Aug 16

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Good Show Sir Comments:    ♫ I’ve been through the desert on a WTF with no name. ♫

Published 1971

Thanks to Erika for sending this in.

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: 8.96 out of 10)

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31 Responses to “Medizin für Melancholie”

  1. fred Says:

    I’d put this cover in the category of really really really bad hangover.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “When you’ve got a headache THIS bad…”

  3. Tom Noir Says:

    If this cover was french that cameldragon would have tits.

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:


  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Medizin worked. My Melancholie has been replaced by Halluzinationen.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    A horse designed by a committee of bored four-year-olds. They were going for more variety in the feet but it was time for their juice break and then afternoon lie down and after that they just sort of forgot about it..

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Is there any part of this cover that ISN’T primary or secondary sexual organs?

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    Carry On Swallow That Camel.

  9. fred Says:

    But the Germans don’t have talking covers or a fool riding a lobster. Yay America.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Once again, popular culture sets an unattainable standard for feminine beauty.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    @Bibliomancer: Same here.

    Clearly, the horse-camel hybridization experiments have been working a charm. They’ve been using Bactrian camels, for the largest possible number of humps.

    I don’t know what the wheel-shaped crown thing does, though. Or what human-colonized planet this is happening on.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    The Dali Llama

  13. Raoul Says:

    @Bibliomancer [RIMSHOT]

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Judging from the layout design, what we have here are “Chameaux sans frontières.”

  15. Anna T. Says:

    And yet again, @Bibliomancer nails it out of the park. Good show, sir, indeed.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Good show, Bibliomancer, good show.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I uh… yeah. Can’t top B’mancer.

    Good comment from GSS Admin, too; the laugh snapped my husband out of his stun at seeing the cover.

    Our copy has this cover, thankfully.

    The rockets shooting skyward from Ray’s head are somewhat nonsensical but at least most of the cover is one solid color, without odd beasts and yoni/lingam symbols everywhere.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    I thought THX’s was funnier, but it may be a bit culturally-specific.

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Not to mention age-specific. I remember those movies but they don’t get much play any more.

    B’s was bilingual.

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSSxN: I don’t know about your remote part of the world but ITV last showed it in 2011. ‘Carry On Cleo’ was on in April, just before the Grand National.

  21. THX 1138 Says:

    @TW #20: “What are you doing with your thing?” could be a GSS comment for all occasions and covers.

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @THX: Look behind you!

  23. Tat Wood Says:

    @THX: and ‘Blimus!’

    (actually, it was on a week or so later and ‘…At Your Convenience’ was selected as an entree to Aintree.)

  24. Iluvm Says:

    Neither FB nor GSS You are my only medicine

  25. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Salvador Dali’s A Medicine For Melancholy

    PG | 323 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Good Show Sir! | 16 August 1984

    Your Rating: **********
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    So like there’s this naked gal and i don’t even know what shes doing she’s feeding alligators or some shit but there’s this camel and its RED….(more)

    Director: Salvador Dali (credited) | Allan Carr (attributed)
    Writers: Ray Bradbury (novel) | Salvador Dali, Walt Disney, H. R. Giger (adaptation)
    Stars: Salvador Dali, Rob Lowe, Mae West (voice), Bea Arthur (voice) | See full cast and crew>>

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    Country: France | Spain | Switzerland | USA
    Language: English | French | Spanish | Cheese architecture
    Release Date: 16 August 1984
    Also Known As: Medizin fur Melancholie See more>>
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  26. Iluvm Says:

    Brilliant —The one and only DSWBT

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @DSWBT: Just goes to show how inaccurate IMDB is. Mae West was dead by then. And who played Bud, if Rob was playing himself? Everything else is so precise and accurate. This entry really needs another once-over. Hmph.

  28. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Can’t Stop the GSS ex-noob:you don’t know what depravity Allan Carr can commit, do you? 😉

  29. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @DSWB Credits: Of course! That guy would do anything for a buck. They didn’t have CGI back then so I’m sure he just used old footage of Mae. Would have added to the surrealism. Or did old clips of her just voice some random naked woman? Still pretty surrealistic.

    The blackmail value of this movie must be how he got Lowe to dance with Snow White. Must have taken Rob decades of therapy. No wonder he denies this.

    Still don’t know who Bud was. Guy must have left the biz after this fiasco. Who’d want to be remembered for a 5 1/2 hour movie that made no sense, had a dead sexy woman intercut randomly into the footage (poor Mae thought “Myra Breckinridge” was her lowest moment), a Golden Girl as a camel…

    Hey wait, I think I saw part of this in an all-night movie room at a con, where I was napping on the floor after the parties. Was Bud also Rob Lowe in heavy disguise, with a ridiculous accent?

    I’m not sure… it blurs together with the time I came into the movie room after the parties part-way through “Andy Warhol’s Bad”. (true story)

    The 80’s, man.

  30. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBigT—pas mal, pas mal du tout . . . a tour de force, even by Bea Arthur’s standards. Two Humps Up! 😏

  31. Tor Mented Says:

    Weirdest camel toes ever.

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