A Gorgeous Photograph of the Milky Way Galaxy Over Devils Tower in Wyoming

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A gorgeous photograph by astrophotographer Dave Lane shows the Milky Way galaxy over Devils Tower in Wyoming. The photograph was featured recently as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, complete with an annotated version highlighting some of the nebulas in the photograph.

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photos via Dave Lane

via Astronomy Picture of the Day

‘Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl’, Haunting Drone Footage of a City Evacuated After the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

While working on an episode of the CBS television news show 60 Minutes in the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, filmmaker Danny Cooke captured drone footage of the area that was deserted in the wake of the catastrophic 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The haunting images in Cooke’s short film “Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl” are accentuated by its soundtrack featuring Hannah Miller‘s song “Promise Land.”

During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a ‘Stalker’. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.

Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter I explored.

‘The Human Show’, A Dark and Bizarre Parody of ‘The Muppet Show’ With Human Corpses as the Puppets

The Human Show” is a dark and bizarre parody of The Muppet Show by Sethward in which human corpses are the puppets being controlled by Kermit, Gonzo, and the rest of the cast of The Muppet Show.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

‘Happy Birthday to My Loose Acquaintance’, A Song by Garfunkel and Oates About Birthday Messages on Facebook Walls

Happy Birthday to My Loose Acquaintance” is a song by the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates (previously) about leaving birthday messages on the Facebook walls of casual relationships. The duo has their own self-titled television show on IFC.

via Tastefully Offensive

A Line of Incredible Suits Inspired by Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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Shinesty has released a line of three incredible suits inspired by ugly Christmas sweaters. The three designs are The Ugly Christmas Sweater Suit, the Holiday Tree Suit, and The Rudolph.

Do you remember all those Christmas parties you went to last year dressed in your mom’s baggy vintage 88′ Christmas sweater complete with shoulder pads and shedding small trinkets from holidays past with each step you took? Do you remember going home to your sad, cold bed a little tipsy and utterly alone? Thought so. But what is there to do? You don’t want to be the stiff who shows up dressed all “normal and boring” to a holiday party. Well luckily for you, daddy (that’s us) went up North and got some of Ole man Nick’s hobbit friends to whip up something a bit more… dapper. You’re welcome. And no we don’t want milk and cookies, just give name your first born in our honor.

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Thanks, Shelby Denike!

‘Man at Arms’ Forges the Double Helix Sword From the ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

Man at Arms forged the Double Helix Sword from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on a recent episode, which was filmed on location at Baltimore Knife and Sword. The Double Helix Sword is wielded by Link after donning the Fierce Deity’s Mask within the game.

via Crunchyroll

‘GAMEBOY’, A Short Documentary That Profiles Austrian Video Game Expert Andranik Ghalustians

“GAMEBOY” is a short documentary by filmmaker Carlo Hoffman that profiles Andranik Ghalustians, an Austrian video game expert. The documentary specifically focuses on Ghalustians’ massive collection of games and the fact that he continues to play many of them, contrary to the popular conception of video game collectors.

via Digg