Mark Frauenfelder at 10:21 am Fri, Mar 8, 2013
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This wonderful opener from a story in Weird Worlds #25 (1954) reminds me of the great 1988 scifi flick They Live.
(Via X-Ray Delta One)
Poor Harry Osborn! I mean, um, Henry Osborn!
Everyone knows Martians look like this:
Not the body of a man from Earth. Not the face of the one you love.
I prefer the sequel, The Women From Venus
Well, if Mars is peopled by vegetables, then it’s only fair, I guess that Earth should be vegetabled by Martians.
Yeah, I know them. They go out at night, eating cars.
And here is the ad that was placed amidst this staggering tale. Wow, times have certainly changed… http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tZ7MYXNtmCE/USWBylIBD4I/AAAAAAACBYU/M8kOaU3LZmQ/s1600/sty01_07_advweird_25_skinny_ad.jpg
When there’s no more cars they go out at night and eat up bars. I hear they also eat guitars. Yeah.
Personally I didn’t think of They Live but rather the fantastic opening scene from the Twilight Zone movie:
Obviously the coffee was too strong.
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