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Pondcasts Thread [Podcats Thread]

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    it tells you something about the 80s that THAT was one of the most controversial farsides of all time

    I think the dog that seemed to be having sex with a car beat it out though

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    That was number 2.

    I'm going off of what Gary Larson himself said. Cow Tools got him inundated with letters.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    I mean letters isn't necessarily controversy

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  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular
    Back in the 80s it was. Your jimmies got to be pretty rustled if you're going to create a hard copy complaint and spend your own quarter to stamp the envelope just to launch a message into the void letting a newspaper cartoonist know that you didn't appreciate the headache his cow tools cartoon gave you.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Back in the 80s it was. Your jimmies got to be pretty rustled if you're going to create a hard copy complaint and spend your own quarter to stamp the envelope just to launch a message into the void letting a newspaper cartoonist know that you didn't appreciate the headache his cow tools cartoon gave you.

    I think I might have been one of those people

    I'm extremely confused by this cartoon

  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    Cow Tools is basically just an absurdist joke, "if cows made tools they wouldn't make any sense to us because cows are fucking dumb"

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    The joke is literally just that cows probably would not be very good at making effective tools, and people endlessly puzzled over it at the time as well. That's all there is to it

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. boom Registered User regular
    Cow Tools is great because ultimately, it's just a joke that the cartoonist didn't land the delivery of, because of course when you're on the pressures of comic syndication you don't necessarily have the exact time you need to perfectly workshop every joke. But because the Far Side has a very consistent hit rate, people didn't assume he screwed up, they assumed he was making a joke they didn't get, and it spun out from there.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    His explanation of it mentioned that he fucked up by making the one tool look like a saw because it made everyone try to figure out what the other tools were supposed to be

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    This is real controversy

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    Goodall herself was in Africa at the time, and the Jane Goodall Institute thought this was in bad taste, and had their lawyers draft a letter to Larson and his distribution syndicate, in which they described the cartoon as an "atrocity." They were stymied by Goodall herself when she returned and saw the cartoon, as she stated that she found the cartoon amusing, stating "It all helps to put us humans in our place, and we desperately need putting in our place."

    Larson would later visit Goodall at a research facility and would be attacked by a chimpanzee

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    If I made a comic about somebody getting fucked by a monkey and then I went to visit that person in their monkey stronghold well I guess I wouldn't be surprised to get attacked by a monkey

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Back in the 80s it was. Your jimmies got to be pretty rustled if you're going to create a hard copy complaint and spend your own quarter to stamp the envelope just to launch a message into the void letting a newspaper cartoonist know that you didn't appreciate the headache his cow tools cartoon gave you.

    Yeah, it was literally the only medium for it.

    It also got play on TV asking wtf was up with the cartoon.

    It got a lot of press.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    It's like cow tools as opposed to human tools which are made of wood and metal because humans make things with those things but if cows made things they don't but if they did they'd make things out of meat and guts and bones because cows are made of meat and guts and bones and

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Cow Tools was just a internet meme born 25 years to early

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Cow dumb. Cow make bad tools.

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    Don't have a cow, man.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Comedy Bang Bang Best Of candidate today. PFT, Dan Lippert, and Monika Smith all back in the studio. PFT jumping between characters willy-nilly, with Dan Lippert helping. Then the B block starts with PFT doing Gavin's friend (from Red Dead Redemption 2) with Dan, and Scott not really getting it. I was crying laughing on my way to work. Monika Smith is new, she's doing Bob Parks, some guy who grew up in the National Parks and whose bucket list includes "Drinking nut milks" ,"Riding an escalator", and "Getting a hug". Good debut.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
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    These are startin to get good

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I'll kneel for whoever, I don't give a shit

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Still the king

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    You better tie some oily rags around your ankles before the ants climb up and eat that candy ass.

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I'll let whoever eat my ass, I don't give a shit

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    GrApHiC dEsIgN iS mY pAsSiOn

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'll let whoever eat my ass, I don't give a shit

    Well, at least not while they are eating ass, hopefully.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Driving home from work last week I saw a truck with a tattered american flag overlaid with Jesus carrying the cross.

    Next to this was a large brazzers logo.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Driving home from work last week I saw a truck with a tattered american flag overlaid with Jesus carrying the cross.

    Next to this was a large brazzers logo.

    And you didn't wave back! So, you know, rude.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    GrApHiC dEsIgN iS mY pAsSiOn

    This is copyright theft.

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    Speaking of seeing things on trucks, I spotted this one on the way to work last week:

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    This week's Revolutions expounds on political legitimacy through war.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Where's the wedding ring?

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  • Kayne Red RobeKayne Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    Where's the wedding ring?

    Ah, a fellow purist.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    nothing pure about it

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  • never dienever die Registered User regular
    I remember driving home from work a couple of years ago and getting stuck behind a car that its license as "kawaii" and outlines of anime ladies as decals, with something about "being my waifu" on it and I wanted to drive off the road.

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    never die wrote: »
    I remember driving home from work a couple of years ago and getting stuck behind a car that its license as "kawaii" and outlines of anime ladies as decals, with something about "being my waifu" on it and I wanted to drive off the road.

    and let them escape?

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Just got to the Emu War episode of lions led by Donkeys.

    Fantastic. 5 stars

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  • CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    check out this sick beamer I saw at sheetz last month
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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    A woman I work with has a Harley Quinn themed vinyl wrap on her Civic, it's basically a mobile shrine to Margot Robbie at this point

    I know someone across our industrial lot has a car with an anime girl on it, and I may go check and see if it's that BMW...

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    the license plate does a lot of work, but the fake hood scoop is really the piece de resistance on that bmw

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Found the Harley Quinn car

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