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Q: Far Sides Comics Strip Date ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Far Sides Comics Strip Date
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: hnguyen-ga
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Posted: 29 Oct 2005 15:18 PDT
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Question ID: 586524
I am looking for the date on which a particular Far Sides comic ran. I
remember the strip was called "Four Basic Personality Types", with the
panel divided into four equal parts, each featuring a person looking
at a half-filled glass. The first lady said the glass was half-full,
the second said it was half empty, and the third was undecided. The
fourth person looked at the glass and said "Hey, I ordered a cheese
burger". I want to know the date (just the month and year will be
fine) on which this little cartoon first appeared in newspaper. I have
the Complete collection of the Far Sides with the strips arranged in
chronological order, but I can't seem to find this little elusive one.

Request for Question Clarification by juggler-ga on 29 Oct 2005 18:25 PDT
A reproduction of the original comic appears on page 20 of the book,
"Personality Type," by Lenore Thomson.

Unlike the image of the "Four Basic Personality Types" comic that
appears elsewhere, the comic in Thomson's book includes a date by
Larson's signature (this is how it would have appeared in newspapers
originally).  The date is small, but it looks like "10-5" (i.e.,
October 5).  Also, a copyright year that appears to be 1990 is in the
lower left corner.

What do you think?

Clarification of Question by hnguyen-ga on 30 Oct 2005 07:22 PST
Hi  juggler-ga,

You are amazing. I just checked my complete volume of Far Sides, and
the date Oct 5, 1990 is exactly right. This is my first time with
Google Answers, so please forgive me for this mundance question, but
how do I credit you ?
Subject: Re: Far Sides Comics Strip Date
Answered By: juggler-ga on 30 Oct 2005 10:29 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

We'll make October 5, 1990, the official answer here.

As indicated above, a reproduction of the original comic appears on
page 20 of the book, "Personality Type," by Lenore Thomson.

search strategy: "search inside": larson "four basic personality"

hnguyen-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Juggler was prompt and precise. I'm very impressed.

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