History ComicStrip / TheFarSide

11th Jun '17 9:33:43 PM KarmikCykle
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* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: A four panel comic, depicting a woman on a park bench serenely feeding pigeons. The pigeons swarm in number...and ultimately leave the former occupant's clothes draped empty on the bench.
28th Mar '17 9:50:44 AM HotelCalifornia
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* AuthorAppeal: Science, bugs, and jazz music.

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* AuthorAppeal: Science, bugs, anthropology, and jazz music.
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."
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