Prattle & Jaw

Two blogs about a whole lot of nothing

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100 Years of Times Square

Created for Retronaut’s New York exhibition last year on 5th avenue, this gigantic wall sized piece is a celebration of early panoramic photographs of America’s premiere city. A month’s work of compositing, research and colorisation to create a stunning 6ft high display that celebrates 100 years of Times Square in 30 photographs combining multiple views.

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Le Week Le 25

It's been a crazy week, this week, and right now I'm just waiting for this baby to get sleepy so he can go to bed. I will probably follow soon after. 

Let's jump right in with one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. I'd love to see a documentary about Manhattan. Maybe there's one out there. I've not actually checked...

These posters for the up and coming Batman v Superman film are very nice. I love the simplicity of the idea.

Now that we're talking about Superman, take a look at what Zack Snyder's Man of Steel would look like if it was in colour.

Do you like Hillary Clinton? Then you'll like her laughing. The internet is a strange place...

Happy Queen, sad Queen. 

The weirdest advert I've seen in a while. 

There are few things I enjoy more than a good ghost town, so in some ways, I can understand the want to leave this incredible collection of classic cars to rot in a forest. There's no denying the moss, leaves, earth, and rust all create a very real sense of history, and maybe even make a bigger impact than if the cars were kept, mint condition, in a museum. They kick start your imagination so much more, I think. Where were they used? Who owned them? What happened? How did they get here? All you have to do is stare, and let your imagination run wild. Beautiful.

To finish off, here are some babies reacting to the new Star Wars trailer (that was really very good). 

Have a great weekend, people. 

Oh wait, here's a good magic trick. 

Chapter 11 of the WWW

Well these weeks just fly by, don't they. Another week, another week of what is mostly meaningless crap, which will all be forgotten by Monday - if not already. But that's life. That reminds me, I came across a thread on reddit asking what phrases we used to use (by 'we' it mean people my age-ish, e.g. 30+), that are, or will be soon, meaningless. I'm going to go through it and make a best of, because there were some golden ones in there. Anyway, here's some already meaningless crap. Enjoy!

Procrastination is always a good place to start. If you use Chrome, disconnect from the internet, try to load a page, hit space, and see how far you get. 

PuppySwap is a genius way to get a puppy in your life - and keep it. Who wants a grown up dog? They're not half as cute. 

It's really a very clever campaign for the Toronto Humane Society, tackling pet abandonment. Over 180,000 animals enter Canadian shelters each year, and 40% will never leave. Ouch. 

You might have heard of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's record making free-climb of the sheer face of El Capitan. It's an absolutely astounding feat, and if you don't believe me, look at this wonderful interactive site from the NY Times. You can see more photos here. They're really worth a look. 

Like zombies? Like parkour? Then you'll like this. Go full screen, it's worth it. 

I was going to write about the genius idea of sending glitter to people you hate, but it seems it because so successful, so quickly, the guy who started it has already made a huge amount of money and has put the site up for sale. The modern world never ceases to amaze me. 

Here's another form of sending things, albeit a slightly more digital version. You can send file, anywhere (e.g. from PC to iPhone). It's simple and smart and one of those things you'll forget about in a moment. 

Here are some bonkers photos of NYC at night. Are they real? Yes. 

Life is like a box of chocolates. Or a donut. 

If you're not sure how big your country is compared to another country, then check this out. Just add the two countries you want to compare, and boom, there you have it. 

That's it, folks. See you next week. 

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