choice and then to defend that choice using your greatest powers of persuasion.  Okay then....

Which animal of the ice and snow is your favorite?

Penguin
OR

Polar Bear

Okay, maybe these animals are not your favorite arctic animal.  But you know the rules!  These are your choices today.  However, you should always feel free to elaborate in comments.  I adore elaboration.  

Ready?  All warm and cozy?  Okay!  Choose and Defend! 

10 comments:

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

This is hard one to choose.. They are both cute and kinda cuddly looking, but we all know that Polar Bears are actually rather vicious.. So I will have to go with Penguins.. It goes to show you what a Mother will do to travel to the ends of the earth to get food for her baby(ies)! Besides they tend to only mate with one in their lifetime..

KenV (frmrly 3GK) said...

Well, this is kind of a strange one...

I suppose bear meat would be tastier. So I'll go with the bear.

Ewwww...

Tara said...

Bears are carnivores, as am I. I choose polar bears! Penguins only eat fish, don't they? Yeah, not much of a fish fan. Batter it up and maybe I'll eat a fish stick or ten.

'Ailina said...

Polar Bear! Because I have a natural prejudice toward all things warm & fuzzy!!

MrManuel said...

Have to go with the bear. I like less predators...

Churlita said...

I'm going to vote based on the male characteristics of each. Male polar bears can be really mean and male penguins stay home and keep the egg warm while the females go off to hunt. As a female, I guess I'd rather take my chances with the penguins.

FW said...

Polar bears fur isn't actually white, how strange is that? I go for penguins because I just like watching them waddling around waiting for one to slip on the ice. I also like the Pingu animated films, so penguins for me!

AlienCG said...

I can relate to the polar bear. A large, lumbering mammal who will rip your face off if you get in its way. I have to say polar bear.

secret agent woman said...

Well, lets see - if I go with Tara's reasoning, I'd have to choose penguins because I eat fish but no other kind of meat. And penguins I've seen live in the wild (fairy penguins in Tasmania) but not polar bears yet. But boy, you can't get much more gorgeous than a polar bear. It's a tie.

laura b. said...

Mrs: I like the motherly angle! Very persuasive argument. One for Penguins.

KenV: bwahahahaha! Mmmmm, gamey. One for Polar Bears.

Tara: A choice based on food preferences! I can respect that :-) Two for Polar Bears.

'Ailina: Yeah, I kind of do too :-D Three for Polar Bears.

MrManuel: You prefer being the hunter to being the hunted...good defense! Four for Polar Bears.

Churlita: And yet another very interesting way of approaching the issue. Impressive! Two for Penguins.

FW: Yes, their fur is actually transparent I believe. But penguins win with the walk :-) Three for Penguins.

AlienCG: I like the personal identification with a wild animal. Grrrrr! Five for Polar Bears.

Secret: You defended so well for both sides that a choice could not be made, eh? Fair enough...that happens sometimes. I will give them each a vote from your corner.

Everyone: I am so happy with the strength and variety of persuasive arguments here! The vote at this point favors the Polar Bear at 6-4. Anyone want to agree? Disagree? Come on then.