Mar 26

Look at the instructions dammit, you mounted the flat-panel TV sideways!Click for larger image

Ryan Comments: Linda preferred the Woz’s version of the iPad, but Steve Jobs sensed it required too much support infrastructure to be commercially successful.

Published 1978

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Genesis Machine”

  1. fred Says:

    “The popcorn should be popping by now. Let’s try reversing the polarity next.”

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “Honest, Mr Redford, it’s completely environmentally friendly.”

  3. JuanPaul Says:

    Whatever is happening on the screen has got scientist lady feeling a little frisky. Of course the engineers are oblivious.

  4. Ray P Says:

    The women that men don’t see because they are studying giant erections.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Whoa! Someone left Pornhub up on the giant display TV. NSFW.

  6. Ray P Says:

    Nice of the man on the right to carry her knitting needles.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Josh wore his phrenology helmet at all times so he could tell if any of his bumps were growing.

    @Ryan: so much trouble just to create an Apple.

    Not quite sure what is supposed to be happening on the screen: did they just tear Creation a new hole?

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The devil is in the details – the title clearly reads “The Genesis (=Birth) Machine.”
    So the big screen shows… err… well, I never.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @B’Mancer—That joke, a good one by the way, must have entered your unconscious mind after looking at his moustache. It just screams “70’s Porn Star.”

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @THX: Well spotted! The jawline’s a bit off, but from the ‘stache up, that’s absolutely 70’s Redford. I bet it was intended to be.

    @Ray P: GSS! Possibly 2 of them. The artist certainly seemed to put a lot of time into drawing all those pipes. And the lady’s fully covered. I had an outfit almost like hers (much smaller belt) at the time.

    @ARY: Typical male thinking regarding reproduction. Only a small portion devoted to the part that does the actual hard work of birth, and lots and lots of time and art space devoted to the quickest, easiest part.

    No wonder Linda’s exiting stage right. If Redford-clone is just going to talk to the tech nerd, she’s outta there.

  11. Hammy Says:

    @GSSxn (prev.)

    The big screen scene reminds me of an old George Carlin routine about sex in commercials, thus:

    “And what’s the big scene in the Tiparillo commercial – a train going into a tunnel! You don’t have to be Fellini to figure that one out.”

    None of the three on the cover are Fellini, are they? Then again, they still might not be bright enough to know what’s going on….

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    That’s a lot of effort just to watch a Phil Collins’ video.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    I can’t see why Khan Noonian Singh and the Klingons were so keen to get hold of it.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: I know. Neither Khan nor the Klingons seem like Phil Collins fans. Or even Genesis. Or Tiparillos.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: Khan obviously prefers the Peter Gabriel-era stuff. Probably more for the stage costumes. He reads Milton and Melville for fun, so Prog’s probably his bag.

    Klingons are probably more into Phil Collins’s solo work, just like Patrick Bateman.

  16. Adzel Says:

    We’ll never get this out of the basement in time for the Maker Faire.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: I can see Khan nodding along to “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”, now you mention it. But Phil’s solo career had too much love and yearning for Klingons, I’d think.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat, @GSS: well, a proper Genesis machine should be able to duplicate all members output from 1967, including all theoretically possible combinations of members. It probably would be a very temperamental machine, admittedly, especially if they took the mad science shortcut of wiring all surviving band member’s brains together with a computer.

  19. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Bruce: Of all the cold, ruthless AI’s that could take over the world, I wouldn’t fear any of them as much as I fear the minds of every member of Genesis linked together with a computer.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Vlttp: Looks like Linda there agrees with you. She’s slowly walking away before The Prog AI takes over. The image on the screen is only the beginning.

  21. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @GSSxn: Good luck Linda! Possibly only a small group of Genesis fans will be spared. Exactly which group of Genesis fans depends on whether Gabriel or Collins becomes more dominant within the hive-mind.

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