Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
It’s enough to make you grab a cardigan and tie it around your waist in sympathy — photos of 15-year-old Dakota Fanning with what appears to be bright red blood peeking out from between her miniskirt clad legs, have been zooming around the web today, accompanied with an expected furor of horror.
The pictures, from the set of her new girl band biopic “The Runaways,” show the telltale stream familiar to any female who’s cursed the inventor of white pants. In the series of pictures, Fanning yawns distractedly, two helpful females dab her inner thighs with Wet Ones. Is the blood part of the movie’s plotline — in which Fanning plays rock chick Cherie Currie — or just a run-of-the-mill monthly mishap?
Probably the latter. But that hasn’t prevented the Internet from erupting in an astonished, OMG! WTF? reaction, summed up best by the Livejournal poster who offered a pithy “Ew. Blood.”
Yup, though moviegoers will gladly make blockbusters of movies that feature rivers of gore (“Terminator Salvation”: $120 million and counting), a little trickle from a girl’s bathing suit area is an instant nightmare. Keep Dakota Fanning away from the crops, folks, she may ruin the harvest with her woman blood.
As Carrie White knew, few events in a young woman’s life can rival the mortification of a period mishap. There’s probably not a female alive who doesn’t have a story of ruined clothes, of standing blushing against a wall, or hiding in a bathroom.
Whether the blood is real or not, there are lessons here today: a) menstrual blood is scarier than every other blood put together, b) every girl who’s never had her period mishaps featured on the internet has something to be grateful for and c) a big tub of Wet Ones always comes in handy.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.