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The Late Movies: Nike's Slo-Mo Golf Ball Videos

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In 2008, Nike put together a series of slow-motion videos in which golf balls were shot through various objects. The project, called "Nike Golf Juice Ball," is surprisingly not very heavily Nike branded -- it's mostly about crazy slo-mo. Of course, they're trying to sell their "juice ball," so perhaps I've just played right into their hands. Anyway, I don't golf, so away we go!


Freaky and beautiful.

Goldfish Bowl

Horrific. How could they shoot a bowl full of goldfish?!*

* = Psych!

Seven Layer Dip

That's a party.

Piggy Bank

The sound really makes this one, as change ricochets off the table.

Cucko Clock

"Set your clocks ahead."

Easter Egg


Festive Beverage

Liquid and glass and stuff blowing up. What's not to love?


There's a bit more at the nikejuiceball YouTube Channel, and you can find some more via this YouTube search. It looks like the original Nike site hosting the videos has gone away, but many live on in unauthorized YouTube posts.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook

Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.


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