Rocketships for the Imaginationless

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Generations of children saved up their allowance and lemonade-stand money to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Imagine how disappointed they were when they finally realized it was made of cardboard!

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Oh, But how times have changed! Nowadays the cardboard is a selling point!

That’s right, It’s another cardboard box specially manufactured for kids to play in. No longer will kids have to take a refrigerator box and design their own spaceship.

But, don’t put away those crayons just yet! Just like last time, there is a single panel specially designed by adults to be drawn on by children. (Or by an adult moving a child’s hand around, as shown in the video.)
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It also comes with “Imagination Triggers” which are “Short stories” to help you “improvise” when you play. Because apparently some people can’t think of a way to make spaceships and astronauts interesting to a four year old!

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Currently available are Castle, Space Capsule, Teepee, and Windmill. (Volcano coming soon!)

But don’t worry, they all come with “Imagination Triggers”, in case you have so little faith in your child’s intelligence that you don’t trust him or her to come up with a fun fantasy involving a castle.

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These aren’t the Voyages…

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This man wants to buy himself $75k worth of engineering software, rent an office, and pay his own salary for a year, so he can work full time making pretend real.

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No rescue after we leave orbit? That’s … really not a problem, since no manned spaceship in human history has ever left Earth orbit. The farthest we’ve ever gone is the Moon, and that’s still in Earth orbit.

By the way, it counts as a spelling error if you randomly insert spaces into compound words like “mockup”.

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It would beat joining the Navy, I guess.

(Just so you know. I tried really hard to come up with a pun on the word “collage”, but my brain failed me, I couldn’t think of one.)

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Oh man! If it really worked that way, NASA would have so many moon bases they’d need to build a whole second moon just to have room for them all.

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Why does he think this will work?

People like this always mystify me. Why does he think he can single-handedly design the most complicated space-ship ever designed? If it was that easy why isn’t NASA doing it? Does he really think that NASA can’t afford to hire one guy? Or does he think that NASA secretly doesn’t want to build awesome spaceships?

Wait, I think I know. All the hard work has already been done.

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All he has to do is copy/paste!

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