The first ingredient for Homer Simpson's Patented Space-Age Out-of-this-World Moon Waffles is two waffle irons: One to replace the first you'll ruin making the original waffles, and the second to actually make the much-improved recipe by Babish. Once you have that, you're ready to make some amazing waffles that would sate the hunger of Homer Simpson himself.
Come in. Have a smoothie. Speak Italian and listen to Master of None creator Aziz Ansari try and rank his favorite Kanye West albums — yes, it's that hard for everyone else, too. Vogue joined the comedian in his home before the Met Gala for a walking tour and 73 off-the-cuff questions that give a surprising portrait of Aziz.
The concept is simple — add ink to water. The results are extraordinary. The Macro Room captures the planets suspended in a tank of water as it's injected with colored ink, creating colors and shapes that mimic the space dust and stars of the Milky Way — the backdrop of our solar system.
It was a love affair, a cultural phenomenon, a shift in how Hollywood made movies — and brought a whole generation of kids to the stars. Football helmets became X-Wing lids, flashlights were lightsabers in darkened rooms, and looking up at the sky and wondering who was saving the galaxy was a legitimate question. 40 years after the release of Star Wars, here's a tribute to all the imaginations that were changed forever.
Mobile device customization is a rarity. Manufacturers might offer a few different colors and there are a plethora of cases, but you're probably carrying the same black or white rectangle in your pocket that everyone else is. But if you have a Samsung Galaxy S8, there's a DIY option that is sure to make you stand out in the crowd — JerryRigEverything's tutorial on making the back of the phone totally clear. Although it voids your warranty, it's also a call back to one of the best handheld gaming systems of all time. If you're brave enough to try it yourself, check ou the full walkthrough here.
Something is out there. Safe in their isolated home, a father and his family hunker down while the world outside is consumed by an unnatural terror. But everything is rapidly upended when another young family arrives at their house seeking shelter. It Comes at Night arrives in theaters August 27, 2017.
The 1960's was a revolutionary time for diving, with significant improvements to underwater diving apparatus and underwater timing instruments. Leading the charge was Oris, and now they've reached back into their archives for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed blue-dialed version, the green Oris arrives with an updated look of the original while retaining retro details like the slim case line, thin bezel, and trapezoid date window. It's also taken advantage of 21st-century watchmaking techniques with Swiss Made automatic movement, bubble-curved glass made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility while underwater. This direct descendant of one of Oris's first diver's comes with a choice of three straps and a metal bracelet, and successfully melds the groundbreaking features of the original with modern enhancements for a diver that's in a class by itself.
Trying out new hot sauces is easy. Finding ones that taste awesome is not. That's where Fuego Box comes in. Available as a subscription or as a gift, this service brings boxes of little-known, high-quality hot stuff right to your door, with an emphasis on flavor over mind-melting heat. Every purchase helps support small, spicy businesses throughout the U.S. and no long-term commitment is necessary.
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It's a lesson nearly as old as film itself: Show the audience what you want them to know instead of explicitly telling them. Like the saying "actions speak louder than words", how a character reacts to situations gives a much sharper definition to the role than reeling off chunks of dialogue. In this video essay, Lessons from the Screenplay takes on the touchy subject of critiquing Rogue One and The Force Awakens, contrasting the character of Jin with Rey, and how Rey's far more active role in shaping the story makes her a more engaging character.
Elon Musk hates Los Angeles' infamously terrible traffic as much as anyone. While you might think his electric car company Tesla and his dream of fully autonomous cars might solve that problem, there isn't much that satisfies a supervillain. Now he wants to disrupt the construction industry with The Boring Company and build tunnels underneath cities to transport cars on electric sleds at speeds of up to 124 MPH. This demonstration video shows Elon's idea to relieve congestion in cities once and for all.
Close-ups, medium shots, long shots, panning shots, tracking shots, zooms, dolly zooms — there are a million different ways to shoot a scene. That makes trying to categorize and then pick the best of each a monumental task, one which Cinefix is up too. In the first part of their Best Shots of All Time, they work through the close-up, medium, long, extreme close-up, and extreme long shots in their search.
Mathematics and art are two things that aren't usually thought of as going together. The geometric spirals of Stanford professor John Edmark combine the two in animated sculptures that seem to bloom and fade and bloom again — a never-ending cycle of life captured in a time-lapse. SciFri visited John to discuss his process, inspiration and the role of math in his art.
From its base in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii's inactive volcano Mauna Kea rises over 33,000 feet, with 14,000 of that above sea level. Atop the mountain is the Mauna Kea Observatories that form some of the most important astronomical observation sites in the world. The dry atmosphere and subsequent lack of clouds make it a perfect place to watch the stars. The light pollution project Sky Glow Project spent a day on the mountain, capturing this incredible time lapse of the crystal-clear skies above Hawaii.
The annual Activision cash cow is returning from space and getting back to its roots. The 14th entry in the venerable first-person shooter franchise takes us to the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. The hyper-realistic CGI sequences are nearly Saving Private Ryan-worthy, but the actual gameplay remains to be seen. Call of Duty: WWII is planned to release later this year on multiple platforms.
With Superman and Batman, she's long been one of the three pillars of DC Comics — but after 72 years on the page, Wonder Woman is only now getting her big screen debut. While the argument has been made that Wonder Woman is as marketable as her peers, a look at how widespread Wonder Woman has become as a major part of our cultural symbolism begs otherwise. But before you can begin to understand the character, you first need to understand the character's origins. Kaptain Kristian goes all the way back to her comic premiere and the people who created her for a look at what she stands for today.
What begins as a simple exercise extrapolating a line across a grid quickly becomes an otherworldly animated adventure. As the line crosses the boundary of the grid a surreal deformation begins that spreads across the frame, again and again. Read more about the creation of this hand-drawn animation at artist Johan Rijpma's website.
Just like your mattress, your pillow has a big effect on the quality of your sleep. And just like their comfortable mattress, the Casper Pillow is designed to make sure you rest well. It provides both comfort and support regardless of your sleeping position, with a firm inner core and a softer outer shell. Essentially it's a pillow within a pillow. It also won't pancake or lose shape thanks to the silky fibers it was constructed with, and is finished with breathable percale cotton to keep things cool. Take advantage of the 100 night trial and if you don't love it, Casper will give you a free refund.
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More than a simple camera drone, GoPro Karma is a series of separate accessories that work together to deliver great-looking aerial footage in the air or on the ground. It starts with the drone and its folding design, top speed of 35mph, 20-minute runtime, and the touchscreen controller that gets even novices up and running with ease. The stabilizer slides inside the Karma Grip — for smooth handheld videos. And the entire kit packs into a backpack case. The Karma system is compatible with the Hero 5 Black and Hero 4 Black and Silver.
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It was the recipe that launched a career: Boeuf bourguignon. The first recipe from Julia Child's The French Chef originally aired in 1963 and is credited with bringing French cuisine to the United States. Babish recreates the dish to see how it's held up after nearly 60 years — and it passes with flying colors.
Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched Prometheus, the 2012 film and previous entry in the Alien franchise. In this fascinating clip, Dr. Shaw and the android David are drifting aboard the Engineer ship. Shaw repairs David, who then sets a course for the Engineer homeworld. Little by little, the mysterious Engineers are beginning to come out of the shadows. Alien: Covenant comes to theaters May 19, 2017.
Eat, sleep, hang out in trees and move really slow — the life of a sloth doesn't seem too bad. But that cute face and languid movements aren't an accident. Living in trees is a great way to avoid predators, but with a diet almost exclusively consisting of leaves, sloths don't get a lot of energy from their food. Taking their time and moving at a leisurely pace is one of a few ways they've adapted to their diet. TED looks at the giant ancestors of sloths and the much smaller modern species we know today.
He never sold out arenas. He never made the top of the Billboard charts. You can't stream his records. He won't be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — but he's a rock legend as much as anyone named Lennon, Bowie, or Vicious. Johnny Physical, aka Jonathan Neuman, fronted the New York-based band The Physicals. With Frankie Lines, Danny Animal, and Nick Fiction, The Physicals became a local phenomenon with Johnny fronting the band. But like so much in music, the story has a tragic ending. Johnny was diagnosed with leukemia and succumbed to the disease after a year-long battle. But gone doesn't mean forgotten. Johnny's brother Joshua made this portrait of Johnny, showing the person he was and keeping his memory alive.
Going to the Moon takes days. A mission to Mars could be months. As technology improves, spending years in zero gravity could become a possibility. And when you put people together in such close quarters for such long periods of time — things are bound to happen. But for all we know about space and how to survive there, we know practically nothing about sex 200 miles up. Tests with animals and insects make it appear more difficult, but there is almost zero research with humans — and if space really is the final frontier, it's probably time to start finding out.
Bowling is a thing of beauty. From President Nixon to The Big Lebowski, bowling is ingrained in the national conscious — it's the largest participatory sport in the US, one of the few remaining in-person social interactions and could arguably be called the real national pastime. Ben Ketola captures the art of the sport in spectacular fashion, albeit by himself. The bowler set a world record by bowling twelve straight strikes in just under 90 seconds.
On the coast of South Wales in the United Kingdom, the small village of St Athan is home to 4,500 people — and the St Athan Royal Air Force Base. Now St Athan is getting some new neighbors. Legendary automobile manufacturer Aston Martin has taken over three supermassive hangars at the airbase, with plans to move production to the new site. To celebrate taking over the future factory space, Aston Martin brought 28 very special guests to the empty hangars for a grand tour — 28 cars that mark Aston Martin's history in automotive excellence over the last 104 years.
Vampires have been part of modern pop culture for over a hundred years and began their march into the imagination of Western Europe long before that. But one vampire above all others came to dominate those most romantic undead creatures: Dracula. Springing from the pages of Bram Stoker's novel of the same name and later famously portrayed on the screen by Bela Lugosi, Dracula has name recognition across the globe that can only be matched my a handful of fictional characters. TED looks at the history of vampires and how Dracula came to be the king of them all.
A bonus track from their upcoming deluxe edition LP Humanz, "The Apprentice" features heavy, layered synths backing up biting lyrics by Zebra Katz. Rag'n'Bone Man and RAY BLK also feature on the song, with the virtual group's fifth album due to release April 28, 2017.
The headquarters of the Kingsmen has been destroyed and the world is in need of saving — again. Our hero Eggsy and the rest of the independent international spies are going to need some help this time, and they find it across the Atlantic. The Statesmen, a spy agency from the US with a very similar history to their British counterparts, joins the Kingsmen to rescue the globe from their common enemy. All-star doesn't even begin to describe the cast, with Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Sir Elton John, Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Mark Strong in an amazing ensemble. Kingsmen: The Golden Circle comes to theaters September 22, 2017.
Batman's secret identity isn't Bruce Wayne. The real man behind the mask is Bill Fingers. Comics to graphic novels to blockbuster movies, the name most frequently associated with the Dark Night is Bob Kane. But the majority of Batman, his enemies, and Gotham City sprung from the mind of Bill Fingers. Batman and Bill looks at who the real creative force behind one of the most popular superheroes of all time was, and the mission one man had of erasing another's legacy from his own creation. Batman and Bill premieres on Hulu May 6, 2017.
The Jeep was made for one specific purpose — being the vehicular backbone of the US Armed Forces. While other cars of the pre-WWII era were flaunting their curved fenders and chrome trim, the Jeep threw aesthetics out the window for a purely functional form. Designed not for speed or style or comfort, the Jeep excelled at what it was made to do: Scramble surefootedly over rough terrain and be light and compact enough to fit in anything and go anywhere. It did its job so well, that the name and basic design of the vehicle is still in production, long after the military retired it from active service.
For such a well-loved celebrity, surprisingly little is known about painter Bob Ross. Aside from a few details about his early life and his time with painting mentor Bill Alexander, Bob's iconic personality remains opaque. While not exactly a recluse, Bob simply wasn't asked for interviews very often, and the company that protects his intellectual property is also fiercely protective of his privacy, even after his death. Today I Found Out digs a little deeper into the man and shares a few personal stories to try and round out a portrait of the artist.
What you see in a documentary isn't always what happened. Like any other film, the magic is in the editing. Since animals aren't actors, a performance can't be caught on demand — it takes weeks, months, or even years to get what you're there to film. And shooting wild animals means putting a safe distance between you and your subject, which means the sound is often added in post production. DLSRguide examines how nature documentaries are humanized and edited for dramatic effect, sometimes with very little bearing on what happens in the field.