History Main / ContemptibleCover

4th Jan '17 2:34:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The [[http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Darkover-Marion-Zimmer-Bradley/dp/0886773083/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286117188&sr=1-4 cover]] of her novel ''The Shattered Chain'' (part of the ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series) features a swordfight between a woman and a naked man, whose two-handed sword is [[FreudWasRight rather big]].

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** The [[http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Darkover-Marion-Zimmer-Bradley/dp/0886773083/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286117188&sr=1-4 cover]] of her novel ''The Shattered Chain'' (part of the ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series) features a swordfight between a woman and a naked man, whose two-handed sword is [[FreudWasRight rather big]].big.



* ''[[http://www.atarimania.com/documents/FORTH-on-the-Atari-Learning-by-Using.pdf FORTH on the Atari: Learning by Using]]''. The cover features two people, a man and a woman, located on a giant, alien-looking keyboard with searchlights and a planet resembling the Earth in the background. The woman is wearing [[{{Stripperiffic}} some sort of space-bikini with copious underboob and skimpy bottom along with gauntlets and leather boots]], yet the man manages to look ''[[UpToEleven even sillier]]''. He wears some sort of space helmet, a sci-fi-looking breastplate that hardly covers any of his chest, very tight and short space shorts and long leather gloves and boots. He is also [[PornStache mustachioed]], kneeling, and holding up a [[FreudWasRight huge stone]] with "FORTH" carved on it all while donning a very disturbing facial expression. What any of this has to do with a programming textbook is anyone's guess. The cover is still less of a MindScrew than the actual FORTH programming language.

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* ''[[http://www.atarimania.com/documents/FORTH-on-the-Atari-Learning-by-Using.pdf FORTH on the Atari: Learning by Using]]''. The cover features two people, a man and a woman, located on a giant, alien-looking keyboard with searchlights and a planet resembling the Earth in the background. The woman is wearing [[{{Stripperiffic}} some sort of space-bikini with copious underboob and skimpy bottom along with gauntlets and leather boots]], yet the man manages to look ''[[UpToEleven even sillier]]''. He wears some sort of space helmet, a sci-fi-looking breastplate that hardly covers any of his chest, very tight and short space shorts and long leather gloves and boots. He is also [[PornStache mustachioed]], kneeling, and holding up a [[FreudWasRight huge stone]] stone with "FORTH" carved on it all while donning a very disturbing facial expression. What any of this has to do with a programming textbook is anyone's guess. The cover is still less of a MindScrew than the actual FORTH programming language.



** The self-titled [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Faith_(Blind_Faith_album) ''Blind Faith'']] album and the Music/{{Scorpions}}' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Killer ''Virgin Killer'']] manage to take the "random naked people" style one horrible step further by using underage nude models. (Blind Faith took it even farther by having the 11-year-old model hold [[FreudWasRight a very phallic]] chrome spaceship model.)

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** The self-titled [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Faith_(Blind_Faith_album) ''Blind Faith'']] album and the Music/{{Scorpions}}' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Killer ''Virgin Killer'']] manage to take the "random naked people" style one horrible step further by using underage nude models. (Blind Faith took it even farther by having the 11-year-old model hold [[FreudWasRight a very phallic]] phallic chrome spaceship model.)



* 70's rock band Mom's Apple Pie has one from their SelfTitledAlbum. [[http://static.gigwise.com/gallery/3235512_momsapplepie.jpg It looks completely innocent at first glance]], but just look closely at the apple pie. FreudWasRight. (''' {{N|otSafeForWork}}SFW''' to an extent)

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* 70's rock band Mom's Apple Pie has one from their SelfTitledAlbum. [[http://static.gigwise.com/gallery/3235512_momsapplepie.jpg It looks completely innocent at first glance]], but just look closely at the apple pie. FreudWasRight. (''' {{N|otSafeForWork}}SFW''' to an extent)



* The cover of ''Sex & Violins'' by Rednex depicts the band's heads floating in a bucket [[{{Squick}} filled with pee]]--and we see some legs near the bucket and a stream of it coming down the middle. For its American release, it was substituted with a cover depicting wavy, somewhat [[FreudWasRight phallic-looking]] cacti.

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* The cover of ''Sex & Violins'' by Rednex depicts the band's heads floating in a bucket [[{{Squick}} filled with pee]]--and we see some legs near the bucket and a stream of it coming down the middle. For its American release, it was substituted with a cover depicting wavy, somewhat [[FreudWasRight phallic-looking]] phallic-looking cacti.



* The proposed covers for the 4th edition of ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' were so poorly received that Steve Jackson Games ran a design contest. An [[FreudWasRight unfortunately-shaped]] rocket launcher dubbed the "dildo gun" became [[MemeticMutation a meme]].

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* The proposed covers for the 4th edition of ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' were so poorly received that Steve Jackson Games ran a design contest. An [[FreudWasRight unfortunately-shaped]] unfortunately-shaped rocket launcher dubbed the "dildo gun" became [[MemeticMutation a meme]].



** This was apparently changed for the American release in light of what the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_1phalanx_sfc_a_2840.jpg original Japanese art was]]. [[FreudWasRight We have no idea why]]!

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** This was apparently changed for the American release in light of what the [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_1phalanx_sfc_a_2840.jpg original Japanese art was]]. [[FreudWasRight We have no idea why]]!why!
30th Nov '16 7:26:48 PM MikeK
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* The originally intended Music/RobZombie's remix album ''Mondo Sex Head'' depicted a bottomless Sheri Moon Zombie from behind. After stores refused to carry the album, an alternate design featuring a kitten was used - Rob Zombie described this as replacing an "ass shot" with a "pussy shot".

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* The originally intended artwork to Music/RobZombie's remix album ''Mondo Sex Head'' depicted a bottomless Sheri Moon Zombie from behind. After stores refused to carry the album, an alternate design featuring a kitten was used - Rob Zombie described this as replacing an "ass shot" with a "pussy shot".
30th Nov '16 7:25:51 PM MikeK
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* The original cover to Music/RobZombie's remix album ''Mondo Sex Head'' had a cover depicting a bottom-less Sheri Moon Zombie from behind. After stores refused to carry the album, an alternate design featuring a kitten was used - Rob Zombie described this as replacing an "ass shot" with a "pussy shot".

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* The original cover to originally intended Music/RobZombie's remix album ''Mondo Sex Head'' had depicted a cover depicting a bottom-less bottomless Sheri Moon Zombie from behind. After stores refused to carry the album, an alternate design featuring a kitten was used - Rob Zombie described this as replacing an "ass shot" with a "pussy shot".
30th Nov '16 7:24:24 PM MikeK
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* The original cover to Music/RobZombie's remix album ''Mondo Sex Head'' had a cover depicting a bottom-less Sheri Moon Zombie from behind. After stores refused to carry the album, an alternate design featuring a kitten was used - Rob Zombie described this as replacing an "ass shot" with a "pussy shot".
19th Nov '16 6:24:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WomenOfTheOtherworld'' books usually have a scantily clad woman on the cover, in a sexy pose, and have little blurbs that make them sound like romance novels. In reality, however, while there's romance in the stories, it's usually a minor part of the plot.

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* ''WomenOfTheOtherworld'' ''Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld'' books usually have a scantily clad woman on the cover, in a sexy pose, and have little blurbs that make them sound like romance novels. In reality, however, while there's romance in the stories, it's usually a minor part of the plot.
5th Nov '16 3:30:45 PM Asd3334
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* Mala Madre by the Chilean rock and folk singer-songwriter Camila Moreno. She appears naked under a transparent clothing. Her breasts and genitals are visible.
11th Oct '16 2:56:25 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'''s covers tend to feature [[{{Lolicon}} clearly underage]] Mina Tepes in various states of undress and "come hither" posing; it's really not something you would want to read in public.

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* ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'''s covers tend to feature [[{{Lolicon}} clearly underage]] ReallySevenHundredYearsOld but child-like looking Mina Tepes in various states of undress and "come hither" posing; it's really not something you would want to read in public.posing.
28th Sep '16 10:35:46 AM Malady
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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' a species of [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].

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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' a species of [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20140819055936/http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/chanur.jpg The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].
27th Sep '16 8:52:15 PM PaulA
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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' a species [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked.
** Well, it worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].

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* Creator/CJCherryh was rather annoyed that the titular Morgaine of her ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'' was portrayed on covers in skimpy clothing. This annoyance was part of her motivation for making the main characters of the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' a species of [[CatFolk anthropomorphic lions]] who always go completely topless and who have completely flat mammary glands, hoping this would preempt her publisher from doing the same thing with her new series. Her plan worked.
** Well, it
worked for the original English language publication of the novels. [[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2011/10/chanur/ The French language translation of the novels, not so much]].
11th Sep '16 10:18:06 AM Kinitawowi
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* The artwork used to advertise Dinamic's 8-bit computer game ''Game Over'' caused a bit of a scandal when it was imported to the UK, where the leading UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum magazines each handled it differently: while ''Your Sinclair'' magazine had the audacity to print it as a poster, partially exposed nipples and all, ''Sinclair User'' decided to CensorBox the offending area with a large Dinamic logo, and ''Crash'' had staff illustrator Oliver Frey subtly redraw the bustier's cups to be slightly less revealing while still showing AbsoluteCleavage.

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* The artwork used to advertise Dinamic's 8-bit computer game ''Game Over'' (a Luis Royo piece originally used for ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'') caused a bit of a scandal when it was imported to the UK, where the leading UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum magazines each handled it differently: while ''Your Sinclair'' magazine [[RefugeInAudacity had the audacity to print it as a poster, poster]], partially exposed nipples and all, ''Sinclair User'' decided to CensorBox the offending area with a large Dinamic logo, and ''Crash'' had staff illustrator Oliver Frey subtly redraw the bustier's cups to be slightly less revealing while still showing AbsoluteCleavage.
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