September 27, 2019

009 – Special Edition – Can it be true? We need this now more than ever!

Please indulge me with this Special Edition blog.

I have no intention of posting “off-topic” non-Dalcon and non-algae material here, but this was far too important (and exciting) not to write about and share with you (if you have not heard the news/rumours already).

During my mid-teens, I often struggled to make sense of the world around me.  This wasn’t just a “teen years” thing; I probably struggle to do this more than ever now.  However, from my mid-teens through to the age of about 30 there was one thing that helped me makes sense of things albeit in a surreal, twisted, uncomfortable and bizarre way – the genius of cartoonist Gary Larson.

Larson is an environmentalist and animal lover, so there is an obvious connect there, but his ability to sum up my feelings, frustrations, bewilderment and so on sometimes with just a single frame and no text often left me in awe.

Well, according to the official “The Far Side” website ( we may soon see a return of our favourite talking cows and chickens, and we may even find out if that young lad ever did get into the Midvale School for the Gifted.  What I am certain of though, is that we need Larson and his morbid, paranoid and ever so perceptive humour now more than we ever did.  If his first cartoon in almost 25 years is anything to go by, he hasn’t lost his touch.  Please be true!!

Once again, I apologise for this indulgent, off-topic post.  If you like it, feel free to share the news with other The Far Side fans.


DEBlogmaster (Stuart – yes, you all know it’s me).

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