SMOKE BREAK #1190 | Meet The Old School Machinists Still Printing The New York Times

SMOKE BREAK #1190 | Meet The Old School Machinists Still Printing The New York Times

If you're even just a little bit interested in how big, complicated things work, you're going to dig State of Repair, a new web series from Motherboard (Vice). In the first episode, Jason Koebler takes a look inside the belly of The New York Times and meets the people running the presses: As the world’s largest technology manufacturers increasingly move toward creating products that are designed to be difficult or impossible to repair, Motherboard has started looking toward the… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1189 | Restoring A 300 Year Old Map Found Stuffed Up A Scottish Chimney

SMOKE BREAK #1189 | Restoring A 300 Year Old Map Found Stuffed Up A Scottish Chimney

(via) There are magicians in this world, and then there are the very special people who can restore ancient documents and maps. One uses sleight of hand and… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1188 | Powerful Short Film Details Life Of A Syrian Refugee In Vancouver

SMOKE BREAK #1188 | Powerful Short Film Details Life Of A Syrian Refugee In Vancouver

(via) Directed by Adam Loften and Mary Fowles, Welcome To Canada is an excellent (not to mention very moving) short film that tells the story of Mohammed… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1187 | Donald Trump Versus Latinos – A Mythical Scrap On The US Border

SMOKE BREAK #1187 | Donald Trump Versus Latinos – A Mythical Scrap On The US Border

This timely, mesmerizing short film depicting a fantastical Donald Trump-like robot violently guarding the US border with Mexico was made by Uruguayan… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1186 | Stabilized POV Video Of A Local Mountain Biker’s Riveting Descent

SMOKE BREAK #1186 | Stabilized POV Video Of A Local Mountain Biker’s Riveting Descent

(via) The unseen rider - BC's own mountain biker, skier, surfer Steve Storey - positively tears a local trail apart in this mesmerizing video, which is… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1185 | How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill A Person? About 262 Pieces

SMOKE BREAK #1185 | How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill A Person? About 262 Pieces

(via) Halloween is almost upon us and every grocery store known to man seems to be brimming over with miniature candy bars seeking our sad and desperate… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1184 | The Transfixing Zen Of Re-Shelving Thousands Of Books At The NYPL

SMOKE BREAK #1184 | The Transfixing Zen Of Re-Shelving Thousands Of Books At The NYPL

(via) The famously beautiful and bustling (yet hypnotically tranquil) Rose Reading Room inside the New York City Public Library reopened last week after… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1183 | 3D Visions Of The Good Life In Pompeii Before Vesuvius Erupted

SMOKE BREAK #1183 | 3D Visions Of The Good Life In Pompeii Before Vesuvius Erupted

(via) When Mount Vesuvius catastrophically erupted in 79 AD the nearby city of Pompeii (near Naples) and its satellite settlements and villas were completely… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1182 | Behind The Scenes At The Smithsonian Museum Of Natural History

SMOKE BREAK #1182 | Behind The Scenes At The Smithsonian Museum Of Natural History

A short film from Great Big Story gives us a glimpse of just some of the magic in one facet of the Smithsonian Institution, the Smithsonian National Museum of… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1181 | An Animated Interview With David Lynch On Creativity & Inspiration

SMOKE BREAK #1181 | An Animated Interview With David Lynch On Creativity & Inspiration

Digging this engrossing animation of a sit-down interview that famed film director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) did with The Atlantic back in 2008. In… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1180 | The Mesmerizing 1971 Moves Of A New Hampshire Short Order Cook

SMOKE BREAK #1180 | The Mesmerizing 1971 Moves Of A New Hampshire Short Order Cook

(via) "A very fast short order cook preforms at 2AM in a greasy diner for inebriated customers." So sayeth the brief entry associated with this YouTube video… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1179 | A Meticulous, Robot-Assisted Method Of Filming A Burger Cascade

SMOKE BREAK #1179 | A Meticulous, Robot-Assisted Method Of Filming A Burger Cascade

(via) You know those fast food commercials where they miraculously drop all of the layered ingredients from on high and they all land perfectly into a… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1178 | ‘Aunty Donna’ Sketch Show Shakes Up A Very Complicated Cocktail

SMOKE BREAK #1178 | ‘Aunty Donna’ Sketch Show Shakes Up A Very Complicated Cocktail

Oh dear, Australian sketch show Aunty Donna just uploaded episode 1 of its new 'Trendy' series, and it's all about the sometimes unsubtle art of crafting… more 

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