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(C|Net)   Gary Larson debuts first new comics in 25 years. Meanwhile, Midvale School for the Gifted door still does not push open   (cnet.com) divider line
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-07-07 9:22:24 PM  
Any door pushes open if you're committed enough.
 
2020-07-07 9:32:34 PM  
Why does his shadow start in the corner of the room partway down the legs and a torso extends both up the wall and across the floor towards the presumptive location of the scientist?
 
2020-07-07 9:57:57 PM  
The Cub Scouts one doesn't even load for me.

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2020-07-07 10:09:10 PM  
it is push open...from the inside
 
2020-07-07 10:10:19 PM  
far side was always my favorite.  hopefully he won't suffer from boomerhumoritis after all these years off
 
2020-07-07 10:15:54 PM  
If there was ever a time the world needed satirical comic The Far Side, it would be 2020.

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!
 
2020-07-07 10:25:30 PM  

LordOfThePings: The Cub Scouts one doesn't even load for me.


It loads for me, but I don't get it.  It's 4 bears at a picnic table, about to feast on 3 dead Cub Scouts on 3 plates, with honey on the scouts (like a condiment).  The humor escapes me though -- something about bears and cubs?

I do like the other two cartoons though, and I like his new digital style.
 
2020-07-07 10:27:10 PM  

jaylectricity: Why does his shadow start in the corner of the room partway down the legs and a torso extends both up the wall and across the floor towards the presumptive location of the scientist?


It's like a shadow casting a shadow. That's part of the joke.

I don't get the joke, but I'm sure that has something to do with it.
 
2020-07-07 10:43:32 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: jaylectricity: Why does his shadow start in the corner of the room partway down the legs and a torso extends both up the wall and across the floor towards the presumptive location of the scientist?

It's like a shadow casting a shadow. That's part of the joke.

I don't get the joke, but I'm sure that has something to do with it.


I agree, that it's part of the joke...I just don't understand it.
 
2020-07-07 11:22:51 PM  
Your move, Bill Watterson.
 
2020-07-07 11:31:58 PM  

jaylectricity: Three Crooked Squirrels: jaylectricity: Why does his shadow start in the corner of the room partway down the legs and a torso extends both up the wall and across the floor towards the presumptive location of the scientist?

It's like a shadow casting a shadow. That's part of the joke.

I don't get the joke, but I'm sure that has something to do with it.

I agree, that it's part of the joke...I just don't understand it.


Maybe he's part of the Q-spiracy?
 
2020-07-07 11:40:09 PM  
Very cool. Still would've preferred it was Calvin & Hobbes return.
 
2020-07-07 11:41:59 PM  

ChrisDe: Your move, Bill Watterson.


Fist that is tiny is shaking.
 
2020-07-08 2:22:12 AM  
I have survived 2020.

This. Changes. Everything.
 
2020-07-08 2:23:44 AM  
Well, the year isn't a complete write-off.
 
2020-07-08 2:24:26 AM  
He needs a Fark account Drew.
 
2020-07-08 2:25:29 AM  
I still remember lending my zero-hour teacher my book of Far Side comics ("Curse of Madam C") and he busted out laughing his ass off at a particular one.  I can't remember which one it was though.  It was either a bathroom stall guy invoking the mummy's curse, mistaking the mummy's bandages for toilet paper, or two explorers discovering the secret elephant mating grounds (a field littered with crushed beds).
 
2020-07-08 2:30:22 AM  

ChrisDe: Your move, Bill Watterson.


Okay but no please no. Calvin and Hobbes is a perfect gem consisting of thousands of perfect gems -- and it identified a lot of sicknesses in American culture decades before most other mainstream outlets were willing to come to grips with them -- but please do not let it come back.

Bill Watterson is a wonderful genius and a pure soul but also has Big Crank Energy. Man holed up like JD Salinger, demanding a full half page in whatever panel format he likes because he will never compromise his vision, you cannot license my work for anything or it will be sullied, I am quitting now rather than risk my legacy.

I think Bill Watterson doesn't want to return for the same reason I kinda don't want him to: after 25 years of social and cultural changes he's done his level best to ignore, the odds that he would improve on his legacy are virtually nil compared to the odds that he would detract from it with comics that struck the wrong tone, or even just didn't strike the right one.
 
2020-07-08 2:30:34 AM  
I loved the Far Side, but Gary seems a bit rusty.
 
2020-07-08 2:37:24 AM  
Yeah, that's a new bookmark.
 
2020-07-08 2:40:39 AM  

sat1va: I loved the Far Side, but Gary seems a bit rusty.


Dude, since Far Side ended, he's only drawn the annual Christmas card for his family. He's been enjoying his retirement. We only got these because he needed practice with his new tablet that he bought this past Christmas because he was tired of cleaning and unclogging pens that he only used once a year.
 
2020-07-08 2:43:38 AM  
George Herriman > Walt Kelly > Gary Larson >  Charles Schulz > Bill Watterson > Stephen Pastis.

Those are the ones who never had a "bad" period.

Webcomics have a grea...  PETE. FARKING. ABRAMS... t deal of people wh... PETE. FARKING. ABRAMS... o are equally as talented.
 
2020-07-08 2:45:08 AM  
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2020-07-08 2:47:27 AM  
What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.
 
2020-07-08 2:53:39 AM  
Ok, good, I guess. I'm not seeing any humor beyond some mild puns though. Every comic is hit and miss, including the Far Side, but it would've been nice if one of the new four were a hit. Maybe the next batch, if he's actually back to work.
 
2020-07-08 2:59:49 AM  

new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.


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2020-07-08 3:03:51 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: sat1va: I loved the Far Side, but Gary seems a bit rusty.

Dude, since Far Side ended, he's only drawn the annual Christmas card for his family. He's been enjoying his retirement. We only got these because he needed practice with his new tablet that he bought this past Christmas because he was tired of cleaning and unclogging pens that he only used once a year.


Wait. So he's doing what the astronaut guys did for their families?
 
2020-07-08 3:04:23 AM  
He's bringing the farside back from the dead?
If I'm going to be hopelessly optimistic about anything, I'll go with this. Even if it is just a few here and there.
 
2020-07-08 3:05:20 AM  

derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

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What did dibert do?
 
2020-07-08 3:06:22 AM  

Jedekai: George Herriman > Walt Kelly > Gary Larson >  Charles Schulz > Bill Watterson > Stephen Pastis.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ben Garrison

 
2020-07-08 3:06:37 AM  

waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

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What did dibert do?


Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.
 
2020-07-08 3:10:39 AM  

derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

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This 💯
 
2020-07-08 3:11:31 AM  

pkjun: ChrisDe: Your move, Bill Watterson.

Okay but no please no. Calvin and Hobbes is a perfect gem consisting of thousands of perfect gems -- and it identified a lot of sicknesses in American culture decades before most other mainstream outlets were willing to come to grips with them -- but please do not let it come back.

Bill Watterson is a wonderful genius and a pure soul but also has Big Crank Energy. Man holed up like JD Salinger, demanding a full half page in whatever panel format he likes because he will never compromise his vision, you cannot license my work for anything or it will be sullied, I am quitting now rather than risk my legacy.

I think Bill Watterson doesn't want to return for the same reason I kinda don't want him to: after 25 years of social and cultural changes he's done his level best to ignore, the odds that he would improve on his legacy are virtually nil compared to the odds that he would detract from it with comics that struck the wrong tone, or even just didn't strike the right one.


This.

If Bill Watterson came back we'd likely be horrified at his archaic views and portrayal of stereotypes for cheap laughs and cancel culture would kick him off the Internet within days. And we don't need that in our lives. Leave him be.
 
2020-07-08 3:12:22 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

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What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.


That is a fair, kind and Christian description for such a douchecanoe, I'll grant you that. You sound nice.
 
2020-07-08 3:12:40 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.


Did a specific comic solidify that?
 
2020-07-08 3:13:04 AM  

waxbeans: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.

Did a specific comic solidify that?


His life did.
 
2020-07-08 3:13:39 AM  

new_york_monty: waxbeans: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.

Did a specific comic solidify that?

His life did.


Kinda hard to avoid, that, really.
 
2020-07-08 3:20:35 AM  

new_york_monty: waxbeans: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.

Did a specific comic solidify that?

His life did.


Just google him.  He's a CHUD Trump cultist.
 
2020-07-08 3:23:29 AM  
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2020-07-08 3:26:29 AM  
Those weren't very good.
I think he's lost his mojo.
 
2020-07-08 3:26:40 AM  

fusillade762: new_york_monty: waxbeans: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.

Did a specific comic solidify that?

His life did.

Just google him.  He's a CHUD Trump cultist.


Probably better to tell waxbeans that if you need my advice on how to Fark. But maybe try harder, too? Like, in general. Or just trust Google sometimes. I do that, too.
 
2020-07-08 3:32:33 AM  
We have Breathed back and now the occasional Waterson and Larson. Waterson's been sporadically teaming up with Breathed for some cool little bits. We're really in a time warp.

/ I don't want the 80s entirely again but those will be nice.
 
2020-07-08 3:32:34 AM  
Was any cartoonist ever so shamelessly and so widely copied?
 
2020-07-08 3:33:21 AM  
Steering wheel placement needs some alignment.
 
2020-07-08 3:37:31 AM  

waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

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What did dibert do?


if you are serious start here where he makes light of a mass shooting.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/bu​s​iness/media/scott-adams-dilbert-gilroy​.html

then look at his book Win Bigly.
he is a double-dipped asshole who is in for a tax break and the racism.
 
2020-07-08 3:37:33 AM  

new_york_monty: waxbeans: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.

Did a specific comic solidify that?

His life did.


Oh wow.
Just did some googling of him

And found this

The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It's just easier this way for everyone. You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles. -Scott Adams

WTF?
🤔😯🤯😤
 
2020-07-08 3:39:18 AM  

fusillade762: new_york_monty: waxbeans: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

Scott Adams is a giant butthole person.

Did a specific comic solidify that?

His life did.

Just google him.  He's a CHUD Trump cultist.


Apparently.
Jesus Christ, I feel like that guy at sea comes back to find about c19.

Like wut?
 
2020-07-08 3:42:10 AM  

Trik: Those weren't very good.
I think he's lost his mojo.


Were they weird comics?

Then he did it just fine. Plenty of his old strips leave you just squinting at them in puzzlement. These aren't worthy of printing on a T-shirt, but they compare well enough to the oddity of his old stuff.
 
2020-07-08 3:44:24 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: jaylectricity: Why does his shadow start in the corner of the room partway down the legs and a torso extends both up the wall and across the floor towards the presumptive location of the scientist?

It's like a shadow casting a shadow. That's part of the joke.

I don't get the joke, but I'm sure that has something to do with it.


i just took the whole thing as self portrait. He is Frankenstein bringing new life to old comics. Instead of operating table it is an artist easel.  The cow Igor is just usual Far Side nonsense. Larson never drew himself iirc. This is just him in the shadows returning to what he does best.

The alien one didn't load for me. The Taxidermist one was amusing.
 
2020-07-08 3:49:12 AM  

chucknasty: waxbeans: derpes_simplex: new_york_monty: What with the Cultural suicide of Dilbert and friends, this seems especially relevant to my interests.

[Fark user image image 676x500]

What did dibert do?

if you are serious start here where he makes light of a mass shooting.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/bus​iness/media/scott-adams-dilbert-gilroy​.html

then look at his book Win Bigly.
he is a double-dipped asshole who is in for a tax break and the racism.


Had find info on that from a site that wasn't walled off
https://gizmodo.com/dilbert-creator-s​c​ott-adams-uses-gilroy-mass-shooting-t-​1836781947

Wow. What a douchebag.

He's basically the heavy metal of comics.
Meaning way to many ppl in metal are legit GOP Establishment.
Which was sad to find out.
But now all make sense.
They were never protesting the establishment they were protesting their mom and dad's or Dilbert's case his boss.
 
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