World Class Bartender Taktumi Watanabe Gracefully Crafts a Gorgeous ‘Smoked Rum Martinez’

Award-winning bartender Taktumi Watanabe demonstrates how to gracefully craft a gorgeous neo-classic “Smoked Rum Martinez” utilizing a simple recipe of 2 parts rum, 1 part maraschino liqueur, 1-2 dashes cherry vanilla bitters and wood smoke.

Stir with ice, strain into smoke-filled decanter, swirl, then strain into cocktail coupe. Before stirring with ice, mix ingredients and taste. Adjust Maraschino until you can detect its flavor in the drink. The Smoking Gun from PolyScience can be used to generate the smoke. Recommend a wood smoke instead of a tea smoke with this drink. Smokiness of the drink will vary based on the amount of time in the decanter – a few quick swirls is sufficient. Smokiness of the drink will start strong, but mellow as the drink sits.

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Bad British Commentary of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks 2015 College Football National Championship Game

Anthony Richardson of The Exploding Heads comedy group recently added Bad British Commentary (previously) to the awesome 2015 College Football National Championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks.

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SciShow Takes a Look at Five of the Most Important Molecules in the Human Body

In a recent episode of SciShow, host Michael Aranda looks at five of the most important molecules in the human body. Some of the molecules on the list are considered macromolecules for their considerable size, like deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which is the largest molecule in the human body.

How to Upgrade Any Game Day Snack Selection and Help Elevate Sporting Event Parties

Foodbeast shares fifteen recipes that will both upgrade any game day snack selection and help elevate sporting event parties in their most recent video. They score touchdown after touchdown with snacks like chocolate-dipped strawberry footballs, bell pepper dip bowls, marshmallow cereal treat football, and many more.

Turf Table
Turf Table

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Footballs
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Footballs

Bell Pepper Dip Bowls
Bell Pepper Dip Bowls

Marshmallow Cereal Treat Football
Marshmallow Cereal Treat Football

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An Official Album Composed of Music Created for Various Events and Updates in the Video Game ‘League of Legends’


The Curse of the Sad Mummy

Riot Games, developer behind the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game League of Legends, has released an official album composed of music created for various events and updates. The album–seemingly titled The Music of League of Legends, Volume 1–is available for download online with a release on services like iTunes and Amazon scheduled for tomorrow, January 28, 2015.

This isn’t the first time the company has released an album of official music as Smite and Ignite, a metal album by the fictional band Pentakill, was released in the summer of 2014.


Braum


Get Jinxed


Super Galaxy Rumble


The Music of League of Legends, Volume 1

Photographer Distributes His Portfolio on USB Thumb Drives Shaped Like Realistic Severed Thumbs

Justin Poulsen Severed Thumb USB Flash Drive

Toronto-based photographer Justin Poulsen specializes in building physical props for his photography work, rather than relying on digital trickery. To emphasize his hands-on approach, Poulsen distributed his portfolio to potential clients on USB thumb drives–that is to say, USB flash drives tucked inside Poulsen’s highly convincing severed thumb props. The clever promotional campaign was conceived by Canadian creative agency Rethink.

Justin Poulsen Severed Thumb USB Flash Drive

Justin Poulsen Severed Thumb USB Flash Drive

photos by Justin Poulsen

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Australian Postal Worker Introduces the Dogs He Meets Along His Daily Route

Anyone who says posties don’t like dogs can go fuck themselves.

In a recent video, Australian postal worker (“postie“) and popular vlogger Mr. Codsy documented his mail route and introduced each of the dogs he met along the way every day, giving treats only to the friendly canines that he liked.

Just some of the dogs on my mail run and how I deal with them :)
For those asking : In Australia, The grass/lawn from the letterbox to the road that you see me riding on is owned by the Council/Government, It is NOT owned by the home owner and that is why we are allowed to ride there.

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A Traveling Exhibit Offering Behind-the-Scenes Looks at Some of the Most Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Costumes

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume is an upcoming 12-city traveling exhibit presented by the Smithsonian, Lucas Museum, and Lucasfilm that offers behind-the-scenes looks at some of the most iconic costumes from the Star Wars films. The exhibit’s national tour will begin at the EMP Museum on Friday, January 31, 2015 from 7 PM to 1 AM PST and run through October 4, 2015. Those interest can RSVP for the opening reception online via Facebook. Tickets are available to purchase from the EMP website.

Explore the trials and triumphs in dressing the Star Wars™ universe in this special behind-the-scenes look at the costumes that shaped the identities of the most iconic characters of our time.

Presenting nearly 60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume uncovers the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists, and designers—and reveals the powerful connection between character and costume.

Through nine presentational “chapters”—Introduction: Dressing a Galaxy; Jedi versus Sith: Form, Function and Design; Concept and Design for Royalty and Beyond; Symbolism and Military Power; Outlaws and Outsiders; All Corners of the Galaxy: The Galactic Senate; After the Throne: Padmé’s Journey; Darth Vader: Iconic Villain; and Droid™ Design: C-3PO and R2-D2—visitors will be able to explore the creative process behind the names and faces that would come to shape the timeless story of a hero’s journey.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

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A Hilarious Parody Ad on ‘Conan’ Touting the Bonus Features of the Invisible Girlfriend Service

This hilarious parody commercial from a recent episode of Conan imagines some of the bonus features of the (very real) Invisible Girlfriend fake-relationship service.

‘It’s Okay To Be Smart’ Volunteers to Explain the Causes of Involuntary Behaviors Like Yawns and Hiccups

In a recent episode of the PBS Digital Studios series It’s Okay To Be Smart, host Joe Hanson explains the causes of five common involuntary behaviors: yawning, hiccuping, sun sneezes, eye twitches, and sleep starts.