Jul 28

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Lord Kelvin Comments: Tramp Captain. And tramp.

Published 2003

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: 7.00 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “John Grimes: Tramp Captain”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “Oh, sorry, this is the wrong way around.”

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    That suit is a marvel of futuristic engineering. His isn’t bad either.

  3. fred Says:

    Permission to board, Captain.

    Grimes from Japan. They can’t be enbiggened unfortunately.

  4. Ryan Says:

    Published in 2003, maybe, but that illustration has to be older than that.

    Also, I have found my new imprecation of choice: “Tramp captain!”

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I known it’s meant to be futuristic, but there’s just something silly about about that gun. My initial explanation is “super soaker.”

    Is it just me, or does it look like the woman has another, larger woman’s arms and hands?

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bruce AM—
    “Is it just me, or does it look like the woman has another, larger woman’s arms and hands?” and . . . ?

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Ryan: could be deliberately “retro.” After all, a lot of SF fans still seem to think things started going wrong circa 1960, when the New Wave sauntered into town.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    In the future it seems that spacesuits will have certain gravity-defying properties built in.

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    I shouldn’t have looked into this title on Amazon, ‘cos what did I get in return?

    THIS prompt:
    “If you enjoyed JOHN GRIMES: TRAMP CAPTAIN, perhaps you’ll also like these books:

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    🎵She’s on a planet that’s made out of sand
    She may be wearing some other girl’s hand
    She’s got her some big chestal glands
    That’s why the lady is a tramp. 🎵

    @ARY: GSS!

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Careful, you’ll piss off the Tramp Steamer captains, and you know what old sailors can be like when they’ve taken all they can stands.

  12. Tor Mented Says:

    He started as a whore corporal and ended as a dowager major.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    He’s a tramp who claims to be a captain, or a captain of tramps? Either way, I tend to think this is more appropriate.

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    GSS @everybody!!

  15. Tracy Says:

    Anderson Cooper sure gets around!

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    @Tracy: not on New Year’s Eve he doesn’t.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: He’s going back to Mideast reporting, and he WILL get the interviews or ELSE!

    If that’s AC, it explains the angry look on the bimbo’s face — she’s got her cleavage out there for nothing.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: that’s _space_ Mideast, which is towards the east of the Galaxy (but not too far).

  19. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I guess we now know what Captain Janeway did before Voyager.

  20. Stephen Daugherty Says:

    I’m SIXTY PERCENT CERTAIN that I’m pointing this weapon the right way…

  21. swampyankee Says:

    John Grimes defends his captain from unwanted suitors….

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @swampyankee: I get it now! The title was supposed to have an ampersand, not a colon!

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