Linus Torvalds, who came up with the concept for Linux's penguin mascot Tux, claimed he became infected with "penguinitis" after having been gnawed by a penguin at a zoo. "Penguinitis makes you stay awake at nights just thinking about penguins and feeling great love towards them," he explained. Apparently the Swedish owner of the Web site Mony's Curry contracted a more virulent strain, because her bafflingly comprehensive Penguin House suggests she hasn't experienced a non-penguin-related thought in years.

In addition to dumb jokes and "Christmas Penguins," Mony's Curry contains a tattoo gallery. Most of these obsessives, including Mony, pledged their indelible devotion to the '50s cartoon character Chilly Willy, but a few honored their fellow sufferer of the tragic "penguinitis" affliction by getting Tux tattoos.

What the hell body part is this?
This entire look is exclusively Brian's. Please, no one ever duplicate any aspect of it.
I might look like a hairy-shouldered troglodyte, but Chilly Willy shows my sensitive side!

People with Linux-related tattoos never leave their computers, not even for photos.

– Andrew "Garbage Day" Miller

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