Sep 13

William Shatner ignoring women? Unheard of!Click for full SOUL CORRUPTING image

Ian’s Art Direction: Did you see the cover that came back from the artist? It’s full of crotches! Crotches! I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay that idiot to fix it. See if you can get an intern in here to cover them up with oblong stickers or smudges or something. Make it look natural.
Published 1973

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: 5.73 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “Drunkard’s Walk”

  1. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The editor gave the artist a sound thrashing:

    “I said paint a cover WITH a drunk on it… not paint it WHEN a drunk!”
    “I’m sho shorry…Mein Fueh-*hic* -rer!

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Is this a heartfelt representation of beer goggles?

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Makes you wonder what the cover would look like if the drunkard was a woman.

  4. maxbenign Says:

    “Easily Pohl’s most satisfactory effort.” Ouch.

  5. SI Says:

    @maxbenign – you’re right. That’s not the best of choice to put on there.

    When I walk home drunk I don’t see naked women. Are you supposed to see naked women? Sometimes I get home and I want there to be a naked women. But mostly I get a slap around the face and, “How dare you stay out this late!” from the talking unicorn that gets into my house.

  6. Jami Says:

    There are sheep bursting forth from those naked women. Sheep. Someone has some really strange sexual fantasies.

  7. Joachim Says:

    I kind of like John Berkey’s cover… I dunno kind of encapsulate what it’s like to walk while drunk…. SO yeah, I echo the “heartfelt representation of beer goggle” statement.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    The pull quote sounds like something your professor marks on your paper, not a blurb for a novel!

  9. bincat23 Says:

    Its like a critique issued by an English teacher, ‘satisfactory’. I dont drink so I never see any naked women. Hey wait a minute…..

  10. SI Says:

    Now it’s time for the best quote to put on a book challenge:

    “I’d keep this one in my bathroom right next to a Calvin and Hobbes omnibus.”

  11. fred Says:

    The first edition cover is better.

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Forget all these normal naked women. I’m gonna choose the little one on the ground that looks like a Barbie doll.”

  13. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    I think the Admins need to develop a smaller sheep for the smaller naked women in books.

  14. Benny Says:

    About the first edition cover:
    “So biting funny”?

  15. Alessandra Says:

    The nudes all look like standard art school model poses. I have a closetful of paintings just like them. It’s like an art student stumbling past a row of class exercises leaned against a paint-spattered wall while he reaches for one of those little manikin posing figures.

    Clearly the artist is having a flashback to art school.

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    If SI doesn’t see naked women when he drinks, and if Alessandra has a closetful of pictures of naked women, I think the obvious solution is to get SI drunk in Alessandra’s closet. 🙂


    ‘Are you thinking what I’m thinking, Pinky?’

    ‘I don’t know, Brain. I don’t think we could get more than three GSS commentators drunk in Alessandra’s closet.’

    ‘No, Pinky. Drunkard’s Walk! It’s easily Pohl’s most satisfactory effort!’

    ‘Oh, right…’

  17. Kripslod Says:

    @ Dead Stuff with Big Teeth. Thank you, thank you! I needed that tonight!
    My books aren’t exactly selling like hotcakes so I took on a night job cleaning medical offices. (Oh boy, oh joy, where do we go from here?) Anyway, laughs are few and far between. Narf!

  18. anon Says:

    “I know I am high and drunk and I know you’re all naked, but I bet I can still heal you all in one go. Dial 1-800-NEEDMOREDRUGS to donate.”

  19. GSS noob Says:

    Starting from the lower right, the second young lady appears to still have a crotch. But of the other sort.

    Chap looks like young Paul Simon stole Shat’s toupee.

  20. fred Says:

    The Pubic Crawl….could be the next Squid Game.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I’m sad that to date, this is the only cover tagged “Fake William Shatner”. Some of the floating heads (see, another WS reference) on Laser Books could have had it.

    (I still have a LOT of those left unposted here, if anyone’s interested; have come to the conclusion Admin and Tag simply don’t like me).

    The blurb is certainly praising with faint damns. Maybe why the NYHT has been out of business since 1966. Fred himself was 5 when it started and outlived it by 47 years! One wonders why the publisher of this edition couldn’t find a blurb from a paper that hadn’t gone out of business 7 years earlier, but perhaps that was a feature and not a bug?

  22. fred Says:

    Just Andy Kauffman doing Andy Kauffman things, probably in collaboration with David Lynch.

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He was too drunk to figure out how he got to the Naked Woman Place, and too drunk to remember how to get back when he woke up in a dumpster the next day.

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