Sep 15

Parents, you should expect this if you name your child BarringtonClick to make hats more ridiculous

Alice Comments: Hey Tag Wizard! You get to use your “ridiculous hat” tag again!

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: 8.47 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Garments of Caean”

  1. Tag Wizard Says:

    Ridiculous hats, fancy hats, “boater” hat, and a bird hairdo!
    My work here is done.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’d be less embarrassed reading a porn mag on a bus.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Today, 15 September 2016 CE…today we at GSS have finally had a cover with a blurb that is not only apt, but superlative!

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Less DAW than ‘D’ARRRGH!’

  5. fred Says:

    ‘The American DAW edition has been heavily censored, all the references to sex have been edited out as is one very strange and comic chapter dealing with a prankster crime lord, so if possible, get the British one. The difference between these two versions is significant.’

    Mr DAW Censor must have a hat fetish.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Following fred’s link:

    “Bayley has produced an ostentatiously ingenious affectation, a literary party trick. I found myself closing the book with an appreciative chuckle.” – Frederick Patten

    I find myself avoiding the book with an exhilarating chuckle!

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Are these the Goon Squad we’ve heard so much about? Beep beep, as the Roadrunner on his hat would say.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Credit where credit is due, I suppose. They’ve all come through lime gelatin or sherbet, and yet their clothes look FABULOUS.

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    At last a book that combines my twin passions:18th century fashion and atomic weaponry!

  10. Ray P Says:

    Are those buttons or planets in the background?

  11. Anna T. Says:

    @Tom Noir: Maybe the garments use nukes as decorations or something.

    And, maybe this book does take place in space . . . with the fashions of the 18th century all the rage, including the utterly, utterly absurd ladies’ headwear. Boathead there would fit in pretty well at Versailles.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Alternate blurb to go with the cover:
    “He was the King of the Pimps on the seedy streets of the future!”

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    Why does a book published in 1980 have such a 1940s cover? It looks like one of those paper doll film-star dress-up kits.

    Make Tyrone Power Look Like A Dickhead. Price 75c.

  14. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: If I send you $1.50, can I get two? 😉

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  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Intriguingly, my entire wardrobe is compelling me to check GSS three times per day, every day of the week. I wonder what this means…?

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    Just one request for clarification: Do they pack the punch of an atomic explosion individually, or only collectively? Like if they all punch something at the same time?…Oh, never mind…

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