Mar 14

What a beautiful creature! Let's kill it for the museum!Click for larger image

Tat Wood Comments: ‘Jumanji’, the Borough Surveyers’ edition.

Published 1988

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: 6.25 out of 10)

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8 Responses to “Krono”

  1. fred Says:

    That crotch strapping suggests something way beyond ‘ill-fitting’.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “Take my advice, if you wait till the tiny insect gets close to the camera, you can make it look really big!”

  3. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Jim Nabors appears to have some sort of disarticulated thumb joint, to be able to hold the tripod like that, and Janet Leigh looks more bemused than concerned, although perhaps she’s concentrating on not capsizing the unseen gondola she’s apparently poling with her surveyor’s rod. Any guesses as to what the little white orb the giant dragonfly seems to be chasing might be?

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Human—take me to your ruler! Oh wait, there it is.”

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    @Lillie: It’s playing Pong.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Lillie A—I think the white orb might be, like, a giant spitball the creature uses for attacking. Seems like it would fit right into that ghastly annular mouth (which I just realized resembles Trump’s). Some basic motion lines would help a lot here, but that must be another missing item in the Unknown Artist Institute’s curriculum.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    The bug looks like a refugee from a bad kid’s show that’s going to start speaking any second.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This is merely incompetent as opposed to being horrifically bad by GSS standards.

    Yes, the spacesuits are dumb, the artist can’t draw hands, and the bug mouth is ridiculous, but it’s nothing compared to yesterday’s #2 cover. The colors are all right and the title font is only moderately stupid.

    @Lillie A seems to have identified the cast correctly. Jim should have had his videocamera running as soon as they stepped out of the spaceship, if it is one. Goll-ee!

    Maybe Janet’s thinking of smacking the bug with her stick. Bugs are sure gonna get in the way of the laser beam if that’s a theodolite. Maybe they’re opposed to having a new space subdivision on their territory. Gonna gum up the equipment with spitballs.

    (It’s better than my college roommate; they were still using chains and metal poles then and I was awakened every Sunday morning at 6 AM by the sound of all that being gathered up and dragged out, clanking. She was very apologetic, but you just can’t keep that quiet. Especially delightful after Saturday night parties.)

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