Nov 01

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Ridley Comments: WTF-a-palooza!

Published 1974

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: 7.27 out of 10)

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31 Responses to “Patron of the Arts”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Miss, someone’s done a poo on the book cover.”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Artist Tom Adams really poured his heart and soul and blood and guts into this cover.

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    At first I thought the title was Patron of Thearts which I figured must be a planet of decaying corpses, then I realized the whole thing is just a sensatron-induced hallucination.

  4. fred Says:

    I always believed the first testicle to appear on a GSS cover would belong to either Dick Blade or Flandry.

  5. Ikari Gendo Says:

    It cries out for space sheep, but I’m not sure where to put them.

  6. Leak Says:

    @Ikari Gendo: I think that calls for Space Sheep Prime, covering everything at once…

  7. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    How does one “own” a sensation? If it is indeed possible, then one could conceivably say “No, you cannot have any of this sensation. It’s mine!”

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “No, you cannot have any of this sensation. It’s mine!”

    Why, that’s exactly what I say when people ask how it feels to be part of the world of GSS!

    Sensatron. It probably needs a trademark: Sensatron®️

  9. Ray P Says:

    I have one breast and I must tweak it.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    I suppose as a patron of the arts they’re a big fan of surrealism, Picasso and Dali?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anna T—Maybe more like George Grosz after the Sensatron®️ kicks in.

  12. Tag Wizard Says:

    An online trademark search shows that the slogan “Own the Sensation” is available!

    Time to get in on the ground floor, people!

    Good Show Sir! Own the Sensation!

    Perfect for our upcoming new year ad campaign. As soon as all your investment cheques clear.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tag W.—Chinese GSS just called to say they have already purchased “Own the Sensation” as their registered slogan. They have offered to rent it to Bibliomancer for Ƀ 3,000,000,000 (bitcoin).

  14. Ray P Says:

    The Sensatron must have been the precursor to the Orgasmatron.

  15. Tag Wizard Says:

    @B. Chiclitz – Stupid Chinese GSS messed up their trademark application. They now own “Ow, the Sensation!”

    There’s still time to lock this in before some some condom company beats us to it!

  16. Innocent Bystander Says:

    I think the title should be “Patron of the… Arghh – My Eyes!”

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Mr. xn stared at the cover in silence for a solid minute, with a sort of deer-in-headlights look, then mumbled “Body parts all over…” and got up to feed the cats.

    My first thought was “they’d have done better to have Bill illustrate it himself with a cartoon” and “these people are violating Rotsler’s Rules #3”.

    As overwrought as the blurb is, it’s also unclear. Does “I could kill him” mean “I want to kill him” or “I am able to kill him”? And what effect would this murder have on the popularity and availability of the Sensatron (TM)?

    @fred: The fact that this testicle appears to be growing inside the neck is even more disturbing. As to your postulate, I’d bet on Dick. (twss)

    @leak: Yes. Jumbo Space Sheep, covering everything except, hmmm… nope, covering everything.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    All right, I’ll bite…

    Patron of the Arse

  19. THX 1139 Says:

    Patron of the Farts.

  20. Raoul Says:

    Patroon of the Sharts

  21. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Sorry B.C. It looks like that is already taken:

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    From Anti-Sceptic’s link:

    “it fits perfect in the hole”

    Say no more!

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic—You may have stumbled upon a deep hidden history, probably connected to the Illuminati in some way. So the Sensatron®️ is “discontinued,” eh? And yet he owns it. It’s no wonder this could be fatal to him. There are no doubt certain shadowy figures who know full well what “discontinued” really means, and how the parts fit into the hole.

  24. Hammy Says:

    @A-S, GSSxn, B.C. –

    What caught my eye was the choice of colors for the button! Not only does it fit the hole perfectly, you can match the color to the “decor”!


  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: I think the chap front and center matches the “oil rubbed bronze”! Ooh la la!

    @BC: The confusion of this cover is no doubt to hide some of the truth in images that only the Illuminati can decode. Regular eyes/brains can’t process it, like a fnord.

  26. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Careful @Hammy, we may be getting too close for our comfort. “Decor” is obviously an anagram for “Coder,” or, more ominously, “Code-R.”

  27. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I haven’t seen B. Chiclitz or Hammy here today… tell Mr. xnoob I love him…

  28. Hammy Says:

    @Gssxn, @B.C. (wherever he is…)

    Whew, that was close!

    Do not, I repeat, *DO NOT* go into a big-box hardware store and mention “oil-rubbed bronze.”

    I dare not say more….

  29. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This is, er, “B. Chiclitz,” yes, that is name. Not to worrying, dear GSS friends, I am fine and am writing note myself with no one else here.

  30. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: Glad you’re all right. We should probably find out if BC can blink in Morse Code.

  31. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This cover’s got some balls… yes siree, that’s one ballsy cover…
    What I’m trying to say is that about 10% of the cover consists of testicles.

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