Monster of the Day #1010 Updated on October 9, 2014 By Ken Begg 23 Comments Man, those Coppertone ads are getting weird.* (*I suppose I may have posted this before, but I don’t care. It’s terrific.) Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net The Rev. Even aliens are hot for Space Betty Page! Is it me, or does he seem almost happy to be blasting something? Get that alien, Brick Hardjaw, Space Ranger! This does seem familiar, so you may very well have. But yeah, it’s so great I don’t really care. bgbear_rnh The creature looks like one of those stress toys getting its revenge. Hes got a helmet and SBP doesn’t. So, she is a native or does she not want to mess up her new pageboy coiffe? bgbear_rnh You really got to wonder if some photographer had a copy of this and said “Betty, I I know exactly how I want to look for this session”. Gamera977 I was thinking the astropus looks sorta like the Stretch Octopus when the toy company that made Stretch Armstrong branched out into other Stretchy toys. Gamera977 I love how Betty’s great legs and short skirt are causing the alien’s eyes to bug out. Or maybe he’s just a bug-eyed alien? ‘Seriously Mister Hardjaw, I wasn’t checking out your gal’s tush- my eyes are always like this!!!’ bgbear_rnh After I wrote that, I now recall that somewhere there is a pulp cover where the aliens do look like the classic stress toy with the bulging eyes. I do not know which came first. Cullen Waters For the time period, that’s about as hentai an octopus as you could get. Very creepy fellow. Wouldn’t want to see him in a zoo, much less… wherever the hell they are. bgbear_rnh The Yellow Brick Road really could use some maintenance. bgbear_rnh I think it is a place in France where the men don’t wear pants, and the women getta scare, and run in underwear. sandra Well, the road IS aeon-old, after all. I never heard of De Pina, but recognize the other three names. However, I don’t recall reading the stories in any anthologies of the works of Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury or Manly Wade Wellman. Gamera977 Yeah, I remember it now, Ken posted the cover but I have no idea what MotD is was. Beckoning Chasm I could swear I’ve seen this one before. That transparent dress looks really familiar. (I hate being That Guy.) Beckoning Chasm Planet Stories was rather notorious for being sensationalistic, so it wouldn’t surprise me if these were “Editor’s Titles” and the originals were rather more typical of the authors. bgbear_rnh MOTD #420 not that I am that guy either ;) Eric Hinkle Planet Stories with works by Brackett, Bradbury, and Wellman? Even ignoring that gorgeous cover, I so wish I had this. Cullen Waters Oh yeah. Back when I made my timeless Ultros joke. Good times. Good times. Cullen Waters In related news: suddenly there’s a ton of Leigh Brackett stories on Kindle, including the one mentioned above. Might be worth checking out. bgbear_rnh Yes, it is funny how so many of the jokes and observances are repeated as well. There is new stuf too, like when the Rifftrax guys revisits a film like Manos. and once again I had to look up Ultros to get it. Cullen Waters My secret fear is that I’m just repeating word for word the same jokes and no one’s bothered to tell me. bgbear_rnh Don’t worry until you think you are making a joke and you are actually reciting your recipe for meatloaf. Ericb Oh boy, a Morrissey, Katy Perry duet. Eric Hinkle There are? Really? I may just have to take a look at them. Thanks, Mister Waters! Cullen Waters By an amusing coincidence my recipe for meatloaf happens to be a joke.