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Photographer Captures the Beautiful Desolation of the Empty Streets of London on Christmas Day

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Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus

Putney photographer Metin Sönmez captured the beautiful desolation of the the empty streets of London, England as he rode his bike around town on Christmas Day.

Today I rode my bike all around London, taking pictures of the empty streets on Christmas Day. It was like a scene from the movie 28 Days Later.

Tralfagar Square
Tralfagar Square

Chinatown SoHo
Chinatown SoHo

High Street
High Street

National Gallery
National Gallery

Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster

Millenium Bridge
Millenium Bridge

via Bored Panda

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Ozzy the Weasel Plays With His Human’s Thumb While His Human Is Playing Video Games

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An tiny weasel named Ozzy happily plays with his human Frisco68‘s thumb just as he starts to play a video game.

Yup, he loves to play. So do I. But before I get to go online and start killing, I’m being camped by this fearless fighter. But then again; his ping is so much lower than mine……Disclaimer: A weasel is not a pet. They hate being locked up, they’re not friendly when hungry. Don’t get one. Seriously. Ozzy is a special case rescue baby. Cute, but deadly.

Ozzy also likes to play with the mouse when Frisco’s not looking

via Tastefully Offensive

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‘Star Gore’, A Bloody LEGO Stop-Motion Animated Mashup of ‘Itchy & Scratchy’ From ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Star Wars’

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Reto Hochstrasser has created “Star Gore,” a bloody LEGO stop-motion animated mashup of Itchy & Scratchy characters from FOX‘s hit television series The Simpsons and Star Wars. The animated short features Itchy the mouse and Scratchy the cat battling on a planet far, far away while running into memorable Star Wars characters like R2-D2, C-3PO, Jedi Master Yoda, and others.

A behind the scenes video showing the making of “Star Gore”:

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

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‘From Above’, A Short Film Featuring Astronaut Don Pettit Discussing Photography in Space

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From Above” is a short film by SmugMug that features NASA astronaut Don Pettit discussing photography in space. Pettit was a prolific photographer while on board the International Space Station during Expedition 6, Expedition 30, and Expedition 31. Pettit was also a mission specialist during the STS-126 mission of the space shuttle Endeavor.

Pettit was interviewed by SmugMug about the finer details of photography in microgravity, his favorite photo subjects, and how he hogged the bandwidth while on the ISS. The interview also includes some of Pettit’s stunning images taken from space.

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photos via NASA/Don Pettit

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips