Sep 16

You moron, when I said wear a rubber on this date, I didn't mean on your headClick for full image

Bibliomancer’s Comments: As Sally dressed up in her new titanium hat she suddenly had second thoughts about agreeing to a blind date with that hunky astronaut’s college roommate.

Published 1961

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: 7.74 out of 10)

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29 Responses to “The Puzzle Planet”

  1. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Nicole Kidman’s tell-all book about her time with Scientology!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Noel’s House Party went to some dark places in the later series.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Policemen with armour and body cameras? I approve!

  4. fred Says:

    And the award for the worst GoT fan fiction of all time goes to…

  5. Perry Armstrong Says:

    David Cameron as drawn by Steve Bell is standing at the back, for some reason.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That’s the largest 35mm SLR I’ve ever seen. Clearly the notion of “miniaturization” hasn’t reached this planet yet.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Quick, Samantha, wrinkle your nose and they’ll turn back into Darren and Aunt Clara!”

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Do you mind if my assistant watches while we do your Playboy photoshoot?”

  9. Anna T. Says:

    Dave had been hired as the photographer for a fashion shoot, despite being a war photographer (of space wars, hence the spacesuit). So when the alien turned up in the middle of it, he was almost relieved . . .

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Eureka! It was Miss Blonde in the Triangle Room with the Absurd Yarmulke.

  11. anon Says:

    “Honey, remember how you said you’d do anything for me in your marriage wov?
    You’re going to sumo wrestle this guy here for my YouTube channel. And I need you to win. Our house is riding on it.”

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Comment #1 had me rolling on the floor. Hat’s off to Perry Armstrong.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Uncle Fester dropped by, he wants to borrow the tanning bed. Is that okay?”

  14. Perry Armstrong Says:

    (Thx A.R. This cover’s brought out my inner ‘Hollywood blondes’ geek!)

    Photographer: “Thank you Ms. Hedren, these publicity photos are gonna be great. Oh, and Mr. Hitchcock wants to see you now…”

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hey, that unbelievable blurb:
    “Was death just a practical joke here?”

    Was a copy editor just a practical joke here?

  16. JRDelirio Says:

    Is that what a lady would wear to a Royal Wedding in a machine planet?

  17. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @JRDelirio: ‘still more tasteful than Beatrice’s.

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    “Lisa?? You never told me you were Jewish!”

  19. anon Says:

    Ace duels noble Obokov
    the JiaJue Claw protects Kara’s head
    Sear Bert Downlow

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Dipsy really let himself go after the Teletubbies went off the air.

  21. fred Says:

    If you didn’t like Lebowski Thor leave the theatre now.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    For what it’s worth, here’s the B-side of our platter and a cover that, for once, looks as sensible either way up.
    You could swap the blurbs and they’d be just as applicable to the pictures.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Was Death Just A Practical Joke Here?” is applicable just about anywhere in the universe.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I really don’t think I can top comment #1 back all those ages ago. GSS, wherever you are.

  25. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tat – We’ve already had our fun with the flip side.

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tag Wizard: I remembered that later. But my point about the blurbs stands.

  27. THX 1139 Says:

    Brie Larson meets the Marvel superfans.

  28. Tor Mented Says:

    This cover makes me think of a modeling session in which the artist experimented with switching around the positions of the models. In one version, he would have Uncle Fester in the front wearing the space tam o’ shanter. In another, Nicole Kidman would be in the middle, wearing an outfit that is made of thin wires like the ones at her neck. (Censor sheep optional.) In a third, the studly spaceman would be in the front, but with the bald head and goofy space topknot of Uncle Fester.

  29. Hammy Says:

    Well, at least the mind-control helmets in the future are stylish!

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