Cartoon Tuesday: What in the World?

A couple of weeks ago, Brad Aaron posted a gem of a video by Mark Fiore about aliens landing on earth and getting confused by our transportation system.  Seriously?  We run our vehicles on dinosaur juice?

It turns out the theme of confused aliens and our transportation system isn’t a new one.  Via Carter Rubin comes this video from the 1960’s.  The gist: Martians send a ship to earth to take pictures of the surface and based on our development patterns assume that the dominant species on the planet isn’t humans, but automobiles.  $20 says that nobody at LADOT gets the joke.

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