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Sep 06

Reading, Riting, Rithmetic, and ... Ruh-ro?!Click for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: “These books suck. Time to turn my VR helmet back on and watch porn.”

Published 1979

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: 6.80 out of 10)
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18 Responses to “The Fourth “R””

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The fourth “R” is “Raising your head with a hundredweight of tech on it”.

  2. Ray P Says:

    He chose to wear his lego Death Star on his head.

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “The books taught him everything—except what he needed most to know, such as, wearing a 100-lb hat will give you a permanent stoop.”

  4. fred Says:

    But the cover already has 4 “R”s.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Ritalin? Ridicule? Replacing books on shelves?

  6. Raoul Says:

    Fourth R? Ridiculous hat!

  7. Anna T. Says:

    He looks like he’s got a miniature city on his head.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anna T—You’ve nailed it! It’s Reykjavik, the fourth R! Good Show!

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Sequel to The Third “R” by George R.R.R. Martin

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Reconstructive surgery for his spine?

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    @Biblio: I was sure it was by J.R.R.R. Tolkien!

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What about Doctor JRRRRRR Asimov? Whither him? Off at Chinese GSS?

    I’ve had another look at the stupid hat, and I think the fourth R might be “Reynolds Wrap”. Looks a bit like the youngster made it out of foil.

    The husband says: It’s a Lego hat.

    I say, if the machine taught him everything, what’s he need all those books for?

  13. Alice Says:

    The fourth R? Reboot!

  14. Francis Boyle Says:

    Wow! Bad cover design and bad product design in one compact package!

  15. Anna T. Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: That sounds right. I didn’t think it was Rome.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T, B Chiclitz: Romford?

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat W—Could be, but I don’t think there’s enough to Romford to make a 100-lb hat.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat, BC: But wasn’t “Darkplace” in Romford? Is George O. Smith a pen name for Garth Marenghi? (naahh… Garth would never use a pen name)

    I think we’ve been overlooking the obvious:

    The Fourth R is “Rubbish”.

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