Apr 18

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Good Show Sir Comments: Holy shit! Check out that toilet paper dispenser.

Happy Easter Week!

Published 1972

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: 8.09 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Case History of Comrade V.”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Someone needs to tell Mel Gibson when to stop.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Cable TV? Laptop computers? The Roman Empire penal system has gotten way too soft.

  3. fred Says:

    “calm and lucidity”. Maybe on a Battlefield Earth cover, but not here.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    I can’t work out how that top reel is staying in place.

  5. Michael Toland Says:

    I can’t in good conscience call this a good cover, but man, I’d grab it off the shelf in a heartbeat if I saw it. Mission accomplished, I guess

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    I hate it when I’m being crucified and my foot gets itchy.

  7. Anna T. Says:

    Future Christianity’s gotten really weird.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    I question adding a laugh track to a crucifixion.

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    “Peter, I can see your ENIAC from here.”

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    A slide-rule?

    Still, if he’s old enough to know how to use one he probably qualifies to have his feet washed by the Queen today. Happy Maundy Thursday.

  11. fred Says:

    I want to know how this 60’s Batman/Joker comic cover got past the censors.

  12. Ray P Says:

    The nine billion smiles of God? In other news: does Elon Musk dream of space sheep? And Norstrilia?

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Oh Alan Turing, why have you forsaken me?

  14. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: it was probably all the gay jokes.

    @Michael Toland: Tastes differ – in my case the cover is a bit of a turnoff. It makes me think “uh oh, someone is being intellectually pretentious.”

    @Tat Wood: slide rule in one hand, flower in the other. COLD ENGINEERING vs THE MYSTICAL BEAUTY OF NATURE?

    @Tor Mented: it’s not that his crucifixion has a laugh track, in a final cruel twist, they have made him into a laugh track.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Blurb is as confused as art — a calm, lucid nightmare? Bwuh?

    I’m afraid to even wonder what that tape drive is recording/playing back. And how.

    @Tat: Oi! I’m not old enough for that, and I kinda sorta basically know how to use one. Multiplication and division, anyway. And aren’t a goodly percentage of those people younger than HM the Q nowadays?

    @Bruce: pretty sure that even back in 1972, this was pretentious. And that was during Prog Rock Times.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    Wow. This has been a long Good Friday.

  17. Tag Wizard Says:

    @Tat – It’s the Best Friday!

  18. anon Says:

    Rose for TV Headcase Tim Choy
    James Park Sloan’s docilely wide navel-cam
    “Full-body sized, nude recorder man with a little ruler and tarty reels hitting a militant beautician calmly executing tiny Mathie.” — Aya’s Turd Review

  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: Makes at least as much sense as the cover, and goes better with the cover than all the real words did.

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    This toilet paper dispenser seems needlessly complicated.

  21. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Apple gets a lot of flak for “stealing” design ideas from Xerox Corp… but in Apple’s defense, this is what the first smartphone would have looked like in the hands of Xerox.

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