10 Funniest Far Side Comics Showing Viking Obsession

Gary Larson’s “The Far Side” has long been celebrated for its unique blend of humor, outlandish scenarios, and the whimsical portrayal of both human and animal behavior. 

Among the myriad of themes Larson explored, his fascination with Vikings stands out for its creativity, humor, and the ability to turn historical marauders into sources of laughter and amusement. 

One comic depicts a Viking in full battle regalia, standing at the prow of his longship, declaring, “I don’t know, I just feel like pillaging today.” This perfectly encapsulates the blend of mundane human emotion with the historically fierce reputation of Vikings 

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Imagine a Viking sprawled on a therapist’s couch, lamenting, “I just can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to life than looting and pillaging.”  

This comic turns the tables on the Viking stereotype, presenting a warrior in the midst of an identity crisis, humorously exploring themes of existentialism and the search for meaning beyond the sword. 

A scene shows a Viking dinner where one warrior sheepishly admits, “I’m actually a vegan.” The surrounding Vikings, clutching their meaty banquet, pause in a moment of bewildered silence. 

A group of Vikings is seen consulting a map, completely lost, with one suggesting, “Maybe we should’ve turned at Greenland.” This comic plays on the adventurous, often wandering nature of Viking expeditions 

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