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Apr 19, 2006
Oil Is Flammable

And that kids is why we never play with matches.

It was nice of our “heroes” to want to clean up some spilt oil, but it seems a task even modern day humans are not up to. I’ve seen some documentaries on penguins coming up onto the beach escaping oil spills in the ocean in places like South Africa and it wasn’t pretty. Fortunately there are organizations that work hard to gather up the survivors, scrub them clean and return them to the wild. I’ve posted this before, but here’s some info on the sweaters they put on penguins that have been victims of an oil spill to help rehabilitate them, you can even make your own to send in.

Japanese Whaling Update

I don’t have the news links handy since I lost my mail files. But to follow up on the Japanese whaling situation, several of the large corporations in Japan that were hunting whales have announced that they are throwing in the towel, or the harpoon as far as whaling goes claiming that the strong opposition against it was just too much. I personally think the whale burgers were just not selling to well, I mean, when they announced they were putting the whale meat in dog food to get rid of it you knew something was up. I believe global warming alone is taking its toll on the whales enough without humans killing them off.

UPDATE: Links

Ah, here is a news link for the whaling subject at National Geographic (thanks Stephanie!). Also here is a link to Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds who rescue penguins from oil spills like I was mentioning (thanks Ana!).

  • ~*Ashley*~

    Great comic! lol. 😀

    Its sad to see penguins with oil on them, I’ve read somethig on that a while back and it showed a pic and it was really sad. Anyway, have a great day!

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    nice when wally said “i was just thinking out loud”
    lol
    but i hope they dont die from third degree burns :-(

  • http://spyguy294.googlepages.com spyguy294

    why didnt wally burn up if he had oil on him? his scarf is on again too.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    hey did u know that in the national geographic magazine from
    september 2004, there is a picture in there that has a bunch of penguins
    do u know the title of the picture? it was “On the Rocks”
    (by the way, the magazine title was Global Warming)
    did u copy that name from there?
    im wondering..even the penguins in there are adelie penguins,
    interesting huh?
    people who have the magazine still, check page 38
    and there is the on the rocks picture
    if only there was a polar bear…..

  • http://www.freewebs/32093.com Dman

    Nice comic dude!!! Oh,by the way,is FWOOMP a word? And by the way,I am so totally not related to you!(NOT!) Hope you can come down and visit soon!!!

  • ANA_IN_NM

    There is a place in South Africa where they do a wonderful job rehabilitating oiled and hurt penguins. The last major oil spill they saved 90% of the oiled penguins. They had over 1200 volunteers working around the clock for weeks. Here is the link if you want to look them up.
    http://www.sanccob.co.za

  • http://www.evergreensd.com shink

    Hehehe. This reminds me of my dad – as a kid he used to burn stuff for fun (so they tell me). Pyromaniac!

  • http://backflipboy.bananasontoast.org/ Kevin

    Let’s just hope that Wally doesn’t succumb to the smell of roast Osbourne.

  • Lee

    OK, it’s official: Wally and Osbourne are flaming idiots. BTW, where did Wally get matches anyway?

  • Cameron Stankich

    yay!!!!!!! A NEW comic. It almost reminds me of Zoolander when 2 ppl were dumping gasoline on each other and a guy lighted a cigarete. BOO! no tabacoo! @nd hand smoke aint the only time others die. seriously,….stay drug free!

  • Mute

    See? He got a new comic in after all. You shouldn’t lose faith in the guy who draws the comics!

  • http://www.ontherockscomics.com You

    im start my own comics influenced by these comics it’s called “toxic and happy”

  • Me

    How did they light a match , IN THE MIDDLE OF ANTARTICA

  • Lee

    Me wrote: “How did they light a match , IN THE MIDDLE OF ANTARTICA”

    I don’t think the temperature would be a problem – the chemical reaction will ignite the match regardless. The only problem would be wind, and they surely don’t have gales down there all the time.

  • http://ontherockscomics.com/2005/12/06/book-of-facts-kleptoparasitism/ bobo

    that would hurt.

  • http://www.mylittleanimals.tk Sora’s Key-Blade

    Sweet tyler, puve done it again!

  • Sleeps with penguins

    Hey, if you check out the sanccob website you can adopt a penguin!!!!

    http://www.sanccob.co.za/adopt_a_penguin.htm

  • http://GirlsgoGames Jenny

    Oil can be burnable, but don’t do it up close.