Feb 19

One of our fanboys sent a link to some “funny” science fiction book covers online. Funny as in this smells funny. A lot of these parody covers have a je n’est ce quoi familiarity about them. Check out a few:

Intellectual Property TheftClick for larger image

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Here is the culprit:

Smirky McSmugClick for larger image

It seems “E-online” is muscling into on our territory of terrible sci-fi covers. Not only that, they are nicking our proprietary memes such “jazz hands” AND “BEHIND YOU”, not to mention our Dick Blade obsession. So we paid a visit to our solicitor and he said “go away until you give me my back pay”. Later he said “it’s probably just a coincidence, great ideas can be thought up independently, didn’t Newton and Leibniz both invent the calculus?”. “Yes” we said “but Newton later became Lord of Mint and spent his later years hanging counterfeiters! We demand justice”. He said “anyone can take a picture of the same book cover, come back when you have more proof”.

Then we looked some more and found this cover:

Intellectual Property TheftClick for larger image

And compared it to this:

Damn it... he's caught us! I knew we should have used the giant laser pointer!Click for full image

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After we accused Bibliomancer of passing off the same cover to Tag Wizard AND Joel McHale, he swore his innocence. So it is obvious that we have a strong case for INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT. After our solicitor finishes his rehab stint we intend to file a legal complaint. E-online will, no doubt, want to settle this in a hurry for a sizeable sum.

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: 8.10 out of 10)

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9 Responses to “WTF-E!?”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Well, Community used to be one of my favourite sitcoms. I say USED to be.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Watch out GSS. They might bring back The Soup to start mocking you.

  3. fred Says:

    Hands off our Dick.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    I say we steal back the stolen cover photos, then change the titles back to the originals! That’ll learn ’em.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    I will also add, the culprit’s Photoshop “skills” suck.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @JuanPaul—My first thought was, of course “This smacks of the hand of Bibliomancer,” but as you point out, these are well below his level of Chinese-quality production values.

    So of course, there’s only one thing to say, or maybe two things, or maybe the same thing twice.

  7. Raoul Says:

    Intellectual Property Theft? My first thought is Chinese GSS has got to be in the middle of this!

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Raoul: Chinese GSS would never stoop to this. Also, they’re better at Photoshop.

  9. Ruby Says:

    Plus ‘Steroid Island’ is actually ‘Sos the Rope’

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