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Jun 27, 2007

Well, we’ve always known Wally’s perspective is a little warped.

Things appear smaller when farther away because their angular diameter decreases. This angle is if you imagined yourself a point, and two lines were running from that point to each side of the object you were looking at, creating an angle. Scientists use angular diameter to measure the size of objects in space, but of course the formula is based on the distance they are from earth.

Angular diameter would not help Wally at all because apparently he has absolutely no depth perception.

NOTE: If Wally & Osborne were animated, it would have been fun to have captured Osborne’s little waddle there.


  1. Jonah says:

    First! I love how Wally is trying to look innocent!

  2. First comment AGAIN!!!That is hilarious!”ummm…Nothing.”!

  3. Shoot!Thought I had it .

  4. By the way,The chatbox link is under “Weather”.Or at

  5. Jhon says:

    lol, I love how you draw Osborne, very evocative, I literally saw him walk with that funny pitch peculiar to penguins. 😀

    • Laxman says:

      Hey Nick,Good stuff, I have a question about using GI vs. your light kit.Can’t you esaletisnly pull off similar renders using your light kit? I use GI all the time, but it seems your light kit does a very good job with delivering good results, in many cases GI is not longer necessary because the renders from your light kit are just as good.What are your thoughts? What are the pros can cons?I know that GI uses samples to calculate light bounces and such, but I am more interested in the practical difference in setups between your light kit and GI. Are there things that GI can deliver that your light kit can’t and visa versa?Thanks Nick, can’t wait to hear from you.

  6. Kevin Wilson says:

    So maybe you need to get a short animated Osborne doing a bit of a walk across the top of the site for us to giggle at.

  7. Bubble says:

    animation would by awesome. you could make a short film. 🙂

  8. Cristina says:

    tyler i always love your clouds dont ever change them.

  9. Friendly Penguin says:

    Hee hee I think that’s cool!!!

    Seriously Wally’s got an issue.

    I’m back as Friendly!!! YAY!!!

  10. Mew2's #1 Fan says:

    Funny comic! :mrgreen:

    Seriously don’t get the explanation,though. 😕 Doubt Wally would either… Hey, stop looking at me like I’m stupid! 😥

  11. LTaniki says:

    If Osborne heard that he proabley hithim in the face. 😆

  12. Lee says:

    TED: Dougal, *these* (indicates toy cows) are *smal*, but *those* (indicates real cows in the distance) are *far away*.

    (DOUGAL shakes his head.)

    –Father Ted

  13. How do you come up with this stuff, its hilarious!

  14. Seraphine says:

    The nice thing about friends is you accept them for being short, for waddling, or even for being a bit quirky.(I love that word, quirky, It does funny things in my mouth).
    The trick is to get them to accept you too!

  15. Brian says:

    Tyler, congrats on holding this up for two years. You’ve done an amazing job with it. Keep it up.

  16. Hey,I said that 1st! by the way,I think I 1st got here last October on the 20th,so I think this comic was up ➡

  17. I said congrats 1st ! Go hjere today ! ➡ I’m only non-password protecting it until 10:00 tonight! So hurry up and look! By the way,has nobody seen my comments?!The chatbox link is under Weather !

  18. What is wrong with Wally?Sometimes I wonder if he has a brain up there,or just doesn’t use it… 😛 :mrgreen: 😉 ❗ ❓

  19. Sarah da penguin lvr says:

    uhh, nothing… 😕

    wally is hilarious 😀

    and it would have been fun to see osborne waddling 🙄

  20. Person says:

    :mrgreen: 😐 😈 ➡ 😯 🙂 😕 😎 👿 😀 💡 😳 😛 🙄 😉 😥 😮 😆 😡 🙁 ❗ ❓

  21. wally and osbourne would be a great animation. maybe you can make an animation of the first comics Tyler. i think i got your name right… 😎 . can’t wait til’ Duke Nukem FForever comes out!!! i’ve benn waiting for ten years. TEN YEARS!!! 😯 !

  22. i love it when penguins waddle! great comic. hey Mew2’s #1 Fan, you really think Mewtwo is better then Mew? i think Mew rules the Pokemon World! 😉

  23. nice comic tyler. THE IPHONE COMES OUT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

  24. kurby says:

    😆 😆 😆 when will wally learn?!?

    p.s.No more learning 4 me.Schools out!

  25. kurby says:

    p.s.s 💡 Tyler you could use osbornes walk in this comic,add music and have wally dance with him.It will look like osborne’s danceing.Use it for wallpaper or a t-shirt.Just an idea 🙄

  26. Friendly Penguin says:

    Yay go Osborne.

    Wally would be a sad polar bear if Osborne heard what he said.

    Good thing he didn’t, Wally.

  27. The chatbox link is under weather,has nobody seen my posts about it?!I’VE DONE A MILLION ABOUT IT !!!

  28. I’m not sure why things get smaller as they back up! At least I know that the objects are actually bigger than theyy apear! Although Osbourne didn’t shrink, Wally should’nt be afraid, a polar bear can rip apart a shark, so a penguin, easy! 😎

  29. Metroplex says:

    😕 ❓ 🙄 😐 ➡ 😐 😕 ❓ 😀 ❗ 🙄

  30. waffle_man says:

    perspective+stupid friend aka patsy=fun for all the family

  31. Meg says:

    god wally is STOOPID

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