Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
In the throes of our ongoing laments about the dearth of women comedy writers working in entertainment, we’ve gratefully clung to Sarah Haskins. For the past two years, Haskins’s “Target Women” segments for Current.com’s “InfoMania” have skewered the delusional, frequently offensive way woman are portrayed in movies and advertising — and been a reliably stinging source of two and a half minutes of laughter in our angry little feminist lives. But now Haskins has signed off from Current to devote herself fulltime to screenwriting.
Upside: She’s writing a movie for Amy Poehler! She’s made a short parody of MILF culture called “DILFS!” We’re plotzing in anticipation! Downside: Our grief over losing “Target Women” is currently at the same pitch it was when they cancelled “Firefly.” (Which reminds us: GodDAMN you, Fox.)
But as we pour out a 40 for the woman who gave us the phrases “rape fables” and “dry hump heaven,” we thank Jezebel for getting Haskins to do a farewell interview, wherein she waxes wise on Sarah Palin, why we need more women in the comedy writing rooms and her desire to buy the Hoda and Kathie Lee shower curtain. It eases the pain somewhat to know we can still follow her on Twitter. And Sarah, if you’re looking for a comic collaborator, we understand Conan’s available.
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.