May 08

Gator got your fanny, chomp, chomp, chompClick for larger image

Lillie Awesome Comments: When in doubt, floating eyeball and clip art alligators that can swim through sand.

Published 1978

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: 8.48 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “A Bundle of Nerves”

  1. Tag Wizard Says:

    Any suggestions for a better tag than “topless”?

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    @TW: Bottomful?

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    I am the eye in the sky
    Looking at you
    I can read your mind
    I am the maker of rules
    Dealing with fools
    I can cheat you blind
    And I don’t need to see any more
    To know that
    You’re about to be torn apart by alligators.

    Sort of got away from me at the end, there.

  4. fred Says:

    @TW: ‘yes no torso’.

    The storyboard panel that clinched a David Lynch movie of Ka-Zar for Marvel.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Dear TW—


    B.C. the Pedant

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I guess it’s a bundle of optic nerves.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    @TW – Rear Admiral, Lower Half

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    Dammit, Terry Gilliam, you made it look so easy. It is not easy.

  9. THX 1138 Says:

    This is what happens to you if you don’t walk through that footbath at the local swimming pool.

  10. SI Says:

    When I turn on a giant worm hole eye I too keep an army of crocodiles around to bite through the power cord!

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    “Hi there. You might remember me from such awful book covers like ‘Monster of the Maze’ and ‘Circus World’. Well, I’m here to tell you about something you may have the wrong idea about; reverse mortgages…”

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @ SI—I don’t think that alligator (crocodile?) is about to bite through the power cord. I just think he’s yawning because he’s stuck on such a boring cover.

    By the way, here’s another reason to miss Dead Stuff, who at least would know whether they are crocs or gators.

  13. Tag Wizard Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – It’s obviously a crocogator, which are indigenous to Portmanteau Parish, Louisiana.

    BTW, GSS on #6

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Sir Tag—Back atcha for “Portmanteau Parish.”

    Now fix that spelling error (5)!

  15. Tag Wizard Says:

    @BC. – The egregeous typo has been fixed.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    I have to say, I’ve never seen tears that look like that.

  17. Bibliomancer Says:

    @ Anna T. – Those are “crocodile tears”.

  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag Wiz—By “fixed” you seem to mean “eliminated.” Funny, my Uncle Vito always used the word in that way. “Big Tony? The one who’s been skimming? That’s been fixed,” he would say, with a little twinkle in his eye and a small stifled chuckle.

    And GSS on “egregeous”!

  19. drlemaster Says:

    It’s far from the main issue with that cover, but I don’t think crocodiles come in that color.

  20. Leak Says:

    Well, that’s one way the Indian Rope Trick can go wrong – when you get it right in the eye…

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tag: “bisected”?

    Why is the half-person oozing out of or into the eyeball with a power cord, and what’s the power cord attached to (either end)? Since when are sky eyes portals?

    Is this what happens when you drop acid in Florida? It would explain a lot of those stories that come out of Florida.

    You’re at a beach party under the palm trees, wearing your swim trunks, plugging in the sound system for some tunes, when BAM someone spikes the punch and you hallucinate sky-eyes while the gators close in on you.

    The comments are particularly good and punny today. GSS, GSS.

  22. drlemaster Says:

    Oh, and, if anyone cares, crocodiles. Bulbous snout allows that one tooth on the lower jaw to stick out when the mouth is closed.

  23. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Alligator: “Wassaaaap?”

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m fairly certain that “crocogator” is the proper term for all the critters on these covers — so many of them are ambiguous as to species. Sometimes they can be identified (like here) but so often not.

  25. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Steve Irwin’s afterlife?

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