Jan 11

He misunderstood when they entered him in the dressage event.Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Surprisingly, he got these trousers off the rack. He just bought two pair and had the tailor do some arse alterations.

Published 1976

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: 5.33 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “Stellar #2”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    A centaur ambassador down with the hip-hop moves? Yeaaaah booooooiiiiieeeee!

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    How could he wear the top hat with all that hair?

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    He’s just a regular old Oxford professor with a graduate student in the back of the horse suit.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    The suit looks like a hand-me-down from Winston Churchill. Must be why it fit so we’ll.

  5. Ray P Says:

    Send Narnians back through the wardrobe.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    That’s the thing about Centaurs—you can dress them up, you can send them to Oxford, but they’ll still leave a trail of road apples in their wake.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    He’s got the rarest form of Bighanditis, the one with the Two-Thumbitis variation.

  8. fred Says:

    I think a cover of the centaur Benjamin Disraeli would have been better as a dandified 20 year old.

  9. Raoul Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – It’s the Shaka sign.
    Apparently he is a Hawaiian surfer centaur who ended up an Oxford Don.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSS admin—the alt text for this cover is particularly droll. Thank you 😉

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    His murder was investigated by Inspector Horse.


  12. Tag Wizard Says:


    @GSS admin—the alt text for this cover is particularly droll. Thank you 😉

    Thank you. When it was time to write the alt-text, we only centaur best!

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    You mock his thumbs, but I bet his desk-drumming skills are, well, stellar.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JP—hmmm, stellar too?

  15. Anna T. Says:

    That centaur has a better tailor than some world leaders.

    Although I’m not so sure about the hat, with those ears.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    I imagine Oxford is going to be facing a lawsuit over equine-accessible restrooms. (lavs, the loo, the w.c.)
    And I pity the poor attendant who has to unfasten his trousers for him.

  17. JuanPaul Says:

    @Tor I think it goes a little something like this.

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    @JuanPaul: Lol. That centaur needs an “anatomical issues” tag.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JP—nice image I’ll work hard to purge from my brain. Imagine being the hind side of that centaur!

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    This advert may explain a lot.

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: Don’t be upset. He was just taking the piss.

  22. Alice Says:

    That’s a really fat “S” you have there, Professor Centaur.

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Regarding the mouse-over text, I wonder how the Olympic Committee would rule. I think they’d say Neigh.

    I have several others in this series. Good content despite the art. I’ll have to see if any of the others have daft covers.

    @Francis, @Anna: Maybe Ape-o-hippus has slits cut in it for the ears. His tailor does seem to be quite talented.

    Although what’s the blue sash about?

    @Tag: does this also get “suits you”?

    Bloody hell, the students will never have to worry about him sneaking up on them unexpectedly. Hooves on cobbles will be quite the racket. “Cheese it, Basil, Prof. Centaur’s around the corner!”

  24. FluffyGhostKitten Says:

    What’s up with the top of his head? Is he a Neanderthal centaur? *crosses fingers, because that would be awesome* And that’s not a shaka sign. I think he might belong to a street gang. Either that, or he’s saying ‘your mother is a whore’.

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Actually, I like this cover.

  26. JuanPaul Says:

    @ARY I’ve liked the Brothers H since I was a young fantasy geek. Often heavy handed (p.i.) but they elevated fantasy art.

  27. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @5: we’ll build a wall! And Aslan will pay for it!

  28. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I think he’s got two thumbs on each hand…you could almost say “he’s all thumbs”

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