Whenever something mildly unusual happens during a sporting event, ESPN scrambles to broadcast the Ten Most Famous Previous Occurrences of this Mildly Unusual Thing. Did a baseball manager kick some dirt? Time to roll the tape of Hal McRae's tantrum! Did someone become exasperated during a press conference? "Practice!" "Playoffs?!" To make the natural transition from athletic prowess to fantasy/sci-fi books: Anony Mouse requested the best-worst cover art from genre fiction. The results range from unintentionally hilarious to just plain botched, from unfair presentation of a well-written tome to apt packaging for trash. But unlike with ESPN-style greatest-hits countdowns, you probably haven't seen most of these. (I disqualified everything that appeared in this Cracked article, just in case.) Many are obscure out-of-print editions from the SA Forum Goons' private collections; some are vanity press atrocities handed to them when they were minding their own business (at a comic-con).
Are we not allowed to be real parents anymore? We may have feared the CyborFreaks, but we damn well respected them and learned about boundaries.
A thousand years ago, dudes were dying from splinters, but now the wizard potion that cleans our light wounds costs less than a Dr. Pepper in 1994. I love this medicinal 7up.
Ron Paul spins in his chair, trying to grab his decorative antique musket but Freddy gets it first.
The Comedy Goldmine examines the funniest and most creative threads from the Something Awful Forums. Although the Comedy Goldmine has changed authors many times over the years, its focus on the Something Awful Forums is still the same. Includes hilarious Photoshops, amusing work stories, parodies, and other types of oddball humor.