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May 23

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Good Show Sir Comments: I know a cat person who needs a gun safety lecture.

Published 1990

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.87 out of 10)
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23 Responses to “Cat’s Gambit”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    Cat’s Gambit, by the author of Cat’s Pawn.. There’s a Chess-shire Cat joke in there somewhere.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Broccoli Punk: ‘WHY WON’T HE LOOK ME IN THE FACE?’

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    I’m going to stick my neck out and say Cat-man has just realised it’s a water pistol, and cats hate water, hence the sour expression.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The cat is looking in the same direction as the barrel as pointed, making me wonder if he forgot there was a bullet in the chamber just before the accident.

  5. Perry Armstrong Says:

    The Kazi Empire. They’re like the Kzinti but a bit shit.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Achilles’ neck is more like it.

  7. fred Says:

    These three don’t look like rebels trying to find the Achilles’ heel of an Evil Empire. They look more like three dudes trying to decide on what toppings to put on their pizza.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    The human looks remarkably unmoved by the sight of an improbably red-haired alien woman with the skin tone and physique of a spear of asparagus and an irate anthropomorphic lynx.

    It must be one of those days.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    The ray-gun was set to ‘turn target into hosepipe’ rather than ‘stun’ as RX Junior had thought. Oops!

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    I feel like there should be a tag for short legged humans. They seem to pop up every now and then.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JuanPaul—I thought those were mostly to be found on the French version of this site, Bon Spectacle Monsieur

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    @B. Chiclitz makes sense https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Photolautrec.jpg/220px-Photolautrec.jpg

  13. Al G. Says:

    Cat Person: “Okay, who left this lying around?”

    Human Dude: Nope, weren’t me, don’t look over here, jus’ mindin’ my own business…

    Alien Chick: Goddamnit! His other holster is empty AGAIN! I’ve told him a THOUSAND TIMES…

  14. Mark E Says:

    Does the Cat’s gambit involve him preventing weird neck creature from having his way with wistful man against the window?

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – on Bon Spectacle Monsieur Le Tag Sorcier would be like:

    Les problèmes de caractères!

    Les boulettes du diable!

    Ce que le baiser!

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    If you recall the French covers I sent in that showed up here (and moreso the ones not used) you’d share my view that a ‘Bravo_Monsieur.fr’ would ridicule those examples of bouquins that accidentally used relevant or well-proportioned art on their covers.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat W—so what you are saying is that “jambes courtes” would not be a tag, but
    “jambes normales” would be a tag. I think you’ve got it right.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—I wonder if they have a “Line Maginot” tag to depict hopeless misguided technological optimism.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Earthling! We suspect you of smuggling H’Chofpa in a body cavity. Assume the position! Officer Klarg — dig deep!”

  20. Severian 67 Says:

    I can see which one’s Ziggy, but which are Weird and Gilly? Or is Ziggy all three?

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: if they’re looking for the Achille’s Heel, they won’t find it in there!

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Cat person: ‘On the minus side, urinating on it means this gun will never work again. On the plus side, though, it came back positive. Congratulations! I hope it’s a kitten!’

    Broccoli punk: ‘YOU SAID YOU WOULD USE PROTECTION! I want to see a ring on this finger NOW!’

    Dude: ‘Dum de dum de dum…not here…’

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This is like the sci-fi version of the Swamp Castle sketch in MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL.
    Any moment now that human tries to break out into song, and the aliens shout “Stop that! There’s not going to be any singing while I’m here!”

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