Nov 04

Hmmm... might be time to use organic pesticides... Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: Honestly, I find this cover pretty corny.
Published 2003

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: 8.46 out of 10)

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43 Responses to “Changing Planes”

  1. SI Says:

    mmm… I think I’ll stick to normal planes for the moment.

  2. Tom Hering Says:

    This was what sometimes happened before there was toilet paper, and corn cobs were used as wipes. DNA got mixed together, resulting in recombinant oddities – like rear of corn instead of ear of corn.

  3. Phil Says:

    That’s a bit corny.

  4. Bibliomancer Says:

    This art was originally commissioned for the ill-conceived “Visit Sexy Nebraska” tourism promotion.

  5. Adam Roberts Says:

    Corn-cob version of mermaid. Cornmaid. Cobmaid.

  6. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Ear’s looking at you, kid.

    Maize-ing nobody made that joke before I did. 🙂

  7. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I notice that ‘Stories’ is ready to harvest, too.

  8. L.B. Says:

    Yikes! A Child of the Corn!

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I sense a subtle “Vegetarianism Is Also Murder” message…

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    After Furries, we get Veggies? Oh, the humanity…!

  11. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The ultimate Halloween costume fail.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Few outsiders have seen the ritual harvest dance of the Minnesotan Farmers’ Ball.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    1. Curse you Monsanto! I knew that gene would get out of control. Now the next time I go to pop my wife it’ll have a whole new meaning.

    2. Does she speak in a husky voice? (Sorry, I’ll get my coat.)

    3. Looks like this photo was taken in the Ursula K. LeGuin library.

  14. Tat Wood Says:

    Now we know why the green giant’s so jolly

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Come see the Dance Of The Seven Husks — adults only!”

  16. Bibliomancer Says:

    @ B. Chiclitz — Excellent! Glad you went with the “husky voice” instead of some immature “cornhole” joke.

  17. Rags Says:

    Nice kernels, think she works out?

  18. Tom Noir Says:

    The corn people were beautiful, but on a hot day, tragedy struck.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bibliomancer – I would never dig so deep for a mere kernel of humor; perhaps for a santorum.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Do I want to know what her nips look like?

  21. fred Says:

    Looks like a small portion of an imaginary Far Side cartoon.

  22. Tat Wood Says:

    @ Dead Stuff: You’re sure it’s a her and not, say, Clifford T Ward circa 1972?

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Dead Stuff – do you mean “nips” or “niblets”?

  24. FeârofMüsïc Says:

    The indigenous peoples of Central America’s holding corn(they call it maize) sacred apparently confused Jesus, resulting in a less than awe~inspiring second coming.

  25. Yoss Says:

    I wonder if there was a rejected version that was naked lady on the bottom and corn on top?

  26. Stevie T Says:

    I used to buy corn starch from this lady. Nice to see she’s shedding her inhibitions and getting work in other, um, fields….

  27. Sesquipedalian Says:

    She stretched her arms skyward, trying to ease the kink in her back. “That will teach me to fly coach,” she muttered. “Where exactly am I?” she wondered, looking around the vista of endless corn. “Last I knew I was at JFK, trying to get on an overbooked flight, and had to change planes to a strange airline called Mon-something.”
    Suddenly realizing something was amiss, she looked down in horror. “Oh no! They didn’t even transfer my luggage!”

  28. THX 1138 Says:

    Hey Anthony, being banished to the cornfield isn’t so bad if you can top up that tan, ya brat.

  29. ravensbane Says:

    Looks like a stalker…

  30. A.R.Yngve Says:

    She raised her arms and solemnly exclaimed… “I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO!!”

    (In your hearts, you knew this pun had to come…)

  31. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Jimmy crack lady on the front cover, and I don’t care…I probably should, though.

  32. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    Honestly, if you have a story collection called “Changing Planes,” it needs a cover with awesome action art of some people in para-diving suits jumping from one aircraft to another. Otherwise just I picture the time I was stuck at O’Hare Airport for five hours. Don’t try to liven it up with Cornmaiden! They should have saved the above cover for a book called “Amid the Alien Corn.” It’s a volume about British GI Brides in America. Hmm…or would that be silly?

  33. hestia Says:

    I love this book, and I had to wait for the paperback (with different cover art) to buy it. I couldn’t have this edition in my house. You have to draw the line somewhere.

  34. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    @Dead Stuff With Big Teeth, to answer your question, I say yes. Yes you do.

  35. Larry Dixon Says:

    Just speaking as an artist, I think the typography really makes this cover pop.

  36. anon Says:

    I don’t mind topless women when changing planes either – even when they’re half corn..

  37. Tom Noir Says:

    There should probably be a warning on this cover, since I got in trouble for viewing it at work. HR said I was using my computer to look at hardcore corn.

  38. Martimus Prime Says:

    Good thing she’s facing away, or this would have been corn smut

  39. JuanPaul Says:

    “hmm, that “E” looks a little crooked. Let me just straighten it out a bit.”

  40. Bibliomancer Says:

    Aw shucks. It’s this cover again.

  41. JuanPaul Says:

    The worst thing about this cover art is the way it’s cropped.

  42. lctwice Says:

    Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Hawaii anymore.

  43. Francis Boyle Says:

    Ah, 2003, that naive, crazy year when we all thought drop shadows on text was cool.

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