Oct 25

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Marvin Comments: Wear a bubble helmet? I’d rather asphyxiate than mess my hair!

Published 1960

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: 6.89 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “The Last 14”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    You know what they say, Tyrone C. Barr, Tyrone Do Barr.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    “As leader of the last men I have some roles to assign. First I have to ask: are any of you a little bit gay-curious?”

  3. fred Says:

    Did the discoverer(s) of Mr. Barr get a K for this?

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Green-clad damsel may certainly be hot, but she’s got a camel toe (no, really, look at her feet).

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    It’s a jaunty hip fest in the new world of tomorrow!

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @B. Chichlitz – O_o

    I wouldn’t want to wear a bubble helmet that apparently served no purpose beyond limiting one to a fishbowl’s worth of oxygen, either. I can’t believe they even bothered to pack them, honestly.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Lillie A—Not being too wise to the ways of social media-speak, I do not know the meaning of that emoticon: O_o
    I hope it doesn’t mean: “You idiot, why I oughta . . . .” or something similar.
    😉 (this one I know).

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    A one-hit wonder about people on a space-station repopulating after everyone on Earth commits suicide. Nobody seems to know anything about the author but, it being 1960 and Britain, ‘Tyrone’ has to be an assumed name*. Maybe it’s one of the family who make Irn Bru – that would explain the cover’s colour-scheme.

    (*Unless his mum was a big fan of flamboyant actor-managers of the late 19th century. Or he was about 19 and his mum really liked ‘The Mark of Zorro’.)

  9. Anna T. Says:

    I would imagine the sleeveless spacesuits are just as unhelpful to clear breathing as not wearing a bubble helmet.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Bubble helmet no, bubble brain, yes.

    Guy in blue isn’t wearing his helmet either — is this refusal to wear helmets how humanity got down to The Last 14?

    Or are they merely a fashion statement? Woman in blue’s helmet isn’t attached to anything, and nobody’s got air tanks. Person way in the background (center) doesn’t have a helmet OR shoulder pads! How did that happen?

    At the far left, is that an armless survivor, or merely a mannequin? And where are the rest of the 14? At most, there’s 6 of them depicted.

    One can see why Tyrone was undiscovered just as quickly.

    @BC: I thought they were merely “booties” (ahem, Tag) but you’re right. That chick has hooves.
    O_o means Lillie’s eyes are wide open in astonishment. One more than the other. It’s the perfect emoticon for GSS.
    Woman in blue has popped her jaunty hip so much that everything below her waist is back to front. Tell me that doesn’t look more like a bum than a thigh front.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Space station still has the “no fat chicks” sign on it, I see.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: What’s a “powerful” story?
    A: Shorthand for “It’s 1960 so we can’t print the word ‘sexy’ yet.”

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