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Old 11-05-04, 12:14 AM
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looking for Complete Far Side

Hello

im looking for The Complete Far Side set.

If anyone can hook me up with where I can get the best price.

or if anyone has a set for sale let me know

thanks
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Old 11-05-04, 03:35 AM
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Your local Costco should have it for $80.
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Old 11-05-04, 10:58 AM
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Dang Im costcoless here. They dont reside anywhere near our area in Indiana. I think one is comming in eventually up north of Indianapolis but not in the southern part of Indiana. Not a bad price though.
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I just saw 10-15 of them this weekend in my local Borders. Try them if you can.
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Old 11-08-04, 02:23 PM
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We got ours at a Borders in Evansville, IN last Christmas.
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How much were they at the borders store?
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Old 11-09-04, 07:21 AM
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Well, I wanna say about $120 or so, but there was a 30% off sale, plus my wife and I each had a $40 gift card, so we practially stole the thing.
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Old 11-10-04, 10:55 PM
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in case anyone else still wanted it.

I bought it from Barnes and Noble.com and with a 5 buck coupon I found on line it was 76.00 shipped.

Thats quite a bit less than even Ebay and most who sell on ebay wants a crazy 15 bucks shipping on top of a price thats usually already over 76 bucks.
So far unless you have a book club membership this is the best price on line as of now. Ive searched all over.
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Old 11-12-04, 10:35 PM
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Whats your Favorite Far Side?

Ok, well I got the Complete Far Side, and just want to know everyones favorite.
I know it might be hard to narrow it down.
I dont know if I can name my exact favorite, but I can name a few favorites.

I love the one , Jesse your sick... sick,sick,sick.
the cow is cooking hamburgers on a grill.

Another

Sign says School for the Gifted,
and the lil fat boy is pushing on a door with a sign on it that says pull. Hilarious again

There are countless more that I just adore.

Anyone for your favs?
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Re: Whats your Favorite Far Side?

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Sign says School for the Gifted,
and the lil fat boy is pushing on a door with a sign on it that says pull. Hilarious again
That one and "Blah, Blah, Blah, GINGER!" are the two that come to mind first when thinking of classic Far Side comics.
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I love the two that have the captions "Trouble Brewing" and has a Poodle Salon right next to the Alligator ranch, and "More Trouble Brewing" that has the Day-Care Center right next to the Hyena kennel. Then there was the other one where the nurse is shooing the alligator out of the nursery and telling another nurse "Goodness knows how he keeps getting in here, but you better count them again."

Strips like those were part of what made Far Side classic. Hilarious, totally bizarre, and just subtle enough to avoid being completely tasteless.

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Old 11-15-04, 11:32 AM
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I loved the one with the clown in a nuclear control room reaching for the launch button. Nobody seems to notice until the general goes "What's that clown doing there". It was just so absurd that it is easily one of my favorites.

Gone are the days of great Far Side comics. Now we just have a wanna-be Rubes.

I wish Lawson would come out of retirement and do a few more strips. Maybe just do 12 a year on a calendar. There has to be new stuff out there he could use. I would love to see the cows, nerds, & fat doctors again.
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My favorite is the one where there's a truck driving down the street and some kids hiding behind trees, trying not to be seen. The truck is like a Good Humor truck, but instead of ice cream, it's selling Liver & Onions.... hence my name.

That, and the one where some cows are in a field and one is yelling "CAR" so the other ones go down on all four hooves instead of standing on two.
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I always think of a "silent' strip where there are 2 cabs driving through the forest and a sheep is in the one in the front and pointing from the other cab is a wolf.
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Boneless Chicken Farm

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"An ark, you fool!"
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"Damn the electric fence"

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"Beware of Doug"
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My favorite Far Side is one I can't seem to find any more. It was titled 'Protozoa Protest' and had a view through a microscope of some single-celled organisms holding signs that said "More stimulus, less response!" That's just the funniest thing in the world to me.
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Re: Re: Whats your Favorite Far Side?

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That one and "Blah, Blah, Blah, GINGER!" are the two that come to mind first when thinking of classic Far Side comics.
those are also two of my favorites, I acutally have the Ginger one on my fridge with my dogs name in place of Ginger and alternate text for Margos name and title.


I think of the School for the gifted one [email protected]%^#2 time I push a door that should be pulled.

Oddly even with the short descriptions here I recognize every strip mentioned...
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I love the one with the goldfish laying on the table outside the fishbowl, with the caption "Freedom! Terrible terrible freedom!"
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I just used one in a presentation about malaria.

It is of two mosquitoes, both are feeding and as one is blowing up to the size of a balloon the other says: "pull out Betty! pull out! you've hit an artery!"

That got a laugh out of the audience.

I also threw in Gary Larson at the end for References.


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Old 11-23-04, 03:32 PM
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OK I finally remembered my all time fav Far Side,

it is.

Come on Fifi, faster Fifi, Faster.

and the doggy door is jammed closed with a rig.

Thats my all time favorite.
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My favorite is the Farmer swinging one of his sheep in the air as the other barnyard animals stand around and watch and hope for their turn. My runner-up favorite has this dude all laid out in a hospital bed covered in bandages and his also injured friend explains to the Doctor that there was this Gorilla just "laying there" and they had wondered "if the Gorilla was dead or just asleep".
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Originally Posted by foofighters7
OK I finally remembered my all time fav Far Side,

it is.

Come on Fifi, faster Fifi, Faster.

and the doggy door is jammed closed with a rig.

Thats my all time favorite.

The Complete Far Side has this as one of the ones with reader reactions. There's some excerpts of letters that really rip into him.

The only thing missing IMO is the stuff from the PreHistory of the Far Side. Otherwise it's incredible.
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The only thing missing IMO is the stuff from the PreHistory of the Far Side. Otherwise it's incredible.
I would have liked to have had the Weiner Dog Art and The Curse of Madame C as well. Too bad "The Complete Far Side" isn't completely complete, but it's well worth the money to finally get all the comics together in one collection.
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Old 12-14-04, 03:31 PM
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Hey guys, the Complete Far Side is currently $54 at amazon.com
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