The Far Side - Mating Rituals Calendar, Softcover Engagement, Andrews McMeel
Darwin figured it out 150 years ago. The Theory of Natural Selection. Survival of the fittest. Remember that from junior high biology? The strongest, smartest, fastest, most attractive members of an animal species succeed in winning mates, thus assuring the survival-and gradual evolution-of their breed. Think about it. . .and then feel good about yourself. After all, you've survived. You spring from a long line of winners. Well done! But what comes of the less fit. . .those that nature does not select? You know. . . the slow-witted and weak, the dim and the just plain dorky. Well, but for the work of one man, we likely would never know. Luckily, Gary Larson has chronicled the mishaps, maladies, and miserable failures of these less-than-alpha males and females in The Far Side. By paying special attention to the peculiar mating rituals practiced by The Far Side's subjects (dogs, cows, clowns, apes, nerds, etc.), Larson has over the years developed what amounts to the definitive treatise on inept courtship behavior. Call it Larson's own Theory of Natural Rejection. Each week, this little gem of a calendar presents a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse at nature's chronic romantic underachievers. It's like that show Blind Date except starring insects, aliens, farm animals, and cavemen. Read these cartoons. Laugh if you must. But above all, learn. Learn from their mistakes. Because like it or not, the continued viability of the species depends on you. We thank you, and Charles Darwin thanks you. This 2006 Softcover Engagement calendar was published by Andrews McMeel.
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