Aug 24

Another long weekend to celebrate the UK’s closing of banks! That can only mean one thing here at Good Show Sir… Honourable Mentions! Today we have a nice selection of franchise books that would be otherwise excluded by our iron forged rules.

Hope you enjoy these, I’ve even thrown in a special something at the end. Enjoy your long weekend if you get it and remember, books rule! Support your local bookery.

Screw this... I'm off to where my jacket isn't ripped!Click for full image

No...NOOOO get me away from that title font! NOOO!!Click for full image

Let's slay this dragon my friends... with the methods of performance art!Click for full image

NO no, I said use stealth... not stand out in the open glowing with energy!Click for full image

Bonus CD Cover!! Badly photoshopped accordion player:

Yep, that's where you should play the accordion... away from society!Click for full image


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: 8.82 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Honourable Mentions 11”

  1. Phil Says:

    Perhaps HOLO MEN is a misspelled sequel to THE HOLLOW MAN. (And by the same token TALISMAN would be the prequel to, er, TALLY’S MEN, or something.)

    The designer of the PRIMEVAL cover missed out a couple of quotation marks. It SHOULD say:

    New adventures with ‘characters’ from the ‘hit’ ITV show.

    Whoever paid £8 for that CD and two others woz robbed. That accordion player is nothing but a poor man’s Mulligan & O’Hare.

  2. Tat Wood Says:

    Hannah Spearitt feigning to be oblivious towards something dreadful behind her demands an S-Club 7 joke of some kind, but I was more concerned with what I read as ‘Cyberpunk Dodo’. That’d be Steampunk, surely?

  3. Smith Says:

    Have you the Saurials?

    No, I always walk like this.

    (with apologies to Morcombe & Wise)

  4. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Suggested rewrite of the PRIMEVAL cover blurb:

    “Actual ADVENTURES with characters from the ITV show (unlike the show itself)”

  5. THX 1138 Says:

    “Holo men!” “Holo to you too!” “And holo to everyone watching at home!”.

    “No, I wasn’t the one who was horrible on Big Brother.” “OK sabretooth, call it off.”

    Is Mr Accordion a refugee from the Saurials? Looks like they could use another player.

  6. Tom Noir Says:

    The girl on the cover of Primeval needs to stop posing and take a look behind her. Or actually, at this point, I would just duck.

    Is that the song of the “Aurials” or “Saurials”?

  7. fred Says:

    A puffy shirt that can do double duty as a tent would be useful in the wild.

  8. Phil Says:

    Oh yes, the PRIMEVAL cover is crying out for the (alas, still mythical) BEHIND YOU! tag.

    The accordion CD cover would be much improved if the sabre-tooth were behind the musician.

  9. Book Wench Says:

    Full point score if you can photoshop the piano accordian player astride the Space Moose!

  10. Book Wench Says:

    The Auriels: we do weddings, parties, ascension of the eight celestial forms, bar mitzvahs, anything!

  11. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Ooh, a desktop crystal that shows you softcore porn! Everyone’s gonna want one of those for their home.

  12. NGpm Says:

    I remember the Song of the Saurials fondly … the cover art seemed so much better in my teen years (maybe it was Alias’ ginourmous cleavage that appealed in those days).

  13. Jaouad Says:

    That CD cover designer really couldn’t be arsed, could they? The pedant in me feels compelled to remark that even the ‘Celtic’ knotwork in the spine is a rush job: it should be one infinite loop, not several intertwined, as it is here. Gah.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    “Mum, the fence-leprechauns are back!”

    “Quick, get dad’s gun!”

  15. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The Aurials: They come equipped with their own designated applauder so that they never feel unappreciated!

    On a side note, I wonder what the triceratops plays…

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    1. ‘Oh, look, ‘ere comes Bob.’
    ‘We hardly any of Bob these days. ‘Course, he IS a Holo-man.’
    ‘Aye, gets around with all of ‘is HHHHOLO-MAN friends, I bet.’
    ‘Well, hel-lo to you, Bob. You ’bout finished with hookin’ your mum’s computer up to the pipe organ in her basement then, eh?’

    2. This is why classical Renaissance artists were a bit oblique when it came to painting wings on the nude: it’s awfully hard to do it & not look daft. Now, the fact her rear and her torso are going entirely different directions can’t be helping.

    3. Picture what your skull would look like if your spine joined it about 3 cm back from where it does at the moment. Then stick your chin down below your collarbone. That’s what’s wrong with the Saurial at right.

    4. Please, won’t you give to the Good Show Sir Sabretooth Cat Fund? Every penny of your tax-deductable gift will go towards awareness, prevention and treatment of stabby-jaw in our feline friends. And setting Hannah Spearritt on fire.

    5. Three for eight pounds? How much to nudge him off the fence? 😉

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