Oct 22

Shut the hell up you blob. If you can drive better you take the controls!Click for full image

In the future pilots won’t just be piloting boring old planes or space ships. No! They’ll be piloting space scooters! Retro space scooters!! Going from space station to station, wearing their retro spacesuits and carrying their cargo of little blue blobs with little tentacles. No? Well, just draw it and hopefully it will come true by 2010.

Thanks to Dave K!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.66 out of 10)

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17 Responses to “Astro Pilots”

  1. little mi Says:

    Those tentacles look a little over friendly to me.

    Apart from that I confess I rather like the space scooter, I’ll be asking santa for one for christmas this year. In fact I think I might even like the whole cover…apart from the strange blue thing. If they had just resisted the urge to include a scary blue blob thing it all would have been just fine. Though maybe I’m just deluded this morning.

  2. SI Says:

    Well if you get one for christmas then we all have to get one!

    I can’t tell if the blob is being carried… or possibly powering the scooter!

  3. CSA Says:

    What your looking at its the artist rendtion of what male genitals will look in the dark and distant future of 2010.

    man will evolve a large tumor like mass to glow in the dark, and also power space propulsion systems. It also has a mind of its own (No difference there! Oh snap!)

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    I like his left sleeve. You know the way, if you ride a motorbike, the breeze can blow our sleeves open and go up your arm? It’s exactly like that in space! Except for ‘breeze’ read ‘vacuum’!


  5. little mi Says:

    Surely his arm would get a bit chilly considering its really very, very cold in space. At least that’s what I’ve been led to believe.

    And yes Si, I think we can all have shiny red space scooters for christmas! Hurrah!

  6. Roses Says:

    This is the third time I’ve been back.

    I’m struggling to marshal my thoughts into some coherent fashion. My brain is a blue tentacled blob.

    On a happier note, I am looking forward to my shiny red space scooter.

    Thanks very much.

  7. CSA Says:

    Does the scooter come with its own Blob, or do we need to supply that ourselves?
    Just cause it shows a Blob on the box doesnt mean he comes with it.

    Dont get me wrong, the scooter looks okay, but i kinda want a pet tentacle Blob too. I’m just being greedy now

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    The tiny little dragon in the logo circle at the bottom looks pretty smug.

  9. little mi Says:

    A blue tenticled blob is for life not just for christmas.

  10. mybadpants Says:

    My only question is: why is there a little cameo of Jar Jar Binks on the bottom?

  11. Rev Says:

    Gastro Pilots

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I can’t believe nobody made a “blue balls” pun about this one…

  13. anon Says:

    Ride the stars!
    Surf the solar winds with your pet space brain!
    Join the Omni™ Astro Pilots!
    Get your Omni™ Rocket Scooter™ today and be the grooviest kid on your block!

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I’ll just type something witty here in the ASTRO-COMMENT area with my ASTRO-COMPUTER, and then go to the ASTRO-KITCHEN for some ASTRO-LEFTOVERS…

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    There’s a bright light off to his left, as though he’s about to be T-boned by an oncoming lorry.

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  17. Ryan Says:

    Well, now I know what to request as a Christmas gift this year. No, I don’t mean the blue tentacle monster perilously close to the pilot’s groin.

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