Aug 04

'Who you calling blubber?'Click for larger image

Good Show Sir Comments: “Cachalot of krill? I sure do!”

Published 1980

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: 5.57 out of 10)

Tagged with:

20 Responses to “Cachalot”

  1. fred Says:

    A whale will swim 100 miles for a good tickle. Fact.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Ah, ’tis the Prince of Whales.

  3. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A whale of a tale, no doubt.

    Welcome to the Ocean planet! Our planetary Hat is Polynesia! Dress accordingly.

  4. Cornelius Says:

    Cachalot! Cachalot! Cachalot! It’s only a model.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    Are those exposed brains ripe for tagging? Or just funny hats?

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    A law was made a distant moon ago here:
    The women must wear skirts and all be hot.
    And there’s a legal limit to the catch here
    In Cachalot.
    Cachalot! Cachalot!
    I know it sounds a bit bizarre …
    Especially if it’s pronounced Cah-SHAH-low, in which case I’m screwed.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sneak peak of the Olympic closing ceremony. Spoiler alert: things do not go well for the whale.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    @FB: It’s nice to see women getting to compete with men, even if they have to settle for silver and bronze.

  9. SI Says:

    I love these direct to VHS sequels! Free Willy in space!

  10. Leak Says:


    “Gesundheit!” *hands over handkerchief*

  11. Bibliomancer Says:

    Whale: “Who wantsa “free willy”?

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Give Maroto credit for not conveniently obscuring the feet in some cheesy green fog or ocean spray.

  13. fred Says:

    ‘In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.’

    Alan Dean Foster

  14. A. R. Yngve Says:

    On second thoughts, let’s not go to Cachalot – it is a silly place…

  15. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tor: GSS!

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    A grittier cover, with a blurb suggesting dangerous mystery:,630_.jpg

    (Did the butler do it? Or the whale?)

  17. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “I thought I asked you guys to feed that parking meter while I had lunch. I was just issued another cetacean citation. Thanks a lot!”

  18. drlemaster Says:

    If the book’s title is another word for sperm whale, why is the whale on the cover some type of baleen whale?

  19. Tracy Says:

    I like the idea of the future SeaWorld whale trainers wearing Roman toga-like outfits.

  20. Emster Says:

    Giant jumping whale, kooky costumes and a cover artist who can actually draw feet distracted y’all from noticing that outta place font that is more likely to be seen in a never ending Scholastic unicorn series…

Leave a Reply