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That Time Howard Johnson’s Made a 2001: A Space Odyssey Tie-in Kids’ Comic & Menu

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When you think Stanley Kubrick, you don’t necessarily think “hotel chain restaurant kiddie meal.” But that’s exactly what happened, and the folks at Dangerous Minds have scanned, in its entirety, the hybrid kids menu/2001 comic book, featuring incongruous meal specials like “The Happy Clown” and “Little Boy Blue,” and a retelling of the movie’s story that – to put it mildly – glosses over a few things.

Why Howard Johnson’s? The answer is provided, in case you hadn’t already noticed.

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As far as I know, no plans were ever made to do A Clockwork Orange Julius. But check out the entire 2001 menu – it, and not the movie it’s based on, is truly the ultimate trip.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist