This Week in the Future, January 30-February 3, 2012

Whoa, you guys. This is one of our favorite Baarbarian illustrations ever. That weird story about the blue goo spheres dropping from the sky did seem like something dreamt up by a sheep.

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And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week: