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Oct 30

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Rick Deckard Comments: Men like any pets they don’t have to take for walks.

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: 8.75 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “Men Like Rats”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    It’s a cookbook!

  2. Raoul Says:

    @THX – Good Show Sir!

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    The self-help guide for police informers

  4. drlemaster Says:

    I do, in fact, like rats. But I am now jealous of them since I don’t get one of those cool electric cars to drive around in.

  5. fred Says:

    I think any normal person could MacGyver a better weapon than that wee hatchet.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    In shops just in time for Hallowe’en: Tickle Me Cthulhu.

  7. Lillie Awesome Says:

    On the one hand, I’m glad I clicked to embiggen and confirm that the stubby-armed hobbit climbing the wall wasn’t grafted cheek to cheek with the furry octopede. On the other, I got that much more of an eyeball of scrawny mage thigh. So it’s a wash, is what I’m saying.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Is the title trying to say that humans are vermin, or that everyone’s been shrunk down to the size of rats?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    In order to survive, they had to become: Men like Pizza Rats!

  10. daard23 Says:

    Hmmm…I never played 3-D Tetris long enough to get to this level. Where’s my Nintendo Virtual Boy???
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Tetris#/media/File:3D_Tetris.jpg

  11. Rick Deckard Says:

    “We’re gonna need a bigger mousetrap.”

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    Anyone with a wardrobe and a desk might like to try to emulate beardy-man’s pose here. He seems to have invented non-Euclidean parcour.

    That or the back-bone’s connected to the thigh-bone with no intermediary hip-bone to complicate matters.

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Real men like rats! And toads! And bugs! Not icky girls!”
    (Or is that real boys?)

    The cover is seriously full of perspective fail: the aliens are supposed to be Godzilla sized, but that picture makes it hard to say if its much bigger than the two climbing dudes.

  14. Ray P Says:

    “Holy Naked Lunch toothed-anus monstrosity Batman!”
    Batman and Robin began rather threadbare.

    It’s … (roll Monty Python’s Flying Circus theme music)

  15. anon Says:

    Hat-ta-ta-hu hitmen lived with the furry thing, stealing its money, beermats and yodeling albums.
    Merk Stealin’
    Bro L. Chinos / Sobr Nochil

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Bizarre perspective on the human figures, but the “3-D” logo is kinda neat and it works.

  17. jrdelirio Says:

    @Tat Wood kind of refreshing having that alternate skeletal structure be applied to a male figure now and then.

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I feel the rest of us could have just not continued after @THX stole the show with #1. GSS!

    Nevertheless, I find I have to give a GSS to everyone. Solid work, all, especially midweek.

    I have a deficit of 3D perception, so this cover actually makes me ever so slightly nauseated, and not from the wormy thing or the beardy chap.

    I feel the back parts of the letters should be slightly smaller to make the perspective work. The R and S in RATS shouldn’t be the same size. And the people shouldn’t look like random spare limb assemblages. Maybe they’ve all got some terrible mutation where they have tiny arms and legs, but that would seem to make their parkour impossible. Beardy’s lack of hips, too.

    @anon’s work captures the hallucinogenic sense of this cover. I’m thinking the Naked Lunch critter is the Hat-ta-ta-hu hitman, and it’s stealing the humans’ stuff. They probably do yodel whilst they parkour. Maybe it took all their good weapons, too.

  19. Bruce A Munro Says:

    It’s not just the _size_ of the letters, it’s the way they’re positioned: the initial R in Rats looks like it’s _behind_ the monster’s head, so it seems to be smaller than the R, while the S looks to be in _front_ of the package right next to and above the climbing beardy, so it can’t be much larger than he is.

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