Jul 25

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Wendy Comments: Some of these experiments might have failed. But the monkey-tail-cigar-lighter was a huge scientific advance.

Published 1977

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: 7.36 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The War of Dreams”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The Island of Doctor Moron?

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    To be fair, they had to retitle once they’d settled on that font: no way anyone was going to mistake ‘The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman’ for ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Logan’s Run’.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Oh no another failure. Everyone knows an infernal desire machine must have a human head and a giraffe body!” — Hoffman, Ph.D.

  4. Ryan Says:

    @THX: “Just because you CAN graft a lighter onto a monkey doesn’t necessarily means you SHOULD do so, Dr. Moron. Ah, I see what happened to my pet giraffe, too.”

  5. fred Says:

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream vs A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 : Dream Warriors

  6. Anna T. Says:

    I suppose the mastermind behind the creation of this person found Egyptian gods really sexy.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Pro tip: don’t go on a visit to the zoo before setting your dream machine to “sexy.”

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    Hey, giraffe lady … wanna neck?

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    I like my women the way I like my giraffes … and there’s one now.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Looks like the war of dreams went nuclear.

  11. THX 1139 Says:

    Dustin Hoffman’s a doctor now?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:


    That’s literally all I got, from the giraffe woman, to the monkey lighter, to the font, to the blurb.

  13. Raoul Says:

    Did anyone notice the right monkey with the lit candle stuck on his head like a dorm room Chianti bottle.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Good thing we got these lighters, ’cause she’s smokin’!”

    @Tor M (8)—GSS! 😉

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I totally would have missed the boob in the background if it wasn’t for our trusty space sheep.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    @Anti-Sceptic: It’s so rare that you get a cover with an uneven number of boobs on it, which makes this one all the more wonderful.

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