Jun 04

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JuanPaul Comments: They look like figure skaters…in space?
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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: 7.13 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Songs from the Stars”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I see David Van Day’s upgraded his burger van.

  2. fred Says:

    All AB, no BA.

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    In the future, women will Botox their armpits.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    I suspect the cover people will be less “intrigued” and more “scared shitless” when the spider returns.

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    “Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be… embarrassed at my choice of a towelling trouser suit.”

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “It’s Songs from the Stars, the new outer space competitive singing reality show, starring Barry Manilow and Miley Cyrus as “the judges”!

    Thursdays at 9pm on SCTV.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    I can’t wait until we all start wearing jumpsuits. Is that a distant future thing, or a not-too-distant future?

  8. Yoss Says:

    I’m skeptical of how glorious a jumpsuited future would really be. Even a minor case of the Rigellian space trots would make you regret the extra seconds it costs you to shrug a jumpsuit down off your shoulders.

  9. fred Says:

    Can’t see their feet. 99% sure she is wearing sandals.

  10. MakkaPakka Says:

    I just googled “peasant smock dress” confirming 1) that is what she is wearing 2) they are a thing in 2018 as well as for those living in 3018.

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    Jumpsuit Jim and Peter Pam

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    A week late for Kylie’s 50th but…

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Disco Songs From the Stars.

    Also our old pal Introyg.

    “He’s a maintenance guy! She’s a frequent shopper! They’re gonna rock this circular mall all night long!” cheesy 80’s movie music.
    montage of feathering each other’s hair with curling irons and styling spray, static electricity caused by their velour outfits

  14. Ray P Says:

    Why are her thighs yellow like her dress? Bleeding dye?

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ray P: She’s wearing matching tights. A very 80’s style, though usually there was a bit of contrast in the colors here on Earth. Presumably the fashion has changed a bit in THE STARS.

    @Yoss (8): Which is why, every time jumpsuits come back into style, it doesn’t last. A new generation realizes how impractical it is to get 90% undressed just to do your business — particularly for women, particularly in public loos. I fell for that style ONCE in my youth and never again when they return.

  16. A.R.Yngve Says:

    They scanned the spaceways to the find the mall of their dreams.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The major rock release of 1985: SPINRADs new album Songs From the Stars. Featuring the hit “We Built This City on H.G.Wells”!

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: GSS! I do think this deserves either “mullet” or “haircut 100”. Or both, one for each of them.

    I think your idea is the soundtrack album to the movie I was envisioning. SPIN-RAD does sound like an 80s band name. They’re rad! Their records spin!

    The heroic montage is set to “We Built This City on HG Wells”, and footage from the movie is most of the music video for the song, with occasional inserts of the blow-dried band SPINRAD lip syncing on the mall set. It was in heavy rotation on MTV worldwide starting in summer 1985.

    In a universe very close to our own, Roger Zelazny enjoyed every bit of the popcorn he ate while watching it.

  19. Ray P Says:

    Spinrad sounds like a brand of washing machine from 1957.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Ray P: Maybe it’s a washing machine spinning in space instead of a mall? The damsel’s waiting for her trousers to be washed and spin-dry, while the jumpsuited dude is the futuristic repairman?

  21. Ray P Says:

    @ex-noob You don’t make it seem like an exciting story. In space no one can hear your washing machine.

  22. Ray P Says:

    2001 a space odyssey would certainly be astounding if it had a giant spinning washer orbiting the Earth to the music of Strauss. Thinking on it didn’t Zanussi put out a tv ad like that?

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @17, @18: love it.

    @8: in the FUTURE, we will all have sophisticated space-undies which will protect us from space-accidents.

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