Feb 26

This is what happens when you press the red button on your treadmill!Click for full image

Ethan Comments: I just finished raiding my book shelf and I unearthed some truly wretched book covers.
Published 1990

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: 7.97 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Disaster”

  1. Pip Says:

    L. Ron Hubbard… Just no. He’s awful. The name ‘Disaster’ truly suits doesn’t it?

  2. Annie B. Says:

    Look out, it’s a Duran Duran video!

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    “This is the last time I buy a rowing machine from Xenu!”

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    What was 80s Man doing to this contraption BEFORE it and he plummetted to a deserved doom? He’s dressed for a date (probably with someone wearing aircraft-carrier shoulder-pads and absurd hair) so is this the shocking truth about cyber-sex?
    Or was he just playing Twister on the Batmobile?

  5. Phil Says:

    Typography overload! Not only are the H and D used as cheeks to hold in L.RON UBBAR, but every piece of text is in a different font. Even the 8 is in some kind of sniper’s gunsight.

    I think the word “disaster” at the bottom is an editor’s note to the art department; it was supposed to be removed before this went to press.

  6. Phil Says:

    Or, to squeeze a second awful observation out of the author’s name:

    L.RON UBBAR – now in HD!

    Thank you, I’m here all week.

  7. SI Says:

    “Not only is it a good way to travel… but these attachments really help to work out your upper body.”

  8. FearofMusic Says:

    @Phil: Actually ‘Disaster’ was the one word summation of the story and style left in a cryptic note by an editor who then proceeded to vanish without a trace. He was last seen getting into a black van with Isaac Hayes, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta.

    Really, no matter how weird or bad the cover, it still is far better than the story it hides.

  9. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is Blondie supposed to be falling down those skyscrapers? There is no sense of movement. He looks like Wile E. Coyote pausing before he falls off a broken piece of cliff.

  10. L.B. Says:

    80s man with 80s font. Nice!

  11. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @Phil, that one made me giggle 😀

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    “Well this is certainly a disaster….Which one of these is the phone!”

  13. David Cowie Says:

    Is he falling between two skyscrapers, or flying over a valley?

  14. fred Says:

    If Michael Bay remade one of John Hughes’ 80’s teen movies it would probably
    look exactly like this. Looks like he is headed out to pick up Molly Ringwald to take her to the prom.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Somebody tackle that rowing machine before it gets away!’

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The first experiment; Disaster!
    The Second Experiment: Much better, thank you!

  17. Jane Says:

    The letters have not been made that can contain L. Ron ubbard.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “I blame the evil of psychiatryyyyy…..!

  19. Star King Tom Noir Says:

    When did David Hasselhoff bleach his hair?!?

  20. Jaouad Says:

    Cover is almost as good as the… is that tartan underneath?

  21. Anna T. Says:

    Tartan lava, probably. The first thing I thought of upon seeing this: Mustafar. Damn, have I got “Star Wars” on the brain today.

    Speaking of which, David Hasselhoff really ought to be getting fried by the tartan-lava, unless the hover platform/rowing machine is protecting him somehow.

  22. Ray P Says:

    Steve wished he had assembled the air-raft properly as he flew toward his wedding at the Las Vegas Elvis chapel.

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