The Far Side

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  1. Kegek

    Kegek Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The cavemen ones were always exceptionally funny. My favourite was the one where cavemen scientists invent a 'time log' and go hooting into the present day. :)

    Another favourite were the four reactions to a cup of water. One said it was half full, the second half-empty, the third couldn't decide on either answer, and the fourth had ordered a hamburger.
     
  2. Gil T.Azell

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    The one I remember most is one that never made it to the papers, but was in one of the books published.
    the scenn was a mother giving birth.
    and the doctor says something like
    "now as we cut the cord new life begins"
    and in the next pannel after the cord is cut the baby takes off like an untied balloon. "Phhhhhtttt"
    defating as it flies about the room.
     
  3. Tom Servo

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    "Yes, the answer IS Wisconsin. And another 100 points for God"...or something to that effect.
     
  4. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I liked
    "God as a kid tries to make a chicken in his room."

    or

    "God creates snakes..." (he sayus "Man, these are a snap!"


    I love the strip where a guy is fighting an elephant in a bar, there is even an overturned table. The elephant's friend (another elephant) is holding him back saying "Calm down. I'm sure he didn't know you were an elephant when he told you that joke!"

    There was one that said something like "The fear that somehow somewhere a duck is watching..."


    I also liked the one never published where a whale farts much to his satisfaction...

    LOL
     
  5. Bak_and_Blue

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    I like the one where there is a guy, obviously inside someone's skull (the eye sockets are windows) and he is asleep with his feet up on a desk. The caption: when the brain makes you stare.
     
  6. Rincewiend

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  7. M'Sharak

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    I always liked "The birth of jazz".
     
  8. ITL

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  9. archeryguy1701

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    I would have to see the strip again, but wasn't a large part of the controversy the fact that one of the nerds actually had a few points? I love Far Side, and hope to get the complete works at some point.
     
  10. The Nth Doctor

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    No, that wasn't the case. There's only one contestant, Roger I believe, and his score was zero. Part of the joke was that the announcing was goading Roger for being the returning champion and had no score.
     
  11. Cutter John

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    Feh. If you're not doing something that offends the uptight idiots, you're doing it wrong.

    My favorites were always the boneless chicken ranch, and Gods PC, where hes just about to press the 'Smite' button.
     
  12. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    I especially like the simple ones - the alien who falls down the stairs / landing ramp of the spaceship and his (its?) shipmate yelling something about the fabulous first impression he's just made on the earthlings; the cows standing upright chatting in a paddock, dropping to all fours and grazing as a car goes past, then resuming their conversation afterward; stuff like that. They're all cool, though. :bolian:
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The Hell ones were pretty funny too:

    - Satan's secretary: "Sorry, sir, but there's another salesman out here...you want me to tell him to go to Heaven?"

    - Contractor paints '999' above Satan's door. He thinks he held the work order upside down.

    - Two demons are watching over a group of damned souls. One of which is whistling a happy tune and not feeling tortured at all. One demon says to the other one: "You know, we're just not reaching that guy."

    - Dog Hell :lol:

    - "Welcome to Heaven. Here's your harp." / "Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion."
     
  14. Unicron

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    Guy in hell: "The coffee's cold! They've thought of everything!" :D

    I kind of like the one where the UFO lands by the Eskimos, and the aliens who come out look like walking cacti. One of the Eskimos says they're like nothing he's ever seen. There's also one where a Native American tries to do a rain dance, but apparently gets the steps wrong and does an eggbeater dance instead.
     
  15. Colonel Midnight

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    Don't forget the one of Scotty in Hell...

    'Satan! It's the Main Mega-Furnace!! I think she's gonna blow!!'

    (Or something like that...)

    :guffaw: :guffaw:

    Cheers,
    -CM-
     
  16. comsol

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    The dinosaur in question was a stegosaurus, and what is even more amusing is that paleontologists have adopted the term (at least informally).
     
  17. Kegek

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    There was also the one where the Enterprise engaged a floating image of Zsa Zsa Gabor, lest we forget. ;)
     
  18. Jack Bauer

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    I love the Far Side...so damn funny. All the imitator strips are just not funny.
     
  19. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I saw one imitator strip that was funny...

    Two demons talking, one sneezes. The other says "God bless you...uh..oh... sorry!"
     
  20. t_smitts

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    There was a well documented, interesting incident:

    Goodall even wrote a preface for one of Gary's books.