Nov 29

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Good Show Sir Comments: “It is Knot Eye!” said the tree man.

Published 1957

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: 6.60 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Intriga Estelar”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    “I demand to speak to Prince Charles!”

  2. MakkaPakka Says:

    The Wiggles audition a new drummer.

  3. fred Says:

    ‘It’s not a man, and that’s not an eye’, Kirk opines.

  4. Bob Says:

    Batonman is about to get schooled.

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    “What have you done with Sir Simon Rattle?”

  6. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Although the spaceman isn’t wearing the fetching short-shorts and ruffled shirt combo described in the book, the tree-person wielding a weird wand makes me think this is a translation of “Double Star” (presumably the pun didn’t translate well).

    @fred: eeeeeeeeew. (Especially if one recalls how said tree-person dies in the book).

  7. fred Says:

    @Bruce: It’s “Double Star”.

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    I can’t see anyone ripping this off and getting a Turner Prize for it. But if Devo want an album cover in a hurry…

  9. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Groot… is that you?”

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Look up in the corner: “Nebulae” and the symbol would make a pretty cool sci-fi award.

  11. Francis Boyle Says:

    Pictured: Hippy hentai.

  12. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Look up in the corner: “Nebulae” and the symbol would make a pretty cool sci-fi award.”

    @A.R. Yngve: now that reminds me of something. What could it possibly be?

    @Francis Boyle: I don’t think that’s a cannabis tree.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think those are jumpsuits. In this universe, which of them is equivalent to a redshirt?

    If there was a web involved, it would definitely be of Intriuge!

    @fred: The guy in pink certainly believes that; he’s going for his sidearm.

  14. Francis Boyle Says:


    But with all those tentacles, when the hippies hug the tree they won’t be needing cannabis to have a very interesting experience. Whether cannabis would enhance the experience I’ll leave it for you to decide.

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    Why don’t people say “marijuana” anymore? It’s all cannabis this, cannabis that, sentient Japanese knotweed the other.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @THX 1139: cannabis is the plant, marihuana is the product.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Cannabis is the plant’s scientific name, marijuana is the name the Reefer Madness crowd decided to call it when they whipped up their hysteria. Because that’s the Mexican nickname. Good old ‘Merican racism and big business influencing the government.

    Cannabis is the preferred legal and respectable term nowadays. That’s what it’s called in the legalization statues and in the names of many companies now selling it. Seriously, I got a piece of junk mail recently that brightly said “Your cannabis has arrived!” with a 40% off coupon for a delivery company. One hour or less, they claimed.

    People who use it too much are still called potheads, though, and a cig of it is still a joint. Duuuuude.

    The guys on the cover aren’t hippies, that’s for sure. Not with those haircuts and guns. They are, like, The Man. So it’s… hentai for guys who’ve been in their spaceship too long?

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: “After a six-year trip to the Dark Nebula with no women, even Martian tree-people start looking sexy.”

  19. THX 1139 Says:

    @GSS xn: Thanks for the info, I forgot it’s legal over there in some places, so there will be plenty of experts in it now.

    Also, if “marijuana” is phased out, girls called Mary Jane can walk down the street confident in the knowledge nobody will make fun of their name anymore.

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @THX: Both the girls and the shoes called Mary Jane will be happy if the term is gone. Spider-Man’s girlfriend ought to be pleased.

    There must be someone making Mary Jane shoes out of hemp… yep:

    One problem is that it must be packaged before leaving the store in special child-proof packaging which is nearly impossible to open even if you know how and requires a lot of dexterity.

    Older people who are taking it orally or applying creams for their arthritis find this even more frustrating than the child-proof pill bottles. I have a few senior citizen friends who simply cut the pouch open when they get home, but there’s never anyone under 30 visiting, so no danger.

    I saw a billboard along the freeway with a photo of a confused-looking gray-haired man with a speech balloon that said “Do they still call it pot?” and the contact details of a delivery service.

    Towns and villages on the border between legal and non-legal states are doing quite a business, generating major local tax revenue. For all their vaunted purity, Utahns sure do pop over the border to Nevada and Colorado a lot. Because they really have some other pressing need to visit a town of less than 500 people that previously had a downtown consisting of a gas station and a diner?

    No Martian tree-people are for sale or other commerce anywhere AFAIK.

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