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Mar 19

It's a wheelie good book!Click for larger head

Juan Paul Comments: Run! Crazy Uncle Leo found out we raided his porn stash!

Published 1978

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: 9.00 out of 10)
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22 Responses to “Wheels Within Wheels”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Agh! What a waste of precious helium!”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    That Zardoz guy is getting old.

  3. fred Says:

    I blame the Deep State for the screwed up shadowing in this cover.

  4. Raoul Says:

    I think it’s time for a wheels tag.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    The giant Bertrand Russell is held in the air by the static from all that velour.

  6. Anna T. Says:

    Does that guy have an insect head or what?

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    Finally fed up, the Wizard of Oz begins cracking down on public mime performances.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    @Tor they picked a bad time to do the “stuck in a glass box” routine.

  9. Tracy Says:

    Did anyone else notice the Head’s earlobes are transforming into buttocks?

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The rock formation in the lower right corner seems to be defying gravity.

    The disco clothes seem to be defying good taste. I guarantee someone in this picture is wearing Qiana (TM).

    @Tracy: maybe he’s related to the nose-butt guy from “Muller-Fokker”.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tag: I want to retroactively apply the “Old Man” tag to the one with the giant floating Heinlein head (something Eternity?), and at least one of the BAEN!splosion ones.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    @JuanPaul: I know! That’s exactly what it looks like, doesn’t it?
    @Tag: What does “booties” mean in your neck of the woods?
    @GSxN: I spent the most amount of time looking at that rock formation and couldn’t figure it out. Is it supposed to be a tilted pillar of rock and we are seeing through and beyond it? If so, the horizon with the buildings doesn’t match.
    @Tracy: And his chin is already there.

  13. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Sensing that his floating cranium had expanded beyond any logical limit, he glared judgmentally at the mimes and pondered, “What does a guy have to do to get a little head?”

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Old dude face has more cleavage than the blonde in the foreground.

    @Tor: You know it’s a bad rock when it gets more confused attention than Giant Floating Grumpy Old Boob Head.

    @Ikari: GSS!

  15. Hammy Says:

    @GSSxN (10,14) and Tor (12):

    That’s no rock formation. If you look closely, you’ll see it’s a desert rodent of unusual size (and a very confused one, since he’s got one paw on his head and is scratching his chin with the other) peeking out at the mimes from behind a giant felled statue of Thor (notice the hand in the far right, gripping the handle of what looks like a giant hammer).

    No doubt the rodent is trying to figure out why Thor’s statue, a pair of mimes and a Macy’s Thanksgiving balloon of Grumpy Old Boob Head ended up in the American Southwest….

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A’ight, I’m seeing the Thor’s hammer (which thanks to the documentary fillums by Marvel, we know fell to earth in New Mexico — the southwest!).

    But I fail to see the ROUS. Unless it’s a petrified ROUS, which would be Arizona (locale of Jennifter’s epic journey to acquire the scientific bachelor).

    Mimes can infest anywhere.

    There’s a big balloon fiesta in New Mexico, where many of them are shaped like interesting objects (like Darth Vader’s head, cows, stagecoaches).

    We can but surmise that something eldritch happened near Albuquerque (at which one should turn left). Or perhaps the author/artist had too much peyote and tequila during the balloon fiesta.

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is it just me, or does the male mime have a space sheep on his head?

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @17: squints I think you’re right!

    The mind boggles at what that implies.

  19. Hammy Says:

    @GSSxN (#16):

    The ROUS is *right THERE!* In the lower right of the cover. You can tell it’s a ROUS because its nose and ear are darker than the rest of it. While it is brown like petrified, it isn’t, because it is more tan and less red than the desert.

    You see it, don’t you? I swear it’s there…. 😉

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    squints, turns head sideways like confused dog

    Oh! The bottom-most blob! With the snout.

    The thing above it might be a petrified elephant with extra-long trunk if it isn’t Thor’s hammer.

    It’s been a week and we’re still more boggled by the rock formation than the floating head and mimes. This is truly a bad cover.

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    Regarding the excellent imitation of the censor-sheep on the male mime’s head, I find it funny that GSS ex-noob previously referred to a boob head.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: Frankly, we’d all have been better off if Space Sheep had covered the floating boob-head.

    It would have been almost equally creepy had it been CS Lewis, though.

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