Oct 14

Blind man about to get a surprise in the Please Touch MuseumClick for full image

Perry Comments: I actually rather like the artwork for this junior, abridged edition (even the title’s abridged!), but remain intrigued by the gentleman depicted at centre. Either he was already blind, or, assuming he’s one of the multitude blinded the night before, clearly thought it important to locate/don dark glasses prior to venturing outside!

Published 1973

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: 5.05 out of 10)

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11 Responses to “The Triffids”

  1. fred Says:

    Great googly moogly. If only the 60’s film triffids looked like that. MST3K would have had a field full of phallic symbols day with this.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s OK, it’s the kids’ version so they’re like puppies, pleased to see him therefore licking his face.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Tag Wizard – Those aren’t tentacles. They are flagella. Please fix the tag.

  4. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Bibliomancer – Stop being cilia.

  5. Anna T. Says:

    They look like they’ve got jalapeño peppers on strings, and are using them as impromptu flails. Which would explain why that man’s wearing sunglasses – to protect his eyes not from the Sun, since he can’t see, but the pepper-flails which could burn his eyes.

    There’s still phallic symbolism, but I came up with an explanation for the glasses.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wiz, B’Mancer—they are neither flagella, nor cilia, nor tentacles—they’re stalks, and those aren’t Triffids, they’re artichokes.

    You can tell this is true because they’re “stalking” that blind guy . . .

    Ok, I’m leaving . . . .

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Tag Wizard, if you plant another pun like that we’ll have to censor your posts to stem the tide of bad jokes. Let’s seed if you can leaf that urge behind.

  8. Perry Armstrong Says:

    Triffid #3 looks as though it’s confused about something.

  9. Vyrmis Says:

    Fred: sometimes a lethal bioengineered man-eating plant is just a lethal bioengineered man-eating plant.

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    So, if this is the abridged children’s version then, am I supposed to feel all warm and fuzzy when I see Janette Scott fight a triffid that spits poison and stings?

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    @DSWBT: No matter who you are, if Janette Scott doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy I suggest a visit to the doctor’s to check for a pulse.

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