Feb 06

Some day he'll have a chrome dome just like me, his Dad.Click for full image

Joachim Comments: They said American Football caused brain damage…. but, is this what they meant?

Published 1975

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: 8.54 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Formes Sous Tension”

  1. Tag Wizard Says:

    This is apparently a translation of Neal Barrett Jr’s Stress Pattern.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Ageing Vladimir Putin’s attempt to be ruler of Russia for all eternity suffered a slight setback when the clone turned out to be not exactly what he’d been promised.”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The NFL Little League.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Misread that as ‘galaxie/bs’. Still not sure if I made a mistake or not.

  5. fred Says:

    That missing/unbuttoned bottom shirt button is bugging the hell out of me.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    In the background, Michel Foucault ponders the meaning of postmodern science fiction.

  7. THX 1138 Says:

    Is this the son of the being that scared the shit out of us under the end credits of certain episodes of Star Trek? Or is it Clint Howard today?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    Parents: THIS is why you don’t want your child to grow up to be a football player.
    I give you fair warning.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a Metalunan Mutant from ‘This Island Earth’ indulging in a little ‘Gentle Ben’ cosplay.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Poor thing really has suffered brain damage. It’s trying to give the Vulcan Peace Salute and something’s gone horribly wrong.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Here’s a riddle. What’s got one thumb, severe hydrocephaly, and is trying to eat his own face? I’ll give you a clue.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    DS: 😀

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I tried to think of something to say, and all I came up with was:

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Well done everyone for avoiding the obvious Trump jokes. Oranges are not the only low-hanging fruit.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: you want ‘low-hanging fruit’? I’ve been avoiding the obvious ‘what-happened-to-one-through-twenty-one’ joke all this time.

  16. Joachim Boaz Says:

    The painted on (?) jersey (around the arms!) really bothers me…

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    @Dead Stuff: your fortitude is commendable but if he’s counting in Base 9 it might not be as many as that.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tat: Well put, sir! I give you a Perfect 12 for your joke.

  19. SI Says:

    Made for American football, destined for jerry Lewis impersonations.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:


  21. Yoss Says:

    I…. I don’t even have a joke. Just the realization that I looked at this for way too long. I went to art school. I still work in the art field, and never before have I been this transfixed by a single image.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A cover so bad, it’s pithed an art school grad!

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Holy Space Sheep, this is at #1, temporarily topping the two appearances of the classic ISTBE!

    9.78… that last .22 must be because of the French judge.

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:


  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s still at #1! Though down to 9.67.

    We are officially more disturbed by this than centaur with centaur arms.

    Which is appropriate, I think.

    Good Show, French Artist Sir! (and Joachim)

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