The National Security Agency had released a mascot (?) for Earth Day (??) and it’s an anthropomorphized and oddly buff recycling bin named Dunk (???).

Earth Day is this Wednesday, and the NSA apparently forged Dunk from the ether of our collective nightmares as part of its STEM education partnership with Maryland schools.

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I have seen a lot of terrible mascots but Dunk really breaks new ground creepiness-wise. In addition to being just a paintjob away from literal garbage, his expression is a strange cross between a guy trying to masturbate quietly in a Best Buy bathroom and someone being held prisoner against their will:

I can’t decide if Dunk needs to see a trauma counsellor or if he’s thinking about slowly peeling the skin from my fingers, one-by-one?

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Pray 4 Dunk. Pray 4 us.

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Screenshots via NSA


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