Feb 07

Burning Man is really getting out of hand this year

Marvin Comments: They were all on the road to debauchery long before the atom bomb went off.

Published 1963

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: 5.50 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Nuclear Subtraction”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    The future? That’s a saturday night in Corby in the 80s.

    Except everyone’s prettier.

  2. NomadUK Says:

    It’s a helluva time for her to find out her husband is gay.

  3. fred Says:

    After the sutraction comes the multiplication. Nudge nudge wink wink. Know what I mean, know what I mean. know what I mean?

    Back cover.

  4. Daard23 Says:

    “I guess it’s time to sing a few songs from Les Miserables”

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    The AA meeting was off to a rough start.

  6. Raoul Says:

    @fred: I can Digit

  7. Tor Mented Says:

    I think Roger Corman made this movie five or six times.

  8. MaxBathroom Says:

    I’m just wondering what she’s staring at that’s so open mouthed shocking that it’s holding her attention more than the mushroom cloud behind her…

  9. Emster Says:

    @Max: She can’t believe of all the millions of people, she’s stuck with these two idiots.

    @fred: or she’s dumbfounded that the author thought living in a damp, drafty cave would be better than one of the hundreds of perfectly good bombshelters to be found in the “duck and cover” era…

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Emster: To inject a note of seriousness, it’s easy to imagine all the bomb shelters were taken. There wasn’t that much in the way of federally funded shelters for the general population, and even at the peak of the shelter craze, there was only about one private shelter for every 266 households.

    @Max: she’s looking at this guy:

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Love the mouseover text. Perfect.

    @Nomad: I also was wondering why the men were fighting over the last(?) bottle of booze when there was a nubile woman there with much of her skin showing, and then I looked at their unlikely-for-1963 buffness and came to the conclusion that they were completely uninterested in her. And who wouldn’t want a swig of something with mushroom clouds that close?

    Plus, as @Max commented, one wonders about her mental capacity since she’s so busy gazing open-mouthed the other way. Either the nearby bomb or the fighting hunks would be more interesting, I’d think. Is she on the lookout for a straight man, preferably teetotal?

    @Tor: I think so too. Possibly with less implied queerness.

    @Bruce: In my youth, I only went into public shelters when tornadoes approached. Which is a good use of them, particularly in schools.

    My parents were smart enough to know that surviving a nuclear war would be worse than dying in it, so our series of suburban houses never had a shelter. Buying a color TV, more toys for the kids, and going on vacations in the salmon pink Pontiac station wagon was a much better use of our money and efforts.

    Dad sat on the back porch after work and laughed at the other dads as they built them while he had scotch on the rocks. My teenage brother sure was glad to not get roped into building like his friends did. I mean, you couldn’t expect us to miss Star Trek!

    Dad did build a very tiny sunken shelter in one back yard, with a lock, but that was only big enough for a can or two of gasoline during the OPEC embargo.

  12. Emster Says:

    @Bruce – that ‘splains a lot, actually. My grampa’s basement was a good height and solid concrete. Makes me wonder if it was because he wanted a space to do some woodworking and escape from the kids or if it was an American house feature of that era. Tho probably more about the occasional tornado.

    @GSSx-n – glad your parents weren’t falling for the hysteria/propaganda. Certainly not worth missing Star Trek on a colour tv.

  13. A. R. Yngve Says:

    It was a battle to the death for the world’s last bottle of Guinness.

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