After an appropriate period of mourning for the dumbly departed, we mustered the strength and stifled our inappropriate giggles long enough to choose our favorite user-submitted caption/epitaph. One that would properly honor the memory of a man who probably, hopefully, isn't actually dead.
Congratulations Gabe for redirecting concern to an imperiled party that actually deserves it. Privately funded space exploration's just fine by us but Home Depot's Mission To Mars proposals thus far have all lacked ambition and imagination, if you ask us.
Just watch out for your fellow submitters. The top of the heap is a dangerous place to be.
Speaking of which, thanks to all of you who submitted your captions! Another opportunity to reach for the stars will present itself with Monday's brand new Caption This! Contest.