Alan Sailer, an engineer, likes to shoot things with a pellet rifle in his garage and capture the results with high-speed photography. Since those things aren’t alive and they explode awesomely when shot, this is a happy story rather than the plot of a horror movie. His newest photo series is titled “The War Against Christmas” and is much different than the fictional War Against Christmas of Fox News hype. Sailer’s War is a literal one: he photographs Christmas ornaments filled with various liquids being destroyed by pellets, marbles, and fast-moving ping pong balls.
All 96 photos in the series are available at Sailer’s Flickr page, but we’ve placed our favorites here. Continue to the next page to see products made by underpaid labor exploding in an orgy of wastefulness and wonder. God bless us, every one.
This Santa is filled with expired sour cream and red dye.