Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bummer of a birthmark, Hal

No real time to blog today. I'm enjoying coffee in a cup with a Far Side comic strip. (You can buy the cup on E-Bay here). I can't find a picture to cut/paste here and it would probably violate copyright laws, but I'll describe it.

Two deer standing on their hind legs, are talking together like two human beings (typical Larson). One of them stares down at his furry chest upon which is emblazoned a giant circular target with smaller and smaller rings ending in a bulls-eye right over the deer's heart. The other deer takes one look and quips, "Bummer of a birthmark, Hal."

I searched for a picture and came across this site that points out the religious aspect of this cartoon. "The fact is we are all born with a fatal birthmark. According to the Bible, we have all inherited a sinful nature which inclines us toward sin, and furthermore have sinned and are thus destined to die. Romans 5:12; 6:23."

5 comments:

MojoSteve the Lightningman said...

I *so* miss Gary Larson's work. That man was/is an absolute genius!

4simpsons said...

I pictured that immediately from the title. One of my favorites!

Thomas said...

I also miss The Far Side. Larson was way ahead of his time.

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Anon,
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