Want your kids to get into Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey but not sure how to explain all that complicated space stuff? Don't worry — Howard Johnson's, circa 1968, has you covered. "Hey Molly, what do you want to be when YOU grow up? "I want to be a space stewardess!"

John Sisson of Dreams of Space recently posted scans of the Howard Johnson's kids' menu, that explains Kubrick's 2001 in comics form. Obviously looking for a tie in to the original Hojo's product placement in the film:

While gorgeous (seriously this comic is really lovely) the translation of Kubrick's story for the kiddies is also hilarious. Enjoy:

To read more of the comic head over to Dreams of Space.

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