Dec 06

Worst. Barbershop. Quartet. Ever.Click for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Fate is actually pretty bad at chess. Now Death is one you have to watch out for.

Published 1983

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: 6.80 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “King’s Blood Four”

  1. MakkaPakk Says:

    I’m sceptical about vikings wearing helmets like that, unless there is a longhorn cow standing behind him and a bat landed on his head.

  2. fred Says:

    It’s the holiday season, so……Jingle Bell Stalk.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    Thanks to whoever belled this cat, so I can hear him coming.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    That episode of ‘Quantum Leap’ where Sam became the mime doing warm-up at a Wishbone Ash gig never really worked for me.

  5. THX 1139 Says:

    I see the Fashion Police have a take no prisoners policy now.

  6. Cornelius Says:

    Minstrel stalked by knight who says “Ni!”

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “I don’t get it, the Puffy Shirt worked so well for Seinfeld.”

  8. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Don’t tase me, bro!”

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Whispy the Bard was really, really high, and unaware that the trip was about to turn bad.

    (Moral: never buy ‘shrooms from questionable little men you met in the woods)

    @JuanPaul: Fate always knows how the chess game turns out, so he’s [1] really unable to work up much enthusiasm for playing. This means that he’s Fated to lose, which further lowers his interest.

    [1] Fate singular, which is usually portrayed as a dude, rather than the Three Fates, which are chicks. Lachesis and Clotho aren’t big on chess, but Atropos plays a real killer game.

  10. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My thoughts:

    1. Too bad the picture isn’t in focus.
    2. Wait, maybe it is.
    3. Even if it isn’t, I don’t really want a clearer view of this.

    @Tat: It was so bad it didn’t even make the DVD set.

    @Cornelius: yes, with just a smidge of the Black Knight. But even the heir who just wanted to sing would balk at that shirt.

    @MakkaPakka: It’s entirely possible puffy shirt guy is hallucinating it. I can imagine a Viking putting a bat on his head (an ancestor of Ozzy?), but where he’d have found a Texas longhorn cow to stand in front of, I don’t know either. Maybe it was Fate.

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  12. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Not to be mean to the author or anything, but I honestly thought “King’s Blood Four” was some kind of computer RPG.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    This is the only way they can decide World Chess Championship matches these days.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @ARY: Yes, from back in the 8-bit days. It sounds like something you’d buy for your Commodore 64.

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