Next Search Archive Previous
Feb 9, 2006

So, just when we thought that would be it for the water balloon gags, a new twist arises. It was one of those random unlasting moments where you just suddenly have superhuman reflexes for a moment. This time Wally didn’t even worry about it, but he did call out “frozen” water balloon. Maybe that validated it, as long as you call it. Like perhaps “hey, I’m throwing the equivalent of a heavy rock right at you” gives total fair warning.

If you are new, water balloon gags are one of the recurring themes around here. If you go to the Archives you can actually sort the comics by category, and view all the water balloon ones. If you have an iPod you can download them for it, although, looks like I need to add this new one now.

Gay Penguins Won’t Take Wives

I don’t make this stuff up, this is the news! A German zoo has 10 male Humboldt penguins, six of them have paired up with each other. Zoos can’t take penguins out of the wild, only injured ones that cannot make it back out on their own, or ones that have been bred in captivity. Anyway, Sweden sent over some female penguins but they have not had much luck yet in mating. Apparently a gay rights group was actually upset about it, like they were trying to get the penguins to change their preference. That’s just silly, they are just trying to get the penguins to breed to have some baby penguins. I almost thought it was a joke article but you can go read it for yourself. Humboldt penguins live off the southern tip of South America, they have a white band across the head and a black one across the chest. They look like the African penguin or ones you will often see at zoo’s or in commercial spots. Their population is currently considered vulnerable, believed to be caused by humans over-fishing their habitat.

And A Video

If you are on the internet much, you’ve no doubt seen the video clip or animated GIF of a penguin pushing another into the water. Well, here is the original clip, just one penguin that didn’t realize at what point the ice got too thin for walking.

  • Alexander

    Heh, nice one keep ’em coming 😉

    The gay group thing – some people are just plain idiots.

  • Julie

    Hey, being gay myself, I can sort of understand it. You can’t make a penguin sleep with another one if he doesn’t want to anymore than you can make a straight person gay. I’m not upset they sent over girl penguins, but I would be upset if they separated the male “couples”.

    but, off the gay issue, I love the turn around on Wally!

  • Tyler Martin

    I almost didn’t want to post the news because I didn’t want to open up any heated discussion on it. I just thought it interesting not to share.

    I’m vegetarian and like animals, but I think some animal rights groups take it a little too far. Some groups are a bit extreme and don’t represent the whole, unfortunately they can give off a bad example… so can news articles that fail to include all the facts.

    I do hope them the best of luck in breeding the penguins. They can’t make them mate, so it will be the penguins’ choice regardless. At least when we manage to kill off the species in the wild we might still have a few at zoos.

  • http://fun James

    Your water balloon gags remind me off Garfield pushing Odie off the kitchen table. A classic is a classic :)

  • Ashley


  • Matt D

    Penguinowned has a better ring to it if you ask me

  • Kevin

    You just can’t get tired of the water balloon gags.

  • Anastasia

    “Pengowned!” I yelled that out as soon as I read it and scared my roommate. Thank you!

  • andy.

    “Penguinowned has a better ring to it if you ask me ”

    I disagree, Pengowned is pefect.

    Penguined and owned combined for Pengowned. Brilliant!

  • Lee

    Wally and Osbourne get more like Laurel and Hardy every day. Only with their relative sizes reversed.

  • tux

    “PENGOWNED!” – That’s a classic now, really loved this strip 😛

    I still remember seeing that penguin video before the edited clip with the second penguin slapping the other one to make it fall on it’s face became popular.

  • Julie

    They have even made into into an MSN emoticon. We use it at work whenever someone does or says something stupid!

  • michael

    I just wonder what was with the gay penguins, I mean, in the wild they would have no reason to mate with a male! maybe were not the only ones that think they all look alike :-)

  • LPS

    In my opinion, I don’t think animals can really be “gay”. Animals just use their natural born instincts. They don’t have the ability to think like humans. So this male to male mating is just some sort of mishap, not in any way a complete attraction to their own gender.

  • bobo

    iv never seen the original before.

    • Luis

      Nick MMay 29, 2012Andrew, I *love* this post and have been prompted into the same type of reietclfons (although I prefer the term policy agnostic ) when friends are shocked that I am unwilling to make even basic assumptions about policies or approaches. There’s a deep issue of open-mindedness and sincerity here which relates specifically to swallowing the fact that not only do we (globally) don’t have all the answers, but also that our tribe (which we privilege over others) may not have a better answer than others.The goal isn’t to agree that we’re right and good, but to BE right and good. Criticism is the stone we use to sharpen our tools and truths.

    • Bubbi

      Nonsmoker’s discount. Any way QuotesChimp look at it, it costs to smoke, and not only in terms of your health. It can cost you applicable discounts in your auto insurance premium.

  • dan

    this was pure genius

  • izzieluv

    heh heh heh you should make a wall paper of that last frame

  • sarah da penguin luver

    oh that poor penguin in the clip!!! =( wahhhh!!!!

  • Zoey

    Revenge for real!;)

  • Joseph

    Osborne rocks! 😯

  • crraazzyy

    three words:pengowned tee shirts.

    • http://GirlsgoGames Jenny