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(Wikipedia)   Break out your cow tools and remember to pull; Far Side creator Gary Larson is 72 today   (en.m.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2022-08-14 3:12:14 PM  
Cows everywhere stand on their hind legs in tribute.
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2022-08-14 5:09:00 PM  
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2022-08-14 6:31:53 PM  
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The Good Boy Rex sign slays me. I don't know why that's funny, I just know that it is.
 
2022-08-14 6:33:50 PM  
If there is a God, Gary Larson is a Farker.
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Happy Birthday, Gary!

//yes, I know he won't see it
 
2022-08-14 7:07:31 PM  
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2022-08-14 8:43:36 PM  
He named the Thargomizer.
 
2022-08-14 8:45:21 PM  
My dad introduced me to The Far Side with this genius cartoon.
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2022-08-14 9:28:50 PM  
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2022-08-14 9:33:40 PM  
Show me a school that didn't have someone posting a re-tagged copy of "School for the Gifted", and there was a time when you weren't a real professor if you didn't have a career-relevant Far Side cartoon on your office door.

Larson was brilliant.  Probably still is, but he gave us enough I don't expect him to be chained to his desk to keep making more cartoons for us.
 
2022-08-14 9:44:21 PM  

Unsung_Hero: and there was a time when you weren't a real professor if you didn't have a career-relevant Far Side cartoon on your office door.


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2022-08-14 9:45:49 PM  
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Some of his material is actually funnier in black and white than in color.
 
2022-08-14 9:51:18 PM  
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2022-08-14 10:00:33 PM  
We kept this one above the mixing board

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2022-08-14 10:09:24 PM  
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2022-08-14 10:29:37 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Show me a school that didn't have someone posting a re-tagged copy of "School for the Gifted", and there was a time when you weren't a real professor if you didn't have a career-relevant Far Side cartoon on your office door.

Larson was brilliant.  Probably still is, but he gave us enough I don't expect him to be chained to his desk to keep making more cartoons for us.


He's gone digital and has been making new cartoons.
 
2022-08-14 10:36:56 PM  
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2022-08-14 11:06:18 PM  
Came here for the Thagomizer, and, damn it, I'm not leaving 'till I'm satisifed.
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2022-08-14 11:06:42 PM  
*satisfied, damn it. Satisfied!
 
2022-08-14 11:11:26 PM  
I have a paperback of Curse of Madame C, and brought it with me to school to read on downtime.  My teacher wanted to check it out (being a Far Side Fan) and I swear he lost it and was laughing hysterically at this one:
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2022-08-14 11:16:50 PM  

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Posted at my desk.
 
2022-08-14 11:23:10 PM  
My all time favorite.

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2022-08-14 11:24:55 PM  
Seen posted outside the ornithology office at my university
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in the mid-eighties.
 
2022-08-14 11:29:37 PM  
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2022-08-14 11:32:30 PM  
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2022-08-14 11:35:47 PM  
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2022-08-14 11:37:42 PM  

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2022-08-14 11:40:35 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Show me a school that didn't have someone posting a re-tagged copy of "School for the Gifted", and there was a time when you weren't a real professor if you didn't have a career-relevant Far Side cartoon on your office door.

Larson was brilliant.  Probably still is, but he gave us enough I don't expect him to be chained to his desk to keep making more cartoons for us.


Take a look at the people who wrote forwards for his collections.  Off the top of my head I remember:

Steven King
Jane Goodall
Stephen Jay Gould

How many comic strip artists can pull in people like that?
 
2022-08-14 11:42:12 PM  
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2022-08-14 11:47:32 PM  
I knew when I saw the headline that this was going to be a great thread. :)

BTW, I've been looking for a particularly surreal single-panel Larson cartoon in which he literally writes in the panel that he was tired and couldn't think of anything or something like that. I can't even describe the picture he drew. It was .....weird. And one of my favorites.
 
2022-08-15 12:03:37 AM  
If your name is Doug, you need to have this piece of artwork on display in your living room.

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2022-08-15 12:07:16 AM  
Speaking as someone who was born in '78....

During the 80s, I could understand the humor behind most Far Side cartoons.

But when I was 10 or 11, I needed my Dad to explain this to me:

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2022-08-15 12:09:27 AM  

The_Sponge: Speaking as someone who was born in '78....

During the 80s, I could understand the humor behind most Far Side cartoons.

But when I was 10 or 11, I needed my Dad to explain this to me:

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I have a daily tear off calendar I show my son and I was actually thinking that Far Side would be more dated and relying on references that don't make sense any more but for the most part, it still holds up... like most weird things that stake out their own corner of the universe.
 
2022-08-15 12:15:16 AM  
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2022-08-15 12:25:42 AM  
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Always a favorite of mine
 
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2022-08-15 1:20:13 AM  
This was always my favorite.
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2022-08-15 1:54:49 AM  
Don't bother sending this one to her, she has enough copies already...

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2022-08-15 2:03:17 AM  
Best non-Larson - but should be his- cartoon.

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