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Jul 09

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Jabrone Comments … and elephants come in quarts.

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Published 1976

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: 6.20 out of 10)
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10 Responses to “Friends Come in Boxes”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “I know you want to set a good example, Doc, what with the Coronavirus and all; but don’t you think that mask’s a little too tight?”

    (Looks more like a case than a box to me, but perhaps I nitpick).

  2. fred Says:

    He’s mostly dead Jim.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    “You’ve heard of the iceberg lettuce – now the iceberg brain!”

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    This otherwise moderately interesting cover is nonetheless astoundingly prophetic—who knew back in 1976 that, in the US at least, there’d be a profound divide between the reds and the blues, that the blues would have more mass but the reds would be “on top” and dominating, and that the whole mess would be presided over by an anus-mouthed monster? I mean, who knew?

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    The perspective on the “box” makes no sense but it’s not like anyone but us GSS obsessives is going to notice.

  6. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: Only the Unknown Artist! Got the hand size all wrong, though.

    @FB: Maybe friends come in tesseract boxes.

    @Bruce: I have recieved a spiffy new mask from a friend and now Mr. xn can have exclusive use of the Star Wars one. They both fit normally, though. And thankfully I live in an area where masks are both required and one still gets glares if you’re walking around without at least a bandana or a cut-up t-shirt over your nose and mouth.

    Back when it was cold, I did see people with scarves and one woman with an oversized turtleneck pulled up, but the goofiest thing I’ve espied recently is a man wearing a tube sock cut into one.

    The Muslim ladies were already equipped for this, of course — they just toss the end of their headscarves over their faces and thus look ever so stylish and color-coordinated. And the ladies in salwar kameez are already matching-scarf-equipped. I always feel like a slob around them all in the grocery stores.

    (Props to spell check knowing “salwar kameez”, BTW)

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @fred: Bones, are you telling me they’ve stolen Spock’s brain _again_?

    “First ve infuse der brain with der tangy flavor of Mountain Dew Voltage.”

  8. fred Says:

    @ 7. Bruce – Yup. Civilizations in hollow asteroids gotta function.

    The first and only mandatory public health message to be viewed before attempting to consume a second Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Not surprisingly this was seen as a challenge and not a warning, and resulted in a decades long Galactic recession caused by a decades long Galactic hangover.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @fred, Bruce — excellent references.

    I can HEAR… Bruce’s quote… inShatner’sstyle.

  10. Verylatetotheparty Says:

    @Fred: I’m sure a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster should only have an olive in it, not a whole brain.

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