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Feb 1, 2006
Things They Wouldn’t Believe

Heh, look at him go, like a happy dog after a trim and a bath. He should also be happy because coming up on the 27th of this month is International Polar Bear day so be sure to mark your calendar… and um… do something for polar bears that day. Maybe drive your car less to reduce global warming or something, I don’t know. Have a Klondike bar. πŸ˜‰

The hull on those icebreaking ships have to be reinforced steel that stays strong in those insanely low temperatures. They are also front heavy and have a more gradually sloped bow. That way their large diesel engines (some are even nuclear powered) can thrust them up onto the ice to then crush it, they will sometimes need to back up and ram an area of ice a few times to break it up. On the open sea they tend to not be very fuel efficient and have a sway that can easily cause seasickness. Apparently some technological advances are starting to remedy those issues.

I know if I were a penguin out on the open ice and saw that coming, I’d be pretty freaked out.

  • I wonder if the penguins are used to things like ice breakers invading their territory on a semi regular basis and if they have adapted their nesting areas to compensate for it all.

    Seeing a freshsly shaved polar bear is probably going to be Osbournes main claim to fame in his life unless having to deal with Wally on a daily basis is worth mentioning in polite conversation.

  • Man, a naked, shaven polar bear… Freaky! LOL! πŸ™‚

  • Do polar bears have black skin? Or is Wally just an Afro-Antartican polar bear?

    • Yes, polar bears DO have black skin.

  • zatara

    It’s Ice Blade Runner πŸ˜‰

  • Okay VGML, Wally and all polar bears(except albino) have black skin and clear hairs that keep in heat. Vhat am I? A vampire? :[

  • Sev

    Man, a nuclear-powered ice-breaker. Now, that would be sweet.

    Just think, if you had a greenhouse on that thing, you could cruise the antarctic indefinitely.

  • michael

    not indefinitly: just until you died πŸ™‚

  • lol that was like so funny. I love on the rock comics, keep it up!! πŸ™‚

  • Matt D

    Streaking! WOOHOO!

  • Sev

    I don’t plan on dying, Michael. Death is a lose-lose proposition.

  • i dont think driving your car less will help the polar bears, driving your car less means there is more leftover oil driving down the price and consequently increasing consomption

    good comics anyway keep’em coming! =)

  • Brian

    I’m actually going to make sure to eat a Klondike bar on the 27th. I can’t wait to see the strip for that day.

  • Izzieluv

    Thats more Wally than I wanted to see in a lifetime!

  • eris
  • Brian Says:

    February 2nd, 2006 at 7:42 pm
    IÒ€ℒm actually going to make sure to eat a Klondike bar on the 27th. I canÒ€ℒt wait to see the strip for that day.

    i was going to but i forgot.

  • Andrew

    There is a bandaid on his BUTT!!!

  • Turtle lvr 101

    It’s crazy… that’s just plain wrong..

  • Turtle lvr 101

    It looks like he did a better job this time, only one bandaid!

  • Guy

    Ice breakers even has ballast tanks at each side of the hull. Water is pumped from one side to the other so the ship starts to swank. That helps to crack thick ice!

  • Looks like Wally had more shaving incidents and decided to go naked until he had another set of fur. I should say HOLY SWEET WHALE CARCASS to that one.

  • Sally

    Seriously: 1. Where did Wally get that Band-aid from
    2. Where did Osbourne get that Notebook from
    3. How is Wally’s fur back so quickly in the next comic strip

  • baybay2

    OMG wallys black!

  • baybay2

    Wally cut his butt!