Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Locus Awards and Some Humour

By Boris Vallejo

Have you ever wondered what the art looks like for the artists that have won the Locus Awards, a science fiction and fantasy award, over the years? Well, you are in luck, I got inspired and if you click over to Twisted Kingdom I have shown the art winners dating back to 1979. The art is amazing, that's for sure! I wish I had half the talent of this talented artists.

One thing: I am very frustruated to discover that all the winners dating back to 1979 are men. Are there no female artists in the world? One of the artists even seems to paint with a woman, but she has never won.Camelot by Boris Vallejo


One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book. The peace and solitude are magnificent.

Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?"

"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?").

"You' re in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her.

"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading."

"Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."

"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman.

"But I haven't even touched you," says the Game Warden.

"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment."

"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.


  1. ahhh I love Boris! I have a number of his books, along with Frank Frazetta and I have a Michael Whelan book too..all of them old lol. Dunno why no women back then..

  2. Some one sent this joke to me a while back! I just love it!!

  3. desLily: No women ever... rather sexist.

    The joke is great, I had read it before but I found it somewhere else and decided to post it again.


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