Oct 12

COFFEE!! I need some, can't think of a caption today. New neighbours that have moved in with horrific faces? Ah who cares. COFFEE!!Click for full image

Alessandra Comments: I think they were going for a cutting-edge symbolic look, some sort of classical reference to alchemical historical scholarship. But they just look goofy. Oh god, that eye.
Published 1976

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: 6.89 out of 10)

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14 Responses to “The Great Works of Jewish Fantasy & Occult”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I’ve heard of the Golem, but I didn’t think the Gonk had Jewish roots.

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    This makes me think of that obscure rock band that always wore giant eyeballs and top hats over their heads… what was their name again?

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Scientists are not sure what this is supposed to represent.”

  4. Pat Says:

    The Residents?

  5. David Cowie Says:

    Yes, The Residents.

  6. fred Says:

    Looks like something Madonna would have tattooed on her ass.

  7. Tom Noir Says:

    Eyeball, schmeyeball, as my Jewish great grandmother used to say*!

    * Okay, so she died before I was born. But I would like to think that she used to say things like this.

  8. Tim Says:

    The first one especially looks like R. Crumb drew it

  9. Phil Says:

    I was hoping someone else would say this, so I wouldn’t have to:

    Oy Vey, Sir!

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    These covers would have made a pretty amusing Bill Plympton animated short.

  11. SI Says:

    Trying a new hairdressers can sometimes end up badly!

  12. Adam Roberts Says:

    I don’t fancy yours much.

  13. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    As a toddler (and then preschooler), I was obsessed with writing. I didn’t know how it worked, just that the grown-ups could look at the mysterious markings on something and KNOW STUFF FROM NOWHERE. Like magic.
    My mom’s collection of paperbacks fascinated me like nothing else. They had writing, but also pictures on the front! I would spend hours staring at them, trying to figure out what amazing secrets they held. As my mom had a sweet tooth for sci-fi and horror (many examples of which could easily end up here, and probably have/will eventually)), this resulted in tons of nightmares.

    So I’m looking at the book-covers in this entry, and all I can think is, “Thank GOD Mom never had these on her shelves. I probably would have lost my damn mind.”

  14. Green Says:

    I own a copy of this book with the ‘artwork’ on the right. I bought it in spite of the cover, though I can’t wait to read it out in public. 😀

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