Dec 05

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Alice Comments Is that you Michael McKean?

Published 1992

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: 7.23 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Summoned to Tourney”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I’m gonna hit the highway like a battering ram, I’m a Cilla Black fan, I’m bad!”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Hey dude. You only get to ride on the back of your girlfriend’s bike and she only lets you play tambourine in her metal band. Time to rethink your life.

  3. fred Says:

    Bongo drum.

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @Fred – bodhrán.

    Unless it’s a simple case of perspective issues (and we all know how likely that possibility is), methinks I spy a tricycle in back there. All of the danger and inconvenience of a real motorcycle, and none of the coolness. Sad.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    I think the whole thing looked way cooler on the inside cover of the artist’s high school physics textbook.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s time to play the music
    It’s time to fight the fights
    It’s time to meet the mullets on the mullet show tonight.

  7. Alice Says:

    “We are summoned to tourney! We shall sally forth to joust with the Hell’s Angels.”

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I know there’s name for that type of hairstyle, but I just can’t think of it. I’m sitting here mulling it over with a glass of mulled wine surrounded by a pile of mullock and blinded by the light streaming through the mullions made of mullite on my windows while I watch my herd of muleys in the back yard, knowing I have to water my mullein plants and trying to decide between mulligatawny and mulligan stew for lunch, while my brain mulishly stays stuck. What is the name of that hairstyle anyway?

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: We should be able to come up with at least one of its names. It has a multitude.
    Also, the dude forced to ride behind his girlfriend looks down in the mulligrubs.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Are these Jareth’s long-lost, biker relatives?

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M—Thanks! So it’s “The Legion,” as in:

    “What is thy name?”
    “My name is Legion, for we are many.”

    You saved me from having to consult with my local mullah before I got mullered on my mulled wine.

  12. Bibliomancer Says:

    @BC – Isn’t that hairstyle called the Robert Mueller?

  13. Ray P Says:

    (zooms in for close look) I just knew there had to be pointed ears lurking fearfully under that yellow frizzy perm.

  14. THX 1139 Says:

    Finally, a literary sequel to George A. Romero’s greatest film!

  15. Hammy Says:

    Summoned to Tourney?

    Well, there *was* that table tennis tournament where I was enlisted to fill out a doubles team to ensure at least one match for the pairs….

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Aw, we all knew the publisher at first glance, didn’t we? Without any text.

    It’s overall a great example of: WUT?

    Why does everyone have such skinny lower legs? Shouldn’t motorcycling build your legs up? (I don’t honestly know, only having been a passenger a few times)

    @Francis: exactly. Rad metal hairband.

    @THX: I thought of that movie too, but wouldn’t insult it by comparison to this book.

    The permed mullet was, I think, starting to go out of style (was it ever in style?) by the time this book was printed. It was no longer so rad.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’mancer— 😉

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat Wood, @B. Chiclitz – mulltastic.

    Man, the artist really didn’t try very hard with the faces of the two in back, did they?

    I’d think it would be a little hard to ride a bike with one hand occupied with a guitar, but perhaps that’s where the Elfin Magic comes in.

  19. Innocent Bystander Says:

    Bravo and GSS to one and all on the multiple mull… references! Or in light of the whole Tourney theme maybe that should be Huzzah! Also, I’m pleased that the artist accurately represents how squared off that blond hairdo in the front would look after being stuck under that square helmet. The other two should look more wind blown but maybe they haven’t ridden anywhere yet.

  20. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Now where did I put that vintage postapocalyptic RPG Dungeon Master manual…?
    Ah, there it is!

  21. Tor Mented Says:

    That awkward moment when you realize you previously posted “mulligrubs” and have no idea what it means.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tor: I hope this explains everything. If nothing else, it’ll change how you see the cover for ‘The Great Gatsby’

  23. Tor Mented Says:

    Well, Tat, it does explain what country can do a weirder children’s show than Brazil.
    Though I think The Wiggles give them all a run for their money.

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