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There once was a girl named Vanessa
Who lived in the Land of Esa
Out on the battlefields
It was only teat shields
Preventing a Bareboobed Contessa

Published 1952

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: 8.67 out of 10)
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26 Responses to “The Land of Esa”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Do they light up?

  2. Cornelius Says:

    Turn the left one for volume, and the right to tune to your chosen radio station.

  3. THX 1139 Says:

    Dressing for Christmas?

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    E-S-A! E-S-A!

  5. fred Says:

    The most popular of the Hope-Crosby-Lamour ‘Road to …’ films for some reason. This particular poster is a valued collectors item due to the non erectness of her left nipple, with only six in known existence.

  6. Griz Says:

    Laze-guns and a red-leopard toga.
    Is he performing yoga?

  7. drlemaster Says:

    “At least he’s much better-behaved than that Dick Blade guy who came by last year.”

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    The manufacturers of Scott’s Porage Oats (sic) tried valiantly to get their mascot centre-stage but nobody was looking at him. https://foodanddrink.scotsman.com/producers/things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-scotts-porage-oats/

  9. Raoul Says:

    Skirt dude is flashing the “L” loser hand signal.

  10. Alice Says:

    Ray Theobald currently is sitting in the top two slots of the Top Ten. I think we have our new king of terrible cover art.

  11. Ryan Says:

    After careful study, I think I can identify why none of the guys in hats are paying attention to the “Look over there!” from the gent in the red-leopard toga.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    “Geez, what’s a girl gotta do to get noticed? I’m going to my room with my blaster.”

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Raoul—Actually I think that’s the “C-Cup” sign.

  14. Raoul Says:

    @BC – She can’t hear him. She is wearing those primitive noise-cancelling headphones.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Raoul—Oh, yeah, those legendary Dr. Dre “Beats Cauliflowers.” I remember them well.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    If this dance revue is ready, then let’s star tit.

  17. Tor Mented Says:

    More like the Glands of Esa, amiright?

  18. Francis Boyle Says:

    @fred

    Like I always say, you can’t tell how big they are till they poke your eyes out.

  19. Tracy Says:

    Speaking as a cultural historian: This cover was pretty racy for its time!

    OTOH, the disparate elements give me a headache: Normans in the background, Tarzan with a Roman skirt, a Polynesian princess with a ray gun held in a hand covered by an industrial yellow rubber glove, and the hydrangea flowers she’s wearing tucked at each ear. Those decorative nippleguards are merely the icing on the cake.

  20. Ryan Says:

    @Tracy, you may consider it a mish-mash of cultural embellishments, but the author’s first choice of titles didn’t fit on the cover.

    Neil never really cared for “The Land of Esa.”

    He wanted to go with, “The Night Last August When the Elks Club Got Into the Rye and Then Invaded the Warner Brothers’ Backlot Costume Warehouse and Then Mitch Shopivick Saw the UFO and Holy Cats Did You See Clara Townes in That Egyptian Get Up?”.

  21. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Guy on right: “Lo! A woman in a buttoned-up jacket!”
    (Or maybe “Woa! That one’s going right out of the park!”)

    I wonder if “one bared nipple” is the standard for fashionable males in Esa. (Pronounced ‘e-sah’ or ‘eh-sa’?)

    @Tracy: the rubber gloves are so she doesn’t get blaster grease on her hands. (Have you remembered to grease your blaster today?)

    GSS, Cornelius, Bibliomancer.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My first thought was “The Land of Pasties” (long a, not short)

    Then the limerick made me LOL. Perfect.

    Her earrings and her teat shields would be better-sized and better-suited if they were exchanged. Can’t tell if the earrings are flowers or cotton balls.

    GSS awarded to: fred, drlemaster, Tat, Ryan.

  23. JuanPaul Says:

    I’m getting a Frida Kahlo meets Wonder Woman meets Janet Jackson kind of vibe. And barging in is the cast from one of those cheesy old Hercules movies.

  24. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @JuanPaul: Thumbs up on a Frida Kahlo-Wonder Woman-Janet Jackson hybrid. Not so much on red haired Hercules. Did Zeus pick up his mother on a trip to Hibernia?

    Edit: I need to give @Griz a GSS, too. Poetry is always appreciated.

  25. JuanPaul Says:

    @Bruce Well, Zeus did get around

  26. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “ESA! Have you seen my Victorian brass doorbells?”
    “No!”

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