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Lewis Comments: Bold prediction that 1920s hairstyles would still be popular in 1990.

Published 1929

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: 4.12 out of 10)

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  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Well, the artist got the 1990 Madchester curtains hairstyle right.

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    1990 must be a typo. If I’m not mistaken, that’s Oscar Wilde on the fiddle.

    Nice artwork, actually. Reminds of the Oscar Wilde Statue in Merrion Square:

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    @Juan – Oscar Wilde flirting with a girl? I don’t think so.

  4. fred Says:

    Wish it was 1999, or, artist willing and enough cover space, 9999.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    @Biblio he did put up a front for while before he was heinously persecuted. A wife and two kids!

  6. Alice Says:

    “Wait. You’re not a real mermaid. That’s just a costume!”

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    And after that they went to a foam party at Manumission.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
    I do not think they will sing to me.

    So I’ll capture one, and maroon her on dry land, and make her sit there all day while I sing to her ! That’ll show ’em. Stupid mermaids.

    *TS Eliot

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    He only knows one song but she’s got a three-second memory so it doesn’t matter.

  10. Tom Noir Says:

    The early grunge aesthetic sure was different!

  11. NomadUK Says:

    I’m trying to figure out which one is named Iggo.

    fred@4: Shouldn’t that be Space: 9999?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I like the fonts, dammit. I have a fondness for Art Deco. Except the “Tale of 1990” one, it’s bad and doesn’t go with the others. As @NomadUK noted, it looks more like it says “Iggo”.

    (The Art Deco decor at Hoover Dam is gorgeous. BFF and I oohed and ahhed whilst the husbands were discussing Manly Things like concrete and turbines.)

    @B’mancer: I was under the impression that Oscar would flirt with anyone who’d listen to him quip. Plus, he must have done it with Mrs. Wilde at least twice.

    @BC, Tat: GSS!

  13. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I can’t really tell if she’s actually a mermaid or is just wearing a very leg-confining dress.

    @Lewis: well, they do say styles repeat. (I’m looking forward to the return of the 1970s: finally, I won’t be the worst-dressed man in the room).

    I must say that’s a very non-futuristic 1990: not a flying car in sight! As the Wilde fans have pointed out, this could just as easily be 1890. A guy playing music at a bored mermaid is sort of a timeless subject.

  14. THX 1139 Says:

    “Don’t you know Part of Your World? This is the tenth time you’ve played Under the Sea.”

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    And I thought One Direction were famous for not playing any instruments.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tom Noir: Britain was a bit more fashion-forward in 1990, alas

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    @BC in No. 8: GSS!

  18. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Maybe if I keep playing long enough, the other boob will eventually show itself..”

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The decade when Grunge Violin broke into the mainstream.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Who knew the dreaded Mermaid Conspiracy started that long ago?

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