1.Wet Hot American Summer sequel series set to hit Netflix
In what is arguably the best comedy news ever, the long-anticipated sequel to David Wain’s 2001 cult masterpiece is finally happening. Better yet: It’s going to be an eight-episode series. Better than that even: Almost the entire original cast is returning as slack-jawed, tight-shorts-wearing campers, among them Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Ken Marino, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter and Elizabeth Banks. This news is making us marginally less devastated that Parks and Recreation is ending soon. [Deadline]

2. Fellow satirists react to Charlie Hebdo massacre
The brutal terrorist attack this week on a satirical Parisian magazine’s offices left the world reeling. There have been plenty of op-eds written on the subject in the past few days; but unsurprisingly, the most apt reactions have come from likeminded lampooners of sacred cows. The Onion released a delightfully profane cartoon of non-Muslim religious icons with the headline “No One Murdered Because of This Image”; political cartoonists the world over drew their own tributes and interpretations. And an emotional Jon Stewart found exactly the right words on The Daily Show: “I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn’t have to be that. It shouldn’t be an act of courage, it should be taken as established law. But those guys at Hebdo had it, and they were killed for their cartoons.”

3. Two badasses free-climb El Capitan
The Dawn Wall of El Capitan, Yosemite’s famous granite rock formation, is the largest sheer granite face in the world. Climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell are trying to be the first in the world to scale it using only their hands and feet. They’ve been at it for two solid weeks, and could reach the summit by this weekend. And what have you been up to these past two weeks, you lazy bums? [Chicago Tribune]

4. NASA creates vintage travel posters for Earth-like exoplanets
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered its 1,000th planet beyond our solar system this week, which is pretty freaking amazing. To celebrate, the org’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released three gorgeous, 1930s-style tourist posters for three of the most promising exoplanets: Kepler-186f, HD 40307g and Kepler-16b, with slogans like “Where the grass is always redder on the other side.” Count us sold on buying the first ticket; now if only they could come up with cooler names for these worlds than HD 40307g. [Guardian]

NASA travel posters

5. It’s been a rough week, so here are some koalas wearing mittens
In the most compelling animal-knitwear news since penguins in sweaters, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is putting out a call for cotton mitten donations for koalas. Brushfires recently swept across areas of Australia, leaving many fluffy-eared marsupials with burned paws. In case you are unsure how adorable a koala in mittens looks, please do check out the video below. [The Guardian]