I’ll be in my bunk…
As Hollis Mason mentions in his memoir Under the Hood, it’s very very easy for a costumed (super)hero to retire: he or she just has to stop putting the costume on.
“…he stated that all of the AmerIndians should leave his ’Merica and go back where they came from.”
Your point is well taken, and I agree with the absurdity, but I remember the National Lampoon poster showing the great migration from Asia to North America. It’s in deep perspective from the foreground somewhere around Mexico, with the Bering Strait in the far background. A long single file of people are seen, far away, crossing the land bridge and proceeding south, where, in the middle foreground, their coolie hats are removed and stacked in a huge pile, and they are issued feather headdresses and continue south.
Sure, I’ll buy that.
Such a setup has its potential problems, though:
In Lester Del Ray’s 1951 Galaxy novella “The Wind Between the Worlds,” sabotage breaks a containment vessel and starts to transport Earth’s atmosphere to the other station.
I have a print by the wonderful, imaginative, and funny Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk called “Forgotten Gateway”: It shows an open room (with a planet or moon in the close background), somewhat overgrown with weed-like tendrils, with a couple of large columns containing some alien-looking skeletons floating in green liquid.
I appreciate your comment, but I’m not sure of its relevance to the cartoon.
( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043590/reference/ —never saw it myself)
(The Canadian Army taught my father Japanese (he then served in what became the Canadian equivalent of the NSA). After the war, he returned to Winnipeg, where, as a lawyer, he represented many Japanese Canadians who had been interned, or just dislocated from British Columbia to Manitoba.)
“TIME MAGAZINE,which hated him,kept up a week-by-week “death watch” on his condition.”
“So you have never used the phrase, ‘it’s a (some number) mile round trip’?”
Fair enough, but doing a fifty-light-year round trip in fifty years implies moving at the speed of light. It certainly would be great to know just how the alien achieves that.
https://www.carollay.com/illustration “The Persistence of Kat Klocks” is in second row, on right…
“Most of them had no idea of the magnitude of the atrocities – they had simply refused to even acknowledge the horrific smell and the rumors about it.”
No idea, suuuuuure…