Happy Penguin Awareness Day

More flying penguins for the Year of the Dragon, from Tim McDaniel:

Another memetic contribution from the I Can Has Cheezburger folks (who brought us LOLcats).

From the Know Your Meme site:

[About] “I Must Go, My People Need Me”, also known as “I Must Go, My Planet Needs Me”, is a catchphrase often used in image macros that typically features subjects posed in mid-air. This phrase is used as a comedic device to dramatize images, and make it appear as if they are returning to flying away to assist those in need.

[Origin] An episode of The Simpsons aired on February 9th, 1997 titled “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show”, that features a dog character voiced by Homer that says a very similar line.

More (non-penguin) examples on the site.

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