Dec 13

Gateway to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ wherever Click for larger image

Bellatrix Comments: Hey Tag Wizard! Do you have a tag for a belly-dancing tornado?

I have “dancing up a storm”!  – T.W.

Published 1954

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Gateway to Elsewhere”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Imagine a cycle of three checkin’ each other out, stamping on a human face… forever.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Wow. Such wonder. I think I will call this magic. . . underboob.”

  3. MakkaPakka Says:

    “Is that a 4 dimensional key in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?”

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Twister Sister

    @M.P. – GSS 🙂

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Michael Cohen goes to his Happy Place.

  6. fred Says:

    How did he get into this high quality establishment w/o wearing a tie.
    Easy to tell who the Ass Man is.

  7. Raoul Says:

    @fred – Look out! When the Ass Man is BEHIND YOU!

  8. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Lieutenant Columbo’s early, pre-rumpled cases sure were a lot weirder.

    “Just one more question, ma’am, and then I won’t take up any more of your time. Isn’t every gateway really a gateway to elsewhere?”

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This novel isn’t much on character, but it’s got a great back story.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Judging by standard laws of perspective (always a little dicey with a GSS cover), that dragon’s gotta be fifty miles long. Looks like the entire army of little guys is just blithely marching into its maw.

  11. Anna T. Says:

    So we have a giant vampire head and a 1950s businessman watching a giant belly dancer whip up a tornado for unknown purposes, maybe to deal with the giant dragon outside.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    Evil Orson Welles contemplates another of his unfinished projects: “The Lady from Shag High.”

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    When even the giant disembodied head looks at the genie with suspicion, you probably should phrase your wishes very carefully.

    @B. Chiclitz – perhaps the dragon is the local equivalent of a jumbo jet and they’re standing in line to board?

    “I’m afraid I was only able to afford tickets for Colon Class.”

  14. THX 1139 Says:

    @Tor: More like The Other Side of the Wind. And this is probably more entertaining.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is Fangy Hulk Head checking out “Gollee!”-Businessman’s ass, or angry that he’s blocking the view of Giant Belly Dancer? Or just angry at the whole situation, and who could blame him?

    Has the dancer even noticed anything else?

    Why is the camel caravan obligingly lined up to be dragon snacks?

    Why did Businessman decide to go to a world full of Middle Eastern tropes? (Edward Said disapproves) And why’s he still wearing his raincoat, then?

    And since BOTH sides of that arch appear to be Elsewhere, that Gateway can’t be the titular one.

    Although, 4th dimensionally, maybe? But wait, I thought the 4th dimension was time, and at no time did any of the things pictured (except Businessmen) actually exist.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, indeed. I’m sticking with the 5th Dimension. Catchy tunes, good harmony.

    GSS to:

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS – isn’t the 5th dimension where Mr. Mxyzptlk hangs out?

  17. Hammy Says:

    @Bruce (prev.)

    Don’t forget about the Eighth Dimension – where all those baddies from Planet Ten were banished in “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (Across the Eighth Dimension)….

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The sixth and seventh dimensions don’t get no respect.

  19. Alice Says:

    @Bruce – I thought the 5th Dimension was where Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr hung out.

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Alice – perhaps the fifth dimension is big enough for both them and the magical pranksters to have their own places. After all, the first four all extend some ways.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Considering some of the outfits the 5th Dimension wore back in the day, perhaps Billy, Marilyn, et. al. fell afoul of Mxy?

  22. Hammy Says:

    @GSSxn (#18):

    I’m gonna vacation in the 6 1/2th Dimension. Much less crowded there.

  23. Calyx Says:

    One of the disembodied heads from ‘Spirited Away’ has escaped. Slightly stereotyped..?

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