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Yep... children's programs are definitely being written on more LSD than normal.Click for full image

Artist: What ya want chief?
Art Director: Ever seen a baby staring at bright flashing colours or the TV? Well draw that type of face! Except floating disembodied through space.
Artist: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit taking amphetamines.
Published 1990

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Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 8.85 out of 10)
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15 Responses to “Twilight of Briareus”

  1. SI Says:

    We don’t remember, but this is actually what happens to babies when they watch such programs as the Tweenies.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Little-known movie trivia:

    Stanley Kubrick suggested ending “2001” with Dave Bowman turning into a planet-sized, disembodied Starchild head floating through space…

    …and Arthur C. Clarke replied: “That’s the stupidest ****ing thing I ever heard.”

    Kubrick changed his mind.

  3. Adam Roberts Says:

    It’s Gail Porter!

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Don’t stare at the stars in the vacuum of space, kid… the cosmic radiation will make you go blind! Oops, too late.”

  5. Pat Says:

    That is the copy I had. Always put it front cover down so I wouldn’t have to look at it unexpectedly. Good book, though.

  6. Evad Says:

    I don’t know – my kids watched years of Teletubbies and their eyes never bugged-out, turned red or caused complete loss of hair.

    Although I had those symptoms but for mostly unrelated reasons.

    Anyway, nasty looking kid. Not inducing cutesy feelings of warmth, affection or any other parental-like emotion. Only two or three times have I ever wanted my kids to die in the cold vacuum of space – so that doesn’t count. Right?

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The awesome splendor of sunrise over Megabrain!

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    And Rush’s head kept swelling… and swelling… and SWELLING…

  9. Rich Says:

    I’ve got that. I forgive the cover because the story is excellent.

  10. Susan Says:

    give the comments here maybe we should ask Chris Achilleos (the artist) if we can use it for the e-cover to Nina Kiriki Hofman’s Toobychubbies…

  11. Jaouad Says:

    “If I’ve told him once, I’ve told him a hundred times: Guild Navigators have BLUE eyes!!”

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Is it just me, or does that baby look to anyone else like a galaxy-sized CS Lewis? Maybe it’s the Law of Cosmic Censorship at work.

  13. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    For sale: baby’s head, never worn.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    DSWBT, you are really bored aren’t you?

    :P

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tom: I resent the implication that I’m a one-dimensional, snark-obsessed electrical appliance

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