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Mar 27

Who airbrushed the dope wings on your van?Click for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: Play that funky music white boy.
Published 1989

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: 7.45 out of 10)
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28 Responses to “Mixed Doubles”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Anyone for tennis? Anyone for heinous?

  2. fred Says:

    ” I Ran From This Cover ” – Flock of Seagulls

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    His shirt is the clothing equivalent of a mullet. Business on left, party on the right. Or is it business on the right and party on the left?

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    With his song, his larceny, and his time machine, there may be no way he can lose, but we certainly all have.

  5. Doug Says:

    Hey! I submitted this a few years ago and it never got picked 🙁

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    What is oozing from the bottom of the book?

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    @JuanPaul: I think it’s this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOXabVLsb3Q

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    @tat the children of today are going to think that everybody, in the 80s, played the saxophone.

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Out of all the garish Eightiesness on this cover, I think the bizarre artwork on the van annoys me the most. What is that even supposed to be?

  10. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Doug – GSS Admin can be a real dick. Welcome to my world! 🙂

  11. Ray P Says:

    @ Anna Looks to me like Angel’s wings.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    @JuanPaul – That’s the plastic foot of one of those stands displaying the book behind it. I propped the paperback against it for the shot.

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    @Biblio: Thank God. I thought the cover had gotten too excited over how ’80s it was.

  14. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @JuanPaul – you mean you didn’t?

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Girl in pink: “I like to touch myself like this….”
    Girl in yellow: “Try underhand instead…you’ll get more support.”
    Guy in green: “What is that red gas Blond Guy over there is emitting?”
    Blond Guy: “No one’s going to notice my fart if I play real loud.”

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    He is a thief with a time machine and you ask how he could lose. Well, by choosing to go to the ’80s. What is he going to steal — cocaine, Casio keyboards and VHS tapes?

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This is… special.

    “How could he lose?” By sticking with the 80’s? I mean, I had a good time in the 80s but that was more to do with my age. I’m with @Tor — what’s he going to steal that’s worth anything? I suppose if he’s really, really into cocaine, pastel, and hair mousse he’d be happy (I still have a Casio keyboard and VHS tapes).

    Why are the background people wearing all one color? It should be a mixture of those, maybe with some Bedazzling (TM) work. Too tough for the artist?

    Like @JuanPaul said, his shirt is ridiculous. Half T, half Seinfeld puffy shirt.

    The keyboard is ridiculous and impossible, but considering his malformed hands, I guess it doesn’t matter. Seriously, does his right index finger have four joints?

    Why does the van have angel wings painted on it, and so awkwardly?

    What the heck is the rock formation behind everyone? Why are they there?

    Peak 80s.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Regarding a running gag here on GSS, about how Publisher’s Weakly kept saying “Buffy fans will find a lot to like” on one fantasy series…

    I just came across an advert for “Aunty Lee’s Delights”, and the blurb says, and I quote:

    “Fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series will find a lot to like” (Publishers Weekly).

    PW: complete hacks with limited vocabulary!

  19. JuanPaul Says:

    @LAwesome–well maybe I did. But I only tried it once and I didn’t inhale. Maybe I exhaled, but only a little!

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: Wait. Maybe the van decor is seagull wings. Would explain why the band ran so far away.

  21. Francis Boyle Says:

    Of course he can lose. He’s too stupid to realise he should be buying Apple shares instead of futzing about with petty theft. (And that’s another crap cover I’ve carefully avoided talking about.)

  22. Anna T. Says:

    @Ray P: Okay, that’s fair, but why are they disembodied? Did the van’s owner ambush an angel and chop them off?

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Francis: Now, now, he’s a thief. He should be stealing money and/or items to sell for money to buy Apple shares. Instead of the minivan with the puzzling wings.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Wait… I’ve got it… the minivan, the naff hair and outfits — blondie’s telling the others “get yer ass in gear and we’ll trow back some keggers and boilo at the ‘DC or hit the weed like a champ.”

  25. Tracy Says:

    Couple at left: “Who is this guy?”
    Girl in pink jumpsuit: “I dunno. I just turned around and poof! he was there.”

  26. RachelJ Says:

    I wonder what Texas Triumphant is about.

  27. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s a misprint, it should be “Texas Trumpet”, a book about jazz.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The same guy who gave us this:

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=4677

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