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Jul 11, 2006
Penguins In the Hood

Unlike the emperor penguins whose colonies literally cover each others backs (when they huddle during storms on the ice), the adelie do find safety in numbers but squabble over rocks and nesting sites. They build a little circle of rocks so their eggs cannot roll away and become victim to a skua and they lay in the circle on top of the eggs to wait out storms.

Documentaries featuring penguins in Antarctica will often include a few entertaining clips of some adelies running back and forth snagging rocks from each others nests to the tune of some silly music.

  • Canadian Mooseman

    Woohoo! First comment! ANyways! Rock on!New comic woohoo! Quite funny too! I cant wait to see their new home!

  • G. T. Karber

    And you know why that is? It’s the Cuteness Algorithm.

    Penguins score high, true.
    Hijinks are a multiplier.
    Silly music, though, that’s an exponential factor.

    You combine Penguins, Hijinks, and Silly Music.

    Well, the only way to get even close is with kitty cats, hijinks, silly music, and mishaps. Ah, if only we could add mishaps to said adelie movies.

    On another note, I think, dialogue wise, this is one of the best comics you’ve ever written. The double punch-lines from Osbo(u)rne are really nice. You get better every day. Now, if you only updated every day, as well!

  • Chad

    Another great strip, nice goin’ dude!

  • Lee

    It’s a little ironic that now the title has changed Osborne is talking about making a home that’s literally on (or in) the rocks…

  • SuperVegito

    Aw Right!!! Penguins In Da Hood!! Roking Strip rofl Osbourne PWNZ

  • Kevin

    Sounds like the Adelie Penguins are very human like when it comes to stealing from their neighbours.

  • Mr. Obvious

    That’s funny…penguins taking rocks from each other. Like there isn’t a million rocks…

  • Eric

    Heyyy we wana see the penguins stealing the rocks from each other! Where’s our video clip??

  • Anonymous

    *wisper* igloo *wisper* refrence to wally’s home *wisper*

  • Phizlo

    You know, I agree with Wally. “That doesn’t seem very neighborly.” In fact, it doesn’t seem advanced.

  • Hannah

    me, being a penguin freak, already knew that.
    i also already knew thaat penguins push each other into the water to see if its safe.

    but penguins can be nice.
    like when a baby dies, sometimes the parent tries to steal other babies.
    but then the other penguins come to the rescue and keep the penguin-napping from happening. see, penguins can be neighborly.

  • Anonymous

    that was funny

  • Canadian Mooseman

    That was my little brother who posted above there!

  • Andre

    One of the things I love about your strip, Tyler, is that when I come here, I always learn. And I can’t say I’ve experienced quite so much on any other strip. Very cool.

  • Canadian Mooseman

    when the next comic coming?

  • axis

    whats next ? war?

  • Sheena

    Yeah, a new comic! Whoo-hoo! Ha-ha, it’s funny too! Darn stealing penguins!

  • gatter


    pretty funny

    nice one

  • izzieluv

    nice *shock*

  • Alex

    …but they’re still a humble people.