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Feb 22

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Click for full UNSHEEPED image

Joachim Comments: A monkey woman/man (?) or is that a tail… Regardless, two sheep are required.
Published 1962

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: 8.91 out of 10)
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27 Responses to “Jizzle”

  1. JuliusFlywheel Says:

    RT @GoodShowSir: New Book Cover: Jizzle http://t.co/ghVRO1Ek6r

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Well, you can’t entirely fault them for fraudulent advertising: the stories include a circus monkey called Jizzle and a Chinese dragon in Wales. But those are two distinct stories, and no team-up episode took place. I don’t doubt that Wyndham could have had one in his bottom-drawer from his early days when supply outstripped demand. This specimen comes from early 60s Britain, when just his name in big letters would sell a book, even in the pages were blank.
    I’d want to know why Giselle’s holding her own tail and the dragon’s – maybe her forearms are cold because someone shaved them.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    That dragon can’t believe his eyes. Jizzle, you know, like a cross between sizzle and erm… Best not to think about it.

  4. SI Says:

    Everybody poops!!! I can’t un-see it!

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Fo rizzle?!?

  6. Peper Says:

    @SI

    Now you made me see it too!!

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Looks like the transsexual Grinch is flashing his tats at some weird mashup of a Mardi Gras, Gay Pride, Chinese New Year parade.

    I’m overjizzled. I think I need to take a shower.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The Universe feels so much more cold and lonesome today…good show sir, jolly good show…

  9. Rags Says:

    One word comes to mind with this cover, FABULOUS!!!!

  10. Phil Says:

    This is another one of those “it’s funnier because it doesn’t all fit on the screen on my netbook” books. (When I first opened the page, only the letters JIZZ fitted on the screen.)

    Loving the double-sheep placement; looks like a woolly bra.

    Those were the days, when you could get a monkey and a dragon for just 2/6.

  11. FearofMusic Says:

    First glance impression,” Hmmm, kids book, very ‘Dr. Seussy’. Wonder if my nephew would..Holy Crap! The monkey’s got tits! What the?”

  12. fred Says:

    1962…furry porn cover….with that title….how many people went to prison over this?

  13. Frank Says:

    And the dragon’s blowing smoke up the monkey’s whatever. Truly something you wouldn’t want to be seen reading today, for all the other people’s minds in the gutter and thinking your kink is Not OK.

  14. Norbert Haupt Says:

    This is the kind of book you have to read on a Kindle on an airplane. Nobody sees what you’re reading.

  15. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Oh, Language, never stop changing the meanings of specific sound-chains. It’s always hilarious when you do.

  16. JuanPaul Says:

    Why, why, WHY did I click the “unsheeped image” link???

  17. Georgios Says:

    Yes, I remember the Jizzle ape character (Nowadays, a port-manteau word from “jizz” and “drizzle”, imagine what that can be…). Wasn’t it 1974 that Britain went… decimal? Pounds, shillings, pence and… farthings? Kydos to Wyndham, he wrote good stuff.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    @Georgios: it was February 15th 1971. I’d just learned to count and work out how many 3d Captain Scarlet bubble-gum packs I could get were I to be given half a crown and they made me do it all over again with 50p.

    Farthings went in 1964, although they could be found between floorboards for a generation to come.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The next time Dave Langford makes another complaint about how SF ain’t gettin’ no respect from journalists, show him this cover and ask “You want them to show respect for THIS?”

    Then Dave will cease complaining. For good.

  20. Noel Says:

    If I came across this in a bookshop I’d….. no, wait..

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I dared search for the slang term (and I do mean dared, seeing as how it’s perfectly legal for my ISP to sell my search history), and it had that meaning since the mid-19th century.

    Possibly Mr. W was taking the p (.42p nowadays, not allowing for inflation).

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    The face is at right-angle to the head. The face is looking toward the dragon’s back left foot. The head is pointed towards the J in ‘Joachim Comments’

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    On first glance I thought the monkey had been impaled on the dragon’s tail. On second glance I wished it had been.

  24. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I’m rather unsure who this cover was meant to appeal to: normally SF covers are going for teenage boys, the intellectually pretentious, and those who don’t care that the cover art really isn’t trying but this? Monkey fetishists? Menagerie enthusiasts? Masqueraders? It has a sort of “wacky adult fantasy” vibe to it which really doesn’t say “Wyndham” to me, but perhaps he’s different as a short story writer.

  25. Bibliomancer Says:

    Last night’s forecast was accurate. It said today would be cloudy with a chance of jizzle.

  26. fred Says:

    Takashi Miike does Kong v Godzilla.

  27. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I think “gibberish title” is my favorite tag of all time. Scrolling through those entries makes your head swoon, as though it were jizzling in your brain.

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