In defense of absurdism
On The Far Side, the benefit of silliness, and what is and is not absurd.
|Scott Hines||Jul 15|| 11||2|
I am mad on behalf of absurdism.
But first, let me explain myself.
Last week, for the first time in 25 years, cartoonist Gary Larson released new panels of his long-dormant and much-loved comic strip The Far Side. The comics are simple, single panels, each of them, with one-note gags: an urban commuter hailing a taxidermist rather than a taxi, alien hunt…