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


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.


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.