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  • This Scarf Filters Out Germs And Pollution

    In a world where the media is constantly alerting us to the imminent threat of avian flu, ebola, bubonic plague, etc., we need to make sure we do whatever we can to survive. Although there’s much we can do for ourselves, as soon as we step outside, we are under constant assault from the germs of others. Especially in the city. And especially in a not so clean city like New York. It seems like sick people undergo some behavioral change wherein they feel the need to sit on the subway and cough, sneeze, and spit all over everyone else. Unfortunately, “the man” frowns upon germ vigilantes who would like nothing more than to spray these sicks with bleach. So what are we supposed to do? As long as we’re stuck having to live with germy creeps all around us, we can at least protect ourselves with the Scough, a scarf featuring a carbon filter impregnated with silver that not only traps bacteria, but kills them, too. And the scarves look like any other scarf, so people won’t even know you’re a germaphobe like those people wearing surgical masks and gloves everywhere. Scough also makes bandanas with the same filter more »

  • Arianny Celeste’s Zombie Halloween Hotness [7 Photos]

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys Just in time for Halloween Arianny Celeste is bringing the Zombie hotness. Yesterday the Queen of MMA launched an awesome behind-the-scenes video of  a graveyard photoshoot and with a little detective work we have found the photos. Check out the photos then pick-up her calendar on the official Arianny Celeste store.

  • The Best Pumpkin Carving You’ll Ever See

    Ray Villafane is a pumpkin carving master. As a former high school art teacher Ray began his pumpkin art when he was asked by his school to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. Everyone loved the result and so began this incredible series of pumpkin faces.

  • 50 Things to Do with Sriracha

    The cult following of Sriracha is at an all time high. You guys love it. Every story we do on the wonder condiment blows up. Time to keep the good times rolling. The bottle has a few suggestions for what to do with the sauce nut there are so many more uses. The following list of ideas compiled by Chow.com will help you use more of the “crack” condiment in your cooking.

  • Orchestra Eats Hot Peppers During Performance, Hilarity Ensues [Video]

    Claus Pilgaard, aka Chili Klaus, is a Danish chili enthusiast and entertainer. He recently shared his love of the spicy fruit with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, who sampled some of the world’s hottest specimens during a performance. After ingesting the peppers, Chili Klaus led the orchestra in a rendition of Danish classic “Tango Jalousie.” Despite the obvious pain all the musicians are in, they remained professional and were able to play the piece incredibly. Sadly, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra is closing at the end of the year, but this video is on helluva way to go out!

  • 30 WTF Bumper Stickers

    Just because Freedom of Speech is our right doesn’t mean you should have any of these bumper stickers on your car. Only in ‘MERICA would you see someone on the road with any of these.

  • The Fjällräven Greenland Backpack

    It means Arctic Fox, an indigenous animal which is a highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. Fjällräven is a company founded on the grounds of a quality hiking pack, where all others underperform. Their main focus is to provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all, which is exactly what the Swedish based company has done in their lifestyle packs. The Greenland Backpack is a minimalist take on a small rucksack with the durability of of a top-line hiking pack. The pack is a tough blend of poly/cotton, two exterior pockets and the Fjällräven signature brown leather accents. The Fjällräven Greenland Backpack $130

  • Iconic Concert: U2 at Glastonbury 2011

    In 2011 U2 battled the elements and performed a headlining set at the the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom. Nearly 100,000 fans sang along at the festival and upwards of three million fans watched at home on TV breaking many BBC viewership records.

  • Pininfarina Has Gone From Designing Ferraris To Bicycles

    Pininfarina, the Italian design firm who has designed iconic cars for companies such as Ferrari, Maserati, and even General Motors, has now set their sights on bicycles. But just like the cars they design, the Pininfarina Fuoriserie is not for everyone. The bike, a collaboration with bespoke bicycle manufacturer 43 Milano, will set you back at least $7,500 and as much as $11,300 if you opt for the electric motor assist. Featuring a walnut coating and woven leather seats, it’s an incredible looking bike and with production limited to just 30, it’s sure to be a collector’s item that will only increase in value. But the most important question is how much will it cost to add some sweet pegs?

  • Fine Art Transformed Into Jack-O’-Lanterns

    Brooklyn-based pumpkin carving masters Maniac Pumpkin Carvers have been creating incredible jack-o’-lanterns for years, working with numerous national brands and winning Food Network’s Halloween Wars: Season 2 along the way. This week they revealed their annual pumpkin for the Museum of Modern Art featuring Henri Matisse’s “Blue Nude” in celebration of the current Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibit. But this isn’t the first time they’ve transformed iconic paintings into jack-o’-lanterns. Check out some of our favorites from over the years then head over to Facebook for even more from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers.

  • The New Audi R8 Competition is as Stunning as it is Rare

    This car will break hearts. Since the complete redesign of the R8, Audi racing models haven’t made much of a splash, but with the newly unveiled supercharged version of the R8 sure to raise some eyebrows, the German automaker is back in the drivers seat. It’s  V10 FSI engine, growls with 570 horsepower going from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. You literally can’t do anything in 3.2 seconds. You just can’t. We’re sure the R8’s robust use of matte carbon had something to do with that. Limited to just 60 models in the U.S. the R8 comes out of the gate as an endangered species, so if you see one, better take a mental snapshot.

  • Old Tricks Make For Spooky New Photos

    Since the invention of photography, clever artists have used the medium to trick the public with macabre images. And even after 150 years, we continue to be spooked by these old photos. Just take a look at your Facebook timeline today and you’re sure to find “50 Billion Unexplained Spooky 19th Century Photos That Will Melt Your Spleen.” And even with all the high-tech Photoshop tools available today, those old techniques are still effective. Poet and photographer John Metoyer utilized 19th century photography techniques to create the eerie photos in his latest book, Blood Migration. Published by 21st Editions, the limited edition collection features 18 prints, some of which will undoubtedly be usurped by bloggers and placed in their “spooky photos from the 1800s” stories in the coming years. And to learn a bit about the process, read an interview with Metoyer at Dazed.

  • The Ultimate Halloween Candy Guide

    Without candy Halloween would essentially just be the Purge. People in masks indulging in their darkest desires while inebriated on something that hinders their decisions. But there is, in fact, candy so it’s all good. Every year millions of little gromits flood the streets for candy in hopes of making their parents lives miserable while they run around the house through the night on a sugar high. Even the most health conscious dweebos sneak in a Reeses here or there. Here is the rundown for favorite Halloween candy out there and nutritional facts that you can ignore. Notice that hipster from down the street, Sage’s famous Halloween kale bars are no where on this list. No one likes a healthy halloween, Sage.

  • How To Cross Anything Off Your Travel Bucket List (From The Guys Who Know)

    Eight years ago, when we were in our early twenties, three friends and I made a list of a ‘100 Things to do Before You Die‘ and decided to help people we met cross items of their own bucket list. We borrowed an RV, bought a camera on eBay, made matching t-shirts and hit the road for a two week road trip. Since then we’ve crossed off list items like make a TV show (#53), write a NY times best selling book (#19), played ball with Obama (#93) and asked millions of people the question ‘What do you want to do before you die?’. Over the years we’ve found that the # 1 item on people’s bucket list is to travel. We’ve heard countless stories of how people wish to have grand adventures to see the rough and elegant wonders of the world. This year we wanted to make that happen for two deserving people and give them a trip of a lifetime, travelling the world crossing off the most epic bucket list items of all time.

  • Playboy Takes Sexy Costumes To The Next Level [10 Photos]

    Any costume can be made sexy if the person wearing it is hot enough, right? Eh…not so much. Playboy took sexy costumes to the next level and had their Playmates dress as sexy versions of famous men—many of who are not usually thought of as sexy—and the results are pretty good. I guarantee you’ve never been so attracted to Craig Sager. I hope. But then there’s George R.R. Martin. Sorry George, not even a Playboy Playmate can make you sexy. Check out more pics and videos of the ladies in costume at Playboy.

  • This Is What NYC’s Village Halloween Parade Looked Like In 1980

    Each year around 2 million spectators, plus over 60,000 costumed participants flood New York City’s West Village area for a parade that stretches for more than a mile, up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue. The parade dates back to 1974, when Greenwich Village puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee asked his children and friends to wear the 100+ costumes he had accumulated through his work. The parade was so popular it was held the following year. In an age before pop-up Halloween super stores like Ricky’s started selling cookie cutter costumes for the masses people used to have to take a more DIY approach to their costumes and a perfect example of this are the following photos from Halloween 1980.

  • Is Your Halloween Costume Offensive? A Handy Flowchart.

    Ebola, missing planes, domestic-violence cover-ups—2014 has been been an onslaught of shitty and depressing stories stacked one on top of the other, and we’re still only in October. So if you’re the kind of person who strives to have the most Zeitgeist-y costume possible on Halloween—the kind of person who loves the idea of wearing all-black military gear and a bucket on your head and calling yourself “the ISIS Bucket Challenge”—this year’s festivities are going to be rough to navigate. (For evidence, type the words “Ray Rice costume” into Instagram to see some people we can categorically say will never, ever hold public office.) Thankfully, we’re here to help—plug your best costume ideas into the top and we’ll tell you if it’s offensive or not:

  • Add Some Kick to Your Halloween with these Moonshine Recipes

    This Halloween add a serious kick of moonshine to any party with some of these recipes. Moonshine has become all the rage this fall and American Born has created a few delicious ideas for recipes that will get you drunk enough to not care about being the back of the tandem horse costume.   BAD MOON RISING 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Original 1 OZ Malibu Rum 1 OZ Makers Mark ½ OZ Lime Juice Grenadine   RATCHET ROSE 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie 1 OZ Lemon Juice ¼ OZ Grenadine Directions: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a glass filled with ice.   HARVEST MOON 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Apple Pie 4 OZ Apple Juice Directions: Pour ingredients into a mug and microwave for 30-45 seconds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.   THE MONSTERS AND CRITICS JULEP 2 OZ American Born Moonshine Original 20 Mint Leaves 1 TSP Sugar Directions: Combine sugar with mint leaves in a shaker and muddle. Add moonshine and ice and shake until the shaker is frosted. Strain and pour into a small old-fashioned glass. Garnish with mint sprig.   MOONSHINE SANGRIA 1 Bottle more »

  • One World Trade Center Opens For Business And The View Is Amazing

    One World Trade Center’s first tenant will move in on Monday when Conde Nast moves into floors 20 through 44 of the 1,776-foot skyscraper. It has been over 8 years since construction began on the world’s tallest office building, and we can’t wait to see the view from the top for ourselves. Unfortunately, the 120,000 square foot observation deck on the 102nd floor won’t open until spring 2015. However, photographer James Keivom was able to capture these photos from the unfinished deck. For more photos and info about One World Trade Center, check out the full article at the Daily News.

  • Season 5 of “Comedians in Cars… YaddaYadda” Promises to Be Spectacular

    Jerry Seinfeld’s newest brainchild, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ promises to be his most relevant season yet. This season we’ll be graced with that sensual sound of poured coffee and luxury classic engines with the likes of Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon (doing an impression of Jerry with Jerry), Miranda Sings and one of the new kings of stand-up, Bill Burr. Same premise, different season, new cars, brilliant minds.

  • The Abandoned Ruins of Detroit

    Today, when you think of Detroit, you think of crime, decrepit buildings and an abandon urban wasteland looking to be wiped clean, as if to push the reset button. As the largest city in the U.S. to file for brankruptcy, Detroit’s once beautiful historic buildings and landmarks are crumbling and decaying before our very eyes. Photographers, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have been chronicling Detroit’s fall since 2005 and now they’ve shared their photos in a book titled The Ruins of Detroit , a true look at the abandoned wasteland that was once a symbol of industrial success.

  • Watch A History of Nike Visualized

    Nike is widely regarded across the globe as the premiere brand for active wear. In their short history, Nike founder Phil Knight has taken the company’s product to the pinnacle of science and sport, while also conveying groundbreaking messaging in their advertising campaigns. But it all started with an Oregon track shoe and a swoosh logo that sold for $35.

  • This Cocktail Menu Is Also A Pop-Up Book

    When London’s Savoy Hotel opened in 1889, it was one of the classiest hotels in the world, offering unheard of luxuries such as electric lights and hot water. 125 years later, the Savoy is still one of the world’s premier hotels with an equally impressive Art Deco bar, the Beaufort Bar. Recently the Beaufort Bar unveiled a new cocktail menu, but when you’re serving $40 drinks, an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with comic sans and fun clip-art just doesn’t cut it. So the bar turned to paper engineer Helen Friel and illustrator Joe Wilson to create up a pop-up book with each signature cocktail receiving it’s own page. Only 1,000 copies of the pop-up menu were printed and you can get one for $80. Considering the price of the drinks, that’s not too bad. And if you can’t make it to London, you can see what you’re missing with this digital 2D menu. Source: Grub Street

  • Zoe Cross Works It At The Gym

    Zoe Cross is going to be a staple of RSVLTS.com for years to come. We were first introduced to her earlier this month when she made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit South Africa debut and now there is this incredible photo set for Stab Magazine featuring the emerging Australian star sweating it out in the gym.

  • 23 Mug Shots That Will Motivate You Not To Get Arrested On Halloween

    There are few things worse than getting arrested on Halloween. Getting arrested anytime sucks ass but on Halloween it’s exceptionally bad. Drunks, in full costume, totally out of there mind, probably crying cause they’ve never been arrested before. It’s a sad tale that repeats like clockwork every year. But the worst part of the whole experience is if you get arrested on Halloween that means a mug shot, of you in full costume, will hit the public web for everyone to see. No one wants to look at a regular mug shot photo of Joe Schmo looking like a glossy eyed drunk idiot but if Joe Schmo is dressed in a Honey Boo Boo costume in the mug shot than it is viral gold that will never go away. So we scoured the internet for some examples of why you don’t want to have a mug shot taken on Halloween.

  • Pornhub Comments Make Great Horror Movie Taglines

    Being a group of upstanding young men, we’re not entirely too familiar with what goes on at Pornhub. After all, I was awarded a merit badge for pure thoughts. But apparently it’s some sort of website with videos of men and women or women and women or men and men or women and Spongebob impersonators engaged in romantic activities. And for some reason, people feel the need to comment on these videos. Although these comments would make a sailor blush when in the context of the adult videos, they take on entirely different meanings when paired with classic horror movies. In fact, these posters from The Poke have really piqued our interest and we might just have to check out what this Pornhub is all about. Just for the comments, of course.

  • Motivational Posters Finally Get the GIF Treatment

    We all know and loathe those motivational posters, almost as much as we loathe those ironic demotiational posters. Now there’s a new generation to tag along with the series, this time in GIF form. Whether it’s friendship, or commitment these tongue in cheek motivational poster GIFs will give you the giggles.      

  • 40 Years Ago Muhammad Ali Unveiled The Rope-A-Dope

    The greatest boxing event of the 20th century took place 40 years ago today in Kinshasa, Zaire when undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman faced off against former heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali. Ali had been stripped of his title in 1967 when he refused to comply with the draft and enter the US Army. His boxing license was suspended for over 3 years, and when he returned to the sport, Joe Frazier was the undefeated champ. Ali made his way up the ranks and fought Frazier in 1971’s Fight of the Century. Frazier won by decision but two years later faced George Foreman, who knocked Frazier down six times in two rounds before the fight was stopped. Young George Formeman was the new champ. In 1974, promoter Don King was able to convince Ali and Foreman to fight if he could offer up a $5 million purse. The young King didn’t actually have the money, so once the fighters signed on, he searched for an outside country to put up the money and sponsor the fight. President Mobutu Sésé Seko of Zaire was awarded the event and the Rumble in the Jungle was born. The fight itself was memorable for more »

  • Here’s What Westeros, The Throne and Other Landscapes Were Suppose to Look Like

    Game of Thrones is a smash hit. If you’re a fan of the show, your really a fan of the show. Like, miss your nephew’s birthday party for the season premiere fan of the show. If you’ve ever read the books, however, you might find the landscapes described a little differently than what you see in the show. After George R.R. Martin spoke at 92Y in Manhattan on Sunday about “The World of Ice & Fire,” his new book focusing on the history of Westeros, he notes that the Westeros portrayed on television’s “Game of Thrones” can be gorgeous, but it’s not always how he envisioned it would look. “I wanted accurate versions of these castles. We’ve had a number of different artists draw them on covers and on the fantasy like cards and games, and some of them have been beautiful images but not necessarily accurate to what I described,” Martin said of his vision for the world. Martin has since worked closely with the artist responsible for portraying what the landscaped are actually suppose to look like.   Castle Black at The Wall     Dragonstone       The Red Keep at King’s Landing     Winterfell more »

  • Artists Transform NYC Water Towers To Promote Water Scarcity Awareness

    In an effort to draw attention to the global water crisis and bring art to the New York City skyline, water towers in the city that never sleeps are being transformed with the creative touch of well-known participants. As part of The Water Tank Project, each water tower is being covered in creative, lively, colorful, and powerful artworks by some of the most renowned international artists, including Jeff Koons.

  • The Case for Football the NFL in London

    RSVLTS took a trip across the pond this past weekend and attended the NFL International Series game in London. What we experienced makes us believe that the NFL in London could be realistic and hugely successful. But there needs to be a well through out plan. If you are anything like me a few weeks ago while perusing through a detailed study of future fantasy football bye week replacement options you too scoffed at the preposterous notion of a 9:30am EST start time for Falcons/ Lions in Week 8.  Hearing friends and media personalities comment on the upcoming morning game there was certainly more of a sense of confusion than excitement.  After all we’re Americans, citizens of a nation founded on change who spend centuries fighting against it; things that are different are icky. Yet as Saturday night approached I was downright giddy.  The fact that I could wake up and have a seamless string of NFL programming, endure a buzz killing hour long gap featuring the Wizard of Hangovers & Naps Tony Dungy, and cap the night with more NFL was a tantalizing realization. Let it be known that Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season will go down as the low more »

 
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