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Apr 10

Jesus and Mary Magdalene, kickin' back in happier timesClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Looking at the calendar it says it is some kind of “Holy Week”. So it is time to get pious here at GSS.

Published 1981

You might remember this from here.

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: 7.58 out of 10)
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16 Responses to “Un Martien Nomme Jesus”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Second Coming turned out to be a more casual event than most people expected.

  2. Raoul Says:

    French Jesus is chill.

  3. Alice Says:

    He reminds me of Buddy Christ.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Une couverture du livre qui est un morceau de merde.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    …and just like that, All My Sins Remembered pops up!

  6. THX 1138 Says:

    “We’re enjoying this refreshing glass of water and – whoops! Hey, how’d that happen? Ha, ha, just my bit of fun…”

  7. fred Says:

    Where’s Charlton Heston?

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    “This is how I role, motherf—ers.”

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    God the Father: Well Jesus boy, I know you’ve been enjoying the lifestyle, the miracle thing, the keys to the Jag, the club memberships and the babes and all, but don’t you think it’s time you started suffering for the redemption of all mankind?

    Jesus: Aw, c’mon dad, that’s like, so pre-millennial. I’d rather just work with the “Occupy Jerusalem” crowd for a few more months.

    God the Father: I’m not kidding JC, you’re going to find your allowance cut off if you don’t get out there and start getting betrayed.

    Jesus: OK, pop, but you’ll be sorry when more people are praying to me than to you.

    God the Father: Believe me kid, I could use a break.

  10. Danno Says:

    That is one of the coolest covers for a book I have ever seen.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    This has to be one of the most ’70s book covers I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of the cover of a Fleetwood Mac album.

    Also, I had no idea Jesus was a fan of skateboard shoes.

  12. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Danno, AnnaT: I think the success of the book can be given to the art director, and the failure to the artist. It has an interesting use of asymmetry and lighting, and the colours are bold choices. On the other hand, something is seriously, seriously wrong with Himself’s hands, and Mary looks to be suffering from microcephaly. The question, then, is whether or not we should look at the cover as it is, or as it should have been?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Startlingly dull for a French cover.

    Yes, it’s Casual Jesus in The Holy Tracksuit, but there’s no boobs, scary head babies, lurid colors, etc.

    The Blessed Poolside Chair does appear to be swooshing through something, though. Skimming across the surface of the pool, maybe?

    Jesus Is Just Alright.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only, and other times there was a pair of parallel lines instead.

    This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

    “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

    The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

    “But why are there scratch marks in the sand, Lord?”

    The Lord replied, “Mary and I were carrying you in our lawn chair. No worries, babe, she was chill with it too.”

  15. ProfBeetle Says:

    10 seconds after Jesus and Chere just casually mentiontoned to you that they’re in an “open” relationship. Wink, wink.

  16. jrdelirio Says:

    Space Jesus and Space Magdalene greet us for a tour of their crib shortly before their next album drops.

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