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Gary Larson's Far Side Cartoons

Updated on August 13, 2014

The Far Side, by Gary Larson

If there's anyone who can consistently make me laugh, it's Gary Larson and his Far Side cartoons.

Published in syndicated newspapers for 14 years until 1995, Larson's "The Far Side" can still be found on greeting cards, calendars, and in books. His wry and insightful sense of humor appeals to many. A great number of people were disappointed when Larson decided to retire from regular publishing, although his work lives on. Larson enjoys a huge fan base of people who love his jokes.

About Larson Growing Up

He was born in Tacoma, Washington, just south of Seattle, in 1950. Not surprisingly, he had a love for science growing up, which is reflected in many of his cartoons that poke fun at scientists and other educated people. He claims that his older brother "tormented" him, which in turn gave him a unique paranoia. Larson says that the paranoia creeps into his work -- especially his drawings of monsters.

A History of Gary Larson's The Far Side

It didn't take Larson long to get his funny cartoons published. After only a couple of submissions, he had a gig in The Seattle Times, starting in 1979. The original cartoon was published under the title "Nature's Way." Eventually, Larson pitched the cartoon to a San Francisco newspaper, which promoted it for syndication as The Far Side. And, the rest is history . . .

The usual butts of his jokes range from scientists, cows, dinosaurs, dogs, chickens, deer, devils, to, well, regular people. Larson's cartoons are never outwardly political or religious. The biggest controversy he ever stirred up was in relation to a cartoon that he published that referenced the "tramp" Jane Goodall, in a chimpanzee cartoon. Jane Goodall herself found the cartoon funny and was not offended, although her organization had originally demanded a retraction and apology from Larson.

Larson's observations are primarily aimed at the silliness and stupidity of the human race. And with regard to that topic, you can't help but laugh!

Larson is a Comedic Genius

The expressions of Larson's characters are priceless. He captures the annoyed look of a housewife, the terrified look of passengers on a plane, and the goofy look of a simpleton -- all with a few pen strokes. Larson's humorous observations of the mundane details of everyday life, from laundry to childcare, make you laugh out loud because they are so accurate. It's amazing to think that this guy never had art lessons.

Why is Gary Larson so Funny?

Larson has an uncanny ability to take a "what if," outlandish scenario and transform it into a straight-faced offering of life as it would be with talking dogs, walking cows, hunting deer, and aliens. He sometimes positions regular people in these unlikely contexts, and then tops it off with an off-hand observation in the caption.

Larson doesn't rely on puns or other tactics for his jokes. What makes his cartoons so effective is the idea that you are viewing a snapshot of these silly situations.

Why We Love Larson's The Far Side Cartoons

There's simply not enough room in a single Hub to showcase all of the best works of Gary Larson. Many of his cartoons are very well-known, such as the ones featuring what you say to a dog, what a dog hears, and the real reason dinosaurs became extinct. Others may be new treasures that you'll discover in his books or by searching on the internet. My personal favorite way to enjoy Larson's work is with a day-by-day calendar. I get one each year, which allows me the opportunity for a fresh joke each day.

There is much more Gary Larson available on the website below, or search through some of the books referenced on this site. Don't laugh too hard, now!

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      Spurwing Plover 20 months ago

      The one where some guy is washing his car a bird is sitting on a wire overhead and saying YOU ARE MINE ALL MINE

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      Brother Steve 2 years ago

      I am looking for the cartoon in which Thousands of clowns have circled the earth. The caption reads . . . "The Bozon layer, protecting earth from the sun's harmful UV rays. If you can direct me to a book or collection in which I might find it, I will be most grateful.

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      ED 2 years ago

      I liked when Vern, Chuck, and the Pope went fishing.

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      mike 2 years ago

      the one with the elephant dressed in a trench coat has just knocked on a door; guy opens door and hears the elephant say: "Hello Johnson----remember Kenya 1927? Or the cat is staring alternately at his missing paw and the fish bowl on the table containing a piranha.

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      Jeff 2 years ago

      Does anyone have a link to The Far Side donut shop cartoon where the Manager can't figure out where all his profits are going ?

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      Kerry 2 years ago

      In addition to the doctored Santa cartoon, another reason Larson is justified in protecting the uses of his cartoons online: sites sometimes falsely attribute cartoons by other creators to him. See the first one on this site: http://www.cracked.com/funny-4637-the-far-side/

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      Josie 2 years ago

      Add Youri am looking for a couple strips. Certainty is dead and spiderweb at bottoomm of slide..we pull this off we eat like kings Comment...

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      Goringe Accountants 2 years ago from London, UK

      Brilliant collection. Thanks for putting this hub together!

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      Sheila Schollmeier 3 years ago

      I would love to get a rerint of a comic you did long ago titled

      At Meaneaters Annonymous

      I have 14+ yrs sober and bring it on and off to meetings and have always gotten a big laugh. Thankd for that and all the good laughs over the years. Im not sure how long Ive had this but the letters Ive fixed and taped alot of it back together.

      There is another joke I have always loved I dont even know if its yours or not I hear it at meetings alot. It starts out with 2 drunks walking along the side of a corn field when one of them spots 2 druggies out in a fishing boat way out in that corn field right away. He says to his drink friend do you think we should tell them they arent going to catch any fish out there in that corn field? Na says the other drunk besides how would we get a boat to get out there?

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      Korseimger 3 years ago

      I love the flies driving with a maggot on board sign but my favorite is the alligator in court saying "of course I did it in cold blood, I'm a reptile".

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      Hi, gang of fans! Ruthie's inclusion of Larson's wishes re his 'children' notwithstanding, can anyone direct me to the one that has two guys in a car, coming up to a kind of stop signing, with, I gues 3 years ago

      Hi, gang of fans! Ruthie's inclusion of Larson's wishes re his 'children' notwithstanding, can anyone direct me to the one that has two guys in a car, coming up to a kind of stop sign, with, I guess, the road running out beyond it, and the sign says something like: Turn back. The imagination stops here.

      I'll never find my way back here (a Larson lite in that), if you could

      direct me, send to: dix@wittenberg.edu ?? Many, many thanks. I've

      looked for this cartoon for years! Kent March 15, 2014

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      Ron 3 years ago

      I love the one with the two spiders at the end of a kids slide . one sez to the other, "if we pull this off, we'll eat like kings"

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      CAROL 3 years ago

      I am looking for the cartoon of the man ejected from his recliner into the wall... I was sure it was Gary Larsons. Does anybody know this one?

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      Johnny 3 years ago

      One of my faves , which I can't find, two guys at the end of their rope crawling on hands and knees through a long, dry desert. Coming the other way is a camel crawling also dying of thirst... one guy says " this is not a good sign."

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      Aldo 3 years ago

      If anyone is not familiar with Charles Addams, I suggest you find some of his work. Not as scientific, but highly recommended.

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      Mitchll1@yahoo.com 4 years ago

      Don't think anyone has mentioned my favorite- two cows in clothes sitting in a living room looking at a ringing telephone and one says to the other: "There it goes again and here we sit, with no opposable thumbs!"

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      bfools@sonic.net 4 years ago

      Thanks for this hub. I was going to post his cartoon depicting animal waste management where a bear is watching effluent pouring into a house. His letter is heartfelt and I totally respect that. Thanks

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      Bill 4 years ago

      I like the one "Fish rides" with the roller coaster coming up out of the water, and the other one the had 2 delivery trucks crashing one with small flightless birds and the other a truck full of rodents, and the cat is in the house plastered on the front window trying to get out! LOL

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      Mr Andrew 4 years ago

      Gary Larson Fan Club (T.F.S.)

      On Facebook ...

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      Bill Perth Aust. 4 years ago

      Unbelievable, helped me get through many night shifts. My favourite is of a diver filming some sharks in a cage made by "Dans discount shark cages"and all the sharks have these cages on them as they have eaten everybody as well as the man lost at sea and hearing a news flash in his rubber life raft that there has been a recall on some faulty made rubber life rafts of the same brand. Hilarious.

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      rrizzo@yahoo 4 years ago

      My favorites have no,or one, word(s); for instance, a lion(ess?) is lying on a branch of a tree strewn with cameras and bits of clothing; In the background a photographer is snapping a photo.PRICELESS! And the two deer, one with a -scope on itself and pointing to his(?) "buddy".Again, PRICELESS!

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      Iseult 4 years ago

      Does anybody know if Larson illustrated any novels? I always feel that cartoonists who are as good as he is with details in illustration should be illustrating full-length narratives.

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      JEFF JOSPH EPPING 4 years ago

      GARY...........COME BACK WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      kate 4 years ago

      i luv the far side

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      Christopher J Wood 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      The Far Side has always been my favorite cartoon strip. One of my favorites was the one with two pilots looking out a cockpit window and the caption says something along the lines of "never seeing mountain goats standing on a cloud before". Gary Larson was one of the greats. Loved the hub!

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      davidsnip 5 years ago

      Why dogs cant fly

      anyone know this?

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      Canuck 5 years ago

      I love the one from midaevel times where the soldier mooned his opponent and he took an arrow in the bum.

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      snake 5 years ago

      I need "THE HISTORY OF THE SNAKE" anybody out there have a copy of that cartoon

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      peter 5 years ago

      great masterpieces:The Second to Last of theMohicans;Parakeet of the Baskervilles;Custer'sLast View;The Evolution of Modern Man--Check it out

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      anon 5 years ago

      Larson got his degree from WSU in, of course, zoology.

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      Corndoctor Bill 5 years ago

      Mr. Larson is genius. one favorite shows a little poodle running for the blocked doggie door where the master says "come on!!!" Another has one deer talking to another with concentric circles on his chest, saying "bummer of a birthmark Hal."

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      bebbie 5 years ago

      oAdd Your Comment... From another fan -- my favorite--- a dressed-up dog couple are walking away from a house and she says," We were having such a lovely evening and then you had to go do that on the rug."

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      TC JACSON 5 years ago

      I STARTED MY OWN CARTOONS .....BECAUSE OF THE FAR SIDE!

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      Ian Elliott 5 years ago

      I love them all. Right now I'm chuckling over my memory of the alien who crash lands in front of a shoe store and reports to Galactic Central that he is on a planet called 'Bob's Shoe World.' Meanwhile, the proprietor, probably Bob, is standing outside his store, arms akimbo, and glaring at the alien, only concerned with possible loss of business.

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      Daniel Reynolds 5 years ago

      If you miss Far SIde, you should check out www.reynoldsunwrapped.com

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      Dr Deth 5 years ago

      Toby vs godzilla GREAT

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      reagu 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow. I actually have seen some of these. Back in college (90s), one of our things-to-do each morning is to read Far Side cartoons.

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      Karien Jordaan South Africa 5 years ago

      As a teenager I caught on to The Far Side. The dry humour does it for me, wild imagination, and I used to quietly notice lots of opportunities around me to add on to the animal quirks and characters. When I was in my twenties, I still loved his cartoons and living in a commune, someone actually stole one of the comic books from my room -then I stole it back! Recently, I felt frustrated not being able to find a new version at a bookstore but I didn't know he had stopped publishing - after leaving the store I realised I had harassed a young girl unintentionally as I insisted on her ordering more of The "Wild" Side..., those animal cartoons?! (She didn't have a clue about this genre anyway!) hee-hee what a laugh when I realised my mistake, my right-brain was overheating at the time, I suppose. Anyway, i guess re-reading all my books will have to suffice...until Gary grabs his pen again?!

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      Sheikh Yarbouti 5 years ago

      Does anyone recall one of GL's with a guy on a horse and he has steered his horse into hitting a tree head-on (or maybe it was a large cactus in the desert)? The horse's head is collapsed back into its neck--like the front of a car after a collision with, e.g., a telephone pole. And there's a couple of other young guys on horses next to the rider of the damaged horse and one of them (the caption of the cartoon) says, "What are you going to tell your Dad?" When I was 23, I hit a telephone pole with my car and while recovering from that serious accident, I received a get well card from a friend that had that GL cartoon on it. I was really banged up and it hurt horribly to laugh but every time I thought about that card or saw it during my recovery I had to chuckle despite the pain as I planned revenge on my good friend for his very disturbed sense of humor...

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      Rick74 5 years ago

      I remember the very first far side cartoon that introduced me to Mr. Larson and his unique brand of humour. In 1990 I was going into my psychology class and on the door was a cartoon of a shy diver pulling his ripcord only to discover it was not a chute but a jack in the box...I just about passed out laughing!

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      Grace 5 years ago

      Does anyone have the cartoon about two cowboy frogs in the desert and one says to the other "This is where I want the pond" ?

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      Artcuda 5 years ago

      I just read Larsons letter and request for ppl to stop passing his stuff around on the net. His ratings just went in the toilet for me. Just like when I met Steve Martin...turned out to be a loser as well. Very sad, as I have All of Gary's books and like to share his stuff. Oh well..just goes to show that sometimes God wraps crap in rose smelling boxes.

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      Iain Lamont 5 years ago

      'Just plain nuts!'

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      sreyes 5 years ago

      Where can I find the Larson cartoon of two seagulls on a ice float in the Artic?

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      Wendy 5 years ago

      I just found an old page from a Far Side daily calendar from the 90s. Two old guys admiring a gigantic newly felled tree, one of 'em points out a blackened area amoungst the thousands of life-rings, and says See right here, this old tree survived an ancient forest fire.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm not sure how many comments you actually have here, but all I know is that I had to scroll down for about a minute to get to the comment box, haha

      Boy have I been missing some good material from you. I LOVE Larson's humor and it ALWAYS makes me laugh. Great, great job on this-voted up and across! Thanks for sharing.

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      Tarzan and Jane roflmao 5 years ago

      Tarzan is thinking of what to say to Jane:

      -I am Tarzan, lord of the jungle. and who might you be?

      -You are Jane, queen of the city, and I am Tarzan, Lord of everything within a hundred miles.

      hmmmm

      He arrives before her

      ME TARZAN YOU JANE!!

      damn

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      Lu 5 years ago

      I sooooo miss Gary Larson's "Far Side"

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      Patti Ham 5 years ago

      What about the one with the cows in a field and they are all talking and smoking when one cow says "CAR" and in the next panel they are all eating grass, or my fav is the one that states a sign "School for the Gifted" and on the door is says pull but a young boy is pushing?

      ROLFLMAO!! I LOVE YOU GARY! Too bad you stopped making these. We miss you.

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      bonnie brauer 5 years ago

      No one has mentioned my own faves ~ a nuclear bomb is going off in the back ground while the roaches are circling at their party, and ~ a nuclear bomb is going off in the back ground while Oliver Hardy is saying to Stan Laurel, "Now you've done it!" ~ and at Big Bob's Bowling Balls, Ball Bearings, and Bubble Gum (I think) factory, people are slipping, falling, dropping and spilling EVERYTHING everywhere. I still have that last one.

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      Marjorie 5 years ago

      Gary I have been a devoted fan for many years and bought your books and greeting cards--I read your letter and I can empathize with you completely. Our thoughts and ideas are like our children, and I don't mind sharing but I feel violated when they are usurped.

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      Vlad 5 years ago

      My favourite Larson Cartoon is that scene, you see two cows hanging by the pawns like MIddle Ages prisoners and a butcher with a hood and a whip looking at them and the caption says: "The truth behind whipped cream"!!! Hilarious!!!

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      Giraffe Monsoon 5 years ago

      My favorite was the the guy walking down the street holding two armadillos, and he sees up ahead a panhandler asking to everyone who passes "spare armadillo? Spare armadillo mam?

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      crystalsinger 5 years ago

      @robert paul Aussie: I've been looking for a print of that for AGES! Does anyone know which collection the Poodles of the Serengeti cartoon appeared? I've been scouring fairs & secondhand bookshops for ages. Preferably a full colour print...

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      robert paul Aussie 5 years ago

      Poodles of the Serengeti. All time favorite!!

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      The Great Dane 5 years ago

      I live in Denmark, so getting my hands on these amazing strips has not been easy... Or at least it wouldn't have been, had my father not loved him as well. I've spent half my childhood going through these...

      As a musicsian I remember a couple of strips better than the rest.

      1: Percussionist at the back thinking: "Don't screw up, don't screw up, don't screw up!" -tagline: xxxxx screws up. (I can't remember the name)

      2: Heaven vs. Hell. "Welcome to heaven, here's your harp."

      "Welcome to hell, here's your accordion."

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      haydn roberts. u.k. 5 years ago

      gary-the greatest entomologist,nuclear scientist.stock farmer

      and understander of animal behaviour ever.everyone bar the goodal foundation understands,including jane goodall.i can never pass a field of grazing cattle again without thinking who was the lookout!or all those folks checking under the bed every night!

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      Spuring Plover 5 years ago

      How wabout the one where someone is feeding these birds and one says HEY I KNOW HOW MANY SEEN THAT ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE,THE BIRDS? And some of the birds have their wings raised,Or the one where this guy is standing on the building ledge and this pigeons pushing him off Or the one where this mother with her son are at the pet shop to buy a fish and all the little fishes is black ecept for one which is white the kid is kind of giving this white fish the menecing look and the mother says OK LITTLE AHABE WHICH ONE IS IT GONING TO BE?

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      grace 5 years ago

      there SO funny!give me more!:)

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      BrummBrumm 5 years ago

      By FAR my favorite one is "Remember me Mr Schneider, Kenya 1947..." with elephant Dressed like Bogart standing in the shadows of a building lobby...Unbelievable...

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      Flu-Bird 5 years ago

      THE ONE WHERE SOME GUY IS WASHING HIS CAR AND THERES THIS BIRD SITTING ON A TELEPHONE WIRE OVER HIS HEAD AND SAYING,YOUR MINE ALL MINE

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      Gigi 5 years ago

      Big fans of the Far Side. Often say remember this one... and the next person finishes the cartoon caption. How could I sleep without the Far Side? Impossible. Thank you Gary Larson.

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      Jayme 5 years ago

      As a musician, my favorite is the one where Roger, the percussionist in an orchestra, is holding one cymbal in his hand, waiting for his moment to crash it. He is saying to himself, "I will not screw up....I will not screw up....I will not screw up." The cartoon is entitled, "Roger Screws Up," because, of course, he forgot the other cymbal.

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      gered 5 years ago

      the far side is awsome

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      john 5 years ago

      my favorite on is the Santa

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      IBRAIM 5 years ago

      u guys r sooooooooooooooooooooo funny :)$ ;)

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      jeff 5 years ago

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      alex 5 years ago

      i like all of them

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      Madeline Stacey 5 years ago

      "Dear Earl, We waited and waited, but finally decided that...." (Astronaut left behind on Moon reading a letter)

      OR "First of all, This is going straight back...And I'll just have a little chat with whoever placed the order" (Satan addressing the newly arrived sitting on benches) Too funny!!!

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      Khefa 5 years ago

      Does anyone have the Larson cartoon where the cow is on the operating table, and the surgeon says: "If he doesn't pull through, I have first dibs on the ribs" ?

      kalimbaradio@gmail.com

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      Joel 5 years ago

      I don't think there's anything wrong with Mr. Larson's attitude and he has every right in the world to protect his life's work and livelihood. You could say "he's rich, he doesn't need the money, what's he worried about?" But I don't know how rich he really is, or what his situation is and it's none of my business. Making quality art is hard work (Yes, the far side is quality art and it IS hard work), and an artist's copyright is the only thing he or she has to guarantee income from that hard work. How would you feel if you were working at a restaurant and people just started helping themselves to your tip jar? YOu try to say "wait a minute, those are my tips!" but they say "Well it's just sitting out for everyone to see. Why can't I just grab a few bucks. You should share with everyone like in a happy wonderland!" If that was happening to you I don't think you'd be happy. And that's also why I never blamed Metallica for being mad about people downloading free MP3s.

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      manu 5 years ago

      hahahhahahahahhhahahhaahahahaha

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      Mungirl 5 years ago

      My favorite is the cartoon where a guy and a cow are lost at sea on a raft and the cow is sneaking a sip of milk from a glass and the guy notices and yells "you said that you were all empty you stinkin liar!" Hysterical!!!

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      Martin Allert 5 years ago

      My favourite cartoon is the one, where a chicken is ill lying in bed, the mother comes with a soup and says:

      "First - chicken soup is good for the flu and second - it's nobody we know." I LOVE this one! It fits so many situations in life...

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      Tony E. 5 years ago

      Luposlipaphobia - The fear of being chased around the kitchen table by timber wolves while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor.

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      Stepholophigus 5 years ago

      i love the far side

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      Deb , KY 5 years ago

      Two ladies sitting by a campfire roasting hotdogs. one says: "Thank God . . . those blasted crickets stopped chirping" Within the forest that surrounds them. .. all you see is huge hairy feet with long toenails a tall hairy body with long hair arms and hands with long nails LOL Love it.

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      anomonis 5 years ago

      haha

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      Rob B 5 years ago

      Two puzzled lions staring at a dear that appears really boxy and square... caption reads 'The Tofudebeast, hoax of the wild!' Brilliant!!!

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      stbear 5 years ago

      the companion to 'what dogs hear" is "what cats hear...and the bubble is empty.

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      Bird of Paradise 5 years ago

      How about the one about the birds with their pizza and he didn't order stink bugs on his pizza Too birds stink bugs on apizza are like anchovies YYYYEEEYYYUUUCCCKKK

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      Molly dierks 5 years ago

      Hi! I am searching everywhere for one of my favorite Gary Larson cartoons. It is called "Theater of the Gods" and pictures Zeus and some other Greek or Roman gods seated in a movie theater and Atlas (with his giant globe) is moving down one of the aisles to sit directly in front of Zeus, who is not pleased. I am okay with it not being online (and understand that) but was wondering where I could purchase the book that features this cartoon. Thanks! molly.dierks@gmail.com

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      Elizabeth Funnyman 6 years ago

      These are so funny. lmfao rolling on the floor launghing in hysterics maybe won't stop until next year or when my voice goes what ever comes first. Ha Ha Ha He He HO HO HO HO HE HE HA Ha

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      da dog 6 years ago

      My all time favorite was the boneless chicken farm!!!! I also loved the one where Mr. Rat is saying to Mrs. Rat, "Clean it up? Clean it up? It's supposed to look like a rat's nest!"

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      Sir Stewart 6 years ago

      That Santa one is doctored. Not only would Larson never have had a cartoon with "oh shit" in it, the font isn't even close to his handwriting. Can't believe no one has pointed this out over the past three years, and that the author didn't notice.

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      Rick London 6 years ago

      Thanks for this site. A Far Side exhibit at the Smithsonian back around 1987 was the inspiration for Londons Times Cartoons. Thanks. Rick London

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      nickelrocket 6 years ago

      "Bummer of a Birthmark, Hal."

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      mal 6 years ago

      A clown in a gun shop thinking ' LAUGH AT ME WILL THEY ' best one ever

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      Kristin Vaughan 6 years ago

      I love The Far Side cartoons. I wish I could find a picture of the one about overcoming phobias while hanging off a building in a phone booth with snakes on your nose!

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      Jeff Taylor 6 years ago

      Gary's brilliant cartoon- 'Dang, its those pesky aliens and they're after the chickens again.'has stayed with me forever conjuring up an image that recently inspired me to write

      ‘Hey Maybelle! What be that noise? And them bright light? Betta not be them pesky aliens again! Sneak a look out the winder would yer wiman.’

      ‘Hold on Jethro – hold on, yep, it‘s them alright, and they landed by the chook pen. They be gettin’ out - it’s that ugly one, remember, with just the one eye? And it’s got coupla them two-headed ones with it this time.’

      ‘Quick, get down wiman. Make like we ain’t home.’

      ‘Too late Jethro, they seen me. Waved them feeler things.’

      ‘Dang! Don’t wave back wiman. That be six times in three months. That realtor fella sed nuthin bout bein’ on no flight path when we bought this place. I’m sick of givin’ ’em directions. Mars last time. Jupiter ’n Mercury, times before. Ain’t they got a google. Tell yer what, better not be Saturn, any fool c’n tell them rings. Abusin' our hospitality too, stealin' them chooks.

      ‘We gonna ask ‘em in again? There be some chow left over from last night.’

      ‘Whoa wiman. Remember what happened last time. That long slimy one with the skin like gater scales wanted t’ use the bathroom, and you were none too happy. Remember?’

      ‘Yep, that be right Jethro, it left the seat up.’

      ‘Wunder if they reckon they be lost agin, or broke down.’

      ‘They seem t’ be messin’ with the engine, Jethro.’

      ‘Maybe broke down then.’

      ‘Looks like an older ship this time, Jethro.’

      ‘Serves em right then, trippin' about in a rust-bucket. Wunder if they got AA to call – Aliens Association or summit.’

      ‘They wavin’ them feelers, pointin’ ’em at the engine. Looks like they mighta lost power.’

      ‘Dang!’Damn their hides! Pesky space ship, roasted me taters real bad last time when they took off. Nuked the dog and stole them chooks. Still, s’pose there be better than the cornfield. Them circles jest bring all them choppers ‘n TV people makin a nuisance.’

      ‘Think we betta get out there Jethro?’

      ‘Guess we’ll have to, Maybelle. Bible sez be kind to travellers - even if they be not critters of this world. I’ll get the tractor and m’ tool box. You see if yer c’n find them jump leads.’

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      Spurwing Plover 6 years ago

      How the CONSTUCTION BIRDS AT LUNCH he seems disapointed he got a worm in his lunch and his long,long lunch box

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      Spurwing Plover 6 years ago

      How about the

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      wildbill044 6 years ago

      the best far side ever- I saw this on a calendar and wish I had kept it.

      caption something along the lines of:

      What happens when you park your horse in the wrong part of town.

      there's a horse tied up outside a saloon. Where one leg should be is a car jack, blocks under another, etc. Someone has stolen the horses legs. OMG- I'm still laughing years later typing this.

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      bill 6 years ago

      anyone know the name of the one in the jungle where the explorer has been ripped to shreads and they find his diary and it says something like "having gained the trust of the beast I decide to test it's sense of humor" I believe there is a joy buzzer package or something on the ground ? can't think of what it was called. thanks

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      Mariane 6 years ago

      COW POETRY

      oh, yes, do I remember this one..!!! still make me almost cry with laughter..

      setting; a nicely decorated living room, lace curtains and all: through the window we see behind a picket fence a rolling hilly landscape - the scene: a spectacled (of course) cow in a flower print dress in front of a group: "Poetry evening" main caption said....The "lady":

      "Ah, how I long for green pastures... Ah, how I long for the lush hills... "Damn the electic fence! Damn the electric fence! Damn the electric fence! Thank you."

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      Brett Dale 6 years ago

      Looking for gary Larson cartoon where the cow is sitting on a fence and he sayd "If it was electric could I do this?" The farmer is about to switch the switch.

      Is this cartoon online anywhere?

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      Danielle 6 years ago

      there so funny

      i cracked up on all of them

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      Vonnie Richardson 6 years ago

      ALMOST "Manna in the wild!" There was apparently a version where the Cows are SMOKING cigarettes & Talking then the lookout yells "Car!"

      Thanks!...The hunt is on!!...where oh where has this version gone?

      rer4esteem@aol.com

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      Manna in the wild 6 years ago from Australia

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      vonnie  6 years ago

      does anyone have a copy of what cows really do (smoking & talking) before they yell "car, car!"

      friend can't find it anywhere anymore...

      vonnie

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