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).
Sometimes I dream that I'm sitting in the back of the defunct Weinermobile as it careens driverless down the highway. At first I thought this was symbolic of the powerlessness I feel in life, but then I realized it's actually the Weinermobile's dream of being able to drive again.
Three years ago, when we were burying my uncle, Cleaver and some gross lady dog (Solstice???) showed up at the cemetery and starting going at it really loudly. It ruined everything and we had to have a "re-do" the next day and it cost a fortune. I've hated him ever since for that.
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