What NASA fears most on Mars (image)

"Curiosity makes me very angry, very angry indeed!"

By David Silverman, of Simpsons and Tubatron fame.


  1. Really? You have a post and give credit to someone because they (1) made a joke that’s already been made a million times; and (2) did so by ‘shopping together two images made by other people, in the simplest way possible?

          1. I did not know that.  OMG you are so intelligent. (sarc)

            So of course that means everyone else should STFU and stop sharing 2nd-hand, 3rd-hand and beyond giggles.

            Okay. Now I frown, and now you are happy. 

    1.  Thank goodness for a voice of reason. I couldn’t agree with you more. Upon first seeing the cartoon I guffawed out loud and giggled like a school boy. It  made my morning, but thank the Ancients, you brought me to my senses. As one who considers himself somewhat intellectually competent — after all, I read Boing Boing and look up all the words I don’t understand — I realise I should frown on such nonsense; however, once the laughter is out there it’s really difficult to put it back into the can. Therefore, I promise to strive harder to devote myself to follow your role as an intolerant and humourless curmudgeon.

      1. I do think this one is better
        It’s the first one I saw, and for all I know is the original inspiration.

        And this one made me laugh..

        I admit, by the time I saw this latest one, I was kind of over it too, but I should jump on the bandwagon while it is still hot. I see that a starbucks cup is already done… maybe I should do a discarded mcdonalds bag. Or, a half buried statue of liberty? Or fetal star child David Bowman? OH!… “all your base are belong to us”… classic meme for the win.

    2. yeah!   how dare they attempt to amuse us?   …and the scale is all wrong.  (Martian trainers are all exactly 17.3cm in length)   and besides, where the @#$ is (Invader) Zim (and/or Gir)?? this is a serious oversight!

  2. I took this screen shot of GMA this morning reporting on the amazing “352-mile journey” that Curiosity took to land on Mars. Nice short cut NASA! I’m not sure what took them so long.

  3. i’m impressed with the attention to detail. i mean, the scale of Marvin in relation to the rover seems correct to me…. right?

    1. Meh- the sky crane would never be in the air by the same time that curiosity is fully deployed. It completely destroys the suspension of disbelief for me. I blame mohawk guy.

  4. I’m a little surprised I haven’t seen any Ice Warriors yet.

    This is because I am old.

  5. In case anyone’s curious, the underlying illustration is from the February 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine… we ran this unannotated version on NG News over the weekend. It’s by Oliver Uberti and Nick Kaloterakis.

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