Apr 27

You don't need that gun to shoot me in the eyesClick to check out that nice pair, of sheep

Good Show Sir Comments: THIS is SHIT spelled by a dyslexic.

Published 1970

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: 7.65 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “Evil is Live Spelled Backwards”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    “How come you got the one with two people kissing and I got the one with a nun with a mustache?”

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is the pistol urinating?

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘So who do you fancy in Friday’s match then, eh?’

    ‘Well, the Superstate controls men’s minds…but the Underground has a better weapon. I’d give the Superstate 3:2.’

    ‘Ah…put ten on it?’

  4. Ray P Says:

    “The penis is evil, the gun is good.”

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I hope a hippie shows up in a moment and starts scat singing.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Oh my GOD-DOG, the artist can sure DELIVER-REVILED.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    “hi, I’m Ellen and this is my sister Nelle, who should really be wearing sun block.”

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    The Underground controls people’s minds too – that’s why nobody ever starts a conversation with a stranger. And there are those recordings of people from the 1950s saying ‘Mind the Gap’.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I don’t know about secret weapons, but I do see a lot of tit, spelled backwards of course.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Oh wait, now I get it—the secret weapon must be a monocle.

  11. THX 1138 Says:

    It’s also an anagram of I, vile Elvis. Which makes just as much sense.

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ah, 1970. The dreams of the sixties were receding and all we had left was silly psychedelia like this.

  13. fred Says:

    If that is an eye patch then we gots ourselves a pirate nuns situation.

  14. Anna T. Says:

    Pirate nuns, and male nuns. The guy with the moustache is also wearing a nun’s wimple. I wonder if they’re supposed to be evil or something. *shrug*

    There’s something seriously wrong with those women’s hands, by the way. And their torsos, even though you can’t see them. Look closely. Are we sure those aren’t badly-made mannequins?

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Slow learner that I am, it just occurred to me to ask how you all have been pronouncing this title in your heads all day. Has it been “live” as in “Live From New York it’s Saturday Night!” or “live” as in “Live and let live.”

    So, is “evil” “live” spelled backwards, or “live” spelled backwards?

    I ask.

  16. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – I would say that “evil” is an adjective so I would go with the adjectival “live” as in “Live from NY …”

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    Everybody, this is just a simple Rorschach. I’m not sure exactly what you all are seeing, but it’s just a projection of your subconscious.

    I see a butterfly.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I see a cloud of weird-smelling smoke emanating from the windows of the publisher’s office… if you know what I mean and I think you do.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @BC: I’ve been pronouncing it ‘butterfly’. 😉

  20. THX 1138 Says:

    @Anna T: RIP Marmalade Atkins.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Yes, that is definitely Sean Connery in the left circle.

    Now, does this mean that evil is pre-recorded or dead? Or merely dyslexic? And where’s the dog/god? Underground/superstate, respectively?

    And what do the pirate and male nun have to do with anything?

    This cover is so confusing that I suspect they must have put the boobs on just so people could claim to have a reason for staring at it other than sheer confusion.

  22. Ray P Says:

    The “nuns” look like Andrei Tarkovsky (director of Solaris & Stalker among others) and Cyndi “True colors” Lauper.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DeadSWBT, B’Mancer—my thanks for grammatical and linguistic analysis. “Evil” could equally be a noun. I think I’ll go with the butterfly, and the weird smoke.

  24. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – “Evil” could be a noun but I am hard pressed to make a noun out of “live”.

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Now we just need to identify the blonde that Connery’s smooching in the left scene (Ursula Andress?) and we’ve got ’em all.

    I would like to see Tartakovsky and Lauper in a buddy comedy. With some wacky explanation as to why Cyndi has glasses with one lens blacked out.

  26. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Riswohsdoog is Goodshowsir spelled backwards. You grok, man?

  27. fred Says:

    Connery and Tippi Hedren from Marnie.

  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred: By Jove, you’ve got it.

    So, after all these years, we’ve Sean/Tippi on the left and Tartakovsky/Lauper on the right.

    No idea WHY they’re being carried by two sheep-worthy redheads, where the gun barrel is from, or whether “live” is a verb or a noun, or what the blurb means, but almost 7 years’ worth of one question is answered.

    I suspect the whole thing is due to Offutt writing porn by the truckload.

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