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2 Chainz Tries The Most Expensivest ‘Smart Bong’ (Video)

Oscar-winning for reals! Gold-dipped intelligent bong. Okay first question: WTF???? Hahaaa! Yeah, that was my first question, too. As for the second question: Hell yes, 2 Chainz is gonna ‘test drive’ that golden bong… even if it KILLS him!

2 Chainz tries a smart rig specifically engineered to give you all of the good stuff and none of the CBN, a.k.a. cannabinol, a.k.a. the part of the plant that makes you sleepy and slow. No, really.
– VICELAND

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Food/Lifestyle: 2 Chainz Samples The Most Expensivest Cannabis Cuisine (Video)

What are you trying to DO to us, 2 Chainz?? You are gonna have us trying to eat on stuff that will give us more munchies?? AND you are gonna get us hooked on the Expensivest Sh!t? Yeah, thanks. Thanks a lot… and pass us some of that! Ha!!

2 Chainz samples high-end cuisine (literally and figuratively) prepared by Michael Magallanes, the founder of Opulent Chef and one of America’s Top 10 Cannabis Chefs according to GreenState. But how high is 2 high?
– VICELAND

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Meet The Man Responsible For The Incredible Ink Art On Damian Lillard & Kevin Durant (Video)

We just wanted to be blessed with his work.

Check this out! The guy that does tattoos for Dame DOLLA & The Slim Reaper is, of course, one of today’s most sought after ink artists. But don’t take our word for it. Hear it from the two very satisfied, very high-profile clients. And hear what it all means to the artist himself, Steve Wiebe.

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Taraji P. Henson & My Houzz Renovate Her Mom’s Home (Video)

Beautiful sista doing something beautiful for her mom. A renovation that made a wonderful home that much closer to perfect. Easy to watch Taraji in anything, but what’ll get you is mom’s reaction when she lays eyes on the finished ‘new’ home when Taraji does the big reveal.

Watch actress Taraji P. Henson surprise her stepmother, Angie, with a renovation of Angie’s kitchen, living room and dining room in the Washington, D.C., area.
– HouzzTV

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Jeffrey Wright Narates This Ad For A Product Named In Honor Of ‘The Greatest Whiskey Maker The World Never Knew’ (Video)

Okay, so there will be at least ONE commercial that is a must-watch on Super Bowl Sunday – this one for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. This new whiskey is named for the slave, Nathan Green aka Uncle Nearest, who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey (*record scratches*). Yeah. That’s right. That Jack Daniel.

What happens when everything we know about something changes?

This is “The Why,” our first national TV campaign to debut following Super Bowl LIII on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Post-Super Bowl Special. The people you see are Uncle Nearest team members and their passion and words are 100% unscripted.

This is what sets us apart.
#MoreThanWhiskey

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Deshaun Watson & My Houzz Renovate His Mom’s Home (Video)

Okay, they make these so you’ll tear up a li’l bit. But you’ll be alright. Blame it on the weather or something. There are actually moments of decor discussion and design strategy that break up the emotional build-up for viewers. A perfect mix of business purpose and heartfelt story-sharing in this vid. Check it out.

Always look out for Mom. Always. Salute Mr. Watson.

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Watch This Heated Pool Being Hand-Built (Video)

Really been getting into these ‘primitive construction’ type videos lately. Dudes go out into the wilderness with limited tools – mainly just their hands, what’s around them, and their ingenuity – and build incredible structures. It relaxes me watching these. Hard work, but quiet.

Nothing I would actually do for real, but I like watching this stuff. Maybe you will, too. Heated swimming pool anyone?

(These vids make me think of what it must have been like for Tuskegee’s first students – making their own bricks and building their own school with them. Hometown got it out the mud. On a much bigger scale. Dope!)

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Food: Japanese Tempura Burger Is A Work of Art (Video)

Truly. Takashi Murakami’s Japanese Tempura Burger is a work of art. Welcome to ‘The Burger Show’ foodies. Prepare to admire… and drool #SlobberSlurp

In a special Burger Show “Bonus Episode,” one of the great minds of the art world—Takashi Murakami—teams up with one of the great minds of the burger world—Alvin Cailan—to taste-test each other’s custom Wagyu burgers at the 2018 ComplexCon. You may know Japanese pop-artist Takashi Murakami from his collaborations with Kanye West. He also happens to be the ambassador of ComplexCon, where musicians, artists, and fashion designers converge at a weekend-long convention. This year, Murakami brought his burger restaurant, Bar Zingaro, to the First We Feast Food Lagoon to show off his special truffle tempura burger.
– First We Feast

Ooooh… Wagyu beef! If you know, you KNOW!!!

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These Luffa Sponges Are 100% Organic And Biodegradable (Video)

Ohhhh, so THAT’S how luffa sponges are actually made! I could have sworn it was more ‘artificial’ though. This looks like the authentic way. Interesting.

@ojones1

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Swizz Beatz Speaks On What’s Wrong With Hip-Hop Producing And How To Do It Right (Video)

YES! There is a DIFFERENCE between a beatmaker and a PRODUCER! Swizz is a producer. Understand? Watch and you will…

Producing. The somewhat lost art that Swizz Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, has specialized in since he was 20 years old dishing beats to Jay-Z and DMX. It isn’t just about pairing drums with snares or dancing in the back of the videos. It’s a curation process that’s earned the Yonkers native millions of dollars, more plaques than he can count on two hands, and a reputation that stretches across the seven seas.
– Mass Appeal

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Cree Summer Has Done WAY More The Be ‘Freddie’ On “A Different World” (Video)

Of course, a lot of us are going to remember Cree Summer as super-cutie hippie Hillman chick on “A Different World” on NBC back in the day… but “Freddie” has done a LOT of work – in voiceovers. Check it out!

Recognize this voice? That’s right—it’s the sound of your childhood. As the vocal force behind Rugrats’ Susie Carmichael and Tiny Toon Adventures’ Elymyra, Cree Summer has made some of your favorite cartoons come to life.
– Great Big Story

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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

@ojones1

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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!

@ojones1

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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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