The real Little Green Man from Mars is alive and well and living in Appalachia.

The Truth Is a Lone Assassin by Jonco Bugos

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Little Red Man from Earth

Earthlings are always poking fun at people from Mars. The little green man from Mars has been an object of derision ever since Hollywood started excreting cheesy B-movies in the 1950s about men from Earth blasting off to Mars in rocket ships shaped like perfecto cigars with fins.

I was just a kid slugging my way through an unwanted Appalachian childhood when I saw my first "space movie" on the Late Late Show (which used to be a wee-hour movie show and not a stupid talk show). The rocket would turn around and land on its fins and then take off again after the spacemen had aggravated the Martians to the point of murder.

Being a former Martian with a dwindling memory of that previous life, I can assure you that we Martians had our own ideas of what an Earth-devil spaceman would look like. I ran across this animated image the other day and just had to post it here because this is the perfect example of a little red man from Earth. Why does he look like he's in hell? Beats me. Did any of you Earthlings ever wonder if any little green man from Mars was happy or unhappy or well-fed or if he could carry a tune?

All right, then. There you go.