Apr 13

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Marvin Comments: Those rockets look like plywood Hollywood movie set pieces.

Published 1954

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: 7.71 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “The Master Weed”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Wanna get high?”

  2. Cornelius Says:

    Dr. Who’s arch enemy really needed the toilet.

  3. fred Says:

    YouTube 1950’s British Science Fiction channel. Tit-Bits #20, Ron Turner #13.

    Tit-Bits at the Speculative Fiction Database.

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    Low gravity dope is the best dope…

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Is that thing under the dome burner? If so, I think we’ve discovered the happiest, if not the most productive, city in the universe.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Shouldn’t this have been saved for April 20?

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Pot farmer spaceman has raccoon eyes

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    Meanwhile, on the moon, another crew is harvesting nachos and pizza.

  9. Ryan Says:

    Not really the cover illustration I was expecting from a publisher named “Tit-Bits”.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Ok, Bob, we’ll hit this shit up in the giant golden bong and then you’ll play a tune for me on your backpack xylophone.”


  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think the rocket in the foreground is a piece of modern sculpture to go with the space-age open plan house. Or garden sculpture to mark where they’re growing the good stuff. Duuude.

    I am sure that even in 1954, “Tit” meant what we’re all thinking (or possibly a small bird) (or something on a “bird”), and that’s why I’ve always heard the word as “tidbits”. It’s easier to say, and much easier to say without them in the back snickering.

    @Francis, Tor, BC: GSS!

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Can humanity survive the menace of … SPACE POT??? [1]

    @GSS ex-noob. I think that’s a space-city under a dome? (What Francis said) Admittedly, the perspective is a bit funky in that case.

    (And I have no idea why space appears to be full of ground beef. Perhaps that’s the weed kicking in.)

    @fred: nice find.

    [1] Entirely coincidentally, one of Philip K Dick’s novels is entitled “Galactic Pot Healer.” Alas, it’s the other kind of pot.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Titbits’ was a magazine of, well, tiny items (the American spelling has always seemed a bit weird to us, needlessly prissy and prim) but by the late 60s had bowed to the inevitable and gone a bit Benny Hill. It was sort of like a blokey version of a supermarket mag. often found in barber’s shops.

    I had no idea they’d tried book publishing. Obviously it didn’t go well.

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Tit-Bits” and “Master Weed”… jeez.
    Maybe they tried too hard with the sales pitch on this one.

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: All it was missing from the classic trio was “rock and roll”.

    @Bruce: Yes, the perspective is so bad it could be either a small city or a very large house. In either case, the structure in the middle is a giant bong.

    Also, I’m pretty sure you should have said echo SPAAAAACE POT.

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