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The Chickens Are Restless: A Far Side Collection

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A book by Gary Larson

A new collection of Far Side humor presents 150 outrageous new cartoons that capture the demented, offbeat humor of the author ofCows of Our Planet, Unnatural Selections,andNight of the Crash-Test Dummies.Original.

Author: Gary Larson
Genre: Humor & Comics
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
1 review about The Chickens Are Restless: A Far Side Collection

The hilariously twisted side of life

  • Mar 30, 2010
Rating:
+5
The spectrum of mental craziness goes from the heavily medicated in a padded room to the person that does nothing worse than pick their nose in public. For all of those actions on the less serious end of the crazy scale, Gary Larson is there to chronicle them and make them even nuttier. His cartoons are bizarre, just when you think that nothing could possibly be new regarding a cliché, Larson manages to find the path to something different.
One of my favorites in this collection is on page 78 where a family in a vehicle has pulled up to point B and there is a sign with the text "Point A" in the distance. The farmer standing there with a rake in his hand is saying, "Well, lemme think. ... You've stumped me son. Most folks only wanna know how to go the other way."
However, my favorite is a consequence of my years as a calculus teacher. It is on page 87 and shows a man in a white coat writing mathematical formulas and diagrams on a chalkboard. The caption is "Abducted by an alien circus company, Professor Doyle is forced to write calculus equations in center ring." Every calculus teacher at times feels like she is a spectacle in a bizarre circus and the students at times feel lost in an abstract space.
There is great humor in this book, Larson is once again at the top, or bottom if you prefer, of his game.

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