Far side cartoon?

kpohly kpohly at uni-bielefeld.de
Thu Jan 16 02:55:23 EST 2003

Dear Dan

As far as I know the cartoon you are looking for is one drawn by Sidney 
Harris. His book "You Want Proof? I'll Give You Proof!" where this 
cartoon is said to be published seems to be out of print.

all the best

Karl Peter

Dan Riggs wrote:

> Dear netters:
> I try to stress the importance of knowing technical terms to my
> students.  I keep trying to find a Gary Larson cartoon to drive home
> this point.  In it, the astonomer Keppler makes the statement "So you
> see, the orbit of the planets is elliptical".  Three different students
> are confused about the terms.  One is thinking "what's an orbit?" the
> second, "what's a planet?", and the third, "what's elliptical?".  I'd
> like to find a digitized version of this cartoon so I could include it
> as part of a powerpoint presentation.  Can anyone supply it or can you
> tell me which of the many Larson comic collections contains this
> cartoon?
> thanks and happy new  year!
> Dan Riggs
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