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: Pop Rocks & Soda
Apr 27, 2006

Yes, this comic comes straight out of urban legend.

Carbonation. We love it. I don’t know what it is, but us humans love inserting tiny bubbles into our bellies. Maybe we just love the burps. Nobody likes flat soda, we like it bubbly. And carbonating candy, that’s pretty wacky, that’s what Pop Rocks are if you’ve never had them, apparently they’ve been around since the mid-seventies so if you haven’t you probably don’t get out much… or had better things to do than stick explosive candy in your mouth.

I’m not a big soda drinker but I like it when I’m sick, clear sodas, so calming and easy on the stomach. Not so sure about Pop Rocks though. I use to lick my lips and then put them on it, sometimes you’d get a snapper that would really sting.

Also you will not really explode by combining the two, they are basically the same thing, carbonation. It is scientifically proven that carbonation plus carbonation does not equal exploding people. I remember the urban legend that the “Mikey likes it” kid from the Life cereal commercials died from mixing the two. Those crazy urban legends, we’ll have to cover some more of them sometime.

Wally often makes interesting snowmen and snow creations, but this particular strip especially pays some tribute to the Calvin & Hobbes strips featuring Calvin’s own derranged snowmen offerings.


  1. Thorkon says:

    Reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes greatly.

  2. G. T. Karber says:

    Calvin and Hobbes meats Oswald and Wally–I like it.

  3. G. T. Karber says:

    Meats should be “meet.” That’s two typos in one word, or one for every four letters, a new personal record.

  4. Chris says:

    Maybe you’re just hungry? Love the strip.

  5. a.c. says:

    Peopke typo wehn they’re hungry? News to em!
    Tim for breakfast!

  6. RHJunior says:

    Heh. Oh yeah? I dare you to drop a “mentos” into a jug of diet pepsi.

    See what happens.

  7. robert says:

    nice one.. reminds me at what i saw on Mythbusters.. (that urban-legend-put-to-the-test-program) they proved that with a normal amount it isn’t possible but if mike had 4 gallons of soda an a alot of pop rocks his tummy could explode because of the high pressure building up..

  8. Lee says:

    You can never have too many Calvin & Hobbes tributes. The snowman gags were always my favourites.

  9. RW says:

    Ya, I was gonna say something about that Mythbusters episode, but robert got that covered. My family aren’t big soda drinkers, we love it, we just don’t buy it that often, and flat soda is actually quite tasty, and I’m good on burping without the extra help of soda, I can burp on command, it’s quite cool.

    Love the Calvin & Hobbs effect, my sisters friend got me hooked on Calvin & Hobbes.

    Love the strip, hilarious as usual, keep it up! 😀

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  11. SuperVegito says:

    i like the legend, i even tried it…but all i got waz a heck lot of poping in my mouth and got stung by the pop rocks going off like wild fire

  12. Tyler Martin says:

    Heh, I’ve seen some videos of guys putting Mentos into Soda bottles on Youtube. Crazy stuff.

    Also Mythbusters is great! Love that show.

  13. RW says:

    Lol, got a new title for it…

    On The Pop Rocks! 🙂

  14. Ashley says:

    lol, that juss cracks me up! 😀

  15. insane smiley face says:

    sniff sniff…
    poor little snowmen. what happened to the first snowman’s head? did the pressure just make it evaporate, like the little fishy in the strip where osbourne eats it. poor fishy.

  16. insane smiley face says:

    is there a different series for funbrain? because the undies are deffenetly NOT in that series.

  17. RW says:

    No, funbrain is just a little “slow” if ya know what I mean.

  18. insane smiley face says:

    i know. my little sis was on funbrain the other night and i was just wonderin.

  19. Izzieluv says:

    I WANT MORE WATER BALOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. BriaN says:

    I have been thinking about doing the wgike pop rocks and coke thing for a while now. Most likely while listening to the Green Day song “pop rocks and coke”. Oh Yeah great comic!

  21. Kevin says:

    I remember pop rocks from the late 70’s and early 80’s. Never really liked them myself. Didn’t they turn into a chewing gum like thing when they were spent?

  22. Abel says:

    CALVIN & HOBBES is brilliant.
    my favorite i guess but on the rocks is second
    nice work!

  23. what urban legend?
    o well, at least it packs a laugh 😀

  24. Waluigi says:

    😯 OMG!! Wally’s using the same crayon that he used in the very first comic!!! 😀

  25. Waluigi says:

    Goonoo Boogies

  26. Geek says:

    Excellent work on the comic! Waluigi, you’re strange

  27. bobo says:

    RW mabe for you.

  28. you know who says:


  29. lizzy says:

    that looks like it would hurt :mrgreen: 😐 😈 ➡ 😯 🙂 😕 😎 👿 😀 💡 😳 😛 🙄 😉 😥 😮 😆 😡 🙁 ❗ ❓

  30. Jenny says:

    “Here it comes!” POW! SQUIRT! KABOOM!!!!! “Oops!” Weird. Is he really sick?

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