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Nov 17

Just sitting here naked... watching the dinosaur...Click for full image

Jon’s Art Direction: Oh, just pick some stuff from the clipart. It’s about a time machine, so make sure you put a clock in there!
Published 1965

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: 7.95 out of 10)
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One Response to “The Great Time Machine Hoax”

  1. Kathryn Says:

    The guy on the right looks like that character in Fallout: New Vegas. You know, the one Matthew Perry voices.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I imagine the lengthy tagline should be read out in a bored monotone judging by the lack of exclamation marks.

  3. SI Says:

    Picnics always get ruined by see-thru clocks.

  4. Craig T Says:

    Don’t forget to include a naked lady! Sex sells!

  5. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I imagine the cover blurb being read by Alan Rickman in his most withering tone…

  6. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    It’s “The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything” for the hepcat rat pack generation. It’s with it, it’s swinging, it’s jazz, man. It’s Madison Avenue advertising art from the back pages of a 1965 National Geographic, complete with … is that Helvetica?

  7. Jane Says:

    6:00–Time for naked yoga. 9:00–Remember to feed the dinosaur. 3:00–Time for another drink.

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    Is it just a splodge of grut on the cover, or is one of the buildings in that city skyline on fire and belching smoke?

  9. Jon Says:

    @Adam Roberts:

    It’s a smudge on the cover.

    Interestingly, this was handed over to me by my very conservative mother-in-law, who stated that my also very conservative father-in-law read it “a long time ago” and she thought I might enjoy it.

    It was several hours later, when I was back at home, that I realized my very conservative mother-in-law had just handed me a book with a naked woman on the front.

  10. Phil Says:

    The naked woman is cleverly hidden by placing her on a flying carpet, giving a vaguely overall metronome shape.

    My favourite design element is the floating, freehand letter M just below the word “Time”.

    Hmm? What do you mean, someone was testing a biro on the cover of this book?

  11. fred Says:

    I would bet my life that artist also illustrated school textbooks at one time.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    By an amazing coincidence, I have actually written a novel about a drunk who travels in time…

  13. Ian Says:

    “backward, forward and sideways through time”… but wait it was a hoax!!

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    You guys have it all wrong. It’s the dinosaur that is traveling through time!

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