Mar 22

Idiots! These blueprints show the rocket pointing straight up and down!Click for full image

Alice Comments: Takeoff? Take off that bomber jacket, Captain Beefcake!

Published 1953

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: 5.26 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “Takeoff”

  1. Francis Boyle Says:

    He’s probably just discovered that no one remembered to change the destination from ‘central London’ to ‘the Moon’.

    “A simple mistake says Wernher Von Braun”.

  2. fred Says:

    Michael Keaton never backs down from a fight, even if it is with a dangerous looking blueprint.

  3. Bibliomancer Says:

    TAKEOUT — I can’t make sense of this Chinese restaurant menu!

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    That should read ‘He took the lid off of the greatest secret of our time…Toreoff!‘.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Passengers certain to die…airline negligent…there’s a sale at Penny’s!’

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Does one actually tear a lid? Do secrets have lids? These metaphors just aren’t working for me.

    It looks like he’s ruffled the tissue paper in which the greatest secret was wrapped.

  7. Ray P Says:

    Very Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur. Will he end up dangling on the nose-cone?

  8. THX 1138 Says:

    I didn’t know Bob and Doug Mackenzie dabbled in science fiction.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    @thx1138 you hoser, everyone knows that:

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @JP: free beer on the moon, eh?

  11. Anna T. Says:

    Those must be some astonishing blueprints, if he’s gazing upon them with that goofy-as-hell facial expression.

  12. Yoss Says:

    Too bad he tore the lid when he opened it. Of course back then, no one had any concept of the collector market. That secret would be worth at least five times as much today if the packaging were intact.

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    The art was going really well till they got to Capt. Beefcake’s gaping maw.

    Really, cover up the lower part of his face and it’s good 50’s art.

  14. Lctwice Says:

    Matt Damon went to the moon?

  15. JuanPaul Says:

    “Damn you people! I’ll do it all myself: write it, edit it, publish, hell I’ll even pose for the cover art! Just use a psuedonym. I don’t want to hurt my film career!”

    “Yes, Mr. Wells!”

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    This is what Dominique Pinon thought his role in ‘Alien Resurrection’ would be like.

  17. Tom Noir Says:

    This is why you don’t buy your moon rocket from Ikea.

  18. L.B. Says:

    @fred (2) – It’s the alternate poster for Keaton’s ‘The Paper’! Some awesome comments for this one.

  19. Yoss Says:

    Maybe those aren’t rocket blueprints at all. Maybe they’re plans for the fake moon landing movie set.

  20. Tracy Says:

    Bob Crane from Hogan’s Heroes?

  21. Raoul Says:

    @Tracy – Beats me?

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Raoul: And that paper, by the looks of it. 😉 Good show, sir!

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Raoul: Too soon!

  24. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Damn! This spreadsheet is all wrong. Time for the ACTION ACCOUNTANT to lend a fist… or two!”

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I think they were going for Howard Hughes on this cover (back when he was in aeronautics instead of insanity). Certainly looks like a poster from one of the RKO movies he produced.

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