COOLEST SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE FOR A KID - AN ACTUAL WORKING MOCKUP GEMINI CAPSULE
If I had been born with a GOLD PLATED spoon in my mouth, just like the spoon that Mitt Romney's daddy gave Mitt, or the SOLID PLATINUM spoon that Mitt gave his sons (a family with 1/4 of a BILLION DOLLARS, and a MASSIVE AMOUNT of advantages over the GREAT UNWASHED) I would have kept it in my daddy's backyard, and charged the children of the other local SEMI-BILLIONAIRE'S a $10,000 hourly fee to play in it. I could have earned my first MILLION DOLLARS by the time I was 10 years old.
Alas, I wasn't lucky enough to have a 1/4 of a BILLIONAIRE Chinese job creator as my daddy.
(MITT LIKES TO SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS - HE DOESN"T LIKE TO CREATE JOBS FOR AMERICANS.)
THE COMIC BOOK AD STATED:
No put-on. This is for real — the wildest, way out prize ever awarded in any contest: a 19-foot-prototype of the famed NASA spacecraft. Your Gemini capsule is just like the original. There's a detachable hatch, equipment section, and retro-fire package. Accurate from the ground up! When you win Gemini you'll be at the airport when it arrives in a "Flying Guppy" Aero Spacelines plane. Your name and picture will be in newspapers and magazines all over the country. How will it feel to present your spacecraft to your city for a park or museum? Famous, that's how. There's more. As the grand prize winner, you'll receive a professional Vox "Serenader" guitar — plus, every Revell Model Kit! Sounds great.
FOR THE CURIOUS OUT THERE:
THE CAPSULE IS LOCATED IN THE OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY.
(1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, Oregon 503-797-4000)