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Rocket envy? Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceship launches a double entendre

It’s laborious to prime the risque rocket scene in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” however Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket has additionally spawned its share of comparisons to the male anatomy.

The most recent double entendre paying tribute to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ house enterprise seems in Work magazine, a controlled-circulation quarterly revealed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Improvement in Britain.

Graphic designer Chris Barker, who was additionally behind the viral “Lonely Hearts” roundup of 2016’s celebrity deaths, deemed it a level of satisfaction that he was capable of get his visible joke into print. “Happy my headline/picture combo obtained by,” he tweeted.

The format exhibits Blue Origin’s New Shepard on one web page, in all its phallic glory, reverse a daring headline studying, “What Precisely Is Jeff Bezos Making an attempt to Show?”

Within the accompanying article, author Paul Simpson delves into Bezos’ disruptive enterprise type and the way it’s prone to result in run-ins with regulators. However on this case, people didn’t need to learn the journal only for the articles.

That comes by loud and clear within the response that Barker’s tweet acquired. “You guys like nob gags then,” he wrote 4 hours after his preliminary tweet.

Then issues actually obtained sizzling: “Your function’s had over a million impressions in a day. Admittedly not the bit with something you wrote on it,” Barker informed Simpson on Wednesday. As we speak he reported that the site visitors counter hit 2 million, with 5,000 retweets.

“I actually didn’t count on this to get this a lot consideration,” Barker mentioned.

Possibly it shouldn’t be so shocking that including a risque twist to rockets and the lives of the super-rich would get a rise. Simply wait till that knobby rocket begins carrying individuals to the sting of house, which may occur by the tip of this yr or early subsequent yr. Then it’ll be as much as SpaceX’s followers to ship Woody Harrelson’s deflating punch line from the Austin Powers film: “I’ve seen greater…”

Test the replies to Barker’s tweet for nonetheless extra silliness.

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