I like to cook, I also like to eat. Especially at nice restaurants. All that I have to say on the latter two goes here. The stuff about cooking is probably at my food blog sacrebleu.net
The restaurant is WD50, the chef is Wylie Dufresne. If you haven’t heard of it, the chef and the restaurant are famous for their whimsy, molecular gastronomy, and cutting edge food preparation and plating. They use lots of things like Xantham Gum and other ingredients straight out of chemistry class. While this method of cooking has become very chic with d-bags like Marcel from Top Chef, Wylie is a true pioneer.
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Bill Shannon is a dancer/media artist who was born with a degenerative hip condition where his legs cannot support his weight so he must use crutches to get around. He’s developed a personal style of skateboarding/breakdancing that implements the crutches.
Check out the RJD2 video featuring one continuous shot of Shannon in NYC:
There’s also a short doc on Shannon with more footage of his performance art: