Oct 11

I think NYC needs to think about what it spends its tourism budget on.Click for full image

Gavin Comments: A crap looking Marlon Brando inexplicably appears in the New York skyline.
Published 1992

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: 8.32 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Brain Damage”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Not so much the Big Apple as the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

  2. Adam Roberts Says:

    Brian Damage. What an author he is.

    What’s that? Misread what?

  3. L.B. Says:

    Don’t anger Lady Liberty, or he’ll find you…

  4. Jaouad Says:

    I’m intrigued. Is there really no author’s name on this cover?

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    It’s a misprint: the author is “Brian Damage.”

  6. Sophaloaf Says:

    To quote Christopher Cross in the 1981 Academy Award-winning song ‘Arthur’s theme’: “If you get caught between the moon and New York City
    The best that you can do (the best that you can do)
    The best that you can do is fall in love”….

    which to some is a form of Brain Damage.

  7. Yoss Says:

    Would this qualify for the mythical “Behind You!” tag?

  8. Tat Wood Says:

    Are we sure this picture isn’t an inside view from a snow-globe? That wouldn’t explain why the guy’s eyes have moved two inches to the left and tilted upwards thirty degrees, pivoting on his ear. It’s like a terrible photo-fit of Don Johnson.
    Herbert Burkholz is our anonymous author: he churned out novels between working for the US Food and Drug Authority and being the go-to guy for articles on big health-scares. He also wrote ‘Mulligan’s Seed’ and ‘Writer in Residence’. Both of them have had fairly ripe covers too. The ‘Sensitives’ series is a simple everyday story of Soviet and CIA telepaths falling in love and ending the Cold War.

  9. Phil Says:

    Yoss, definitely a contender for BEHIND YOU! The way Fat Face’s cheeks seem to extend from horizon to horizon make him a very threatening rearward presence indeed.

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    That cover is gross, brazen libel! Marlon Brando was never that fat. (He was at most half the size shown in the image…)

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Well, if you ever thought of opening that book and reading it, you can’t say the title page didn’t give you a fair warning…

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Han Solo saves New York!….Then gets brain damage.

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Val Kilmer’s let himself go.

  14. anon Says:

    First write “The Sensitives” and then go for the good stuff.

  15. fred Says:

    Meh. Burkholz also did a book w/ Clifford Irving that has better covers and one enthusiastic blurb.

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The big face resembles a younger version of a former should-be-disgraced-but-is-unshameable president; the Statue of Liberty resembles Benito Mussolini. Draw your own conclusions about where the brain damage lies.

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Ever since my brain was damaged, whenever I look at a woman I see giant disapproving faces in the sky. Yes, even 150 foot tall women made out of copper.”

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  19. GSS ex-noob Says:


    Hard to tell with the flash reflection, but does Giant Brando Face continue on behind Lady Liberty? Meaning the head is even bigger/wider than we thought?

    I suppose even a giant head could suffer brain damage if a Moon landed on them.

    @BC: Ooh, well-spotted.

    Happy long weekend to all.

  20. Tat Wood Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: thanks, but that was last week.

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Right, then, happy long weekend to US and Canada.

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