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GreenWyvern
11-06-2016, 02:03 PM
This one is too true to be funny...

https://xkcd.com/386/

kayT
11-06-2016, 02:25 PM
http://funnyfidos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/funny-dog-cartoon-lost-puppy.jpg

http://cdn.slowrobot.com/12232012171668.jpeg

Thanks so much! My favorite lost puppy cartoon and a new-to-me christmas one. Wonderful.

Pushkin
11-07-2016, 01:44 PM
I see the big horse in the comic, but I'm not sure I get it.

It's a big horse, how fast it must gallop.

vix
11-07-2016, 05:23 PM
"Midvale School for the Gifted (http://s.mlkshk-cdn.com/r/54DT)"

Brilliant.

Yup, same here. Our kids are in the gifted program at their school, so whenever they (or we) do anything boneheaded, my husband and I say "gifted," referring to this cartoon. :D

Sam Stone
11-07-2016, 10:00 PM
This one from the far side always gets me:

"Well, There it goes again... And here we sit without opposable thumbs." (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LY-9PTRzghw/R7raEIbxBXI/AAAAAAAAB44/QRDErqjUrY4/s400/opposable_thumbs.gif)

Mahaloth
11-07-2016, 10:18 PM
The bear's little tongue when he's drinking the water really makes this comic great. (http://i.imgur.com/e6PUDK3.gif)

Algernon
11-08-2016, 08:49 AM
This Far Side (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ed/f5/e1/edf5e128722640d8cadc6fdd2b2e3fd7.jpg), which is in keeping with the Halloween season.

While it is difficult to choose a single Far Side, this one has always been my favorite.

drad dog
11-08-2016, 09:34 AM
The bear's little tongue when he's drinking the water really makes this comic great. (http://i.imgur.com/e6PUDK3.gif)

I don't get this.

Is this thread "my favorite Far Sides" or funniest cartoons ever? Those two things are light years apart. Sorry I don't see Larson-love.

Tapiotar
11-08-2016, 03:45 PM
I don't get this.

Is this thread "my favorite Far Sides" or funniest cartoons ever? Those two things are light years apart. Sorry I don't see Larson-love.

The hunter ambushes a peaceful bear, but has the taxidermist set it up as if he had faced an angry, attacking bear.

For a lot of us, the Larson cartoons ARE the funniest cartoons ever. I love Chas Adams, and enjoy Booth and Gahan Wilson cartoons, and Bizarro by Piraro. But Larson makes me laugh the loudest more consistently than anyone else.

drad dog
11-08-2016, 03:58 PM
The hunter ambushes a peaceful bear, but has the taxidermist set it up as if he had faced an angry, attacking bear.

For a lot of us, the Larson cartoons ARE the funniest cartoons ever. I love Chas Adams, and enjoy Booth and Gahan Wilson cartoons, and Bizarro by Piraro. But Larson makes me laugh the loudest more consistently than anyone else.

Well, you have to admit this has become 90% Larsen, which if you look at the title of the thread, and the ongoing catalog/history of great literate and hilarious New Yorker cartoons, for instance, is kind of absurd. The idea that one dude making mainstreamed absurdy cartoons for the daily paper would be responsible for that % of the funniest ever in history? It's got to make one think. Or is it me? YMMV.

GargoyleWB
11-08-2016, 04:33 PM
Bloom County (https://bmj2k.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/11071984bloomcounty.jpg), in honor of election day.

panache45
11-09-2016, 12:59 AM
Or is it me?

Yes.

drad dog
11-09-2016, 11:34 AM
Yes.

And doesn't make one think either.

Gary T
11-09-2016, 02:17 PM
And doesn't make one think either.Which might be a significant factor in the cleverest cartoon, or the most subtle cartoon, or the most literate cartoon, but doesn't need to be a criterion for the funniest cartoon.

I think it's just a matter of you having your taste, and normal people like us having ours. :D

Pushkin
11-09-2016, 03:16 PM
I don't get this.

Is this thread "my favorite Far Sides" or funniest cartoons ever? Those two things are light years apart. Sorry I don't see Larson-love.

I'm not sure if he had any sort of wildlife protection instincts (I remember a collection of his strips were introduced by Jane Goodall), but there were a few cartoons he did that weren't really laugh out loud but little digs at hunting. Like the elephant wastebasket (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b6/43/5a/b6435a4723176a7b10075293578be0d9.jpg).

drad dog
11-09-2016, 03:32 PM
I'm not sure if he had any sort of wildlife protection instincts (I remember a collection of his strips were introduced by Jane Goodall), but there were a few cartoons he did that weren't really laugh out loud but little digs at hunting. Like the elephant wastebasket (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b6/43/5a/b6435a4723176a7b10075293578be0d9.jpg).

To me that one (The Bear cartoon) was too subtle by half and not funny enough by the other half.

But you know me: I'm this nut who thinks the New Yorker cartoons are funnier than Far Side.

Where is the Bizarro love?

cmkeller
11-09-2016, 03:51 PM
Pushkin:

I'm not sure if he had any sort of wildlife protection instincts

Well, one collection of his strips WAS titled "Wildlife Preserves" (https://amazon.com/Wildlife-Preserves-Gary-Larson/dp/0836218426).

Tapiotar
11-09-2016, 04:26 PM
T
Where is the Bizarro love?

Here you go!
http://bizarro.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/172/2013/12/bz-panel-12-13-13.jpg

Algernon
11-10-2016, 08:45 AM
Here you go!
http://bizarro.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/172/2013/12/bz-panel-12-13-13.jpg

Haha. OK. I admit to being a Far Side devotee, but I have to say that is is pretty funny.

Buck Godot
11-10-2016, 10:38 AM
My favorite farside

"It's still hungry and I've been stuffing worms into it all day"

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2a/02/bc/2a02bc37965c5137249280d9f9d09366.jpg

plankter
11-16-2016, 05:56 PM
Long ago in Los Angeles I bought a postcard with this (http://intra.fdr.at/fdr/fdr01/bildmaterial/2-bild-callahan.jpg) cartoon by John Callahan. The original caption was, IIRC, Dad, tell us again how you killed us all in a suicidal rage!

williamweigand
11-18-2016, 08:40 AM
You may already be a wiener! (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jDcM70Jywvw/VDZ9-xwyjNI/AAAAAAAAAo8/UtoDMUKqAIc/s1600/you-may-be-a-wiener.jpg)

I may be showing my age here. This Charles Barsotti cartoon was published in the National Lampoon many, many years ago, and at the time, "you may already be a winner" was a frequent come-on used in junk mail.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! That cartoon is the one I always think of whenever I see this thread's title. It pleases me to see that someone else liked it as much as I.

eschereal
11-18-2016, 11:11 AM
Never been able to find one of my all-time favorites, by Beattie, but it is easy to describe

Miserable huddled man in the snowy mountains, facing a large rescue dog: "death seemed preferable to drinking from a barrel covered in frozen dog slobber"

Deeg
04-27-2017, 12:01 AM
Hope it's ok to resurrect this thread. My favorite Addams is this one: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c1/3b/7a/c13b7af6aac008ce20a1472b5fb71c24.jpg

Mean Mr. Mustard
04-27-2017, 10:16 AM
I've always liked Face painting (http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/05/08/face-painting-5-bucks_custom-7de9bde168a784b59c2edf93b3b258d8678ff9f8-s300-c85.jpg)


mmm

Death of Rats
04-27-2017, 12:16 PM
Always been a fan of this Larson: bummer of a birthmark (https://rantz72.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/bummerbirthmark.jpg)

Rick Sanchez
04-27-2017, 01:07 PM
Apologies if this has already been posted:

Margaret (http://imgur.com/gallery/WsUMrjX).

Son of a Rich
04-27-2017, 01:11 PM
I love the Timid Soul. There's one wherein Caspar is standing on the corner, drenched from the rain, and he says something like: "I'll wait one more hour, and if he doesn't show up, he can borrow that $100 from somebody else".

Don Draper
04-28-2017, 03:30 PM
This is my favorite Far Side (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzY1wgVCIAEmTxD.png).

Sangahyando
04-28-2017, 04:56 PM
My all-time favourite to date, has to be one (by whom, I have no idea) -- a good many years ago now -- in the now-defunct British humorous magazine Punch. It derived from Edward Lear's poem "The Owl and the Pussycat"-- in particular, the portion of same:

"... And there in a wood, a Piggy-Wig stood
With a ring in the end of his nose.

'Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for a shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will' "...

(they use it as their wedding ring in the shortly-to-be-performed ceremony).

The cartoon shows the Owl and Pussycat negotiating with the Pig, for purchase of ring; caption has the Pig saying, "Don't think I'm unwilling; but are you quite sure the world is ready for what you two are planning to do?"

Lurking Quahog
05-05-2017, 03:30 PM
The Far Side's "Cat Fud." (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8b/c5/56/8bc556e43bc9a7edf541f9042fc4bb26.jpg) Which is still how I write it on my shopping lists.

I've got it written on the container that I store my "cat fud" in!

CelticKnot
05-05-2017, 11:37 PM
My husband and I independently came up with the same Far Side cartoon: "God, kicking serious butt on Jeopardy."

AppallingGael
05-06-2017, 12:44 AM
I recently went through a 650 page collection of New Yorker cartoons covering the period 1925-2005 and I think my favorite among them is this (http://imagecache5d.allposters.com/watermarker/61-6149-22CG100Z.jpg?ch=671&cw=894&type=cns) one though I also smiled at this (https://fineartamerica.com/featured/we-do-pretty-well-when-you-stop-to-think-that-dana-fradon.html).

Yllaria
05-06-2017, 01:33 AM
This isn't exactly a cartoon, but it's fitting in a zombie thread (http://ursulav.deviantart.com/art/Where-Zombie-Babies-Come-From-6979550).

Little Nemo
05-06-2017, 03:07 AM
Where is the Bizarro love?Here's (http://toonopedia.com/bizarro2.jpg) some. (http://tcj.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/piraro002.jpg)

Sangahyando
05-10-2017, 02:59 AM
Another long-ago one which delighted me, which has just come back into mind for some reason. Not, I think, by anyone famous; it was a non-sex-related oddment in a girlie magazine.

The cartoon shows a bunch of eighteenth-century American soldiers. The sergeant is saying to the lieutenant, "I'm a bit worried about Doodle, sir. He keeps sticking a feather in his hat and calling it macaroni".

Soylent Juicy
05-10-2017, 10:43 AM
I also had one that I don't remember the name of the artist, but it showed two kids playing in the winter and one kid says "Look Billy I made a snow angel" and the other kid has this grin on his face and it shows the outline of a snow devil behind him. I actually emailed the artist and told him how I laugh every time I see that one and he mailed me a signed print of it.

Update: it was "Speed Bump" by Dave Coverly.

Malleus, Incus, Stapes!
05-10-2017, 02:13 PM
I used to read a lot of Off The Mark- he's usually worth a chuckle.

"Me tired of people posting pics of food." (http://gocomics.com/offthemark/2016/11/25)

Malleus, Incus, Stapes!
05-10-2017, 03:23 PM
Another one: shallow zombies (http://gocomics.com/offthemark/2016/10/05).

Annoying Buzz
05-10-2017, 09:34 PM
Claude Serre's dark humor was among my favorites growing up. Here's (https://google.co.jp/search?q=claude+serre+cartoon&rlz=1C1SNJD_jaJP543JP543&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiV-KPG4-bTAhXLbrwKHS3UBA8Q_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=770#tbm=isch&q=claude+serre+&imgrc=_) a selection of work, most of which is single panel with no text.

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