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Nov 30, 2006

Drinking out of a cup with a beak looks like it probably ends up being a pretty messy ordeal.

Caffeine is a stimulant found in the seeds, leaves and fruit of over 60 plants (coffee of course being a main source), though to some insects feeding on those plants it can paralyze and even kill them, a natural pesticide. Besides coffee it is also found in cocoa, that’s why your chocolate comes with an extra pick-me-up. Mmm, chocolate and coffee together, a nice mocha latte, that does it for me. 90% of North America runs on caffeine daily.

I try to limit myself to just one strong cup of coffee each morning, but I’m hooked enough that if I don’t have that I risk a headache. 🙁

Penguin Webcam Time!

If you haven’t been watching the Penguin Webcam, it is time. It is located at at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and captures images of a gentoo penguin colony every 15 minutes. Camera 2 is zoomed in nicely on two nests. Right now the colony is incubating their eggs, so in the coming months you can expect to see some chicks making their way into an icy world.

Much thanks to Martin Grund for putting this project together and the support of the O’Higgins German Research Station.

  • io

    First comment! Cool comic!

  • Ishmael

    Hey Osborne has Happy Feet! 😀

  • Carlyneese!1!

    3rd comment sweeeet

  • Phizlo

    Osborne’s feet must hurt by now. 🙂
    Wally must have been tired strapping Osborne’s feet together. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    nice now he’ll lose that belly fat

  • qtpa2tnh

    Hey , Carlyneese , I want to chat to you in the chatbox ! Good comic .

  • qtpa2tnh

    Hold up …

  • the_chris

    looking at osborne reminds me of myself at the begining of my coffee-filled life 😀 But thankfully I got used to those caffeine-shots by now 😛

  • hey Ishmael that’s what i was thinking!!! 😀 anyway, MY 13TH BDAY IS IN 6 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ON DEC 6TH!!!! when r u guy’s bday’s? including Tyler!!!!
    taptaptaptap!!! hehehehehe!!!! sorry i’m hyper, but not from caffiene since i don’t drink it!!! sorry for taking up space!!! bye!!

  • krista

    hi i like this website and i love that little comic it is so cool! i like it sooooo much and i hope you do it again this is my fist time being on this website and i’m so happy thanks bye !!!

  • Shrew

    Great comic Tyler, but the grammar in the second panel is driving me crazy. It should be “supposed”…sorry to nitpick, but there you go. 😛

  • Sometimes I purposely give Wally bad grammar. But this is not one of those times, nor is it necessary there so I’ll fix that, thanks!

  • Cristina

    Hi Tyler!
    Do you think you’ll ever do fan art again?

  • I don’t drink coffee anymore, but every once and a while I get a blast of hyperactivity for some reason. It’s fun to get it a school, because I’m usally shy and quiet, so people are always shocked to see me running through the halls giggleing to myself. Ha Ha It just so happens to be happening this morning. Yay!!!!!! I got Happy Feet!!!!!!

  • Hi everyone!
    Sorry I didn’t give you a fact in WEEKS! I’ll give you a paragraph about polarbears today. Here you are:
    As the world’s largest terrestrial carnivore, the polar bear is the king of the great white north. It might come as a surprise then that this majestic species faces an uncertain future: Climate change is causing the disappearance of sea ice from which polar bears hunt their prey.

    Merry Christmas

  • Jai Inder Singh

    Wow…other people are catching the grammar fever! Awesome! Good grammar, I mean comic, which appparently needs some minor grammar adjustment.

  • ya no that tyler martin up ther is just Osborne(A. Penguin). 🙂

  • ya no polar bears can weigh 1,500 pounds, and can stand to be 11 feet tall. not only do polar bears eat fish, they eat grass,seals , and even stranded killer whales! ok, I no that but why can’t wally eat the killer whales and oh ya I almost for got polar bears have 43 teeth when they are grown!

  • sorry for blurting out all your facts, Emy the polar bear freak!!!!!!.

    sorry for taking up room.

  • zeel

    like the comic

    is thar somone tochat to

  • SportyBlonde!


  • Remember Me? I’m back…

  • COFFIE!!!!

  • hmm… coffee makes me sleepy… makes me dance when I fall asleap :p

  • it’s

  • qtpa2tnh

    Where’s today’s comic ?

  • Airtra

    pie is sooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooddd

  • Airtra

    I dont like coffee……………

  • io

    coffees great! the delicios smell, the great taste, how can you not like it?! ohh, and mocha….

  • Jai Inder Singh

    Whoa! Zeel gets the most improved award. Just add some spaces, and maybe switch some of those vowels, and we’ll be on track.

  • zeel

    thank you “Jai Inder Singh”

  • Ferrety Penguin

    caffine is sweet

  • I can’t talk in the chatbox on the top

  • purple people eater

    haha I love how osborne looks wit a cup of coffee in his hands. Haha!

  • Roi

    I don’t have too much coffee. I love the taste of it, but I usually have no time in the morning, I am too busy trying to get to school on time. I hate having coffee the rest of the day. Now, green tea, on the other hand, makes it much easier to get addicted to caffeine. I don’t have any of that, though. Actually, I do, but it is the drop-in-hot-water kind, and it takes time to make.
    I hate time.

  • Running in place is very tirering and if he’s been doing it for half an hour than he is either drinking a lot of coffee or penguins weren’t meant to drink coffee. I’m thinking it’s the second one, because caffine is a drug that goes into your brain and prevents a part of your body to land down and rest. That part would be the one that causes you to sleep and get tired. So scince a penguins brain isn’t as large as a human brain it would have a humungous effect and could even kill Osborne. Lets just hope I’m wrong.

  • Click on my name for a cool site!

  • Wyrdo

    I’m back again, I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste, it is so bitter. On the other hand I love tea (PG Tips is my favourite brand, and Earl Gray my favourite flavour (except normal plain tea) and Redbush comes a close third).

  • Anonymous

    Wydro i agree smells good tastes bad, yuck

  • Jacob the penguin freak

    wally should find cocoa

    Apple juice comic please

  • Elnaith

    Dang, I love the look on osborne’s face in panel 1.. Keep up the good work ^_^,

  • FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Great comics… can’t wait for the next one! I like your facts Emy the Polar Bear Freak!!!!!! 😀 I hope you enjoy mine. If anyone has a question I am happy to answer your question.

    Sorry for not posring for a while. 🙁 Here is a fact that is a little longer.

    Did you know…..

    Emperors live in colonies. Some colonies are quite far from the open water. In the winter they can be as far as 50 miles away!!

  • I mean “posting” not “posring”. oops 🙁

  • io


  • Cristina

    I was just curious if Tyler was ever gonna add any more categories to the archives, most of them are uncategorized. Maybe at least a “new home” category since there are a bunch of them! 😉

  • Bryan

    Lol, nice comic.
    It just so happens that on one of the online games i play my name is mymocha. 😉

  • Jacob the penguin freak

    osborne has happy feet because his dad dropped his egg because he was cheerful

  • Jai Inder Singh

    TOUCH DOWN TO ZEEL! There is nothing missing up there, though I have to wonder about the quotation marks. If you had just said you were spelling strangely intentionally, I wouldn’t have given you so much grief, man!