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JuanPaul Comments: Suburban space men take their pressure washing very seriously.

Published 1988

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: 6.60 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Lasertown Blues”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ah, the book that inspired you know what.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “I wonder if you… gngh… have a smaller… hurgh… design?”

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Overcompensating? Whaddya mean ‘overcompensating’??”

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I don’t know what he uses to keep that itchy crotch from driving him insane, but I hope it’s non-prescription.

  5. fred Says:

    A 10 million quatloo weapon with a .00001 quatloo aiming system. Good luck with that.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Art Direction: What do you mean you can’t fit a bigger gun on the cover? PIVOT!

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    In Lasertown, it’s always about keeping up with the Joneses …laser.

    @fred: well, it’s a giant laser, presumably, so I guess he can aim it like a laser pointer? (Massive collateral damage, you say? That’s a feature, not a bug.)

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    He had a laser the size of a sequoia. But could he hit the broad side of a barn?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @fred—You’d think a 10 million quatloo laser rifle might have something more sophisticated than a bolt-action slide for loading.

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    It’s a laser. Why is there smoke coming out of the barrel?

  11. Ryan Says:

    He needs to be cautious when standing up, as the top angle of his greaves will pinch off his kneecaps when those thigh-protectors get around to the vertical.

    Also, who here likes that enormous ring sight on the top of his laser rifle? Super-accuracy, ahoy!

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat Wood: good question. Perhaps we’re misinterpreting and that’s actually a giant laser-themed bong.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    But where’s Sportacus?

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    First thought: None more 80s. The top font alone.

    Helmet’s too big, gun’s too big, crotch armor and general lower body armor’s too small. You’d think the Emperor’s Guard would have better equipment.

    I see many others have commented on the sheer implausibility of that supposed laser gun.

    I’d like to throw in a “too-close moon” observation.

    @Tat: did you know multiple Hugo winner Mary Robinette Kowal was one of the puppeteers on that show?

  15. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Tat Wood: would that make the traitor mentioned on the cover Robbie Rotten?

    @GSS ex-noob: perhaps there’s big 80s hair under the big helmet.

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: that would explain the helmet size. The front and sides are regulation, but maybe he’s got a mullet-fro in the back. Or maybe the person (or puppet) he got the helmet from had big 80s hair.

    That villain’s name just always reminds me of cheap gasoline.

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