Dec 12

Danger, Adventure and Forbidden Thrills! Major in Archaeology!Click for larger image

Marvin Comments: Caution! Do not stare at idol with remaining eye!

Published 1961

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: 6.88 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Lost City of the Damned”

  1. fred Says:

    Frickin laser beam isn’t frickin cauterizing his frickin exploding face.
    That’s what happens when you choose an ammo belt for fashion and not practicality. You quickly run out of bullets in the never ending battle to defend your virtue.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    The secret origin story of Trump’s hair.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    And to think he was worried about the seagulls.

  4. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Well, at least Dagmar von Bazoomba paired some reasonably sensible running shoes with her completely impractical everything else. Pity she didn’t take the extra five seconds to doubleknot the laces, though.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “That’s the last time I go on a date with a giant green ogre. My god, he was just—all hands! I barely got away with my cleavage intact.”

  6. Ray P Says:

    It’s Tor Johnson! He’s gone beserk. And jade.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Did the artist literally use a Barbie doll as his reference? If so, did he melt the face off of a Ken doll using a magnifying glass?

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    You know that idol is valuable. He’s covered in tiny Tings!

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out what’s up with that frickin’ laser, and JuanPaul’s comment has helped me. I think it’s not a straight laser but a Space Amplifier Transmuter™️. That is, he shoots the gun into his ear where it amplifies his brain activity and transmutes it into a focused beam of powerful neural energy which he then aims by using his eyes to direct the beam. It’s quite effective. The only drawback is that the energy levels melt his face off, so really it’s restricted to one usage per person.

  10. Raoul Says:

    Another botched Lasik surgery.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    It looks like one of her legs has gotten dislocated. Either that, or something completely inexplicable is going on with her pelvis area.

  12. Alice Says:

    @Anna T. – Quick anatomy quiz: is that her left or right leg?

  13. Tor Mented Says:

    Believe it when the Sacred Idol of Joe Besser says, “I’ll harm you!”

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    A kid in a red anorak has climbed into the idol’s eye with a super-soaker and is assaulting the archaeologist dance-troupe. Their choreographer, in the foreground, is recovering from falling from a jet.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Dagmar von Bazoomba is definitely a Barbie doll, as @JuanPaul and others have noted. Her legs are coming out of her hips and bending in ways humans don’t, plus her waist is the same size as her head, meaning she has no internal organs. Basically, her entire lower half is improbable. The only part of her that doesn’t match my old “Twist and Turn Barbie” is the sensible shoes, and I’m not 100% sure of that. I literally could put my Barbie’s legs into that exact position, since she lacked knee joints and her legs just… bent.

    Is DvB the “forbidden thrills” promised by the blurb?

    That is definitely a green, extra-armed, laser-eyed Tor Johnson.

    Who are the two (three?) people at the back who aren’t being lasered? They might have some Sir Mix action going on. I think one of them’s a damsel as well.

    Ewww. I embiggened it and saw the gore falling from “my head asplode” guy’s face. That’s quite some laser.

    @Tag, we need another tag or two.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Ooof! The perils of un-embiggened decoding. What I now see is face gore I had previously thought was some sort of stylistically rendered ray gun! Guess I have to scrap my whole Space Amplifier Transmuter™️ theory.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Yo! Back here, guys – damsel in distress? Yeah, yeah, giant face-melty idol, but I think I have my legs on backwards.”

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Is one of the three people closest to the idol taking a picture? GSS, it looks to me as if they somehow haven’t noticed it’s face-melting activity yet.

    “Wow! Look at all that ‘ting’!”
    “I gotta take a pic!”
    “Did you two hear a ‘goosh’ sound?”

  19. Anna T. Says:

    @Alice: Good question.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Q: What exactly are “forbidden thrills”?

    A: That depends on the specific country you’re in. In Saudi Arabia, for example, it’s forbidden to experience the thrill of flirting with women. In America, it’s forbidden to experience the thrill of flirting with women.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Not to be confused with the damned city of the lost.

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