Dec 09

It's the Hanukkah Golem!Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Tina was surprised at how much success the new choir director had in getting that deeper tone he had promised from the bass section.

Published 1982

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: 7.17 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Red Magician”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Don’t you know it’s rude to peep when a man’s raising his Golem?

    …I don’t quite see how she’s hiding behind that rock. Is there a hole behind it?

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    It was the start of a wonderful lava ‘ffair.

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    “…but don’t worry. It was less of a doom and gloom prophecy and more of a “hi, how ya doin'” kind of prophecy”

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Meanwhile, behind the rock, the sad result of the lady-sawed-in-half trick.

  5. fred Says:

    Does the red magician drink white wine?

  6. Lillie Awesome Says:

    Loggins and Messina just got gimmicky after 1977.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If I can just make this gel… it could become the best Jeremy Corbyn joke of all time.

    I’ll get back to you in a while.

  8. Rick Deckard Says:

    The Hebrew Hulk comes busting thru like the Kool-Aid man.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    @fred If the Red Magician has white carpeting, I would guess red wine is banned from the castle, hut, hovel or wherever magicians live.

  10. Anna T. Says:

    Aren’t golems supposed to have different symbols on their foreheads than the Star of David? I mean, they are creatures from traditional Jewish folklore, but I don’t think that’s the right symbol…

  11. Tat Wood Says:

    @ARY: You’d have to account for why Kirstie Wark’s hiding behind a rock.

  12. fred Says:

    I think the odds are pretty good the prophecy involves a two toothed girl.

  13. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Anna T: It could be the golem makers equivalent of using 1234 for your password if you just can’t be bothered.

  14. Tor Mented Says:

    We are assuming that the person has an entire human body behind that rock, but never forget that what you’re looking at could be a penanggalan

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    If this hasn’t been re-created by our pal Lee Moyer, it ought to be.

    @Anna T: yes, they’re supposed to have Hebrew letters written on them. But I’m thinking The Red Magician isn’t necessarily a good magician, and @Vlttp is correct. Or the publishers figured the punters wouldn’t get it unless they used the most Jewishly Jewish symbol of all. Glowing for emphasis.

    Not sure if the magician is conjuring or shrugging here. “Eh. Close enough.” I also thought golems were clay, not lava, but again — “Eh.”

    The Red Magician looks rather more orange to me, in both robe and hair. And poor Tina/Kirsty there in the background is definitely not a whole person. Unless she’s a hole person, standing in one.

    @ARY: We’ll take it as made, and chuckle at it.

    @THX: GSS!

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS ex-noob: I believe dungeons and dragons has four kinds of golems – flesh [1], clay, stone and metal. Lava would presumably go under stone as “hot rocks.”

    [1] Which differs from a zombie how? Possibly it lacks the hunger for brains, which would be a big plus.

    “Appeared in a world on the edge of doom, with a prophecy” – could you have maybe brought the prophecy _before_ the very last possible moment?

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    —Well, Golem, I see you’ve been hitting the Mogen David again.

    —(hic) Sheesh, Red Magishian (hic), how can you tell?

    @JP (3) GSS!

  18. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @ARY: Two days left for any biting political satire…

    @GSSxn: I assume the Jim Henson style golem’s clay needs to be baked and if you’re a wizard and want to show off, you won’t use a kiln.

    @Bruce A M: B. Chiclitz has the answer –

    Red Magician: ‘Golem, you were entrusted with entering the fires of the underworld, where no creature of flesh and blood can live, to bring back the prophesy with all haste.’

    Golem: ‘Prophisee, (hic) yep, got it here shomeplace, mus’ be in my other jacket, oh wait, I don’ wear clothesh, hee hee. Right, I’m jus’ gon’ have to pop back to the underworld, back in ten miniss, (hic) get your prophishy.’

    Red Magician: ‘Get back before we’re on the edge of doom!’ (raising hands in the air) ‘Why do I bother?’

    Golem: (burp) ‘One more for the road?’

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