Monday, November 12, 2012

Perhaps the most ridiculous book cover produced in the late 1970s

I'm not kidding here, folks. My family and co-workers know I'm prone to hyperbole, but I'm pretty confident in calling out 1978's "Easy Gardens" as the most ridiculous book cover produced in the late 1970s.

I guess you could quibble on the adjective if you want — most horrifying, silliest, awfullest, most laughable, absurdest, etc. ...

This cover it has it all. Creepy guy grinning straight at us. Seventies hair. Wide collar. Weed whacker. Safety goggles. Brick path. Random partial rainbow. All in vibrant 1970s colors.

This might have to be my new Twitter avatar. What do you think?


  1. Wow, that IS a lousy cover, Chris! Haha! Yes, use Creepy Guy as your avatar. :)

  2. At first glance at the face I thought it was a woman!

  3. Looks like Elvis in the Twilight zone!

  4. He needs more bling. Where's the gold chain?

  5. So goodbye yellow brick road
    Where the dogs of society howl
    You can't plant me in your penthouse
    I'm going back to my...weedwhacker...