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Aug 23

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Arthur Dent Comments: Covers don’t come any uglier than this one.

Published 1967

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: 8.36 out of 10)
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19 Responses to “The Human Zero”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Whatever you do, don’t mention the giant pimple.”

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Is this one of those makeover shows?

  3. Cornelius Says:

    He should have read the instructions on the dental floss.

  4. fred Says:

    I’m too ____ for my hat.

  5. fred Says:

    Blog post on the book w/back cover.

    https://www.blackgate.com/2015/10/19/test-2/

  6. Dr Bob Says:

    Zero’s party trick was to smash an egg on his head and then hold up a pair of chopsticks using only his lower eyelids. He couldn’t understand why he was never invited round a second time…

  7. A. R. Yngve Says:

    When all the Twitter wars, purges and feuds have ended, only this guy will be left standing with an active account: The Human Zero.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @fred: looks like this collection is batting zero.

    @THX 1139: “On this episode of Space Makeover, we turn a Human Zero into a Ten!”

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    I think the attempt to appeal to a younger female demographic with a magic pink unicorn may have needed a little more thought.

  10. Max Bathroom Says:

    Early attempts to replace Peter Gabriel with Glen Danzig were unsuccessful, so eventually Phil Collins took over as Genesis’ new vocalist.

  11. Ryan Says:

    I got this same look in London once, when I asked another customer at Kulu Kulu for a glass of water, mistaking him for a waiter.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    Marvel is switching from blueish-purple supervillains to purplish-pink supervillains.

  13. fred Says:

    The Proxy Head……Signs
    The Cosmic Relic….Arrival

  14. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Hey, check it out, parallel lines do meet at a distance—right in the middle of my brain!”

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    On the Bad Manners reunion tour, Buster tried extreme measures to cure his ice-cream headache, including laser-pointers and a floatation-tank filled with Vimto. Eventually, it dawned on him that not scooping ice-cream onto your head is probably a good start.

  16. Hammy Says:

    Pinkish: If I keep my head upright, my eye-lasers will burn off my chest hair (or my nipples)!

  17. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The role that Tor Johnson refused because he thought it might make him seem “unsophisticated.”

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    When your bucket-of-sludge-propped-atop-a-door trick catches exactly the wrong person.

  19. Emster Says:

    I’d like to think that at the time the maters of SF listed on the cover were horrified to find their babies swaddled in that poorly designed mess, but back then they were probably used to it…

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