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Amazingly Detailed, Incredibly Realistic Embroidered Food That Truly Looks Good Enough to Eat

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Japanese thread artist Ipnot has created a wonderfully whimsical series of embroidered foods that reflect such amazing detail, making them so realistic that they each look good enough to eat. Ipnot also animates some of her embroidered food through stop-motion films such as a bottle of Coca-Cola bubbling over and a sushi roll made from still-packaged thread. She also demonstrates how she achieves such authenticity through instructional videos on her YouTube channel.

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Mesmerizing Timelapses of Spiral Drawings Being Made by a Mechanical Drawing Machine

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Three Dogs Walk Alongside Each Other in Shallow Water Carrying the Same Stick in Their Mouths

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The Incredible Talent of John Entwistle of The Who As Shown in Isolated Bass Tracks From a Live Show

In 2012, YouTuber Michele Cadonna posted incredible footage of the late, great John Entwistle of The Who as he perform the iconic generational anthem “Won’t Get Fooled Again” live on stage with the band in 1978. The bass tracks from this show were isolated and a single was camera completely fixed on Entwistle. The combination of both proved just how incredibly talented a musician Entwistle was.

John “The Ox” Entwistle’s isolated bass track from “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, performed live by The Who at Shepperton Film Studios, May 25 1978.

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Luke Skywalker’s Grizzly ‘Burning Homestead’ Scene From Star Wars: A New Hope Recreated Using LEGO

Burn Notice: A Star Wars Story

Seattle artist and humorist Iain Heath (a.k.a. “Ochre Jelly“) recreated Luke Skywalker‘s grizzly “Burning Homestead” scene from Star Wars: A New Hope using LEGO. Heath’s full series of photos are available to view on Flickr.

By now we’ve seen almost every scene from the Star Wars franchise meticulously and repeatedly recreated as a LEGO diorama, except for one… When Luke receives the Empire’s calling card, in the form of the still-smoking remains of his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in A New Hope. So I thought I’d rectify this glaring oversight by the LEGO community! (read more)

Burn Notice: Landspeeder

Burn Notice

Burn Notice: Landspeeder

Burn Notice: Grizzly closeup!

Burn Notice: The discovery

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All Star Weekend, Jeff vs Joakim, schedule preview

On today’s ‘sode host James Marceda shares his thoughts on Frank Ntilikina’s performance in the MOUNTAIN DEW KICKSTART RISING STARS GAME, Kristaps’ absence from the main event (and the skills challenge!), conflicting details emerging in the Joakim Noah saga, and the Knicks’ upcoming slate of games.

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Red Sox get JD Martinez on their terms

No fit was more obvious this offseason than J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox had the biggest need for a power hitter, an opening at designated hitter to mask Martinez’s defense and no worry about getting below the luxury tax number. On Monday, the Red Sox got their guy and they got him on their terms.

According to multiple reports (first by Pedro Gomez of ESPN), the Red Sox agreed to a 5-year, $110-million deal with two opt outs, one after the second year and one after the third. Martinez is guaranteed $50 million over the first two years before his first opt out. If he opts out, Martinez will have paid off in the short term for the Red Sox before his age-33 season and what will most likely be a decline. If he doesn’t, they committed just $110 million to the best free agent hitter, a discount of sorts compared to past markets and some November expectations.

Martinez fills a hole in the middle of the lineup and serves as an obvious upgrade over Hanley Ramirez. But with Ramirez now platooning with Mitch Moreland at first base, it improves the overall outlook at that position as well. The Yankees made the headlines with Giancarlo Stanton but the Red Sox can believe they’ve matched their counterpart, at least for the 2018 season, with Martinez, who is coming off a 45-homer season with a league-leading .690 slugging percentage.

Dave Dombrowski deserves credit for not biting on the interest by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were likely only a player on a short-term deal. He didn’t outbid himself while accomplishing the biggest goal of his offseason.

From Martinez’s perspective, the deal has to be somewhat disappointing. Although he has the potential to opt out with $50 million after two seasons and try to break the bank again, it’s worth wondering if he would’ve fired his agents to hire Scott Boras if he knew his guarantee would be $110 million. All things considered in this market and with the limited teams interested, Martinez and Boras did well to secure the high AAV early, multiple opt outs and nine-figure security in the long run. It just feels like the Red Sox got the better end considering Martinez’s enormous second half with the D-backs.

The Red Sox still have questions, mainly in the starting rotation after Chris Sale. But the biggest question of all was just solved with the best answer.

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Harrison Barnes treats 150 kids to see Black Panther

Feb 13, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) brings the ball up court as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) defends during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the Dallas Mavericks not scheduled to play again until Friday, forward Harrison Barnes and his wife used some of the time off to treat some children to a fun night out. The Barnes family paid for 150 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas to see the new film “Black Panther.”

Also in attendance was Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who praised Barnes for his work in the community while also using this as a positive example of what can happen when an athlete uses their platform for good.

Via his Twitter account, Cuban also alluded to the recent controversy in which a political commentator responded to LeBron James and Kevin Durant criticizing the current administration by saying that James should just “shut up and dribble.”

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NBA All-Star Weekend winners and losers

A thrilling NBA All-Star weekend wrapped up on Sunday with an All-Star Game that finally delivered the goods. There was sweat, blocked shots and referees getting chewed out by players—an instant win for the NBA’s new format aiming to provide incentive for players to compete.

Team LeBron James took home an extra $100,000 for their dramatic 148-145 win over Team Stephen Curry. Meanwhile, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker won the three-point contest, and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell took home the trophy for the slam dunk contest in one of the most memorable All-Star weekends in years.

Here are the winners and losers from the weekend.

  • Winner: LeBron James

LeBron is already flying on cloud nine after general manager Koby Altman fixed the mess on the Cleveland Cavaliers roster. He came into All-Star weekend on a four-game win streak with the better All-Star team. Not only is $100,000 richer after defeating Curry’s team, but he also won his third All-Star Game MVP. James’ happiness is untouchable right now.

  • Loser: Steph Curry

It’s surprising Team Curry nearly pulled out the win, despite clearly being the less talented team on the floor. They didn’t receive much help from their captain, either. Curry was colder than an Artic snowbank, and he failed to get up the last shot to potentially tie the game at the end. It was an all-around ugly performance the former league MVP, who turned the ball over six times and only shot 4-of-14 from the field.

  • Winner: Devin Booker

Booker was scoring money balls with the precision of an assassin in Saturday’s three-point contest. Not even Eric Gordon, last year’s three-point contest winner, or Klay Thompson, one-half of the Splash Brothers, could top Booker’s ridiculous 28-point run in the final round.

If you’re wondering why Mitchell doesn’t receive a mention here for the dunk contest, it’s because Dennis Smith Jr. got robbed.

  • Loser: Fergie

Grammy award-winning artist Fergie Weird Al Yankovic’d the national anthem on primetime television. Her personal rendition of the song was a flat-out mess from start to finish, which was surprising considering she actually has a beautiful voice. The Twitter trolls have been relentless to the point that Fergie actually issued a public apology. Ouch.

  • Winners: Paul George and Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard is used to getting snubbed in the All-Star voting, and if not for a late injury, Paul George would have been snubbed as well. George contributed 16 points to Team LeBron coming off the bench, while Lillard tied DeMar DeRozan for a team-high 21 points. Both of those guys are bona fide All-Stars regardless of how the voting is set up.

 

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Dreger | Penguins and Jets expressed trade interest in Brassard

The Ottawa Senators could become a key player on the NHL trade front in the next week, should general manager Pierre Dorion choose to deal assets with term remaining rather than simply the rentals that are largely available leaguewide at this time of year.

During a Monday afternoon appearance on TSN, Darren Dreger relayed that the team is drawing notable interest regarding several of its players.

“The door is still open to the possibility of Mike Hoffman being traded by the Ottawa Senators, but it is going to take a premium, premium return for Pierre Dorion to consider it and ultimately pull the trigger because he is so talented,” indicated Dreger, following up on the fact that Hoffman has been lowered on the Frank Seravalli-run TSN Trade Bait List. “Matt Duchene has got wonderful chemistry with him, talks about how talented he is. Of course he’s got the shot, he’s got the speed – but there’s hockey IQ.

“So if you’re Ottawa, you’re going through a renovation, a retool – not a complete tear-it-down-to-the-wood type of rebuild. So if you move Mike Hoffman and you don’t get exactly what you need, how do you replace that player. Because you’re going to want to replace him within a year or two.”

Hoffman has this year and two additional seasons remaining on his contract, which has a cap hit of just under $5.2 million. He has a modified no-trade clause through these final three campaigns of that four-year pact, and that comes with a 10-team no-trade list.

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James Duthie, hosting the TSN panel here, asked Dreger if Derick Brassard would then become the more likely to be dealt of the significant assets on the Senators.

“Well, they both are drawing considerable interest,” noted Dreger of Hoffman and Brassard. “In Derick Brassard you get at worst a No. 2 center. Multiple teams have expressed interest in Derick Brassard, including the likes of the Winnipeg Jets and how about this one – the Pittsburgh Penguins. Could you imagine Derick Brassard playing as third-line center behind Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby as the Pittsburgh Penguins try to win a third-straight Stanley Cup.

“Again though, when you’re trying to move a piece and a piece as quality as Derick Brassard, what’s the rate of return. It’s going to be a first-round plus and that’s a tough one for a lot of teams.”

Brassard’s contract, which runs through this season and next, carries a $5 million cap hit and comes with a modified no-trade clause through which he can exercise an eight-team no-trade list.  

Source: TSN, CapFriendly

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