Nov 28

Strange are the fonts of man ...Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: Did somebody say Throwback Thursday?

Published 1965

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: 8.00 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Throwbacks”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Strange are the shoes of Man, but stranger still are his offspring… The Slingbacks.

  2. fred Says:

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,331,650 in Books.

  3. Paul Says:

    “Hello. Could I interest you in a set of encyclopedias? Oh. What’s Wikipedia?”

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    Dick Cheney teaches Mike Pence the Joys of hunting.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    This book cover looks like it falling over.

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Bryan Ferry doesn’t look so suave without a suit.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    It’s offspring hunting season!

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    Dr. Livingston, I presume … that you’ve gone native.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Harmless caveman attacked by throwbacks to 1950s Men’s Adventure magazines, news at 11.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    He’s unarmed, just minding his own business, looking for berries or something else to eat, and BAM! Like @Bruce said, a coupla rednecks with superior long-range weapons sneak up to hunt him.

    The Not-So-Most Dangerous Game.

    The font seems to be drunk.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Hey Kids! Settle in ‘cause It’s time for another episode of “The Raket and Skibet Show”! Today, our roving heroes, in the guise of ordinary Earthmen, find themselves in the wild forests of Sarac . . . .

    SKIBET: Hey you Raket, why are you shooting at that creature resembling Ernest Borgnine?

    RAKET: I am not shooting at that creature, Skibet. I have instead tripped over this underfoot root, causing my Earth-Gun to prematurely discharge!


    SKIB: It appears you have penetrated his left shoulder.

    RAK: No, Skibet. What you are seeing there is merely the result of extremely poor illustration abilities, typical of your UAI Honors Graduate . . .

    (smattering of applause, RAKET continues)

    . . . As you can tell from the angle of this weapon, and the look on the creature’s face, I appear to have penetrated not his shoulder but his posterior regions.

    (burst of laughter; shout of “Yo!”)

    SKIB: We had better retreat, before he attacks us with his good arm, which appears powerful. Strange are the ways of man, RAKET.

    RAK: And strange are his book blurbs, SKIBET. Consider this one under which we find ourselves trapped, as though under a linguistic sword of Damocles. The logic is shamefully absurd. Consider the statement “Strange are the ways of man.” Now, the manner of producing offspring, mentioned below it, would obviously be one of the “ways” referred to, it would be an example of the class. So it cannot possibly be “stranger” than the class it belongs to.

    (cries of “wow that’s too deep” and “you blew my mind, dude”)

    SKIBET: You have once again given me the headaches, RAKET. Let’s forget your logic and have a picnic, and let us invite the Ernest Borgnine creature in a spirit of friendship. Perhaps you can once again address his posterior regions to assess your previous impact.

    (laughter, applause)

    What will Raket and Skibet say to the creature? Will they ever escape the jungle of Sarac? Tune in next time for the further adventures of everybody’s favorite zany aliens, on “The Raket and Skibet Show”! Thursdays at 9 on SCTV!

    Music: Intro and Outro

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS, @B. Chiclitz. I hope Raket and Skibet get picked up for another season.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    That was a Very Special Episode of Raket and Skibet. A much more intellectual tone than their usual slapstick humor. Not sure if it’ll go over with general audiences. Did the actor playing Raket write and/or direct this one?

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Stop, caveman! You must tell us how you got such great hair!”
    “Grog use conditioner made from bird poo, moss and slime mold!”

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Yes, as you suspected, ratings were rather lower for this episode than usual. There were some spikes in campus towns across the country, but, interestingly, no one in the White House appears to have caught any of it. Raket gets to write and direct one episode per season, although the network is strongly reconsidering this arrangement.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Raket gets top billing, writing and directing.

    Skibet’s agent must have gone to Unknown Agent Institute.

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @GSSxn—Skibet himself graduated Summa Cum Laude, Second Banana, from the UAI College of Acting.

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