Behold, the hipster nativity scene! For details on its origins, see this Huffington Post story.
Roy Batty, the alpha android in the classic dystopian sci-fi film Blade Runner, became activated on Jan. 8, 2016: #RoysBirthday #BladeRunner pic.twitter.com/IZY9R8pq6P — Joel McHale (@joelmchale) January 8, 2016 Mashable rounded up some Twitter reaction to the milestone. Here is the Blade Runner scene in which Roy meets his maker as his ‘life’ is winding […]
Horrible scene from War on Christmas internment camp at secret location in Midwest. pic.twitter.com/ZvmzHbJGKh — Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper) December 19, 2015
A remarkably creative, if macabre, Christmas display has drawn the ire of of town officials in Sycamore, OH. They fined the creator of the display US$500 last Friday for violating zoning rules and ordered him to take the display down.
The humble fireplace channel of Shaw Cable, that shows a continuously burning stack of logs with a Christmas music sound track, has been around since 1986. For its history, see this CBC Edmonton story (“Shaw Cable fire log burns with mystery about its tender“).
That’s sculptor Nikita Gusev finishing off his chocolate rendition of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for the Chocolate Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Read this CBCNews.ca story (“Russians admire chocolate Putin statue“) for deets.
The UK’s Daily Star went to town on the topic of black-eyed child ghosts, according to my Twitter feed:
The BBC published some striking portraits of the western “nomads” who descend of the beaches of Goa, India during the winter months. Photographer Rowit Chowla said their style quotient often surpassed the work of the world’s fashion designers. See for yourself.
Much admiration on Twitter today for this New York magazine cover photo: Photographer Iwan Baan told the Poynter Institute how he got the shot.
I shot a gigapixel’s worth of photos in 2011. Some were better than others. Hopefully you’ll agree that I’m highlighting the better ones. Where possible, I’ll link back to the gallery on Google Plus or wherever I posted it first. The G+ photos are larger.