Thursday, March 22, 2007

Soylent Green is Made Out of People!

They apparently weren't allowed to say "NASA" in this spot - just allude to it with "U.S. Aerospace Research." The name "food stick" is a little creepy and Soylent Green sounding. The model makers must be commended on the lunar lander model and moonscape as the spacecraft only shakes a little as it's lowered on fishing line. Serious sounding voiceover guy apparently borrowed from government-produced educational films. Note the nod to diversity, although the black man is naturally an athlete (and that's his "work".) Also fun: the line "lasting energy to feel alive" goes with Stepford Mom blankly running with her kids.

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  • We really missed out. Those were the days.

    You'd take ten minutes in the morning to write something like that, have three highballs at lunch, and read the paper all afternoon in between bouts of flirting or more with your secretary.

    Don't get me started on how much they were paid for all that.

    By Blogger Corey, at March 23, 2007 at 9:29 AM  

  • Damn I'm gullible... I want to try one of those, and I think I can.

    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at March 23, 2007 at 10:40 AM  

  • Good find, Kym. Order some and let me know if they gave you "lasting energy to feel alive!"

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 23, 2007 at 10:16 PM  

  • this brings back memories, jetpacks! after apollo 11, space food sticks were all the rage. they were very dense and chewy. you had "Tang" for breakfast, because that's what the astronauts drank, and if your mom put a space food stick in your lunchbox, it was considered cool.

    By Blogger archeress, at March 24, 2007 at 9:07 PM  

  • Order some and let me know if they gave you "lasting energy to feel alive!"

    They are in the mail. :D I can't wait to taste what I'm sure will be chocolate chalk.

    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at March 26, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

  • OMG I remember begging my Mome to buy those! The texture is a cross between a Slim Jim and semi-melted crayon. The flavour is even less desirable. I never asked again after the first box.

    By Anonymous Shazzer, at March 29, 2007 at 9:01 AM  

  • Those things were pretty tasty, actually, in a foam-rubber food kind of way.

    The modern equivalent is the PowerBar and its ilk.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 2, 2007 at 3:26 PM  

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