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(Medium)   The social networks of cows revealed--udderly fascinating   (medium.com) divider line 20
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2014-08-03 05:20:58 PM
Moobook?
 
2014-08-03 05:35:47 PM
MooSpace.
 
2014-08-03 05:49:00 PM

fusillade762: Moobook?


No, no, Moobook is where fat guys post shirtless pics.
 
2014-08-03 06:07:21 PM
Twudder.
 
2014-08-03 06:19:58 PM
The team judged an animal to have social contact with another if they come within 30 centimetres of each other.

What about if they mooove within 30 centimeters of each other? What does it mean then?
 
2014-08-03 06:51:55 PM
I started to read the article and about 1/3 through I realized I recognized the tone having adopted it so often myself....it sounded exactly like a college professor explaining research to a group of dimwits.
 
2014-08-03 07:06:29 PM
Moogle+
 
2014-08-03 08:18:57 PM
I'm amoosed.
 
2014-08-03 08:49:34 PM
Why would you want something with centimeter resolution attached to an ear that can wag back and forth 15  or 20 centimeters?  Seems like the data would be awful jittery.
 
2014-08-03 09:10:46 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Why would you want something with centimeter resolution attached to an ear that can wag back and forth 15  or 20 centimeters?  Seems like the data would be awful jittery.


They used Moogle Glass?!?
 
2014-08-03 09:55:53 PM
Ohhh...cow thread:

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oyster.ignimgs.com

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4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-03 10:09:11 PM
I can see this thread going full Larson as cows were one of, if not his most, favorite subjects:
i20.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-03 10:37:36 PM
landofblogging.files.wordpress.com

i239.photobucket.com

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2014-08-03 10:50:10 PM
img.fark.net

capitalareayoungmarines.com

i122.photobucket.com

www.thesectofthehornedgod.com
 
2014-08-03 11:18:19 PM

worlddan: I started to read the article and about 1/3 through I realized I recognized the tone having adopted it so often myself....it sounded exactly like a college professor explaining research to a group of dimwits.


"What's more, the key finding is that it is important to distinguish between random contacts and social ones but this can only be done with the aid of detailed knowledge of the animal habitat and behaviour."

The graduate students dressed as cows were over-represented in the data collected regarding coitus, so partway thought the project you will notice a drop in sexual contacts as the female students were removed from the experiment.
 
2014-08-03 11:23:53 PM
A Note from Gary Larson

RE: Online Use of Far Side Cartoons

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I'm walking a fine line here.

On the one hand, I confess to finding it quite flattering that some of my fans have created web sites displaying and / or distributing my work on the Internet. And, on the other, I'm struggling to find the words that convincingly but sensitively persuade these Far Side enthusiasts to "cease and desist" before they have to read these words from some lawyer.

What impact this unauthorized use has had (and is having) in tangible terms is, naturally, of great concern to my publishers and therefore to me -- but it's not the focus of this letter. My effort here is to try and speak to the intangible impact, the emotional cost to me, personally, of seeing my work collected, digitized, and offered up in cyberspace beyond my control.

Years ago I was having lunch one day with the cartoonist Richard Guindon, and the subject came up how neither one of us ever solicited or accepted ideas from others. But, until Richard summed it up quite neatly, I never really understood my own aversions to doing this: "It's like having someone else write in your diary," he said. And how true that statement rang with me. In effect, we drew cartoons that we hoped would be entertaining or, at the very least, not boring; but regardless, they would always come from an intensely personal, and therefore original perspective.

To attempt to be "funny" is a very scary, risk-laden proposition. (Ask any stand-up comic who has ever "bombed "on stage.) But if there was ever an axiom to follow in this business, it would be this: be honest to yourself and -- most important -- respect your audience.

So, in a nutshell (probably an unfortunate choice of words for me), I only ask that this respect be returned, and the way for anyone to do that is to please, please refrain from putting The Far Side out on the Internet. These cartoons are my "children," of sorts, and like a parent, I'm concerned about where they go at night without telling me. And, seeing them at someone's web site is like getting the call at 2:00 a.m. that goes, "Uh, Dad, you're not going to like this much, but guess where I am."

I hope my explanation helps you to understand the importance this has for me, personally, and why I'm making this request.

Please send my "kids" home. I'll be eternally grateful.

Most respectfully,

Gary Larson

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2014-08-03 11:35:49 PM

ArcadianRefugee: A Note from Gary Larson

RE: Online Use of Far Side Cartoons

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I'm walking a fine line here.

1] On the one hand, I confess to finding it quite flattering that some of my fans have created web sites displaying and / or distributing my work on the Internet. And, on the other, I'm struggling to find the words that convincingly but sensitively persuade these Far Side enthusiasts to "cease and desist" before they have to read these words from some lawyer.

2] What impact this unauthorized use has had (and is having) in tangible terms is, naturally, of great concern to my publishers and therefore to me -- but it's not the focus of this letter. My effort here is to try and speak to the intangible impact, the emotional cost to me, personally, of seeing my work collected, digitized, and offered up in cyberspace beyond my control.

3] Years ago I was having lunch one day with the cartoonist Richard Guindon, and the subject came up how neither one of us ever solicited or accepted ideas from others. But, until Richard summed it up quite neatly, I never really understood my own aversions to doing this: "It's like having someone else write in your diary," he said. And how true that statement rang with me. In effect, we drew cartoons that we hoped would be entertaining or, at the very least, not boring; but regardless, they would always come from an intensely personal, and therefore original perspective.

4] To attempt to be "funny" is a very scary, risk-laden proposition. (Ask any stand-up comic who has ever "bombed "on stage.) But if there was ever an axiom to follow in this business, it would be this: be honest to yourself and -- most important -- respect your audience.

5] So, in a nutshell (probably an unfortunate choice of words for me), I only ask that this respect be returned, and the way for anyone to do that is to please, please refrain from putting The Far Side out on the Internet. These cartoons are my "children," of sorts, and like a parent, I'm concer ...


The three middle paragraphs, 2-4, don't really fit in his explanation on what this has to do with his audience or the internet. To paraphrase Chris Rock, 'as a father, he had one job to do: keep his kids off the pole.'
 
2014-08-03 11:50:18 PM

ArcadianRefugee: A Note from Gary Larson

RE: Online Use of Far Side Cartoons

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I'm walking a fine line here.


As a content creator myself I hear him loud and clear, especially the part about his work being his "children". I've felt the same way. However, that's from a different era (me too) and the letter is standing in front of a tsunami. It's a different world and my own approach has been rather to mourn what was lost to embrace the new future. I'd advise Larson to do the same.
 
2014-08-04 12:29:19 AM

ArcadianRefugee: A Note from Gary Larson

RE: Online Use of Far Side Cartoons

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I'm walking a fine line here.

On the one hand, I confess to finding it quite flattering that some of my fans have created web sites displaying and / or distributing my work on the Internet. And, on the other, I'm struggling to find the words that convincingly but sensitively persuade these Far Side enthusiasts to "cease and desist" before they have to read these words from some lawyer.

What impact this unauthorized use has had (and is having) in tangible terms is, naturally, of great concern to my publishers and therefore to me -- but it's not the focus of this letter. My effort here is to try and speak to the intangible impact, the emotional cost to me, personally, of seeing my work collected, digitized, and offered up in cyberspace beyond my control.

Years ago I was having lunch one day with the cartoonist Richard Guindon, and the subject came up how neither one of us ever solicited or accepted ideas from others. But, until Richard summed it up quite neatly, I never really understood my own aversions to doing this: "It's like having someone else write in your diary," he said. And how true that statement rang with me. In effect, we drew cartoons that we hoped would be entertaining or, at the very least, not boring; but regardless, they would always come from an intensely personal, and therefore original perspective.

To attempt to be "funny" is a very scary, risk-laden proposition. (Ask any stand-up comic who has ever "bombed "on stage.) But if there was ever an axiom to follow in this business, it would be this: be honest to yourself and -- most important -- respect your audience.

So, in a nutshell (probably an unfortunate choice of words for me), I only ask that this respect be returned, and the way for anyone to do that is to please, please refrain from putting The Far Side out on the Internet. These cartoons are my "children," of sorts, and like a parent, I'm concer ...


Mr. Larson,

[jersey]Wit all due respect[/jersey], it's not something you can control.  Even before the internet, your "children" were run thru photocopiers and stuck to bulletin boards in cube farms all across the English speaking world.  And probably translated (with and without your permission) into just about every other language and posted on bulletin boards in cube farms all across the non-English speaking world.  Once you put something out into the world, it's out of your hands.  Same as real children.

And you're not losing money because nobody would pay you an amount of money worth collecting to link to a copy of one of your comics in a web forum post.  Hell, it's free advertising.  Maybe a few people remember reading your stuff as a kid and go re-purchase the anthologies their mom threw away when she cleaned out the basement 20 years ago.
 
2014-08-04 09:49:33 AM

worlddan: ArcadianRefugee: A Note from Gary Larson

RE: Online Use of Far Side Cartoons

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I'm walking a fine line here.

As a content creator myself I hear him loud and clear, especially the part about his work being his "children". I've felt the same way. However, that's from a different era (me too) and the letter is standing in front of a tsunami. It's a different world and my own approach has been rather to mourn what was lost to embrace the new future. I'd advise Larson to do the same.


It must really suck that someone appreciates your work so much that they share it with others.
 
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