Talented Carpenter Demonstrates How He Turns A Beech Wood Log Into A Bowl

Watching videos of people using tools in the shop to cut, smash, burn, blow up and otherwise destroy stuff is cool, but to me it's even cooler to see a talented craftsman at work making something beautiful.

If you've ever wondered how a woodworker or carpenter takes a section of beech log and turns it into a bowl then you'll find this video from STEREOKROMA's Canadian artisan series Oú Se Trouve most enlightening:

Today we’re featuring Pat Laperrière of Le PicBois from Quebec who is a woodworker primarily focused on wood turning. In this video, he demonstrates how he makes a simple, yet beautiful wooden bowl out of a log of beech. Pat has been woodturning for three years, and although he makes it look easy, it’s quite a dangerous and skillful endevour.

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Waifu Material - If You Liked It Then You Should Have Put A Ringu On It


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There's a difference between being a wife and being waifu, and it's not just the spelling of the word. It has to do with reality and fantasy, the truth about love and marriage and the fiction seen on the TV screen, real life women and unrealistic anime girls. Many fans search their entire lives to find someone who lives up to their anime-influenced standards, looking for that perfect person they'll never really find. But maybe if more people just embraced the waifu within them and started letting themselves be a bit more imaginative and dream a little harder we wouldn't see the difference between wives and waifu. And the world would be a nerdier place, with more love and acceptance for all!

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Pop Culture Characters in Van Gogh's Starry Night

Artist Aja Kusick has a series of paintings that set fictional characters into the beautiful landscape of Van Gogh's iconic painting Starry Night. After a blog mistakenly attributed Kusick's painting of the Eiffel Tower to Van Gogh, she decided to run with the idea of "things Van Gogh never saw." Kusick painted scenes such as Van Gogh Was Never Abducted and Van Gogh Never Saw the Empire

The good news is that we can see those things, and even buy them. Prints of Kusick's artworks are available for purchase at her Etsy shop Sagittarius Gallery. -via TVOM


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What The Terminator Says In The Spanish Language Version Of T2 Instead Of "Hasta La Vista, Baby"

It's doubtful Arnold Schwarzenegger knew how iconic his "Hasta la vista, baby" line from Terminator 2: Judgment Day would become, but now we can't say "see you later" in Spanish without hearing Arnie's voice in our heads.

But curious and geeky minds want to know- what does Arnie say in the Spanish language version of T2?

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Apparently he says "Sayonara, baby", which is hilarious enough, but in the Japanese language version he says "Cheerio then, love". WTF is that all about?!

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10 Ways the Bicycle Moved Us Forward

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How two little wheels spun a revolution in dating, fashion, medicine, and space travel.

1. IT REVOLUTIONIZED HOW PEOPLE HOOK UP, A CENTURY BEFORE TINDER.

When bicycle prices dropped in the 1890s, people of modest means could afford their own transport for the first time. The effect on romance was profound: Long-distance courtships were possible. People could date outside their parishes, which, according to British geneticist Steve Jones, widened the gene pool, making the bicycle “the most important event in recent human evolution.”  

2. IT SHOWED THE WORLD THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS BELONGED.

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An Oral History of Austin Powers

It's been twenty years since Mike Myers introduced us to Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery. The movie was a sendup of James Bond films, with the added flavor of other 1960s pop culture icons like Peter Sellers and the Beatles, and every other '60s trope they could throw in. Myers, director Jay Roach, Elizabeth Hurley, and almost all the cast got together to tell us how the movie came about.

Roach That nudity-blocking scene with Mike and Elizabeth — I shot 25 takes of that. We kept thinking it had to play out continuously, so I just kept shooting until there was a take that every single thing lined up perfectly. It was a hilarious scene, but it was actually really stressful because we were starting to feel like we may never get it.

Myers It took a lot of rehearsal. All I had to do was follow a pattern on a rug. It was Elizabeth who was going off of a reverse-polarity screen camera, left to camera right.

Hurley Bizarrely, we shot it in the Scientology Celebrity Centre in L.A. It took a whole day, as it was one continuous take. Mike and I were nude but covered with little bits of red sticky tape. We all knew each other so well by then, so we weren't self-conscious.

Read all about Austin Powers from the people who were there, at the Hollywood Reporter.  -via the A.V. Club


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She Couldn't Believe She Had a Wrong Number

On Monday, a woman tried to text her daughter Jess and have her stop at the store for some groceries on the way home. But she dialed a wrong number and instead the message went to a 35-year-old man. That's normal enough, but when he told her she had the wrong number, she did not believe him, and kept texting pretty much all day long. So he decided to have some fun, since she was stubbornly believing he was Jess. When she finally came to the realization that he was not her daughter, she turned her anger on him, the poor guy who was just chilling' at home with his wife when a strange woman texted. These are just two screenshots of 13 that tell the story. See them all at Boing Boing.


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Kids These Days

It's a sure sign that you're getting older when you realize your kids are cooler than you ever were. Maybe you'll be lucky and that will happen when they are just a bit older than these children. It's the latest comic from Chris at Lunarbaboon.

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Wonder Woman, A Symbol of Progress

Wonder Woman was a breakthrough character for DC Comics in that she was a (gasp) woman! Since her debut in 1941, she's been a symbol of a woman's power, although a problematic one, having been written and drawn by men for a male audience. And even so, she got the short end of the stick in pop culture.

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Nevertheless, Wonder Woman persevered. And she will finally get a theatrical movie this summer. Learn the history of Wonder Woman in this video from kaptainkristian. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Artificial Intelligence, Judging Your Style

Amazon has introduced the new Echo Look. This is a new feature of the Echo and its personal assistant Alexa that looks at you and tells you when your fashion choices are acceptable. And it will sell you better clothing. What could possibly go wrong? For one thing, you might want to never take your clothes off in the same room with the device. And think about how much information Amazon can gather with a full-length picture of you in your home.

This might seem overly speculative or alarmist to some, but Amazon isn’t offering any reassurance that they won’t be doing more with data gathered from the Echo Look. When asked if the company would use machine learning to analyze users’ photos for any purpose other than fashion advice, a representative simply told The Verge that they “can’t speculate” on the topic. The rep did stress that users can delete videos and photos taken by the Look at any time, but until they do, it seems this content will be stored indefinitely on Amazon’s servers.

This non-denial means the Echo Look could potentially provide Amazon with the resource every AI company craves: data. And full-length photos of people taken regularly in the same location would be a particularly valuable dataset — even more so if you combine this information with everything else Amazon knows about its customers (their shopping habits, for one). But when asked whether the company would ever combine these two datasets, an Amazon rep only gave the same, canned answer: “Can’t speculate.”

Read more about the Amazon Echo Look at The Verge. -via Metafilter

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Little Boy Crashes His Bike After Being Distracted By Racy Strip Club Ad

You've gotta keep your eyes on the road, or the sidewalk as the case may be, when you're riding your bike around the city or you may end up chewing concrete, or worse.

That's why we teach kids to ride safely and to be aware of their surroundings while they ride, but what's a boy to do when his eyes spy a racy ad for a strip club on a nearby van while he's riding along? He should try to tear his eyes away from the ad before he crashes!

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Here's what the boy's uncle has to say about the clip:

"I was babysitting my nephew and saw the Privé car with the naked girls posters on their car, so I started filming it for a friend, you know, just between guys. Meanwhile Dali (my nephew) was biking behind me, suddenly, very loudly saying "Oh La La", which he does when he sees girls, haha! And he was so into it, that he crashed into the restaurants outdoor seating with his bike! The girl walking by was just a stranger passing by, and ran up to help him. In all it was just a random act that led to this very funny movie clip!"

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Letter from a Student

Redditor shanekeith_ shared a letter his workplace received from a student somewhere far from Missouri. Even though he or she struggled to get three paragraphs, you can tell this kid is going places (although probably not Missouri, because he is only eleven). Honestly, if you were to received a letter from a stranger, wouldn't you rather see some humor and personality than a perfectly-composed business letter? Anyway, shanekeith_ works at Breakout KC, an escape room experience in Kansas City. He says they have plenty of cool stuff laying around, and will send the kid something that will blow his mind. If you can't read the letter, you can enlarge the image here.


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Dark Guts - Make Mind And Body One And You'll Have An Edge On All


Dark Guts by Coinbox Tees

Warriors for hire hardly have any time to collect their thoughts since they're constantly at work fighting in another war, but Guts finds time to rest and reflect because his mind has a deep, dark undercurrent from which he derives his strength. And when you've seen as much needless death, destruction and carnage as Guts has it's enough to drive you berserk unless you take some time to process it all. They say your weapon will cut deeper if you hone its edge and keep it sharp, and the same can be said of the mind, the part of your body most often underestimated when you're a massive man. But Guts has proven that to be truly mighty you must bring mind and body together and become the ultimate weapon.

Add some dark fantasy awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this Dark Guts t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, and watch your fellow anime fans huzzah with delight when they see your cool new shirt!

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Tricky Real Estate Listing Photo Hides The Truth About This Home

This cute house in Sydney seems like the kind of place that would sell itself- it's a newer three bedroom house with a yard, it's affordable and located in a nice neighborhood, making it the perfect starter home.

Or it would be perfect had the real estate agent not cleverly photographed it in a way that omits one huge detail- it's situated right in front of a giant water tower.

The real estate agent insists the image has not been Photoshopped because, according to news.com.au, altering the pic could result in a massive fine, but no matter how you look at it that is one shifty agent!

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You're Eating at a Buffet Wrong

How do you get your money's worth at a buffet? The Food Network is here to tell us how we've been doing it wrong. See, buffet eating is a zero-sum game, and you have to have a proper strategy to win.

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On the other hand, you can decide that eating out is not a competition, but an experience that you pay to enjoy. If you enjoy the food and the experience, then you've won, no matter where you are. If your local buffet restaurant is full of diners trying to "beat the house," the experience will not be great and the food is probably sub-par. Maybe you should patronize a restaurant that gives you the good experience you are paying for.  -via Boing Boing

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Tightly Cropped Portraits Of People On The Edge

The world is full of people who fear life on the edge, those who wish they could live on the edge and those hard cases with faces that prove every day of their life is lived on the edge.

Photographer Bruce Gilden shoots close-up portraits of the hard cases, the folks walking around with a face that shows they've lived a hard life with every line, wrinkle, scar, sore and open wound on it.

Bruce's book Face collects all the edgy and tightly cropped portraits of the street people who make squares uncomfortable, those who have fallen on hard times with the mugs to match and the odd characters he happened to meet on the road.

See Pain Is Skin Deep: Extreme Close-Up Portraits Of People On The Edge here


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The Legacy of Star Wars' Journal of the Whills

When George Lucas was working on the early drafts of what would become Star Wars, he was going to have the story narrated by a character who was explaining it to a a more advanced species long after the fact. The "Journal of the Whills" was the written, or otherwise recorded, account of the Skywalker saga. The idea was scrapped long before the script was finished, but Lucas' early idea managed to hang around long enough to find its way into the Expanded Universe, and then into the official novelization of The Force Awakens. Read the story of the Journal of the Whills at Den of Geek.  


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Satisfying Videos Of A Water Jet Cutting Through Tough Stuff

We recently shared styropro's dazzling laser bazooka, which can burn a hole right through a computer case, but do you know what's way better at cutting stuff than his homemade laser beam?

A water jet spraying at 60,000 PSI, which is so powerful it easily bisects a bowling ball, camera, spare tire, and more tough stuff you'd never expect water and sand to slice right through.

The Waterjet Channel features all kinds of wet and wild videos that demonstrate the power of water under pressure, but my favorite is the one where they cut an SLR camera in half because it's so revealing.

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Blooper Reels That Will Change the Way You See Horror Movies

When you see a scary movie, you tell yourself, "It's only a movie, it's only a movie." but you're still frightened. There's nothing that will kill that mood like seeing the production reels with actors falling into giggles when they're supposed to be dying in some gruesome way. Production crews archive bloopers as a matter of course these days, but it may be years before the public sees them. Check out blooper reels from the horror movies The Descent, Scream, Scream 4, House of Wax, Halloween, Jennifer's Body, The Witch, Shaun of the Dead, and Silence of the Lambs at TVOM. You can assume that all blooper reels will contains some NSFW language.


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These Restaurants Hook Customers With Their Hilarious Names

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Restaurateurs can get customers to eat at their restaurants by mailing out menus and coupons, making food so good that Yelp reviews and word of mouth bring in the eaters, or they can use a gimmick.

And the most popular gimmick is also the most effective- the funny name.

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Name your restaurant something forgettable like "burger barn" or "chicken shack" and you won't be remembered, but name your Thai restaurant "Thai Tanic" and people will line up to go on a culinary cruise!

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And when a funny name isn't enough capitalize on a pop culture trend, like Hammontree did with their Star Wars-themed grilled cheese sandwich food truck the Grillenium Falcon. If only they'd served up sandwiches shaped like the Millennium Falcon they might still be in business...

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See 17 Of The Most Hilarious Restaurant Names here

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The Movie Date That Solidified J.R.R. Tolkien’s Dislike of Walt Disney

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were friends and carried on epic literary and religious discussions. They also went to see Disney's first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, together in 1938 or '39. They hated it. Tolkien was particularly repulsed by how Disney portrayed dwarves.

Years later, in a 1964 letter to a Miss J.L. Curry at Stanford University, likely spurred on by the controversy surrounding Disney’s treatment of Mary Poppins, Tolkien further laid bare his true feelings on Disney’s work. He described Disney’s talent as “hopelessly corrupted,” writing, “Though in most of the ‘pictures’ proceeding from his studios there are admirable or charming passages, the effect of all of them is to me disgusting. Some have given me nausea…” He goes on to call Disney a “cheat,” noting that while he too had a profit motive behind his work, he wouldn’t stoop to working with Disney.

Read the particulars of Tolkien's and Lewis' criticism of Disney at Atlas Obscura. 


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This Pizza Dress is Anything But Cheesy

Believe it or not, costume designer Olivia Mears didn't make this incredible pizza dress as the most incredible prom dress in history. Instead, it was her incredibly impressive contribution to the Domino's Piece of the Pie contest. 

As you can see, she even went so far as to  create a special pizza box throne to rule over her minioins once she wins the contest -at least she's going to stay humble.

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The Day Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Teamed Up

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were introduced on a New York street in March of 1945. Dean was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, on June 7, 1917. Jerry was born Jerome Levitch in Newark, New Jersey, on March 16, 1926.
 
They were introduced that fateful day by a mutual friend, an Italian singer named Sonny King. At the time, Dean was a semi-successful singer, performing around the East Coast in nightclubs and on his own radio show. Jerry was eking out a living doing a "record act," where he would mime to records by famous singers, all the while mugging outrageously.

According to one later interview, their initial reactions to each other reflected the fact that neither was very impressed. Jerry thought Dean was "conceited, snooty and stand-offish," Dean thought Jerry was "a young wise guy." Despite these initial opinions, the two soon became friends.

Staying in the same hotel, as well as being chronically out of work, Jerry would babysit Dean's kids for him. Soon, by pure coincidence, the two would sometimes be booked at the same clubs. Jerry and Dean would sometimes goof around onstage together, heckling each other, doing imitations and cracking jokes. The audiences ate it up, the boys had fun, but nothing more came of it.

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Mushroom Skull - 1-UP Or Die!


Mushroom Skull by c0y0te7

Mushrooms are often beautiful looking, with rich coloring and an eye pleasing shape that makes both humans and elves happy, but they're also some of the deadliest life on Earth. That's the real reason why Princess Peach's great great grandfather Lord Tangerine Poppyseed named his kingdom Mushroom- as a warning to those who would dare cross him or try to invade his kingdom. The mushrooms that grew there at the time were extremely poisonous, and used as a weapon rather than a power up, but it wasn't long before genetic engineering via magic mushrooms that heal and boost rather than kill were created....but so were the Goombas....

You don't have to hit the pipe to find this Mushroom Skull t-shirt by c0y0te7 appealing, it's a super dark and smudgy design made for the toughest bros and women in the kingdom- and Mario too!

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Minoule

Minoule is an urban cat who discovers that there's a canary living in the building across the street. He takes grave risks to get that bird, and along the way, a lot of other things are going on in the city.

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The canary and a guitar-playing cat on the roof provide a fine soundtrack to this wordless French production by Nicolas Bianco-Levrin. -via The Kid Should See This


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Would You Like Some Black Ice Cream?

If a Unicorn Frappuccino doesn't turn you on, maybe you'd prefer some Goth ice cream from Little Damage Ice Cream Shop in Los Angeles. It's charcoal-almond flavored soft serve ice cream with the black provided by activated charcoal. The cone is black, too. People at Instagram seem to love it, but whether that's because of the flavor or the look isn't quite clear. Go to SomeEcards to see more pictures of the ice cream and what it does to your teeth. -via Boing Boing

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31 Explosive Facts about Volcanoes

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Volcanoes are cool, except when you're in danger of being killed by one. Well, maybe cool isn't the right word, because they're hot. John Green tells us all kinds of neat things about volcanoes in the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show.


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Sneaky Snake

@SssnakeySci is a snake biologist. A friend sent her this picture and swears there's a copperhead in it. Can you find it? I looked for a while and then gave up. Snakes are sneaky; he's probably underneath the leaves. But no. Once you give up, see the answer outlined here. Now, I looked at the answer, and then still had trouble finding it in the original photo! Like my mother used to tell me when I didn't see something in plain sight, "If it were a snake, it would have bit you." -via Geeks Are Sexy


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If Credit Card Commercials Were Honest

Roger Horton is back with another Honest Ad from Cracked. The truth about credit cards is that they work well if you use them perfectly. But the credit companies make bank on the fact that people do not use them optimally. Human nature doesn't work that way.

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Are there really credit cards that charge 25% interest? I thought mine was usurious at $17%, since my mortgage is 2.5%. Sure, if you have the discipline to never use a credit card for something you wouldn't buy anyway, you'll be okay and rack up a good credit score. And then you'll have credit for emergencies. But it's so easy to get yourself into a debt spiral otherwise. And no one is perfect. 


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A Dark Comic Series Created To Ruin Your Childhood

When we start adulting we're told to leave the trappings of our youth behind, but for some of us our inner child grows stronger instead of weaker as we strive to make our childhood dreams come true.

But comic artist Hugo Tamzarian seems hell bent on wounding, if not outright destroying, our inner children with his series Gone Into Rapture, and no silly willy nilly symbol of our childhood is safe.

Gone Into Rapture deals with controversial subjects like dinosaurs, animals, Disney characters,  social politics and cats- those sneaky little furballs who have infiltrated our homes and now run the show.

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