Nov 30

Sure glad I'm not the guy searching this things rectum.Click for full image

Good Show Sir’s Comments: Nose ladder to left buttock… all clear.
Published 1980

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: 7.73 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Wild Talent”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “There’s a script for a Pixar movie in this somewhere – we’ll be rich beyond avarice!”

  2. anon Says:

    I seem to remember a sci-fi comedy with this very premise. Though, come to think of it, they didn’t have guns.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Would work much better as an advert for allergy medicine.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Must be some kind of game. Shoots and Ladders

  5. fred Says:

    Back cover
    Back home we got a building contractor. He gonna have a heart attack when he see the plans I brung him.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    The Numskulls take up Parkour, fiendishly disguised as snot.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    After several centuries of obsolescence, the homunculus theory returns, with a vengeance.

  8. Anna T. Says:

    They’re playing one of those locked-room games . . . only this one was designed by Salvador Dalí – or some other noted surrealist. Why else would they be trying to literally get in someone’s head?

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Pixar Presents
    Fernand Leger’s

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    I just don’t get modern architecture.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    What IS Paul Breen?

    Answer: the sound you make when you roll all in at skittles. ‘ Paaaauuuul breen!’

  12. THX 1138 Says:

    The chap under the eye has given up the will to live. Is he the Donald Pleasence of this excursion?

  13. Perry Armstrong Says:

    From the author of ‘The Lincoln Hunters’… and that gunman at the window is clearly meant to be Lee Harvey Oswald… I get it now – this must be inside the mind of a presidential assassination conspiracy theorist!

    Guess that means other bodies present include John Wilkes Booth, Charles Julius Guiteau, Leon Frank Czolgosz, Jack Leon Ruby and the elusive Grassy Noel Edmonds.

  14. THX 1138 Says:

    @Perry: Gassy Noel is a lot easier to track down.

  15. GSS noob Says:

    I had the pleasure of drinking Jim Beam with this author on several occasions, and now I see what drove him to it.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Twitch Plays Pokemon, visualised.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    When I read the yellow banner my first thought was “I knew that.”

  18. fred Says:

    Yes, a John Wick/Fantastic Voyage mashup is exactly what the world needs.

  19. Tor Mented Says:

    Some people just get in your face.

  20. Leak Says:

    @DSWDT: more like “Twitch Plays John Malkovich”…

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    AFAIK (thanks to Google), this is the story of a telepath, but he looks like a regular guy, not Dali’s Visible Man (With Little Green Army Men). He does, therefore, get inside people’s heads, but there’s only one of him.

    It had a number of covers over the 25 years of printing (orig. 1955), but this looks to be the final one — and the worst.

    Now I want to have young me hear what snarky remarks Bob would have made about this. I’m sure he would have.

    Without him, we wouldn’t have the fannish word “Tuckerization”.

  22. JJYoyo Says:

    Where I come from the phrase “having rooms to rent upstairs” was not a compliment….

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The telepath didn’t enjoy his visit to the NRA convention.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: That explains his wide eyes and thousand-yard stare. What has been seen cannot be unseen. Let’s hope the next people crawling around in his head are shrinks.

  25. Leak Says:

    @GSSxn: just wait until the first psychic sues someone because their messed up thoughts gave them PTSD…

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