History ComicStrip / TheFarSide

13th Mar '17 10:44:57 AM morenohijazo
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* StoppedClock: In one cartoon, police are investigating a shooting at a clock store. The place has been shot to pieces, all clocks are reading the same time as each other, and the detective is wondering: "Well, we've got the weapon, a list of suspects, and their motives. Now if only we could determine the time of death...."



* StoppedClock: In one cartoon, police are investigating a shooting at a clock store. The place has been shot to pieces, all clocks are reading the same time as each other, and the detective is wondering: "Well, we've got the weapon, a list of suspects, and their motives. Now if only we could determine the time of death...."

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* StoppedClock: In one cartoon, police are investigating SuspectExistenceFailure: Gary Larson drew a shooting at a clock store. The place has strip that had the caption: "Blast! Up to now, the rhino had been shot to pieces, all clocks are reading the same time as each other, and the detective is wondering: "Well, we've got the weapon, a list of suspects, and their motives. Now if only we could determine the time of death...."my prime suspect!"
2nd Mar '17 5:02:50 PM LBHills
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** In a weird inversion, paleontologists actually use the term "thagomizer," which Larson coined, to refer to the spikes on a stegosaurus' tail.

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** In a weird inversion, paleontologists actually use But in one case, science followed art. When one of Larson's cartoons named the term tail-weapon of ''Stegosaurus'' the "thagomizer," which Larson coined, to refer to the spikes on a stegosaurus' tail.paleontologists said SureLetsGoWithThat.
21st Jan '17 9:58:13 AM PlasmaTalon
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* BloodKnight: As one medieval soldier explains to another during a battle. "Win or lose... I love doing this"
6th Jan '17 3:51:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Geniuses]]: Part of the strip's long-lasting appeal. This was discussed at length in the foreword to the 2nd Far Side Gallery by a PHD (specializing in slugs), who explained how most of the jokes work on multiple levels. For example, "[[IncrediblyLamePun Cape Buffalo Fear]]" is a play on the animal coupled with the [[Film/CapeFear then-recently remade movie]] -- but this is made ''far'' funnier when the reader knows about [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19351_the-6-deadliest-animals-too-adorable-to-run-away-from_p2.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Science&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=companion the animal's propensity for getting revenge]], to the point that they're ''the'' most deadly of the "Big Five" African animals.

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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Geniuses]]: Part of the strip's long-lasting appeal. This was discussed at length in the foreword to the 2nd Far Side Gallery by a PHD (specializing in slugs), who explained how most of the jokes work on multiple levels. For example, "[[IncrediblyLamePun Cape "Cape Buffalo Fear]]" Fear" is a play on the animal coupled with the [[Film/CapeFear then-recently remade movie]] -- but this is made ''far'' funnier when the reader knows about [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19351_the-6-deadliest-animals-too-adorable-to-run-away-from_p2.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Science&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=companion the animal's propensity for getting revenge]], to the point that they're ''the'' most deadly of the "Big Five" African animals.
6th Jan '17 3:51:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Geniuses]]: Part of the strip's long-lasting appeal. This was discussed at length in the foreword to the 2nd Far Side Gallery by a PHD (specializing in slugs), who explained how most of the jokes work on multiple levels. For example, "[[IncrediblyLamePun Cape Buffalo Fear]]" is a play on the animal coupled with the [[CapeFear then-recently remade movie]] -- but this is made ''far'' funnier when the reader knows about [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19351_the-6-deadliest-animals-too-adorable-to-run-away-from_p2.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Science&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=companion the animal's propensity for getting revenge]], to the point that they're ''the'' most deadly of the "Big Five" African animals.

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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Geniuses]]: Part of the strip's long-lasting appeal. This was discussed at length in the foreword to the 2nd Far Side Gallery by a PHD (specializing in slugs), who explained how most of the jokes work on multiple levels. For example, "[[IncrediblyLamePun Cape Buffalo Fear]]" is a play on the animal coupled with the [[CapeFear [[Film/CapeFear then-recently remade movie]] -- but this is made ''far'' funnier when the reader knows about [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19351_the-6-deadliest-animals-too-adorable-to-run-away-from_p2.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Science&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=companion the animal's propensity for getting revenge]], to the point that they're ''the'' most deadly of the "Big Five" African animals.
16th Dec '16 7:03:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: LArson once did a cartoon with where a snake had swallowed ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} (given that it had clearly swallowed something and Garfield's dish was nearby. Ironically, Jim Davis did a gag like that in [[https://garfield.com/comic/1982/02/28 one of his actual strips]] years before that.
26th Oct '16 11:19:29 PM Stealth
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** Another comic features an infamous snake pirate, described as 'unmistakable with his one eye and pegbody.' Yes, he is literally just a head atop a single tall peg.
4th Oct '16 5:14:41 PM BOFH
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* PsychoPoodle: Two examples:
** In one strip, three poodles are discussing murdering their owner. The caption reads: "Well, yes, that is the downside, Fluffy. When we kill her, the pampering will end."
** In another strip, the owners of a poodle open the door to a cellar where the poodle with a crazed expression on its face is building a giant robot poodle. The caption reads: "And down here we keep Fluffy. We're afraid he may have gone mad."
23rd Sep '16 2:22:51 PM Orome
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* SnakePit: One panel shows a family in a living room that inexplicably has a circular hole in the floor about three feet across, and is full of snakes. The dad is in the process of grabbing his kid, who is careening toward the pit on his tricycle, while the caption reads, "That was too close! Billy was headed straight for the snake pit when I grabbed him."
5th Sep '16 12:30:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* DejaVu: A hippie stops at a house to ask for directions; upon noticing that the person he's speaking with is an elephant-bird-giraffe-man, he says, "Oh, wow, deja vu."
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