ICYMI: These Are A Few Of Our Favourite Things To Use Your Data On This Month

Produced in association with Optus.

No doubt you’re familiar with TFW the end of the month approaches and you’re inundated with residual mobile data. 

Don’t be coy. You know the one! That overwhelming sensation when your appetite for #content is matched only by the enormity of the offering that’s out there. The Internet is both a Big Bang and a McConaugheysque black hole of ever expanding time and information, so it often becomes near impossible to decide what’s worthy of your time and what’s deserving of a place in the annals of Internet inanity.
Operating as always with your best interests in mind, what follows is a selection of highlights we’ve deemed worthy of your time and data usage from the last month; 1.5 GB data of the kind that you could buy for $30 when you recharge on Optus’ New My Prepaid Monthly situation before April 19th.* 
But first, let us acknowledge the futility of the pursuit of curating highlights from The Internet when you consider its exponential enormity, the diversity of our combined interests and the futility of all pursuits in life when you consider that, one day, all of us shall return to the great data dump of the earth from whence we came.
To The Internet.

ICYMI, divisive self-proclaimed rap god Kanye West is in the midst of his next major moment as one of pop culture’s most prolific creative polymaths. It’s hard to say when exactly this next chapter began – was it with the unveiling of the autotune ballad ‘Only One’, with its Spike Jonze directed home video? Or his painfully self-aware Grammys routine? Either way, West reached something of a press-centric zenith with the unveiling last week of his first collection for Adidas Originals

A stoic performance art piece staged by Italian performance and visual artist Vanessa Beecroft found its match in the collection’s utilitarian minimalism, egalitarian ethos and soundtrack in the Sia and Vic Mensa aided ‘Wolves’; Yeezy Season 1’s debut also set off a chain reaction in music and fashion giving way for a captivating SNL performance and a fascinating profile on style.com
It’s to the latter that we can now pay thanks for lines like “‘What is almost like Alaïa that you can sweat in?’ A sock!” and “I’m not going to try and act like I was influenced by a f*****g dog walking down the street that broke its ankle that I had a heartfelt discussion with… I had a heartfelt discussion with my Tumblr.” 
Same. You can read the rest here and devote your data to watching the entire performance below.  


ICYMI, last month space nerds NASA dropped a helluva humblebrag on releasing the highest quality photos ever – a composite image of the Andromeda galaxy located 2.5 million light years from Earth – our nearest neighbour, to boot – taken by the Hubble Telescope and comprising 1.5 billion pixels at 1000 times the resolution of your most recent selfie. It’s like the most ostentatious, wondrous #tbt ever. It will make you feel everything.

“The Hubble Space Telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual stars in a 61,000-light-year-long stretch of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disk. It’s like photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand. And there are lots of stars in this sweeping view — over 100 million, with some of them in thousands of star clusters seen embedded in the disk.

This ambitious photographic cartography of the Andromeda galaxy represents a new benchmark for precision studies of large spiral galaxies that dominate the universe’s population of over 100 billion galaxies. Never before have astronomers been able to see individual stars inside an external spiral galaxy over such a large contiguous area. Most of the stars in the universe live inside such majestic star cities, and this is the first data that reveal populations of stars in context to their home galaxy.

Have 4.3 GB of data to blow and a mind that’s equally ripe for the blowing at the realisation that you are literally nothing and totally alone in this life? 
Be our guest.


ICYMI, there’s a little over a month until HBO’s set piece drama Game of Thrones returns to your weekly data/time allocation itinerary. If you’ve all but exhausted your capacity for re-watching the show’s fifth season trailer, you should take solace in A Day In The Life, a half-hour documentary special that aired on HBO recently and takes you through what purports to be a day’s work on three sets scattered throughout Europe. 

The scenery is exquisite, your favourite actors are typically charming and the wait is verging on unbearable at this point.
All men must data:


ICYMI, puppies.

ICYMI, Drake is poised to make his maiden Australian voyage next week and – despite unconfirmed reports he dropped the following to get out of his contract with Cash Money Records – the real reason he released a seventeen-track mixtape was because he loves us so much. 

It’s all true, hence why If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is our choice of soundtrack for the month that has been and the month that continues to be for its zeitgeist nailing sentiments like “I got b****** askin’ me about the code for the Wi-Fi/ So they can talk about they timeline/ And show me pictures of they friends/ Just to tell me they ain’t really friends.
That, or Vulnicura, for when it all gets too much.