Vintage paperback cover galleries on Flickr

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15 Responses to “Vintage paperback cover galleries on Flickr”

  1. Songe says:

    Elise it doesn’t matter, if it whistles

  2. amelia_amelia_amelia says:

    My favorite one on there is the picture for “Baby Island” in the scholastic book section … I seem to recall reading this as a young child, so I looked it up on wikipedia, and the summary amuses me:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Island

    “Their ship is disabled in a storm, and the girls are set adrift in a lifeboat — alone with four babies under two, the children of fellow passengers. The craft eventually drifts to a tropical island, and in a Robinson Crusoe-like scenario, they must learn to build shelter and survive on wild foodstuffs. They do this with great success, while raising the babies through various developmental milestones and adopting a baby monkey who they raise alongside the babies.”

  3. trikitixa says:

    Was there ever a truer maxim?

    My favorite pulp that I actually read:
    http://flickr.com/photos/hangfirebooks/2083485212/

    Someone I knew swiped it my copy from me and I had a serious feud with them about it for YEARS.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t whistle but you can still blow it???

    please post more of these classics…

  5. isaacb2 says:

    This guy is telling his friend a joke. He says, “What’s pink, hangs on a wall, and whistles?”

    His friend says, “I don’t know — what’s pink, hangs on a wall, and whistles?”

    Guy: “A herring.”

    Friend: “But a herring isn’t pink.”

    Guy: “So this herring is pink!”

    Friend: “And hanging on a wall?”

    Guy: “Someone could’ve hung it on the wall.”

    Friend: “And I’ve never heard of a herring that could whistle!”

    Guy: “So, it doesn’t whistle.”

  6. rhys says:

    connie, eh? i bet that’s the wife of a certain j.r.”bob” dobbs, up to her usual tricks.

    there are some great books along these lines. i own this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Sisters-Lesbian-Fiction-1949-1969/dp/0140284028/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202443307&sr=8-1

  7. Evil Jim says:

    “… good in the head and good in bed.” would have sounded better.

  8. JeremiahBritt says:

    That’s a beautifully awkward poem, like a limerick penned by a drunken lecher.

  9. Lauren O says:

    Man, I wish that guy from the Cure would stop trying to write romance novels.

  10. semiotix says:

    I can feel my brain tying itself in knots as it tries to unravel the fractal-like layers of innuendo on that cover.

  11. Jeff says:

    It sounds like soft porn to me. I guess there must be a market for the stuff. Although, with free porn on the web, who needs to read about it? I bet the next big IPO will be for Youporn. I wonder how many Boing Boing readers would invest in a porn site? It does seem to be very popular stuff.

  12. TayArgJosh18 says:

    Someone said Madonna? I thought it was Xeni. :)

  13. jonbro says:

    I really like all the bad winkwinknudgenudge puns:

    margin of _terror_

  14. Bionicrat2 says:

    Add a gap tooth and the gal on the cover is the spitting image of Blond Ambition Tour Madonna – clothes and all.

  15. Antinous says:

    I bet the next big IPO will be for Youporn.

    X-Tube?
    Obviously NSFW.

    When are we going to have BoingBoingDating? GM, 50, into Retrofuturism, snark, LOLcats seeks similar. No DRM, guns, steampunk. kthxbye.

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