While many were focused on story of the second billionaire (Richard Branson) in almost a week to go where only astronauts have gone before, social media couldn’t help but compare the Blue Origin spaceship to Dr. Evil’s rocket from “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” because of its likeness to human genitalia.
“Can’t look at Bezos’ ridiculously phallic Blue Origin rocket without thinking of the Austin Powers version,” wrote one follower alongside a clip from the 1999 comedy, while another shared, “That’s a bloody penis!! Even Dr Evil from Austin Powers was more subtle than that…”
We were all too preocuppied with calling Jeff Bezos “Lex Luthor” that we didn’t see the Dr. Evil picture forming before our eyes, pic.twitter.com/oI0xI4DHOw
The comparisons to the movie didn’t stop at the high-flying machinery though, as Bezos was pitched as the nemesis of the British spy himself.
“We were all too preocuppied [sic] with calling Jeff Bezos ‘Lex Luthor’ that we didn’t see the Dr. Evil picture forming before our eyes,” posted a Twitter user, with another succinctly adding, “How have we all missed that Jeff Bezos is actually just Dr. Evil from Austin Powers.”
Keep reading to see more hilarious reactions, below.
Blue origin rocket vs Austin powers space ship… At least Richard Branson had an original design when he went to space last week pic.twitter.com/TrcfJKN8Zo