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Good Show Sir Comments: Caption Contest!

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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: 8.60 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “The Perfect Host”

  1. fred Says:

    I’ll ignore the glowing squirrel and concentrate on the puzzling artistic mix of five o’clock shadow and rosy cheeks. Even money the kid is a robot.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “…and that child’s name was Verruca Salt. Consider this a warning.”

  3. Francis Boyle Says:

    “Christ, what an asshole!”

    (That’s not a caption, that’s just my opinion of whoever decided to do this to Theodore Sturgeon.)

  4. Michael Toland Says:

    “You should always offer your guests an almond when they arrive. But only an almond. That’s very important.”

  5. Ryan Says:

    “…and that, my boy, is why I did not get the job illustrating the Tintin comics. Now let’s go rescue that squirrel from the electric, barbed-wire fence.”

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Dad screws up the ‘birds and the bees’ talk.

  7. Cornelius Says:

    Who’d have thought giant squirrels would be so good with broken down car engines.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    “And that’s why I have a leg tattoo of a squirrel reaching up for my nuts”

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The squirrel froze in outraged disbelief, unable to believe it’s ears. The father looked at his son in horror. But it had happened, and there was no taking the words back. The boy had mocked the Electric Squirrel’s nuts.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “You had better let go of your nuts now, son. I think the squirrel’s getting ideas about where to hide his stash.”

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  12. Tracy Says:

    Did the father wander in from a DEVO album cover?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    “Billy, do you like squirrels?” (“Airplane!” flashbacks galore)

    I don’t think the terrible proportions on everything are an attempt to make it subtly sci-fi, I think the artist just sucks.

    @Francis: My thought exactly. We own Vol. 3 in this series by the same publisher, and it has a reprint of the original magazine cover for “Killdozer”. Why they later decided to go with … this… is a mystery.

    GSS to all the nut jokes, esp. BC’s.

  14. Mel Says:

    I’m sorry Tommy, but Electro Squirrel demands the sacrifice of the first born child.

  15. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Never before has squirrel-spotting seemed so creepy…

  16. Gazzh Says:

    It was tough for kids in olden days: the punishment for failing Tufty’s road safety test was to be hurled onto barbed wire by a paedophile.

  17. 1Thunderfire Says:

    “Now, son, it’s about time I told you the tale of why you should never trust squirrels.”

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