Mar 14

The Dannyboys: Book ThreeClick for larger image

Bibliomancer Comments: “After we find the Starblade the future of Ireland will be trouble-free!”

Published 1990

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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28 Responses to “Search for the Starblade”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “No, no, we’re not Irish – we’re American, of course!”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    No wonder they’re so sweaty. It took half a day to strap on those costumes.

  3. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Derek Smalls and Kenny Loggins join forces for their wildest adventure yet!

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Helmsman, what’s wrong? Why are we sailing in circles?”

    “I can’t control her, Captain! Some idiot stole the steering sail to use as a fashion accessory!”

  5. fred Says:

    Greatest stage/lounge act in Vegas history.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    That shield would make a handy backstop.

    The ripped T-shirt has an interesting past:it was in the Alan Ladd point-and-laugh history-fail ‘The Black Knight’ and a recent Geico advert.

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    “C’mon, Cormac, you’ve been tuning that thing for half an hour. Just play something!”

  8. misterbob Says:

    Book Four : ” Broadsword for Danny Boy ” , perhaps .

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    Hoddle and Waddell tried using fake moustaches and beards to avoid ridicule after their ‘Top of the Pops’ disaster but there was no hiding those hairdos.

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Coinníonn an gaige.

  11. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but do they look a bit too tanned for ancient Celtic types, (apart from the forearms of Harpist MacHarpfeaghce).

  12. Alice Says:

    Darby O’Gill and the Village People

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    There is SO MUCH (way, way too much) going on here, yet the Bard’s striped scarf caught my eye. Big fan of soccer or something?

    TWO borders, one US football shaped, one with extra fiddly scrolly bits, within which the dudes and a tiny Ireland (helpfully labeled) are apparently floating in both an ocean and outer space, over a planet with two moon.

    A suspiciously-Germanic hawk on Ponytail’s tunic. A suspiciously not-ancient pipe and fiddle on Bard.

    Between the metal clanking and leather squeaking, you’d be able to hear these two coming a mile away, so it’s a shame they haven’t any ranged weapons.

    I’d like to award Haircut 100 to the Ponytail-Mullet combo.

    @Tor: Seó maith, a dhuine uasail. Though they don’t deserve it.

    @VLTTP: It’s probably dirt.

    BUT the rest of us needn’t have said anything, as…

    @Alice: has summed it up in one succinct reference. Good Show, Lady!

  14. Alice Says:

    Thank you GSS-ex-noob!
    And thank you GSS for reminding me to get drunk on Sunday!
    Happy St. Pat’s Day

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Stop touching me, man.”

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    So which one is the Champion of Ireland – Smirky or Hippie the Harpist? Either way, neither one fills me with confidence.

    And who goes on a quest for _blood_? (Aside from psychopaths, vampires, and Red Cross workers, of course).

  17. Tat Wood Says:

    Found it!

  18. Raoul Says:

    @Bruce – I think that is a typo. Should read: “On a quest for bloody marys”.

  19. Tor Mented Says:

    @Alice in no. 12: Lol. Perfect!

  20. fred Says:

    Not ‘The search’, just ‘Search’. Is this a ‘Choose your own adventure’ book?

  21. Hammy Says:

    @fred (prev.):

    Yeah, it’s not a book title, it’s a command.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred, Hammy: Well-spotted. P’raps the command included the stupid clothes.

    @Tat (17): Not as bad as this one!

    These outfits aren’t Irish. They aren’t even Oirish. They’re NKP (No Known Period), generic, leather gay LARP costumes.

  23. JuanPaul Says:

    These guys look like 1980’s renaissance faire actors.

    *note: I got the spelling of renaissance right on the first try, with out spell check correcting me. It’s a good day.

  24. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JuanPaul: it’s amazing!

  25. Tag Wizard Says:

    JuanPaul IS Chris Hallbeck

  26. Bruce A Munro Says:

    It’s a small internet.

  27. anon Says:

    “Let’s start a soft rock band.”

  28. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Did the Irish celts also have this tradition of gagging and tying up the village bard before he’d start one of his awful songs?

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