June, 2007

Speaking of Video Games & Penguins…

I’m sure many of you have gone and seen the new Surfs Up movie, a surfers story told using penguins. I had the chance to the other day, but saw Evan Almighty instead, so I still need to go see it. Anyway, I downloaded the game demo for it the other day and it’s actually pretty fun for a surfing game, definitely worth trying out the demo if nothing else.

Also thanks to My Game Company, an independent family-friendly game developer, who’s been advertising their Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent game here on the site all week. If you get a chance, go download that game demo as well.

Now you can game it up this weekend. And after that, go get yourself some paper and crayons and make your own gaming system like Wally, you’ll be the hit of all your friends… or hit by them.

Max? Prehistoric Giant Penguin In the News

My readers know I love me some penguin news. Thanks to everyone that has commented, messaged or e-mailed me with links to the story.

Fossils of a giant prehistoric penguin have been making the headlines, a penguin with a long spear-like beak that stood about 5 feet tall. This would make it the third largest species of penguin discovered, the first being what Max was based on, which stood at nearly 6 feet tall and weighed in at 300 pounds.

Although what made this particular find newsworthy to scientists is that the remains were found in Peru, a tropical climate, way earlier in history than scientists believed that penguins had migrated to warmer weathered areas. Here’s some of the links:

Tropical giant penguin discovered [BBC]
‘Pinocchio’ penguin basked in Peru sun early on [MSNBC]
March Of The Giant Penguins [TerraDaily]

Undie Heroes Wallpaper

Hey guys, sorry no comic today, I got really busy with stuff. There is a new one tomorrow though!

I do however have a cool new Wallpaper for you to download. It features Wally & Osborne as well as Cow & Buffalo all in there underwear superhero outfits. You can read more about it at Lunchbox Funnies as well as download several different sizes to fit your desktop.

Undie Heroes


A friend recently referred me to Wowio. It’s got some cool comics and graphic novels, including several all-ages ones that I’ve been checking out. It’s an e-book store, but all the books are free to download and there is no cost to sign up. In fact if you get 10 people to sign up they give you a free ipod shuffle. So if you do sign up, please enter tyler@mindfaucet.com as referring you there and my tunes and I will soon be mobile. 😎

[EDIT: I’m sorry but it’s currently only for USA residents. I forgot to mention that. Apologies to those in other countries. Hopefully they will make it available to them too soon.]

I’m considering offering future Wally & Osborne books from this service. Be a nice way for people to get to see the extra book content that are not able to purchase the books for whatever reasons. Although, I guess it would be nice to be able to even purchase a Wally & Osborne book… yes I’m on it! 😳