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Argyle Sweater: 2011 Day-to-Day Calendar Calendar – Day to Day Calendar, July 15, 2010

3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Calendar: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Pag edition (July 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740795600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740795602
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,513,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dave Edmiston TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 18, 2011
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I'd never heard of this strip before, but I saw all the reviews here comparing The Argyle Sweater to The Far Side. I figured this calendar might fill the void left by the now extinct Far Side of the Day calendars that my mom used to give me every year for Christmas.

Nope.

No such luck.

Not even close.

The similarities to Larson's strip are pretty striking, except without the same soul as the Far Side.

I'm 18 days into the new year and I've probably only had two or three chuckles. And I'm a sucker for a gag--I'll laugh at just about anything.

Oh well, I'll keep tearing the pages off every day, just in case.
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Obviously very few comics in history are as good as The Far Side. So, when I picked up this calendar I hoped it would at least be a poor man's Far Side. Man was I wrong. I would say it's more like a homeless man's Far Side, but that would be offensive to homeless people. The style is obviously mimicking The Far Side but the content is terrible. It's just plain not funny. It's July and I've only enjoyed two of the daily comics so far. I'm honestly considering throwing this away rather than finishing out the year.
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I was a huge fan of Gary Larson's Far Side comics... there were very few that didn't make me at least chuckle. There were only a couple reviews for this calendar when I ordered my 2011 daily calendar and they all said this was a close recreation of the Far Side. Maybe I've lost something in the years since the Far Side's been gone, but here I am almost 20 days into 2011 and there's been exactly one comic that made me smile. Not even a laugh - only a smile. Some of the old, original Far Sides still make me laugh 20 years later!

I think the problem with the Argyle Sweater is the creator just puts different ideas together that normally wouldn't make sense, and expects them to be funny for that reason alone. There's no irony in doing this... and no humor. One cartoon had an airplane crashing down onto Easter Island, with the words "Head-On, apply directly to the head" on the fuselage. One of the statues (all of them had cracks in their heads) had a speech bubble saying to the others that he'd been waiting for this and it's bound to work after all these years (or something to that effect). Not funny to me. Doesn't even make sense to me... I understand the product, and the large heads on Easter Island. It just doesn't make me laugh. They've all been a Far Cry from the Far Side classics like Midvale School for the Gifted, How Birds See the World, or any of the scenes in Hell.

I'm sorry to say it, but I think I would have been happier with a Dilbert calendar this year.
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I buy my dad a day by day calendar every year for christmas, I have always bought the Far Side. since that is no longer coming out I decided to get Argle Sweater. what a great decision! This is as close to the Far side as you can get.Very Funny
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I know in the world of online shopping it's "let the buyer beware" - but since I did a search for "Far Side calendars" I thought the results would be "Far Side calendars". I didn't notice the author's name - my bad. It was called "The Argyle Sweater" by Scott Hilburn. When I got the calendar and realized my mistake I was disappointed... but I decided to give it a try. As I checked out the calendar's drawings I couldn't believe it. It was so close an imitation of Gary Larsen's style it was almost identical. Almost - but Larsen's skill and originality wasn't quite there. And when I read some of the jokes... well, they were okay - a very few were even good - but they weren't a match for the twisted creativity that Larsen brought. I'd rather have my memories of the best of the Far Side, than an imitation of it. Oh well...
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I enjoy having the Argyle Sweater "page a day" calendar on my desk at work. It makes me smile every day. My favorite "Far Side" calendar isn't printed any more, so I had a hard time finding a replacement. This calendar comes closest for me of the others I've tried.
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This comic runs in my local paper. It's horrible. It's never funny. The jokes aren't even "so bad they're good," they're just cringe-worthy, every time. The worst puns in history. Even if you like things that are terrible, I wouldn't recommend this. There are more laughs in the phone book.
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Hilarious, bought a 2010 calendar not knowing it would be this good.
Love the humor that makes a person think a bit, the jokes are off the wall but not too disgusting.
I agree, great to have this desk calendar for work to start your day off with a smile!
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