May 16

Stop touching my leg, I'm pulling a dramatic pose!Click for full image

Jen Comments: “Sing with me, little one! ‘I-I-I’m a lumberjack and I’m okaaaay…'”
Published 1998

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: 8.92 out of 10)

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37 Responses to “A Mind For Trade”

  1. Repton Says:

    Is that Krang rounding out the trio there?

  2. Matt Says:

    More like a mind for rough trade.

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    What’s with that purple cloud behind him? Did he just fart?

  4. Weirdmage Says:

    I’m sure the alien is strategically placed so there isn’t even more wood on the cover.

  5. SI Says:

    This cover is glorious. From the embossed author names to that brian spider… thing… I don’t know.

    In fact… looking closer, where the heck does the guys left leg go. It seems to disappear into that alien.

  6. benny Says:

    The alien sure is exited about something

  7. Scott Marlowe Says:


  8. Claire Says:

    Oh, that looks uncomfortable.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s an invasion of personal space double whammy. “Sorry mate, I thought that was another log!”

  10. fred Says:

    Land in a field? Hell no! Find me a forest of giant trees, the denser the better.

  11. Brian Martinez Says:

    Clearly a world with highly advanced agriculture, in which farmers grow potatoes in their lower legs.

  12. Zycrow Says:

    The logical future for “Mark Trail”

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    There’s so much unintentional comedy in this cover that my head just exploded.

  14. Rebecca Says:

    What’s with the Captain Morgan pose?

  15. NGpm Says:

    It’s either a Captain Morgan pose or he’s trying to be a model for the J.C. Penney catalog.

  16. Prudynce Says:

    What is that brain with a foot?

  17. arch9enius Says:

    something from Doom I think.

  18. Dalton H. Says:

    Playing the Nervous Game with aliens is no fun. They don’t have nerves in their legs!

  19. Anna T. Says:

    There is a spaceship shaped like a giant nose in the background.

    That just adds icing on the cake to everything else previously pointed out.

  20. anon Says:

    Man: “Keep your arm pit just like that. Aah! Aaah!
    Alien servant: “FML”

  21. Ray P Says:

    Sir David Attenborough presents Planet X, mostly filmed in North California.

  22. JuanPaul Says:

    Never gonna find my leg, never gonna lookie down
    Never gonna move this log and emboss you
    Never gonna fly that ship, never gonna use this brain
    Never gonna un-zip this and surprise you

    -Flash Astley

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Prudynce: that’s the mind. It is for trade, you know.

  24. Bibliomancer Says:

    The L.L. Bean Catalog, year 3000

  25. Tat Wood Says:

    After the Johnny Depp debacle, makers of the new ‘Lone Ranger’ film opted to make Tonto and Silver CG aliens and do the whole thing in 3D. What could possibly go wrong?

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    …and I know it’s easy to miss in among everything else, but doesn’t this warrant a ‘Font Problems’ tag?

  27. JuanPaul Says:

    This goes beyond font problems. More like font train wreck.

  28. fred Says:

    I believe little blue alien is offering to trade the dude for the fallen tree.

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I dunno, they both seem a bit smug to me. The footed brain, however, has a little class.

  30. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And somebody should tell little blue boy that those shoulder pads are like, so 1980s.

  31. Ray P Says:

    I’ve never associated letting one’s prolapsed rectum dangle with class. Little blue looks like a bell-hop.

  32. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:


    (according to my calculations, if the conversation has stooped so low as to reach a RickRoll @22, a dank meme joke is actually a step upwards!)

  33. Ray P Says:

    Blue dude should have a cigarette hanging from his lower lip, a flat-cap, and a racing-form in his hand, Safari man needs a monocle. I can art-direct.

  34. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Ray P—good point. I just meant compared to the other two.

  35. DaveM Says:

    This book came out in 1997
    Kif & Zapp Brannigan (from Futurama) started in 1999
    Lawsuits ahoy!

  36. Tat Wood Says:

    If you look at this cover upside down, the thing in the spider-bot looks familiar. And painfully damaged.

  37. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sure, he may look like Rick Astley but I’m convinced he’s one of those who aliens who, as Spock once informed us, keep their genitals on their knees.

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