Mar 08

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Good Show Sir Comments: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Danke an Erika!

Published 1984

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: 7.47 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Sternentanz”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Is it safe to imagine Sternen-tanz means something absolutely filthy?

  2. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Modern science has disproven the old “aether” theory of space and replaced it with the modern “Kool-Aid” theory.

    I see she has sensibly protected the only part of the body affected by the rigors of space – the head.

  3. Max Bathroom Says:

    The video shoot for the reissue of Spinal Tap’s “Big Bottom” was dedicated to the model who drowned making it…

  4. Tor Mented Says:

    Now THIS is how you get your sternen tanneds.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Didn’t Arthur C. Clarke say something about any sufficiently phallic spaceship being indistinguishable from a dildo. No, I have no idea why that thought just came into my mind.

  6. fred Says:

    “Captain Nemo vs The Sea Horse”*

    *The title of the PG version. People were confused when the movie didn’t include a single sea horse, but it didn’t seem to hurt at the box office.

  7. Tat Wood Says:

    The Robinsons are Lost in Space. ‘StarDance’ as done by Daft Punk needs space to be the colour of those Revels you hope you don’t bite into without warning.

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    Ringo and the boys are getting quite the show from Lucy.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Arrrr! I spy some pirate booty abaft!

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Gee I wonder if her—feet—are tanned as well.

  11. Raoul Says:

    I’m confused. Is she underwater or in outer space?

  12. Tracy Says:

    It’s space because there’s almost a full moon.

    Well, someone had to say it!!

  13. fred Says:

    I guess a gratuitous side boob would have been too much for the West German readership to handle.

  14. Leak Says:

    @Raoul: I guess that depends on whether that thing in the background is a submarine, a plane, or both?

    @fred: You vant ze boob? You can’t handel ze boob!

  15. Queen Khentkawes Says:

    Voyage to see what’s on the bottom. (Stole that one from MAD magazine.)

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    There were naked people, but they didn’t wear dumb hats. Oh, and it was outer space (conventionally black with twinkly bits), not the Sea of Orange Juice.

    I mean, it says “Sternen” right there, attendee of UAI Bonn! Put some verdammt Sternen in it!

    This is a good book, completely undeserving of this cover in any language.

    Also, Germans, I don’t care how Teutonic you wanna make it sound, the name of the award is and always has been “Hugo”. No Gernsback. And he was from Luxembourg anyway. You could have had a smaller shuriken.

  17. THX 1139 Says:

    Baby got Hugo Gernsback?

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: well, there is what looks more like normal space in the upper left of the cover. Perhaps they’re looking out at space proper while floating in some sort of (orange), hmm, space-sea? Space-swimming pool? (Making that a pool toy rather than a space ship).

  19. Tor Mented Says:

    THX: GSS

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  21. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Just so you know, I consider that above comment my peak artistic achievement. It’s only downhill from “DER GALACTISCHEN RAUM-BADONKADONK.”

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Maybe the cover was painted by someone who didn’t speak German, and thus went with the English meaning of “stern”. Cuz we’re definitely seeing her stern.

    @ARY: does badonkadonk take any umlauts? At least metal umlauts?

  23. A. R. Yngve Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: You mean something like this?


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