Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

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Which version should we use?

Poll ended at Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:00 pm

Version 1 (realistic)
4
44%
Version 2 (cartoon'y)
5
56%
 
Total votes: 9

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Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby StalinSays » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:00 pm

The excellent artist Greg Cravens created 2 potential versions of the episode 242 cover. We'd like you, the listeners, to decide the final version we use. Read the story, Cockroach Hat, here, if you'd like the tone of the story in mind. Or vote purely on looks, it's your call!

Version 1

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Version 2

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby strawman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:16 pm

Cartoony version doesn't have a hat! The pacifier and bottle are cute, but the title, after all, is Cockroach HAT.
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby tbaker2500 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:38 pm

Cartoony version isn't sufficiently skin-crawling. The realist version has the skin crawling couched in humor, so that's my vote.
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:04 am

Bah, you both have bugs on the brain!

With the anime-esque version, you can pick up important details at a glance (plus it's so cute (^○^) ).

With the cluttered/confused version, we're all, "What the tarnation?!" Is that a beetle with a funny eyebrows and barf on its head? Viewing the larger image1 barely helps. I suppose that could be a roach with a fascinator pinned to its head, but huh?

I don't know what the continual impulse to turn DC into a horror, monster, gross-out fest is. I suspect parasitic worms sent over from Pseudopod, or sabotage by NPR.



1 Not to mention that the image has to be understandable on a tiny, iPod-Nano screen; it's the law!

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby strawman » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:44 am

So suddenly version #2 has a vote from ASID, one from NPR, and one from Pseudopod. I didn't think you'd go there, my friend.
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:12 am

Misinterpreted the votes, eh? Further proof this is rigged! How much are they paying you? Or, are you in it for the pure evil? :shock:

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Hubris » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:53 pm

I read the story. It's very surreal, and, in the end, the baby cockroach is NOT wearing a hat-not that it really matters. The art's just a teaser, so really, you should vote for whatever makes you want to read the story. Which art makes you more interested in what the story has to say?

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:14 am

Hubris wrote:I read the story. It's very surreal, and, in the end, the baby cockroach is NOT wearing a hat-not that it really matters. The art's just a teaser, so really, you should vote for whatever makes you want to read the story. Which art makes you more interested in what the story has to say?

We're proud to have you aboard, Hubris! But I must disagree. In art, skillful use of a bikini trumps all. Lacking that, the one that is most fun should win. (The Devil take the story!)

Mutant beetles, carrying barf around, are generally NOT fun. ;)

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Hubris » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:50 am

I will grant you the bikini point.

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby swamp » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:16 pm

Cute little bug...aww

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby StalinSays » Tue May 01, 2012 2:57 am

We're moving Cockroach Hat back a few episodes - more time to vote. Do not be alarmed when episode 242 is an entirely different piece. Hopefully Divorce in the House of Flies was enough of an insectile transformation fix for the month of May.
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby strawman » Tue May 01, 2012 4:18 am

Now that the pressure is off and my head is no longer in danger of exploding, I must confess that I prefer the baby cockroach cover. However it still bothers the straw out of me that he's sitting there right under the damn title without a hat!

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue May 01, 2012 6:00 am

Oh, for crying out loud!... I'll bet you also expect a doughnut to be some kind of hard fruit, too! :roll:

Does this make you happy? ...

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby strawman » Tue May 01, 2012 12:38 pm

:D

Can Uncle Norm make him wear his hat in the story?
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby tbaker2500 » Tue May 01, 2012 3:26 pm

I like your choice of hat wear, ASID!
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue May 01, 2012 4:53 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:I like your choice of hat wear, ASID!

Thanks! I did think it was pithy.

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby ROU Killing Time » Tue May 01, 2012 6:24 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:I like your choice of hat wear, ASID!

Thanks! I did think it was pithy.

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby strawman » Tue May 01, 2012 7:52 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:Why must you always punish us, so.


Because he's full of pith and vinegar? :x
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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue May 01, 2012 8:03 pm

No it's just one of the hats I wear. Or maybe a hat trick.

Shame some can't appreciate fine humor. More's the pithy. :P

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Re: Episode 242 - You Pick the Cover!

Postby MonsieurMoustache » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:53 am

The one in the hat!


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