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Aug 29, 2005
BASE Jumping

Building (as in really tall ones), antenna (as in uninhabited towers), span (as in a bridge or arch) and earth (as in a cliff). These four words create the acronym: BASE which is specifically used in the context of BASE jumping. Which is the activity of actually jumping from the aforementioned fixed-objects and hopefully deploying a parachute before arriving at the ground below. Yeah, Osbourne and Wally obviously have no idea they are about to embark on one of the most extreme sports possible.

This is also the beginning of a short little storyline that will continue for the next few weeks or so. Don’t worry, nothing too involving.

Penguins At the North Pole?

Yesterday I saw a commercial for Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum. It features a 3D polar bear selling fruit flavored gum, not like a cool ice or something, but a wild fruit flavor. He is in the north pole, there is a large pole behind him that says so, and for some reason there are penguins running around, getting their tongue stuck to the pole and stuff. Aside from zoos, there are no penguins north of the equator, apparently that’s not common knowledge. I guess I just find it funny because they present it like penguins should just naturally be living there. Again, it is just a silly commercial.

I’ve gotten feedback that people like the little fact blurbs I add in my posts. I especially try to add them if it has something to do with the current comic. On The Rocks is by no means an educational comic, but no reason we can’t all learn some stuff as we go. I’ll continue to post those interesting tidbits here, maybe even more frequently. Hopefully Hubba Bubba’s marketing team stops by and gets the chance to learn a few things too.

  • I love that not only is the comic funny but that the blurbs make it educational. Please keep up all the great work!

  • bobo

    they will be okay there hardcore.

  • hey iv seen that commercial before.

  • Penguin Luvr 20

    base jumping seems scary

  • Deadsygurll

    The Galapagos Penguin technically lives above the equator. Even if its only a couple of latitudinal minutes. It is also the penguin the lives the furthest north on the planet.

  • Wow. This is the moment Wally and Osborne will be skydiving. They’re lucky. I think skydiving is scary, but it is a little facinating.

  • A polar bear with an orange scarf and a short Adelie penguin BASE jumping, that should happen more often!

  • 45Liger

    BASE Jumping, Bears Are Silly Eaters. LOL. I love bears. I love penguins to.

  • baybay2

    LO FREAKIN L!!!!!!!!!!