submitted 11 months ago by MrSebSin@lemm.ee to c/thefarside@sh.itjust.works
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[-] Estiar@sh.itjust.works 8 points 11 months ago

I have a bad feeling about this

[-] MrZee@lemm.ee 7 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Anyone know what the joke is? the best I can come up with is just that Larson loves wiener dogs, so they’re wiener oxen.

Edit: or maybe something to do with the oxen being disturbed by the oxen skull…?

[-] HipPriest@kbin.social 15 points 11 months ago

The oxen have just seen an oxen skull in the desert and thinking maybe this trip isn't going to end well was my take...

[-] dragonfly@lemmy.world 5 points 11 months ago

Larson addresses this specific comic in The Prehistory of the Far Side. He says, "Another example of when a cartoon's intent is lost on a lot of people. Very simply, I just meant that we all look a little longer and harder at things that fall upon our particular interests."

[-] MrZee@lemm.ee 2 points 11 months ago

Cool! Thank you!

[-] keefshape@lemmy.ml 2 points 11 months ago

Yeah idgi either

[-] GCostanzaStepOnMe@feddit.de 2 points 11 months ago

If only they had some tools to survive the harsh climate.

[-] SatyrSack@lemmy.one 2 points 11 months ago

Wait, are these all old comics? I assumed that the date in the post title was the publish date, but the copyright year in the right of the image itself suggests otherwise.

[-] MrSebSin@lemm.ee 2 points 11 months ago

These are all old, as far as I know Gary has not released any new stuff. The date in the post is the day they are posted on thefarside.com.

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About this community and how I post the comic strip… Many moons ago, I would ask my Dad to save the newspaper for me everyday so I could read my favorite comic strips and one of those was The Far Side. These days of course you find just about anything online including www.thefarside.com where they post several comics a day and I repost them here. Just to note, the date you see in my posts is not the initial release date, but the date they were posted on the website.

The Far Side is a single-panel comic created by Gary Larson and syndicated by Chronicle Features and then Universal Press Syndicate, which ran from December 31, 1979, to January 1, 1995 (when Larson retired as a cartoonist). Its surrealistic humor is often based on uncomfortable social situations, improbable events, an anthropomorphic view of the world, logical fallacies, impending bizarre disasters, (often twisted) references to proverbs, or the search for meaning in life… Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Far_Side

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