Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
During the opening monologue for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler spared no one — not Tam Honks (aka Tom Hanks), not Andy Samberg and especially not Matt Damon, whom they referred to as a “garbageperson.”
For those not closely following entertainment industry news, the comment seemed like gentle ribbing — but some journalists are wondering whether the joke was a reference to the NYFCC awards dinner last week during which critic Armond White, or someone in his party, is rumored to have heckled “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, calling him a “garbage man.”
Calling Matt Damon a "garbageperson" a reference to Armond White's heckle of Steve McQueen?— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) January 13, 2014
Though White admitted to making some “sotto voce” comments, he denied that he ever said, “You’re an embarrassing doorman and garbage man. Fuck you. Kiss my ass,” as reported by the press.
The news sparked enough outrage that the NYFCC has called an emergency meeting to discuss White’s fate as a member, but, as Anna Holmes points out, the entire reference is a little “inside baseball” for a national audience:
Damon went along with the joke, saying, “It’s me, the garbage man,” when he went up onstage minutes later.
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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.