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neptune
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« on: November 06, 2009, 06:59:46 pm »

Mine were the ones in "God's kitchen" where god was playing with playdough and made snakes, and said, "wow, these are easy."  The other, was airline captain talking to co-pilot:  "Why is there a mountain goat in the middle of a cloud bank?"
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 07:05:14 pm »

hey neptune why you no visit DATW in so long.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 07:07:14 pm »

never any time anymore!!! i work too much and travel a ton.  miss you all lots though!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 08:38:54 pm »

i never read comics after about age eleven, but i love comics and like the goat in the cloud joke cuz i grew up flying a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009, 08:58:57 pm »

Gary larson was by far my favorite cartoonist.Too bad he died. Cry
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009, 09:25:15 pm »

lol lol jha ha --i'm drinking, but i'd laugh spber cuz i've been disorietated in the air as the pilot
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 09:53:33 pm »

ns--YOU ARE PURE GOLD and because of this truth, i wull defend you as if i was a husband. Smiley--even though i'm verey intixicated
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 10:33:34 pm »

Sorry to have to make some edits here but they were on request by gary larson


His request included this explanation:

A note from Gary Larson

 RE: Online Use of The Far SideĀ® Cartoons

 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
 I'm walking a fine line here.
 On the one hand, I confess to finding it quite flattering that some of
 my fans have created web sites displaying and / or distributing my
 work on the Internet. And, on the other, I'm struggling to find the
 words that convincingly but sensitively persuade these Far Side
enthusiasts to "cease and desist"...

What impact this unauthorized use has had (and is having) in tangible
terms is, naturally, of great concernto my publishers and therefore to me ---
but it's not the focus of this letter.

My effort here is to try and speak to the intangible impact, the emotional cost
to me, personally, of seeing my work collected, digitized, and offered up in
cyberspace beyond my control.

 Years ago I was having lunch one day with the cartoonist Richard Guindon,
and the subject came up how neither one of us ever solicited or accepted
ideas from others. But, until Richard summed it up quite neatly,
I never really understood my own aversions to doing this:
"It's like having someone else write in your diary," he said. And how true that
statement rang with me. In effect, we drew cartoons that we
hoped would be entertaining or, at the very least, not boring; but regardless,
they would always come from an intensely personal, and therefore original perspective

To attempt to be "funny" is a very scary, risk-laden proposition. (Ask any stand-up comic
who has ever "bombed "on stage.) But if there was ever an axiom to follow in this business,
it would be this: be honest > to yourself and -- most important -- respect your audience

 So, in a nutshell (probably an unfortunate choice of words for me), I  only ask that this respect
 be returned, and the way for anyone to do that is to please, pleae refrain from posting my works on the internet. These cartoons are my "children," of sorts, and like a parent, I'm concerned about where they go at night without telling me
 And, seeing them at someone's web site is like getting the call at 2:00 a.m. that goes, "Uh, Dad, you're not going to like this much, but
guess where I m.

I hope my explanation helps you to understand the importance this has for me, personally, and why I'm making this request

 Please send my "kids" home. I'll be eternally grateful.

 Most respectfully >
Gary Larson
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 08:11:26 am »

^ the letter has a good point, but you say the request was from Gary Larson... isn't he dead?
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 09:46:19 am »

K, that's all fine and dandy, but are we not allowed to even TALK about his comics? no one is posting any of his comics, unless some posts have been removed? If so, my humble apologies...
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 09:54:34 am »

According to wikipedia, Gary Larson is alive.
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 10:03:59 am »

oh, whoopsies...
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 11:44:09 am »

I'm sure I heard that he died not too long ago. Huh I hope he is still alive,it would be nice if he wrote more cartoons.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010, 03:14:57 pm »

K, that's all fine and dandy, but are we not allowed to even TALK about his comics? no one is posting any of his comics, unless some posts have been removed? If so, my humble apologies...

the actual far side comics were deleted, nothing to worry about, everyone is happy

feel free to talk about his Far Side comics or whatever you want, no harm done

Gary Larson is 59 years old and alive and well.
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2010, 03:38:57 pm »

i've never read even one of his comics and do not know who he is. btw, i never read comics.
however, on my bathroom tv which only gets ch11 and ch3, i ended up watching a canadian stand up comic thingy and canada has some very good f'n comic talent. i was lol the whole time. it is very hard not to feel proud of the people of canada.
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2010, 08:53:43 am »

YCK, you should get yourself a Farside book,  the man is a genius. i guarantee you will laugh!!!
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2010, 08:56:27 am »

I use to always by his cards for birthday cards as they were the only ones that were actually funny. he was the best.I guess he just retired then,because I know he is no longer printing his comics strip.
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2010, 09:29:31 am »

Larson retired the Far Side in 1995
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