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Good Show Sir Comments: Let’s get a close-up of that damsel in distress.

Published 1952

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: 8.10 out of 10)
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34 Responses to “Cybernetic Controller”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Those aren’t breasts ­­­­­­­­­­­– they’re Dalek bumps. And they’re migrating.

  2. Tom Noir Says:

    Not sure about the new Xbox’s ‘cybernetic controller’. Having to hold a full-sized swooning damsel seems inconvenient.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    Nah, not really you just hold the. . . er not going there. Let’s just say it’d be a hit among a significant portion of the target demographics. After all, video games are about experiencing things you can’t in real life. [Ducks]

  4. fred Says:

    Except for one little detail, a spot on depiction of Kevin Spacey’s career.

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    Hmm, that crash has left her a little out of whack, as Steve Martin would say.

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Relax, guys. She’s a mannequin, and he’s just using her to smuggle a giant fidget spinner. No big whoop.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    It was bad karma naming the first giant space rocket the “Hindenburg”.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Thanks for the close-up. I was wondering what had become of Emma Freud.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    After a long, intense, drug-laced brainstorming session, Led Zeppelin decides the artwork for its first album isn’t quite right yet.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Oh, the post-humanity!’

  11. Raoul Says:

    “Oh, the humidity!”

  12. Yoss Says:

    “A patch kit! A patch kit! My kingdom for an inner tube repair patch kit!”

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Shouldn’t there be a “spoiler alert” on that blurb? It sounds like the whole novel is laid out there.

    “Man’s revolt against scientific segregation brings death to the overlords. The end.”

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Would ‘H.K. Bulmer’ be our old chum Kenneth?

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=5412

    http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/?p=13858

    Either that or it’s Hong Kong Bulmer, Number One Superguy.

  15. MakkaPakka Says:

    The blurb reads like a cryptic crossword clue that lost its way. 1 down and 3 across: Man’s revolt etc. (10,10), happily the answer is provided.

  16. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tat Wood – Slick work, Sherlock: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?18911

  17. Anna T. Says:

    @Francis Boyle is correct: there is something rather anatomically improbable about her breasts.

    I’m thinking that’s not a real woman at all, but a poorly-made mannequin.

  18. Yoss Says:

    That is one sickly looking panther. Poor thing barely has any jawbone at all.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    True story: I hadn’t noticed GSS admin’s link above when I took a screen shot and rotated it precisely to better check out that expression—it is guaranteed to give you a nightmare tonight.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Oh, the boobanity!

    Miss Vinyl Fun (new 1952 model!) is deflating. At least I hope she’s an inflatable woman and not a real one, otherwise… eeesh. Are they scientifically segregating the genders, leaving men willing to “rescue” their plastic pals from Starship Hindendildo?

    The overlords appear to be carrying out terrible experiments on Felis concolor too.

    @Tat: well-spotted!

    @BC: It’s like one of those trailers that gives away the whole movie. You could look at that cover, read the blurb, and save your 1/6 for something else. Anything else. (A small amount of terrible food, if I know anything about 1952 Britain.)

  21. THX 1139 Says:

    @GSS xn: How dare you, potato and lard pie is still a delicacy in Blighty. Just the one potato, mind.

  22. B. Chiclitz Says:

    🎶🎶 Lord have mercy
    On the people in England
    For the terrible food
    These people must eat

    –Frank Zappa (ca. 1971)

  23. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSxN, B.Chiclitz, THX: It could be worse, it could be what Americans pretend is cheese. Or their alleged apples. Or all the Genetically Modified Corn Starch packaged in a thousand amusing and inedible ways.Or anything at all manufactured by Hershey’s.

  24. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—Don’t forget these little bad boys!

  25. Tor Mented Says:

    Food fight!

  26. Yoss Says:

    Wait, what’s wrong with our freedom apples? Unless you mean red delicious. Those are garbage.

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Yoss: I’ve got an heirloom Red Delicious in my garden and it’s yummy. But then I’m not mass-producing, and they only have to travel as far as indoors. Store-bought, I like a Gala or Fuji (not actually Japanese; a cross between Red Delicious and the apples Washington and Jefferson grew. ‘Merica!). Or Honeycrisp if they’re on sale.

    On a month-long journey across Britain, I was… not impressed… with the fruit and especially veg. Salad was laughable. Luckily I’m capable of existing entirely on meat and baked goods. Also, I learned you should never get to the breakfast buffet after the Russians do, as there won’t be anything left save empty containers and sullen people who can’t believe they have to go outside to smoke their terrible cigarettes.

  28. Yoss Says:

    @GSS ex-noob

    I believe that about your tree. I can remember red delicious apples being a lot better than the mealy, tasteless abominations currently available at the grocery store.

    Fuji and Gala are both good. I find Honeycrisps to be too hit-or-miss to justify paying three times as much. One bag will be great, the next will be like biting into a raw potato soaked in watered-down apple juice. Apparently they’re really temperamental to grow and process.

    These days I’m all about the Pink Lady apples. Just the right balance of sweet, tart, and crispness for me. That’s what I ended up planting. I probably won’t see any fruit for about two more years though.

  29. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A.V. Clarke: the poor man’s A.C. Clarke.

  30. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Yoss: Pink Lady is quite good. Am a bit envious of your tree. Mine came with the house, probably dates back to the mid-60s, when I’m sure there weren’t so many varieties for the homeowner to choose from.

    Fuji and Gala are both consistent choices, and often on sale, so yay. Ooh, Fujis are on sale half price this week, along with berries and grapes.

  31. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    If you can find them (they sell fast), Russet are the best apples. Everything else pales in comparison!

  32. Tor Mented Says:

    But how do they compare to oranges?

  33. Hammy Says:

    Tor (prev.):

    No comparison! 😉

    Last apples I bought, BTW, were called Cheekie – a product of New Zealand.

  34. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @TM #32…You can’t do that blasphemous comparison!

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