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Good Show Sir Comments German cover artists take the book titles VERY seriously.

Thanks to Klaus for sending this in.

Published 1993

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: 7.92 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Der Mann im Baum”

  1. DaveM Says:

    Google translate says this book is called “The man in the tree”.

    And translates the blurb as “He saw the wonderful wonders of strange worlds and brought their light to the dark earth”.

    So why isn’t he IN the tree rather than lounging moodily against it? What happened to his nether regions? And if he’s bringing the light of “wonderful wonders” to a dark earth shouldn’t he be you know, talking to someone at least?

    So many questions…

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    It was only a matter of time before there was a Spot the Ball competition round here.

  3. fred Says:

    Does ‘a’ or ‘the’ ____ ____ in the woods?

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    Where’s his woodie?

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    Can’t see the wood for the tree?

  6. Ryan Says:

    Good thing the publisher also labeled his ethnicity clearly. There is nothing worse than seeing a protagonist depicted on the cover and not knowing if he is a Pict or a Jute or a Carthaginian.

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    The hunk by the trunk
    The bloke by the oak
    The sir by the fir
    The breeder by the cedar
    Stark by the shagbark
    No dickory by the hickory
    Sad bush by the shadbush

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Random fact for the day: a male dryad is known as a drus!

  9. THX 1139 Says:

    @Bruce: The drus in the truss?

  10. Francis Boyle Says:

    For the cover of Der Mann im Mond he turns around.

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    Old Man Willow raises his game.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ever accidentally get locked out of your tree naked while getting the newspaper?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s not just die Erde that’s dark here.

    That is one awkward pose he’s in (not even counting the obvious area). He seems to have a spine that’s dislocated. And it looks like he’s lounging with one hand and maybe a bit of one shoulder the only parts that are touching the tree. Guess he didn’t want the rough bark touching all that nekkid muscle.

    He might not actually be touching der Baum at all, just lounging in a weird pose.

    @Dave M: So many questions, all of them valid.

    @Tor: GSS!

    @FB: heh.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I thought, “something seems funny with this cover, something missing, besides his manhood.” Then I realized, there’s no background. This doesn’t appear to be an actual photograph, as our rules still require. Perhaps, however, it was the right thing to do to make an exception for this particular cover.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    Which one’s Pythias?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tat: The scoliosis-suffering nudist we see is Pythias.

    The title clearly tells us that Damon is in the tree and thus not visible.

    Presumably he learned this:

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The game of “Hide The Dong” is not for everyone.

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