April 13, 2009

Speaking of Artwork...

If it's Monday, I must be writing. But of course, I've wandered off topic like that one kid on a field trip that always holds up the bus.

I found this site that is providing all sorts of random joy for me. It'll only appeal to some of you - but it's genius in its inspiration. They took Family Circus comics and attached various Nietzsche quotes beneath them.

Family Circus was the first thing I used to read in the newspaper when I started reading. It was in the classified section of the Hamilton Spectator, and I'd fling it open and absorb all that Bill Keane wisdom. How is a 5-year-old supposed to know how gratingly annoying that comic truly is?

I don't read comics anymore. I don't like them. But if a newspaper messes with its comics page (or television listings), they get blasted like you wouldn't believe. It's true: comics, television and horoscopes. Dunno why the rest of us bother.

But all things old are new again with the Nietzsche lines. They say if you wait long enough, everything comes back.

Speaking of that, however, the following are some of the funniest album covers I've ever seen - and I truly don't think they'll be back. Thanks to Nika for sending them. And remember, Ken is by request only. But the Amish lads and their donkey seem to be open to offers.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Man those are sad looking albums.
Rule #1 when taking pictures for album covers; if the artist is disfigured or looks like a woodchuck, use a model. Rule #2, If the fmaily is fashion challenged, use models. Rule #3, see rules #1 and 2!!!

April 13, 2009 3:34 PM  
Anonymous jmd said...

"All My Friends are Dead" made me laugh out loud.

April 13, 2009 3:54 PM  
Blogger FibCarver said...

OMG ... we had that Hammond Organ album at our house when I was a kid. o:o

April 13, 2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

My favorite is "Chicken Coupe DeVille"

I might have to go find that one.


April 14, 2009 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are more bad ones. Very bad.


April 14, 2009 9:46 PM  
Blogger Nursedude said...

Reminds me of the Garfield without Garfield comics. Actually sanctioned by Jim Davis the author removes Garfield from the strips so all that is left is Jon and the dialog.


April 15, 2009 8:07 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Officially love the Garfield site. Thanks.

The album covers would be less traumatic if they didn't keep reminding me of my father's leisure suit that he had in the 70s.

Was there a worse era for men's fashion? Then again, even plain black suits couldn't save the last cover - the molesters.

April 15, 2009 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorraine. The Family Circus isn't very funny to me at all. Howevever the Album Covers is to die for. Oh, wait a minute, I sent them to you. hee hee hee.


April 15, 2009 1:56 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Nika sent them to me. I sent them to you.

You should rest now.

April 15, 2009 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I just realized that. I sent them to everyone in my address book and have been fielding far too many calls to say nothing of laughing till we cry. night night.

April 15, 2009 2:11 PM  

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