Mar 26

'Taint nice to look upClick for larger image

Operation Slime SearchClick for larger image

We received two different covers of the same book last week. You know what that means:

It’s a Two-Fer Tuesday: Operation Time Search Party!

FluffyGhostKitten Comments: “Rhodes is that way.”

The Bookkeeper Comments: Let me defend myself! Unchain me! Give me a salt shaker!

Published 1977, 1981

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: 7.69 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Operation Time Search”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    1: If that ever does shit a brick, I wouldn’t be in the least surprised. Or want to be sailing under it.

    2: Losing a lettuce is easier than bringing it back.

  2. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. “Don’t look up!”

    2. Perhaps the funniest thing I’ve ever encountered on GSS is trying to imagine Commonweal magazine’s idea of a high tension thriller!

  3. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Losing a man is easier than bringing him back.”—Mae West

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Losing a man is easier than bringing him back” — Melisandre

  5. fred Says:

    The cover blurbs on book reprintings SHOULD be interchangeable and not cause a laugh riot.

  6. Raoul Says:

    “The Colonoscopy of Rhodes”

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    #1 “Hey guys I’ve just had a great idea about where we can mount our defensive cannon.”

    #2 “What are you going to do? Slime me to death?”

  8. Noel Says:

    1. This shows the origin of the phrase ‘poop-deck’.

    2. “Losing a man is easier than bringing him back” – Miss Piggy.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    #1: so this is set during that brief period Rhodes was run by Martians with absolutely no taste in hats?

    #2: the worst part of being fed to the giant slugs is the anticipation. The loooong anticipation.

    Can’t quite see how the guy is tied up: is his hair chained to the bullhead’s nose ring?

  10. THX 1139 Says:

    Goodnight, Danny Trejo.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Francis Boyle @7:

    Now imagine that piece of wood is your junk.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    1. I don’t recall Rhodes being made out of empty fancy perfume bottles.

    2. You’d have to spend a LOT of time searching for the point at which people and ridiculously huge slugs existed simultaneously. Or is the man very small?

    I can only conclude that both covers were modeled using the contents of a toy chest and random objects around the house on a wet, cold afternoon when nobody wanted to go out to play. Being dolls would explain why both the Colossus and the slug sacrifice are dickless and non-papillial.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Losing a man is easier than bringing him back . . . especially after he’s been rasped to death by a giant slug.”—Jessica the Naturalist

    (Who seems to be having way too much fun rasping away at that poor junk wood.)

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Perhaps Naturalist Jessica had just suffered a bad break-up and was imagining what @Bruce suggested.

    Or maybe she’s an avid woodworker.

    Or she just could be one of those disgustingly perky people.
    (Having had to deal with one during my recent medical misadventures…)

    Broken leg update: Still hurts. All the good drugs are gone. Seems to be working better, though I’m not allowed to walk on it still. 1-kilo Mad Max brace ever more annoying.

  15. Francis Boyle Says:


    Tell this guy.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—perhaps a skillfully applied slug-rasp could help with the itching? Best wishes for continued recovery!

  17. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    In the second book it looks like the slug punched the guy in the gut with one of it’s tentacles, and somehow managed to cause his tummy to cave in…That must have been one super (but slow) punch!

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: One Punch Slug?

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @A-S, Bruce: LOL.

    @BC: I’m certain slugs aren’t covered by my insurance.

    (I’m discovering the limits of my insurance coverage every day. Insert Munch’s “The Scream” here.)

    I am allowed to shower and thus occasionally vigorously scratch the area around the incision. And I certainly do. Scratching was the first thing I did when I got the cast off.

  20. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @BAM #18….Yes, I think you could be correct.

  21. Tracy Says:

    The helmet on the Colossal Statue guy looks far too small to contain his head.

    And, for the second book, the agonized victim’s chest is bizarrely hollow, and I mean bizarre. He seems to be shrinking away from the touch of the tentacle to a ridiculous degree.

    As an artist, though, I’m in love with all the detail in the bubbles of the giant slug’s slime. Very good rendition there.

  22. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Guide: “And now we’re passing beneath the famous Colossus of Rhodos… and if you look up, you can just make out the famous Balls of Rhodos… and now we’re right underneath the Anus of Rhodos…”

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It was the start of Giant Football Season, so the Colossus of Rhodes practiced his referee signals. Here he indicates “First Down”.

    (The sword indicates this decision won’t be overturned easily, even though he’s signaling with the wrong arm.)

    Either that or he’s about to turn left and is informing the city behind him.

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