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.


26 Responses to “Edgar Allan Poe as an astronaut”

  1. Enki says:

    I just knew it wasn’t River in the spacesuit.  Finally, I am vindicated.

  2. PlutoniumX says:

    I love that a lot.

  3. falnfenix says:

    thought i recognized that.  yay TOVEN.

  4. angrygoldfish says:

    Very cool, but… Edgar “Allen” Poe? Any relation to Carey Doctorow or Jake Kerouac?

  5. Christopher says:

    I always thought he was a bit of a space cadet.

  6. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    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…

  7. Brainspore says:

    Mission Control will be monitoring his health with the Telltale Pulse Monitor.

  8. llimllib says:

    Neat! But that’s not in Station North, that’s downtown at Howard and Franklin.

    • Scott Conroy says:

      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?

  9. nicholas1987 says:

    Looks more like Matthew Mcconaughey…

  10. Brainspore says:

    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!

  11. Bevatron Repairman says:

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

  12. Brainspore says:

    In other spacesuit-related news today, NASA just unveiled a new prototype suit that looks like Buzz Lightyear’s. Which is awesome.

  13. “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!”

  14. Julie House says:

    Edgar ALLAN Poe would have worn a spacesuit that was much more retronaut…a steampunk suit. Now that I wanna see!

  15. showme says:

    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.)

  16. igzabier says:

    sending cadavers into space? my kitty says ‘better than me having to go again’


  17. Nonesuchplace says:

    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/

  18. Mark says:

    There’s a much larger version that I can see from my house!

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