New York City Columbus Circle Fake Miniature

New York Columbus Circle Fake Miniature

Inspired by all the fake miniatures on Flickr, I decided to make my own. This is a photo taken from the Time Warner building of Columbus Circle at the SW corner of Central Park, and then treated with a series of blurs to fake a narrow depth of field which tricks your brain into thinking it’s very, very small.

Mary Rocks the Rubiks™


The Virgin Mary™ can solve the Rubiks Cube™ in less than 60 seconds One-Handed!

Strong Sad and Rumsfeld: Seperated at Birth?

Strong Sad and Rumsfeld
Sometimes Homestarrunner’s Strong Sad plays rummy. The U.S. Department of Defence’s Donald Rumsfeld acts strong but looks sad. Coincidence?

Stephen Hawking Upgrades his Voice

iChair + Macintalk
Gizmag reports that famed astrophysicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking is changing his voice. “[He] has selected and is using NeoSpeech’s Text-to-Speech engine, VoiceText, as his new voice. VoiceText is integrated into Dr. Hawking’s communicator, E Z Keys, enabling him to clearly communicate with the outside world.”

‘As a scientist and lecturer, it is imperative that Professor Hawking presents his findings in a clear and concise manner,’ said Tom Pelly, Dr. Hawking’s technical assistant. ‘Professor Hawking was very impressed by NeoSpeech’s speech synthesiser, as it was by far the most natural-sounding and realistic of all of the off-the-shelf software voices that he has heard. This technology can help ensure that his vocals match his research in terms of credibility and believability.’

I guess MC Hawking won’t be spinning any more freestylin’ our way now that his bionic pipes have new software. Shame.