And thanks to Markus for sending this in and saying “The following a CIDU for me: I have no idea, what to make of this (apparently old) The Far Side comic, which appeared today (Feb 15.)”
You may recall we have been hesitant about using The Far Side material, from Gary Larson’s apparent stated preferences. But preferences only go so far, and there is such a thing as fair use. While we have for a while been doing links rather than embedding or copying, mostly for LOL collections, a short-expiration link doesn’t seem suitable for a standalone CIDU-of-the-day.
Markus also raises the question of the status of the “Thanx!” inset. I doubt it could be simply real. It seems to be playing off the tradition of comics that use reader suggestions, and include a thanks note — such as Pluggers more recently or longer ago They’ll Do It Every Time with “A tip of the Hatlo hat”. But with that said, how is this relating to that tradition? Not just mocking it, if you ask me.