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May 09

Mr X and his Pussy PosseClick for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: I’ll keep clicking the remote until I find my rent-a-car.

Published 1972

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: 7.86 out of 10)
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32 Responses to “The X Factor”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Are you my mama?’

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Doc Savage: Musical of Bronze.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Art direction: ‘Whatever.’

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    It’s more like the “why?” factor.

    Yup, that’s me, picker of the low hanging fruit…though there doesn’t seem to be much hanging on this cover.

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I have returned to Earth, and brought back a three-headed mutant lion! Now, where’s my body oil?”

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Either he has Bell’s palsy or the artist doesn’t do faces.

  7. fred Says:

    The whole left side of his body is subtly different from the toes of his boots to his face.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Lion #2: “so, he thinks it’s funny when we chase the little red dot? Your laughing days have come to an end, shiny man.”

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    I didn’t think Steve Brookstein had got that desperate.

    (How’s THAT for low-hanging fruit?)

  10. Ray P Says:

    “I see you got your shirt off again.”

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Eventually, Zeppo got tired of always having to play the straight man, and abandoned the other three for a career in space engineering.

  12. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Sure, the wax-dip pants look great now, but the minute he takes a step, catastrophe (ahem).

  13. Anna T. Says:

    The three large cats seem scared of the shirtless wonder for some reason. Perhaps it has to do with his tight pants, or whatever it is he’s got in his right hand. At any rate, I wonder if he’s trying to summon a new shirt.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Lillie: I was about to argue with you about of what the trousers were made, but then I saw that his trousers have no belt loops. The belt is purely ornamental.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    Is this the sequel? http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=10419#comments

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Watch out, he’s got an atomic springknife!”

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Been trying to decode this bronzeness thing, and realized it must be a science fiction version of the classic Coppertone®️ print ad. The furry guys behind him are waiting for the right moment, jostling each other to see who gets to make the big pull.

  18. fred Says:

    Whatever that is on his head looks like you could slice it up and serve it for dessert.

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    In the 100th episode of Stargate SG1 they did a spoof,’Wormhole Xtreme’. Someone said, of the title, ‘you need an X so people know it’s sci-fi’.

    I think we may be needing a new tag:

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=11164

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=7115

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=11167

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=1297

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=11138

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=10915

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=6408

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=7855

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=224

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    snide Englishman accent “I think it’s completely rubbish.”

    I was going to suggest the “weird pecs” tag, but in fact those look okay. It’s the rest of his torso that looks wrong.

    Is his left side beaming in or out of frame? Are the fuzziness of that, the missing left arm, and the wrongness of the torso and face due to some transporter malfunction? And why is everything so beige?

    Do we have a generic “animals” tag? Because methinks those lions deserve a mention.

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—not dessert, it’s a slice of pizza.

  22. Anna T. Says:

    @Tat Wood: I second your motion.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood, Anna T.—I concur with you both. How do you think this new tag should read?

    I nominate “X Marks the Spot.”

  24. Bibliomancer Says:

    ♫ ♫ ♫
    I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
    So sexy it hurts
    I’m too sexy for my cat too sexy for my cat
    Poor pussy poor pussy cat
    And I’m too sexy for this cover
    ♫ ♫ ♫

  25. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T., B. Chiclitz: ‘Brand X’?

  26. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—il miglior fabbro! Gets my vote.

  27. Tag Wizard Says:

    OK I’ll get one of the staff to put together a “Brand-X” tag. Maybe a child labourer we hire for the Summer.

  28. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Awww yeah, I’ve been meaning to scratch that itch back there for a while now. Good thing one’s behind me, cause that would just be embarrassing.”

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wizard—I hear the taggers over at Chinese GSS are quite skillful and will work for the price of a visa.

  30. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: that would explain his arm placement, and his lack of expression. No doubt the trousers are giving him a wedgie which he’s trying to clear.

  31. infoqueen Says:

    George Hamilton’s early career was shrouded in mystery…

  32. tselliotcartoon Says:

    TMI/mystery solved? still need hot drink

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