Dec 20

Hurry! Finish my 'Tycoon Portrait with Rocket' before it flies away!Click for full image

Alice Comments: Club Tycoon / Sends Man to Moon / In Novel Jejune / With Cover Cartoon
Published 1965

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Club Tycoon”

  1. Bibliomancer Says:

    Book Co. of America. Where the “Co.” stands for “Con Job.”

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Did Malcolm Muggeridge’s lust for power know no bounds?

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    I nominate this for the title of the most Sixties* cover to have ever appeared on GSS.

    *The Mad Men Sixties, that is, not the Sixties that started in 1968.

  4. Ray P Says:

    Bertrand Russell and the sex-bomb.

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    I’ve got the theme from ‘Dave Allen at Large’ running in my head.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ethel waved her magic wand, recited the words of the mystic spell…and, rather than making her tycoon husband vanish, lost the top button to her kimono.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    I wonder what happened to that woman’s clothing, that she’s clearly been forced to cover up with simply a coat. I suspect the only reason that the old man hasn’t noticed yet is because he’s too preoccupied with that rocket, but when he’s done . . . eeh.

  8. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    He has dollar signs on his chair. $_$

  9. fred Says:

    He has a plaid suit over a paisley vest, the official power suit of ’60’s tycoons.

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    @DSWBT – He has a $ on his vest also. That’s how tycoons roll.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Agent: Felix, ‘Lix baby, I know you like writing SF, but frankly, this is terrible. OK, the cheesy boobs sold a few copies to the pimpled set, but nobody’s taking you seriously. Now, you sit down at that piano and gimme a concerto so we can get back to raking in the do-re-me! Leave that SF scam to Jimmy Baen.

  12. Ray P Says:

    Dollar signs everywhere? Maybe he wants to get in Ayn Rand’s gulch.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Ray P – Yes, even $ on the rocket!

    Here is a sneak peak at the finished portrait.

  14. GSS noob Says:

    I would like to commend Alice for her poem, which is probably better than the book and certainly better than the cover.

    @Francis Boyle: I’m certain I saw one of the junior ad guys at Sterling Cooper reading this. Possibly writing this. (one of them wrote SF, Wiki reminds me!)

  15. Raoul Says:

    It looks like a 1960s magazine perfume ad.

    Club Tycoon Fragrance for Men. Smell Like a Million Bucks

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The rocket isn’t traveling upwards, they’re all in free fall downwards.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Club Tycoon
    Sends Man to Moon
    Hoping that the dames will swoon
    Over his spacesuit pantaloon
    What a bunch of buffoons

  18. Ilum Says:

    Boss before you leave for your vacation on moon, Can you give clear verbal instructions to club tycoon

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