President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is directing the Pentagon to create a space force and make it the sixth branch of the military, and the news launched inspired creativity from funny social media people mocking the plan.
Posts I saw on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube make references to Scott Baio, “Space Chimps,” the Space Force Academy, “Star Wars,” Jabba the Hut, Princess Leia, Mighty Mouse, “Spaceballs,” the half-dog and half-man known as Barf, “To Stupidity and Beyond,” “Space Forcing Families Apart” and “Join Trump’s Space Farce Today.”
Words and images from the Twitter force
Writer Tony Posnanski delivers hilarious breaking fake space news about the actor who played Chachi Arcola.
BREAKING- Scott Baio has been chosen to head the Space Force although he has not been around stars in 30 years.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 18, 2018
Mike Del Tufo of “The Rich Eisen Show” mentions a silly space adventure movie from 2008.
— Michael Del Tufo (@MichaelDelTufo) June 18, 2018
Joseph Goodman, a columnist for the Alabama Media Group, brings up an excellent question.
Will the Space Force Academy have a football team?
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) June 19, 2018
Diane Sevenay of Funny or Die shares this “Star Wars”-themed meme from Starecat.com.
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) June 18, 2018
Signe Wilkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist best known for her work at the Philadelphia News, delivers a comic vision of the plump Trump in Mighty Mouse mode.
— Signe Wilkinson (@SigneWilk) June 19, 2018
Words and images from the Instagram force
Drunkcatdad shares this post of Trump as Barf, the Chewbacca parody the late John Candy played in the 1987 Mel Brooks movie “Spaceballs,” a spoof of “Star Wars.”
A frequent sharer from New York City found this Trump Jetson post created by artist RmAn305.
Graphics designer Andy Brill wastes little time coming up with a space force logo.
Words and images from the Facebook force
A new page called Trump Space Force shares an editorial cartoon from Lalo Alcaraz.
An Imgflip meme shared with Dump Trump Daily in April, when Vice President Mike Pence announced a new national space traffic management policy.
Words, images and music from the YouTube force
The Liberal Redneck delivers an expletive-filled rant about space forcing families apart.
The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction put together this entertaining compilation of clips.
Featured image credit: The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction YouTube channel