Aug 13

Honour da BallsackClick for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: I guess this qualifies as a “Two-fer Tuesday”.

Thanks again to Alain for sending us those terrible J’ai Lu’s!

Published 1975

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: 8.64 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Double étoile”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Ah, the opening titles for that classic variety TV show, The Two Rock Hudsons.

  2. fred Says:

    Better keep the theme song (modified).

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    These guys are nuts!

  4. Anna T. Says:

    The secret horror inside of Christmas ornaments has been exposed. Whatever you do, don’t break them.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Maybe that should be “J’ai Lu-Lu.”

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Who wants bacon with their eggs?

  7. Ray P Says:

    How to ruin Easter.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    On the plus side, nobody’s going to pilfer this cover and get an Actual Cash Prize

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    No thanks, I’ll stick with my collection of Xenomorph eggs.

  10. Raoul Says:

    @Tat – That cover sure looks like plagiarism to me. Did he trace the original?

    It reminds me of


  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think we all would have loved to hear Heinlein’s own comments on this one. As an old salt, I’m sure the word “balls” would have featured even more prominently than we’ve used it.

    @Tat: I can’t believe they thought that was prize-worthy, even if it was original. Your average teenager of a moderate artistic bent could do as well.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: yes, but this was 19 years ago: a Huge Canvas rather than a digital image on Deviantart. Back in 2000 you had to _work_ for your pseudo-artsy SF images!

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    We all thought the Bush clan were mammals. But we were dreadfully wrong!

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: But I thought we knew all along that they were lizard people?

  15. fred Says:

    It’s the Alan Partridge Project doing a concept album entitled ‘Eggs’.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The original idea for that Capaldi episode where the moon turned out to be an egg.

    Regarded as way too scary; hiding behind the sofa wouldn’t have saved the kiddies. One moon and a fantastic creature was settled on.

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