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Food: This Vegan Restaurant Insists It Serves ‘Cheese’… Even If It Is Non-Dairy (Video)

Crazy how I keep coming across more and more vegan stuff that I would scarf down, like, IMMEDIATELY! Like this stuff… making me an ‘Eat Seeking’ missile over here!

Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz wants people to rethink the language they use when it comes to vegan food. The owner of Modern Love in Brooklyn, New York, believes people need to say the word “cheese,” even if they are referring to the non-dairy-based alternative. This is apparent on her menu, offering dishes like the modern cheese plate, an assortment of various vegan cheeses that imitate the flavors and textures of dill Havarti and chevre.
– Thrillist

Cheese glorious cheese (remember that commercial?); even this vegan variety gets me singing. And I haven’t even tried it yet #BucketList #FillMyBucketWithThis

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How To Escape A Kidnapping (Video)

You can add this to the, “This is what I would’ve done,” files; so you can comment on your bad azz-ness when you are watching that hostage or ‘Taken’ situation on TV or at the theater.

Of course, if you actually are kidnapped, you’d probably be better off having learned this stuff. Straight from a U.S. Special Operator, get tips of the trade that may save… a life… YOURS!

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Food: You ‘Win Son,’ You Lose None… Of The Taiwanese Culture & Flavor (Video)

Careful about throwing around the word ‘authentic’ or being so quick to judge what is not authentic. I came across this Eat Seeker video and played (and decided to share) it because the food looked delicious. But this (and like their other episodes) go deeper than ‘staying true’ to where the cuisine is ‘from’… Get into the meaning behind the dishes, the motives and motivations of the chefs. This clip [and series] is cool (AND delicious)!

Over the last few years, Taiwanese food has slowly been getting a little more recognition across the city of New York. At the beloved Taiwanese spot, Win Son, co-owners Trigg Brown and Josh Ku have worked incredibly hard to build an association with the language they use on their menu. Together they have crafted a menu that highlights Taiwanese mainstays like the o-a jian (oyster omelette), fly’s head, and danzi noodles at their Brooklyn restaurant. Their hope is that small changes like using the Taiwanese dish names on the menu can help promote Taiwanese cultural and culinary identity in the city.
– Thrillist

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Filmmaker And Tech Enthusiast Pete Majarich Gives Us A Look At The ‘Surface Of Mars’… From Utah (Short Film)

Uh ohhh. Elon Musk, we have a problem.

There are still moon-landing deniers around who claim that all that video of that American space trip was faked. And this short film “The Visitor” (by Australian filmmaker Pete Majarich) is an even more appealing, amazing, look at a trip to what looks to be a ‘red’ planet.

This was shot in a southern Utah desert. Confirmed (hit the jump and see). So, if we make the Mars trip… proving it… could be a problem!

(But this is a cool tech-driven flick though. No problem with that.)

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Beth Johnson Shows Her Origami Skills (Video)

Origami artist Beth Johnson has perfected her craft, and she shows it. Watch her transform single sheets of paper into wonderful works of art!

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Art In Real Life: Enjoy This Amazing 25-Year-Old Carving Exhibit (Video)

Thinking about hidden treasure in a cave, I guess I really hadn’t thought of the treasure being the cave. Dope!

For 25 years this man kept a secret in a cave – it’s hard not to be amazed when you take a look inside.
– Appreciate

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This ‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Mechanic Salvages Tesla Cars Doomed To Go To The Scrapheap (Video)

Hmm. A great example of how a craft or hobby can be expressed in the form of activism. We might more readily think of print, TV, or music content creators as activists before a Tesla fix-it guy. But peep. Rich has a mission and a message; putting both out there at great risk. Watch.

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.

When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla.

Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own.

– Motherboard

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Grown-Ups Riding In A Toy Barbie Car… At VERY High Speeds (Video)

Never to old to do burnouts… in a toy Barbie car… that has a dirt bike engine that can get it up to highway speed. At least, that’s what these guys are doing. Because it had to be done!

Looks fun (and dangerous). Watch.

@ojones1

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Antoine Fuqua, Director Of “Equalizer 2,” Gives Filmmaking Tips (Video)

Lean in and listen, whether you are really interested in making your own movies or not. Gotta be good, cooked food for thought. Think about it: Denzel Washington does not do sequels… at last not until “Equalizer 2.” Wisdom for the guy who moved Denzel to move us (in a sequel, no less)!

Watch the 30-minute interview for “The Equalizer” (the predecessor) in 2014 from a good while back. Still good advice. And dope. And what’s truly dope NEVER goes stale.

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Boots Riley Speaks On His Movie “Sorry To Bother You” As A Commentary On The Evils Inherent In Corporate America (Video)

You might remember rapper Ice Cube saying that John Singleton encouraged him to pen his first movie script, “Friday,” telling him that if he could write rhymes he could write for movies. Well, Boots Riley – poet, songwriter, and rapper (best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup) throws his hat in the ring with the already critically -acclaimed film “Sorry To Bother You.”

See Boots talk about his movie that has Lakeith Stanfield code-switching and climbing the corporate ladder at an evil telemarketing company, ultimately discovering a secret that threatens all of humankind.

Two-parter. Start up top. Continue after the jump.

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Make Your Own Monowheel (Video)

Ha! A DIY project to make a kooky kind of cool thing. Can you ride out on one wheel? Sure you can! Watch and see how YOU can.

Now… if you do build one of these to ride, do NOT brake too hard. They call that ‘gerbiling’… and the fun stops for you (though onlookers might get a laugh or seven out of your wipeout).

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Have A Look At The Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Scale Model (Video)

Behind the scenes video on the making of the new Las Vegas Raiders Stadium scale model. It’s on display now at the Raiders preview center at Town Square in Las Vegas. Looks cool! A trip to Vegas to see it up close might need to happen. Soon!

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Adam Savage Builds A 1000-Shot NERF Blaster (Video)

Duuuuuude! The dude that used to be on “Mythbusters” is now doing this series “Tested” and look-look-LOOK at what he’s built for this episode!!!

Adam picks up a NERF Rival Nemesis blaster, and upgrades it with a custom magazine to hold a THOUSAND soft plastic NERF balls. Watch as Adam builds the new magazine from scratch, uses kit-bashing to detail the blaster, and adds more upgrades like the bi-pod and laser. And to test this massive rig, Adam sets his sights on some prehistoric prey! Life finds a way!
– Tested

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Australian Couple Living Totally Off The Grid (Video)

I stay amazed at what folks are doing with tiny house and Earthship living projects. This couple has maxed the off-the-grid tiny house concept for reals though. Check it out!

This tiny house is ready for anything! Completely off the grid, this tiny home on wheels generates its own solar power, collects rainwater, uses solar water heating and even generates it’s own biogas for cooking.

Paul and Annett had been living the city life, in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. A desire to lower their impact on the earth and live closer to nature led them to designing and building their own eco-friendly tiny house powered by renewable energies and moving onto a remote property outside of Byron Bay.

– Living Big In A Tiny House

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In This Tahitian Dance Style, It’s All In The Hips (Video)

What did Phil Coulson say about Tahiti on Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD? That it was a magical place? Word. Agreed indeed, especially if the Honeyz hips dip like this over there! Mercy!

@ojones1

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Watch This Band Play… Under Water (Video)

Eff being under ground… watch and listen to this band play a concert underwater!!

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Realistic Cosplay Wings (Video)

Dude. They got wings, like the wings that mutant Angel, in the X-Men comics, and apparently you can get your own!

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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
– TED

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Craft: A Mother Made This ‘Shuri’ Doll For Her Daughter (Video)

This is beautiful. And not Eye Candy beautiful, but make your eyes water beautiful. Wanted her baby to play with a doll that looked like her (or a friend or baby sister), or her heroes #WakandaForver #MommasGonnaWorkItOut

This mom transformed a doll into Shuri from “Black Panther.”
– Parenting Insider

Take a look. Sweet!

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Director Ryan Coogler With ‘Notes On A Scene’ In “Black Panther” (Video)

Make no mistake: What makes for a great action movie is great action scenes. Let’s let “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler break a dope scene from his box office smash down for y’all!

On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Black Panther’s director and co-writer Ryan Coogler breaks down a fight scene in the movie featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman.
– Vanity Fair

Okay! Watch your mouth and keep your hands to yourself… or Wakandans will FIGHT! Got it!

More after the jump.

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