Mar 2, 2008

Scientists agree that the people of Mars differ from us in many ways

That part of the caption from a picture in the New York Tribune, Feb 8, 1920.

I had no idea that anybody entertained the thought that there really might be life on Mars!


Caption: "Scientists agree that the people of Mars differ from us in many ways. The Martians are believed to have very large noses and ears and immense lung development, because of the rarefied atmosphere. Their legs are poorly developed, because matter on Mars weighs less than here and sturdy legs are not needed to bear their weight. Birds and butterflies are very large and beautiful."

Apparently they work a lot on developing new types of floor lamps also:

12 comments:

  1. Well, of course that's how you send messages to other planets -- you blink you flashlight off and on and send up smoke signals!

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  2. They look like elves.

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  3. This sounds like Martian propaganda to me.

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  4. Of course there's life on Mars. Only men are from there though, and they all look like Ray Walston.

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  5. Chris: Of course, it all makes sense now!

    Cheer: If it wasn't in black and white, I am sure we would see their brightly colored green elf outfits.

    Pistols: I declare you a non-believer!

    GKL: But I thought you liked bald dudes?

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  6. I FEEL like I've just moved to mars-- it's a helluva lot colder and the atmosphere is thinner up here and christ is it DRY compared to the subtropics.

    Maybe the author merely went from Florida to New York and got inspired??

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  7. The Martians are different from you and me. They have rayguns.

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  8. This must be why I feel like I'm being watched.

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  9. Some of those guys look like Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants

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  10. Captain: Any nose bleed from the dry air yet?

    Grant: Other than that, no difference.

    Raven: No, that's me across the street!

    Bubs: I must admit I have never seen spongebob.

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  11. Wow, they all look like Ross Perot.

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  12. the martians are much smarter than us -- they avoid earthlings....

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