Oct 02

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Good Show Sir Comments: Wankh On, Jeeves.
Published 1979

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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: 8.17 out of 10)

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30 Responses to “Servants of the Wankh”

  1. Sir Bob of Bobbinghamshire Says:

    We should all serve the Wankh.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Sir Bob: if what the Internets tell us is true, we all do.

    The disturbing part, though, is that for some of us, the Wankh does look like an anthropomorphic froggie.

  3. Noel Says:

    I think I need a hand with this one. The lonesome toad doesn’t do it for me.

  4. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s OK, it’s pronounced “Vonkh”!

  5. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Kewl – it’s the ‘Dracula presenting you with a Boss Nass action figure’ fanfic we’ve always wanted!

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Guardian has instituted the Wankh Awards for books with the most unintentionally smuttiest titles:

    When informed of the British slang meaning of Wankh, Jack Vance changed Wankh to Wannek throughout the book. (I will assume the “e” is silent).

  7. fred Says:

    Official anthem of the Wankh.

  8. SI Says:

    I recognise that guy!

  9. Jack Vance Says:

    @Bibliomancer – You are misinformed, sir. I directed that the publisher change Wankh to Wank throughout the book. I can’t believe the editors missed that typo everywhere including the title on the cover.

    And I also requested that they change it to Servants of the Jerkov in the UK.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tag Wizard – “deceased author in the comments” tag needed.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    I’ve heard of washboard abs, but I think the artist got carried away.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    He does look rather self-satisfied.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat Wood—I think it’s the fish oil. It finally worked its magic. That’s one relieved amphibian on the throne.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Get back to the Patty Duke show Uncle Martin!!

  15. Bibliomancer Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Thanks for the link. I knew that was a familiar face.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    On top of the hilarious title, I think the fact that the artist’s last name is “Van Dongen” really ought to be noted, again. *immature snickering*

    Or would only North Americans see that?

  17. anon Says:

    Seventh Wank of Shart
    2 Replica Hands of Taut Event

  18. anon Says:

    @Anna T.: Jack Vance, Jack Tweiss, Jack Thri Timms, …

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    These Jack Vance books were some of my favorites growing up. I’d spend hours reading them. My mother would call out asking where I was, and I’d yell that I was “Up in my room, having a Wankh”.

    In school I formed a club with a bunch of other boys who were also fans. We called ourselves the “Chronic Wankhers”.

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    I’m confused by how many ‘anon’ regulars we have or if each one is a one-off.

  21. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Perry: That’s Frog, from Chrono Trigger. It’s always a ‘Good Morning, Crono!’ when there’s a Wankh to be had.

  22. anon Says:

    @Tat Wood: AFAIK it’s just me spamming the site.

  23. Tat Wood Says:

    @anon: copyright the name – you’ll make MILLIONS!

  24. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @anon, Tat: but whom are you supposed to sue for copyright violation?

  25. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Dead Stuff: anyone not using a name here but with a traceable URL – it’s like Maverick choosing not to brand cattle and claiming all unbranded cattle as his own.

    So, in essence, all computer owners not so far known to have commented on GSS are in violation. Ker-chingggg!

  26. Tat Wood Says:

    Buford the Toad has been working out – that’s a fifteen-pack. And a Toad-Emperor being ferried around by a smirking Will Self wasn’t in the novel as far as I recall.

  27. random Donna Says:

    Came here just to see if anyone had made a “Why the long face?” joke yet… feeling a little let down, to be honest.

  28. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @rD: madam, we’ve saved you a seat. 😉

  29. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The fact that the pun is already there on the cover made it difficult to add anything, but here goes nothing….

    The Wankh made a big deal out of a small part.

  30. Ray P Says:

    “Your credit is good here, Mr. Torrance.”

    The servants were a race of sub-men descended from game-show hosts.

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