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Does anyone remember The Far Side
« on: 06/11/2009 09:32:13 »
In the 1980's and '90's a cartoon drawn and written by Gary Larson ran in daily papers in the USA. Don't know if it ever ran outside the USA. It was called The Far Side. It very often covered scientific issues. Mr. Larson even has a species of worm named after him. I know Mr. Larson does not like his cartoons published on the internet but does anyone know of this cartoon, where to find them and such.

One of my favorites is a picture of someone with a peg leg walking across the desert. You can see his foot prints in the sand, one round from the peg the other foot shaped. Next to one round print is a rattle snake seeing stars who has tried to bite the peg. I like this not only because I'm an amputee but because it's actually happened to me. I stepped on a rattle snake who bit my fake leg! It was quite scary. He stuck to my leg and coiled around. I was afraid he'd free himself and then bit my other, real leg but his fangs came off and he slithered away into the grass. I wrote Mr. Larson and told this story and he sent me an autographed copy of the cartoon (which I lost during a move, damn movers!) with a letter thanking me for the story. Life imitates art but it's really scary when it imitates Gary Larson's art!
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Re: Does anyone remember The Far Side
« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2009 09:45:45 »
In the 1980's and '90's a cartoon drawn and written by Gary Larson ran in daily papers in the USA. Don't know if it ever ran in the USA.

Apparently, you do!

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Re: Does anyone remember The Far Side
« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2009 09:49:07 »
Sorry, I'm being very FOGGY today.

For your information mountaineirc1969,

FOG = http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=18900.0
 

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« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2009 19:08:55 »
thanks Don. Fixed my post from "in" to "outside" so now these posts will look a little odd
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/11/2009 21:26:01 »
This whole place is "odd"

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« Reply #5 on: 06/11/2009 22:05:38 »
So if everything is odd, isn't that normal?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 07/11/2009 09:39:08 »
Gary Larson has many books which are compendiums of his cartoons. I think I have all of them. I will go through them when time allows to see if I can find that one. I really like his humour. Great stuff.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 07/11/2009 17:31:03 »
mountaineirc1969, check your email - I sent you something.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 07/11/2009 20:11:55 »
I loved his "Bummer of a birthmark" cartoon.

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