Nov 05

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Mungo Park Comments: Disraeli Gears

Published 1960

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: 8.33 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Drunkard’s Walk”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    The Tribune falling over itself to praise this book to the heavens.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Dad’s fallen asleep during the Space: 1999 reruns again.

  3. fred Says:

    It has to stand before it can walk Jim.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    So people in lumpy leotards on 70s daytime telly were right: Trim-wheels WERE the future of exercise (see also: Farrah in ‘Saturn 3’).

  5. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @THX 1139 – Your comment scales the dizzying heights of adequacy.

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Drunkard’s Walk: One man’s journey through the streets of Dublin on Bloomsday

  7. Paradoxos Alpha Says:

    What genius decided that the Tribune’s faint praise needed to be on the cover? Yikes! “If you’re as unexcited by this book as we are, you’ll really hate everything else the author has written.”

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    I wonder if anyone ever explained to Robert Foster that if you need clockwork to do your sexing you’re doing it wrong.

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “On second thought I don’t think I’ll finish eating this bicycle. What I’ve already consumed doesn’t seem to be sitting well in my tummy.”

  10. Bibliomancer Says:

    Nice tan lines

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    From an alternate universe where the Dadaists decided to drop the art thing and start building spaceships instead.

    (It works, but only if the pilots are almost naked. Nobody is sure why).

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    @Bruce A. Munro: Nude Ascending a Starship?

  13. Hammy Says:

    Man: I wasn’t able to play this bicycle wheel like a harp. Maybe it’ll work if I blow through it.

    Woman: Finally I understand how a gyroscope works!

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    What is this I don’t even.

    She’s got one of those ab roller wheels, but I don’t think it’s going to do her much good in outer space. He’s apparently making a leaf-covered solar sail to provide power to… whatever that machine concealing his crotch is. They are naked somewhere in orbit in a purple universe, near the yellow-orange moon.

    And one supposes from the title that they’re sloshed, hammered, tanked, which might explain why they’re naked in space, accompanied by random objects.

    @Tat: She also appears to have one of those plastic belts that supposedly helped with slimming (mostly by making you sweat). Must be Infomercials… In… SPAAACE! I don’t think she needs to lose more weight — her breasts are practically non-existent as is.

    Perhaps the artist, Mr. Foster, got blotto himself and fell asleep in the middle of Jack LaLanne or something. (Jack was an amazing guy, though; wouldn’t have had anything to do with this)

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tat W—Or perhaps this one?

  16. A. R. Yngve Says:

    I’ve seen many covers by this artist here on GSS, and his style is very distinct.

    It’s not that I mind him doing his “own thing,” but one is allowed to wonder:
    Did he throw hissy fits when editors suggested he used properly “sci-fi” props instead of old junk…?

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