Nov 27

80's exercise videos were so odd...Click for full image

Bibliomancer Comments: Ziggy Stardust and the all-girl Devo tribute band are about to take the stage!
Published 1987

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: 8.91 out of 10)

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24 Responses to “Children of the Lens”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I’ve heard of a man with three buttocks, but a man with three breasts?!

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Are they singing and dancing?

  3. Phil Says:

    I think I would have erred on the side of caution, and space-sheeped the triple-boob.

    Certainly demanding of a “font problems” tag, although you’ve got to admire that droopy S with enclosed 6.

  4. Tag Wizard Says:

    Ah, the eternal question – is it a font problem or font flair?

    I’m still hoping to find a black and white cat hidden somewhere within this illustration, even though it most likely falls within the Pre-Orson Ouvre.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Edward Elmer Smith PhD. A true prophet. Not only did he provide almost all the space-age terminology for ‘Star Trek’ in the forties but be foresaw the Nolan Sisters.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    “Oh god! I sneezed out Kraftwerk!”

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Tom at #6: ROTFL worthy. :-)

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The last crew to try this ploy had been ambushed by tentacles and lost their trousers!

  9. fred Says:

    A ‘The Producers’ Broadway scam using the Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom COULD work, if the Four were female quadruplets and Doom had a boom-box on his chest.

  10. dpn Says:

    Amazing; there is ting everywhere except on the metal suit.

  11. FearõfMusïc Says:

    @Tag Wizard: This would seem to be begging for that ‘interpetive dance’ tag. Among other things.

  12. Rags Says:

    What the hell is going on in this cover…i mean…..WTF? Power rangers without their masks?

    What is with the orgasmic giant face as well?

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Not sure what’s going on, but maybe they’re doing a riff on “Brown Girl In The Ring”:

    Cyborg in the ring
    tra-la-la la-la!
    there’s a cyborg in the ring
    tra la-la-la-la-la!
    Cyborg in the ring
    tra-la-la la-la!
    He looks like a wannabe RoboCop, tra-la-la!

  14. Lionrock Says:

    Is this an early rehearsal for the seminal Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip hit “I lost my Heart to a Starship Trooper”:

  15. Stevie T Says:

    Hey Tag Wiz–This just sings out for some “interpretive dance” love…

    @A.R, Yngve @13: Dangit, you beat me to it! That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this! Although you came up with better lyrics…

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A lot of these cheesy covers look better if you play “I lost my Heart to a Starship Trooper” in the background (that song is definitely a “guilty pleasure” of mine…).

  17. Tag Wizard Says:

    Truth, Stevie T! You know what else it sings out for? An author tag, a series tag, and there’s something else that I hadn’t seen, but now I have seen, I just can’t unsee… now what was it…

  18. Jaouad Says:

    It’s always embarrassing when you misplace your glasses and have to squint in order to find your home planet.

    Doubly so when you’re called The Famous Lensman.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    It was only when Ken, still completely lacking his own proper apparatus, dared to grow the third boob that the Barbies had had enough. Clad in tasteful, color-coordinated jumpsuits, they slowly, menacingly, closed in.

  20. Lionrock Says:

    Total Recall 2: This time Arnie has the third boob.

  21. Mongoose Says:

    Go Go Power Lensman! Mighty Morphin Power Lensman!

    For more obscure but more fitting: “Lensmanplanet”.

  22. anon Says:

    Ok. Now, who’s “The Len”?

  23. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I see the “booties” tag, but I’m not seeing any on the cover…the girls have rather flat looking behinds if you ask me…

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The song is obviously “Baby’s Got No Back” by Sir White-A-Bread.

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