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Sep 19

Take your eyes off me girl's booty!Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Our winning (only) entry for Talk Like a Pirate Day! Thanks to Mitch for sending it in.

Published 1953

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: 7.33 out of 10)
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20 Responses to “The Space Pirate”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    No, no, it’s The Space Pilot!

  2. fred Says:

    She has a very friendly butterfly. Color coordinated as well,

  3. RachelJ Says:

    If you want to be taken seriously as a Space Pirate, purple novelty goggles are perhaps not the wisest choice. Also, might be an idea to invest in a Futuristic Ray Gun that doesn’t bend.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    I really don’t get what’s going on here. What’s he driving? Is the bug-eyed monster threatening the girl three feet away on the side of the road as he’s driving past? No wonder he looks so shocked. “That’s not something you see every day here on this barren alien moon!”

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is the space pirate called Toby. Because that be a fine name for a pirate of the nautical persuasion. For a space pirate not so much.

  6. THX 1139 Says:

    “Shiver me tim- hey, what happened to me timbers?!”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    Walking the plank on a low-gravity desert asteroid isn’t quite as big a threat.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @THX (1)—I think we’ve posted the Chinese GSS version of The Space Pilot.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Look, I know you boys are battling for the universe’s most potent secret and all, but I don’t know what you want with me, just because my name is Viagra.”

  10. ChineseGSS Says:

    @B.Chiclitz #8 – Good Show Slur!

  11. Anna T. Says:

    It’s a shame that the cover artist, despite going cheesy as all get out, didn’t bother to go with the expected imagery for a book called The Space Pirate. I mean, I guess the green guy is the pirate, but how do we know that for certain?

    And regarding the damsel, that is some mighty odd underwear she’s got herself captured in. That bra doesn’t appear to have any supports at all!

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    “Give me the treasure map to the secret, matey, or the Vegas showgirl gets it.”

    At first I thought the Earthman was looking through a vehicle’s windshield/windscreen at the alien and the woman outside. But note the space between the Earthman and the alien. It shows that the alien and the woman are inside the vehicle. Which makes me wonder where the alien’s lower body is. Is the blue object at the front his right leg stepping way, way forward? And if it is his leg, what is the Earthman’s right hand doing? I also thought that the Earthman was operating a vehicle control device with his left hand, but it’s not connected to anything. Maybe it’s some sort of wireless mouse … of the future!

    Question: What does a pirate say on his 80th birthday?
    Answer: Aye, matey.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Anna T.: The green guy is more a highwayman, albeit robbing golf-carts. I suppose ‘stand and deliver’ makes more sense on a planet with gravity and a flat surface.

  14. Raoul Says:

    @Tor – Har-har-har-har-har-ar-ar-r-r-r-R-R-R-R-R!

  15. Alice Says:

    Lady looks like she’s doing The Space Pilates

  16. MakkaPakka Says:

    Is the Universe’s most potent secret how to undo a bra one handed?

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Are we sure the girl’s a girl and not the over-sized figurehead for a very small privateer?

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The lady in the space-bra doesn’t look very convincingly menaced.

    “You’d better do what he says. I’m like terrified and stuff. (Puts fist on chin). Oh woe is me, won’t someone help. Um, woe.”

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “The” space pirate? There’s only one? Not a very pulpy future. Yaarrrr.

    (Shouldn’t the mouseover text read “me wench’s booty”?)

    Is this a hostage situation? Judging by the look on yon wench’s face, it seems more of a roleplaying thing. “Ooh, Mr. Alien, you’re so big and strong, and you have SUCH a big ray gun, what will poor little me do?” And the guy in the spandex t-shirt is shocked by this.

    Is the green alien or the guy in the machine-that-makes-no-sense The Space Pirate? Or is The Space Pirate Sir Not Appearing on this cover?

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The alien is totally copping a feel.

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