This desk calendar set was touted to be the last of Gary Larson's famous desk calendars with their ridiculously funny cartoons. This desk calendar is unused and highly sought after. Check out our other auctions, we are offering additional items from a private collection. The inside of the box is printed : To whom it may concern: Someone once said you should always leave a party ten minutes early. Of course, that leaves you with the predicament of no matter when you leave, it's ten minutes too late. Before long, you're sucked into a black hole that makes you want to just stay home and feed chcken giblets to the piranhat. (Or is that just me?) Well, What I'm trying to say , in my usual comfusing manner, is that I believe it's time for me to take my calendar and go home. First, though, let me thank my hosts. I owe the fans of this little creation so very, very much. (Unfortunately, I don't have your names and addresses, os t's nothing I can do about it.) Seventeen years ago when someone from my publisher first came to me with this idea of putting my cartoons into something that would be called the Off-The-Wall calendars, I initially balked before being convinced. Subsequently, I made two discoveries: (1) These calendars are a good thing and (2) I'm an idiot. (No. 1 was a total surprise; No. 2, not so much.) A shared since of humor is how friends find each other, I think. And sometimes when it strikes me that I really don't have a lot of friends (six, at last count, but that includes two dogs), these little calendars have reminded me that maybe I do. Gratefully, Gary Larson The back of the box is printed : We'll give the Aztecs their due - t were calendars before Gary Larson introduced the first Off-The-Wall Calendar in 1986. It only seems like he invented the modern date-keeping system because his calendars have sold approximately twelve bajillion copies over the last seventeen years. This is the big chief of them all. We're talking about the world's best-selling calendar - and, unfortunately, we're also talking about the end of the line. That's right, friends, this is the last Far Side Off-The-Wall Calendar that will ever be published. No Joke! It's over. Finito, sayonara, and good-night Irene. In the time-honored tradition of talented folks walking off at the top of their game and leaving their desperate fans begging for more (Think the Beatles' concert on the roof of Apple Records. ... Think Jordan winning the third straight NBA title before retiring...), Gary Larson has decided to let the rest of the calendar population have a shot at being number one. But we're not about to let this end-of-an-era event pass without a suitable send-off. For this last year, we're offering not one, but count-'em, six different box designs featuring a stellar cast of Far Side characters. (C'mon," as the say, "collect 'em all.") Inside each of these beauties, you'll find some of the funniest cartoons Gary Larson has ever done, all harkening back to the fact that this is THE END . So enjoy this last one while you can, 'cause while the days may continue to dawn after December 31, 2002, they're going to be a lot less funny. Buyer to pay shipping fee for postal service delivery. Insurance is additional and determined by winning bid. Payment by check or money order due within 5 days of auction close. Uninsured items shipped at buyer's risk. Thanks for looking and good luck with your bidding.