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).
"Really, Holmes!" I dropped into my seat, shocked. "You are remarkably tall! What are you, six foot six? Six foot eight?"
As the 19th century diver approaches a giant clam, a flash of brilliant golden light flares from within the shell. I emerge in a swirl of bubbles and do the timeless universal underwater hand signals for the following: ZODIAC KILLER, KKK, BLOOD OF YOUTH
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.