Oh my god! He killed Conan O'Brien! You bastard!
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. The cover is also the prize inside!
Perhaps a different choice of color for the foreground copy could have made this a bit more interesting. It juts out at you and obscures the background to render both as competing objects for the eye.
@Anonymous: The Owl is a bad mother. @Malachi, Jimmy & Paulo: Thanks.@Cap'n: I debated greatly with that. I kept the color to sell the Crackerjack box feel. This was the solution (and opertunity to do something smart[ass]) to what is really a terrible design problem. Presented with the the schizophrenic typography, that table and an overall awkward layout. Frank of course was working under much greater constraints than I. I have never produced perfection. And perfection is a skinned knee. Thanks, for taking the time to critique. It is how we grow.