Oct 16

'Hey, I'm walkin' here!'

Lord Kelvin Comments: Nothing new. New York has always been full of freaks.

Published 1959

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: 6.00 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Masters of Evolution”

  1. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ooh, first, which means I’m up past my bedtime.

    Okay, so jumpsuit* guy in his flying saucer car is speechifying to the dinosaurs, apes, giant scaredy-cats, and other assorted whatever plus the on;y 7-20 people in New York. Are the critters the native New Yorkers, and the humans are the invading monsters, in best 50’s style?

    Whar part of New York doesn’t have tall builings, even in a flying-car future? Is it not NYC, but just a small town in New York state?

    Did he just buy that car at the dealer’s which has the yachting pennants flying?

    I’ll check back later to see what y’all have figured out.

    *need that tag

  2. Cornelius Says:

    Afraid of being thought of as too normal, Dave grew some flagpoles out of his arm.

  3. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Ted’s effort to sell the locals on mechanical transportation began to falter when the guy on the yellow whatsit asked if his flyer would lay eggs on its own, or would they have to buy or rent another one so they could mate?

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    But first you need to spend three years on your Bachelor of Evolution, despite the self-evident self-contradiction there.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    Dr. Moron: What is the law?
    Sayer of the Law: Not to eat Chicago-style pizza, that is the law. Are we not New Yorkers?
    Beasts (in unison): Are we not New Yawkez?
    Dr. Moron: What is the law?
    Sayer of the Law: Not to go on lawns. Are we not men?
    Dr. Moron: What is the law?
    Sayer of the Law: Not to park flying cars in a loading zone. Yer gonna have to move that thing, pal.

  6. Ryan Says:

    I always enjoy how it was considered perfectly fine to represent the sky as yellow in the illustrations of the 1960s.

  7. fred Says:

    Not since Godzilla 98 have New Yorkers been so entertained.

    Both Double covers.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    By the look of the flags it seems the French have taken over New York

  9. Tor Mented Says:

    New York? I wonder if they ever eat at Dagon’s.

  10. Lars of Mars Says:

    The physics aspects of that second cover are mindbending. Is the tow string curving because of a black hole just out of frame?
    Is there a complete second spaceship attached to the other end for deceleration?

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @B’man: French, monsters, mox nix.

    (The setup was RIGHT THERE!)

    @Tat: Four years of undergrad for the bachelors of evolution, another two years and a thesis defense for the masters, then perhaps onto a doctorate with another 4-6 or more years, an even worse thesis defense, plus teaching the Evolution 101 courses to freshmen.

    Maybe flying car guy has traveled to NY to look for a PhD thesis topic. He’s ready to shoot it out with dude riding beast. Which the reins do not connect with the head of the mount. Guy on dino is the dean of the department, and damsel in front is department secretary.

    (other tags needed: dude,damsel,bird,sidearm/gun)

  12. Francis Boyle Says:

    I’ve got to admit it, mastering evolution just so you can grow a chair on a dino neck is 50s wackiness at it’s finest.

  13. JJYoyo Says:

    Scaredy-cat is saying, “IT’S A COOKBOOK!”

  14. Dr Bob Says:

    I love that everyone and everything is staring at flying saucer guy and ponytail gal (?) as if they are the weirdoes. It’s probably because flying saucer guy is wearing a belt AND braces.

  15. Hammy Says:

    @Tor (#9):

    I don’t know if they do, but *I* sure did when I was in NYC. As luck would have it, I stayed in a hotel at W 94th St. and Broadway, and Dagon was less than a quarter-mile walk from the hotel.

    Went to brunch there Saturday morning, had an excellent tuna salad sandwich. Olive oil-poached tuna, cucumber, hard-boiled egg, potato, harissa and preserved lemon on small soft rolls. Really, really good. And so much food I couldn’t finish it all.

  16. Tor Mented Says:

    @Hammy. Sounds like a good entry for the Sarnath thread.

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