1967 JPL employment ad, remixed: now with more Mars Curiosity "Mohawk Guy"

Hahah! Boing Boing reader William Jaspers saw the 1967 ad for jobs at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory I posted yesterday, which ran in Scientific American—and with a little help from Photoshop, he updated it to feature the MSL space celeb Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi, who works on the Mars Curiosity team at JPL.

Now all they need is a reversal of those devastating budget cuts so JPL can hire more space-dreamers, instead of laying them off, and the vintage ad will really be true again 45 years later. Larger size here.

* Thanks again to reader fdecomite for scanning and sharing the original.


    1. There is an alternate universe where William F. Buckley did join the JPL which kept him busy, and everything that ever went wrong in this one didn’t happen.

  1. Just as a matter of curiosity, I wonder what would happen if JPL did a Kickstarter thing?  Could they spend the money without some bureaucrats routing it through various funds-skimming mechanisms?

  2. Where are the culture police who damned that French opera company in the other thread for misappropriating native American culture?  Surely this merits their very stern indignation. 

    I suspect Bobak Ferdowsi has no more authentic heritage to represent native Americans than the members of that opera company.

    1. You’re right, although I tend to think of him as “that Zachary Quinto dude from Heroes”.  It’s the eyes and the light stubble that make them look particularly similar, I think.

  3. He missed one detail though: “Right now openings exist in: […]”. That sentence really is from another era. These days there are no “openings”: I bet even at JPL they’re all “unpaid internships” or (if you’re lucky)  “contractor opportunities”.

  4. Hmm and here was I thinking he looked like Peter Andre (Okay one for the UK and Australians to cringe at.)

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