Dec 11

Go out into space you said... get yourself a good tan you said... Click for full image

Tom Noir Comments: In the future, everything will be needlessly complex and ridiculously over-engineered… except women’s clothing.
Published 1984

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: 7.52 out of 10)

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23 Responses to “The I Inside”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Nonsense, it’s perfectly safe. Just press the start button and – WOOOAAAGH!”

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It’s easier to change the balance of the Universe than to change the sci-fi dress code.

  3. fearofmusic Says:

    what are they standing on? why does he gave an intercom paging unit strapped to his groin? why is the pretty and well hung trans-gender person wearing shoulder pads and streamers? why, despite all these questiouns, do i have no desire or intention of reading this?

    hmm. i am curious oranj

  4. StevenLP Says:

    You can tell she’s not just any run of the mill bikini clad babe – she has epaulettes! This shows she’s clearly very important, Empress of the Universe possibly?

    The aerial sticking out from behind his back does seem a little old fashioned.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    With her back to the bright light of the star, she fulfills the same purpose as the mask on NASA’S solar observatories. Maybe that’s why she is so lightly dressed, her bum is forever absorbing the Sun’s fury?

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Tonight on Pimp My Surfboard, Queen Ayesha, She Who Must Be Obeyed gets a seriously powerful sound-system and a kitch retro astronaut hood ornament.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    “Oh, my,
    Something in my i – eye
    Something in the sky – sky
    Waiting there for me
    The outer lock rolls slowly back
    The service men were heard to sigh
    For there revealed in glowing robes
    Was Lucy in the sky!”

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    -“Now, my love, we must dare to change the delicate balance of the Universe itse — whoa!

    -“Freeze, Mister, Ma’am! This is the Intergalactic Fashion Police, we have you surrounded! Put down your epaulettes and adornments and whatnots, and surrender peacefully!

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    Wow, I must have submitted this one ages ago. I’d forgotten all about it.

    It appears that the woman has just blocked some sort of fiery projectile with her back. That spray-on tan must be serious stuff.

  10. Fernando Says:

    Woman? Really?

  11. fred Says:

    How can you challenge the delicate balance of the Universe in crappy fitting boots? Looks like he just blew out his left ankle.

  12. Jaouad Says:

    A man driven by love? Actually he looks more like a man driven by remote control and a battery pack.

    And I love how the woman is somewhat overendowed where the bloke decidedly isn’t.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Well, I was trying to think of some more or less delicate way of pointing out the “packaging” issue with respect to our two characters, but Jaouad beat me to that, so may I instead draw your attention to the inane rhetoric of “Was he a man driven by love, or the unwitting agent of an intergalactic plot?” Did anybody else scream “BOTH!!!” upon reading this? Somebody please show me the logic of this faux dilemma? Reminds me of the old “Communism—threat or menace?” bumper sticker from the sixties.

  14. Rachel J Says:

    @B.Chiclitz. Next, I suppose, our protagonist will have to choose between being a sociologist or a hero!

  15. HappyBookwyrm Says:

    @ B. Chiclitz – I can honestly say that was my first thought, too, when I read the tag-line. “Can’t he be BOTH? Are not men driven by love ripe for being tricked into being pawns in intergalactic plots?”

  16. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Rachel J—Exactly. And does he walk to school or carry his lunch?

    Also just noticed the big “eye” cleverly dotting the “I”—it’s a CBS program!

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    They missed a gold mine with this series!


  18. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @HappyBookwyrm—Right. The tag line could have read “Was he a man driven by love, and therefore the unwitting agent of an intergalactic plot, or just a cosmic muffin?” Then, at least, we’d have a choice.

  19. infoqueen Says:

    And if they’re moving forward, why are her streamers out in front of her? Is that disco space platform driven by a tailwind?

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @infoqueen: maybe it’s inertia. Maybe she made a jump to the left, and is now taking a step back to the right…

    Wait a mo…

    It’s just a jump to the left
    And then a step to the right
    You take your partner’s hand
    And strip down to your tights
    But then you hop on a spaceship
    And really go for a ride…

    Let’s do the I-I-Inside!

  21. Ian Says:

    “The book title is The Ironside… do you want me to spell it?” Nope I got it.

  22. anon Says:

    @Tom Yeah, but the thing is I’m fine with that.
    The guy is thinking “I wonder if they’ll notice my butt is itchy.”

  23. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    It’s Space Elvis….beyond the Thunder Dome!

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