Jan 13

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Charles Comments: That’s the way my eyes felt seeing this cover.

Published 1985

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: 7.82 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Barefoot in the Head”

  1. fred Says:

    I don’t know why someone needed to physically prove that rose colored glasses are useless as a traffic barrier.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    You’ve gone too far this time, Elton!

  3. NomadUK Says:

    Unexpected results as the DVLA implement the Dukes of Hazard Perception Test.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    The Uncial font’s perfectly appropriate: Thomas Disch was asked to write a spin-off of ‘The Prisoner’ but this book’s more like watching an episode (and pre-dates the series, I think).

    And well done on predicting that Stephen Rea would become a film-star.

  5. fred Says:

    Stephen Rea after quite a bit of dental work.

  6. A. R. Yngve Says:

    The Metaverse-Tesla merger was a smash.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Bob’s new virtual reality goggles clearly needed to be recalibrated.

  8. GSS ex-noob Says:

    My eyes felt more like the cars were crashing *into* them through my glasses. Although I do not and never have had a ‘stache.

    I am forced to award a GSS! to everyone today. Top-notch comments again. Extra points to Mr. Yngve.

    (Also, somehow looking up Aldiss led me to “another hour in the ball pit” memes, via astronomy… so I guess yay? Internet.)

  9. Leak Says:

    “Mirrors fantastically the red sportscar our artist drew in high school… an extra ordinary one.”

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I’ve run into a variety of descriptions metaphorical and otherwise for being high as fuck, but “sportscars bursting out of one’s eyeballs” is a new one for me.

    “Mirrors fantastically the violence and disruption of our times”

    Translation: terribly dated in 2022.

  11. fred Says:

    Beer goggles to the 20th power.

  12. JJYoyo Says:

    @fred: nearly fell out of my chair at your astuteness. Yet another reason never to drink and drive.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: I have a feeling it was terribly dated even for 1985, since it was first published in 1969, and those of us old enough to remember both years know they were a whole lot different.

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