Edgar Allan Poe as an astronaut

Courtesy of Zombie37 in the Boing Boing Flickr pool, a photo of a smashing pasteup of Edgar Allan Poe as an astronaut, by TOVEN at Station North in Baltimore.

Poe Astronaut on Howard St.


  1. Isn’t Poe the one who wrote a poem about our timeline for returning to the moon? I think it had a bird in it…

    1. Correct – tis only a few blocks from where I live.   Good to see the ‘hood on Boing Boing!  Now Cory just needs to come back to Baltimore for a book signing!  Red Emma’s one more time, Cory?

  2. And the shuttle, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid slab of concrete just beyond the hangar door;
    And her engines still seem yearning to cross the sky with fire burning,
    And the lamp-light o’er her streaming throws her shadow on the floor;
    And my spacecraft, a hollow husk of what it was in days of yore;
    Shall be lifted – nevermore!

  3. “The thousand injuries of Commander Bowman I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon jeopardizing the mission, I vowed revenge.”

  4. “Think we can rely on Poe in the Command Module?  It’s gonna be pretty lonely out there on the dark side of the moon.”

    “Nah, Poe’s as solid as a rock.  I’ve never known anybody less prone to morbid thoughts than my buddy Eddie “Allen Key” Poe!”

  5. I kind of thought that look like Ron Jeremy in there. I don’t even want to think about the implications of that (or what it says about my mental state.)

  6. Relevant: Scott Manley recently launched Edgar Allan Probe using a SSTO space plane in a space simulator game called Kerbal Space Program: http://www.reddit.com/r/KerbalSpaceProgram/comments/14brqa/launching_edgar_allan_probe_using_the_raven_a/

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