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Chicken humor

chickens on the roadGary Larson has given me more laughs and chuckles than all other comic artists combined.

His surreal sense of humor has really spoken to me in the past, and I was one of the many folks who were bummed out when he retired in 1995.

The reason he stopped even makes me admire him more. He felt like it was getting repetitive, and didn't want to be trapped in what he called the "Graveyard of mediocre cartoons".

His artwork and punch lines still hit me where it's funny, and I wished more comic strips would follow his lead by making such a graceful exit when they feel like all the good jokes are used up.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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