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  • This Batman 12″ May Be The Coolest Vinyl Ever

    Batman: The Animated Series was one of the greatest adaptations of the DC Comics character and if you were a ’90s kid, chances are you watched the show every afternoon at 4:30 on FOX. It’s hard to imagine the show premiered over 20 years ago, but it did and we’re all old now. However, we can feel young again while we listen to this incredible 12″ vinyl from Mondo. The bat-shaped 45 features the Danny Elfman composed main theme on Side A and the end credits on Side B. Although the shape looks like it would kill the needle on your turntable, it’s totally safe to play since the one-minute song presumably doesn’t extend far from the middle. Unfortunately the vinyl won’t ship until next year, but you can preorder the single in black or black with gray splatter from Mondo for $25. And we’re sure nobody would complain about the late Christmas gift.

  • How Long Does It Take To Binge Watch Your Favorite Cartoon? [Infographic]

    With a holiday weekend on the way, you may be looking for an escape from familial obligations. Maybe you don’t want to have to keep explaining why you’re single to every relative. Or maybe you know you’ll be sitting next to Uncle Chet, who always rubs your shoulder and who you’re pretty sure isn’t even actually your uncle. Whatever your reasons for hating the holiday, there is no better escape than cartoons. But before you commit to binge on a series, you should know what you’re getting into. Wait a sec, how the hell does Pokemon have more episodes than The Simpsons, a show that’s been on for 25 years? Source: Nielsen

  • The Roosevelt Family Built a New York Coffee Chain 50 Years Before Starbucks [Link]

    Long before there was a Starbucks on every corner in Manhattan, there was a chain of South American themed coffee houses known as Double R. The chain was owned and operated by Teddy Roosevelt’s sons Kermit, Ted, and Archie and daughter Ethel. Each table was supplied with ink, paper and envelopes and dictionaries and encyclopedias were available. Like email and Internet of the 1920s! So what happened to the coffee house chain?

  • Deciphering The Code Of Soviet Prison Tattoos [17 Photos]

    Do you have a seemingly inane tattoo that people ask you about only for you to smugly reply that it has secret meaning? Maybe a pegasus with a ball and chain attached to its rear leg (hey, it means something to me)? Well that’s nothing compared to the extensive system of symbols utilized by inmates in Soviet prisons. Arkady Bronnikov, a criminalistics expert for the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the ’60s to the ’80s, collected thousands of photos of criminals and their tattoos. His job was to decode the intricate system of symbols used in the tattoos. And over the years, he helped solve countless cases by identifying suspects and corpses using his vast knowledge of tattoos. Over 180 photos from Bronnikov’s collection are now available in a 256-page hardcover from FUEL entitled, Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files. Each photo is accompanied by Bronnikov’s text explaining the meaning behind the tattoos. You can check out some examples and order the book from FUEL. Jeez, looking at these really makes me feel bad that my Chilly Willy tattoo doesn’t have deeper meaning. I just really like that cartoon penguin.

  • The Macabre Murals Of Phlegm [21 Photos]

    Born in North Wales and currently residing in Sheffield, England, Phlegm has become one of the most famous, in-demand street artists in the world. His success is due to his unique illustrations, which look like Edward Gorey pen and ink drawings except creepier (if that’s even possible). In fact, many of the characters that show up in Phlegm’s murals were originally created for his self-published comics. But instead of merely using the sides of buildings as canvasses to showcase his unique creations, Phlegm utilizes doors, windows, and other structures to interact with his characters. Some of our favorites are in the gallery, but you can find many more murals and drawings at Phlegm Comic News.

  • The Ultimate Pulp Fiction Filming Location Map of Los Angeles [Link]

    It’s been 20 years since a young, fast-talking, obscenely-chinned filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction on the world. The movie made a middle-aged Samuel L Jackson a star and offered John Travolta a second chance that he pissed away within a few years (Remember Broken Arrow? Ugh). In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Curbed LA tracked down the real locations from the iconic film. Can someone in California go to the pawn shop and let us know if there’s a basement…and a gimp?

  • Moleskine Makes It Easier Than Ever To Digitize Your Drawings

    There are plenty of options for artists who wish to create digital drawings, such as Samsung Note devices and Wacom tablets. But for those who prefer to stick to old school methods with a pen or pencil and paper, there’s no easy way to digitize their art. However, Moleskine and Adobe are hoping to change that. The 5″ x 8.25″ Molsekine Smart Notebook is a typical high-quality notebook from the company, with 160 pages of 81 lb acid-free paper. What makes the Smart Notebook different is that each page contains numerous alignment indicators printed on the corners of the page that work with a free iPhone app to easily translate drawings into vector images. The resulting SVG or JPG file syncs with your Creative Cloud account and is immediately available to edit in Photoshop or Illustrator CC. And the best part? The notebook is just $33—much cheaper than a tablet and without the need for a computer or power source. Preorder now from Moleskine and get yours when they begin shipping at the end of the year.

  • Freediver Walks On Water [Video]

    Scuba diving is pretty cool—if you’re a baby who needs to breathe all the time. For a real extreme rush, freediving is where it’s at. And once you master not dying, the best of the best, like freediving brothers Armando and Francisco del Rosario, perform derp-inducing illusions. The original video, featuring walking and sitting on water, was released over the summer. And now Barcroft has revealed how the tricks were pulled off. You won’t find any Hollywood VFX here. All it took was a couple talented freedivers and an upside down camera. Watch the original and making of videos below.

  • IKEA Revives Classic Designs With Argang Collection

    For 70 years, IKEA has been selling reasonably priced, fun furniture (and cheap hot dogs!) but unfortunately, their pieces don’t often stand the test of time. And since the company is constantly changing their products, you may never be able to replace your favorite piece. Recognizing the demand for classic pieces, the Swedish furniture fanciers are offering up 26 favorites from the ’50s, ’60s, and 70s. ARGANG, the limited edition collection of classic pieces that will remind you of eating lingonberry jam and meatballs at your MorMor’s house on nyårsdagen, won’t be available at all stores, and once the pieces are gone, they’re gone. Well, until IKEA decides to bring them back…again.

  • 21 Reasons Russell Wilson Is The Most Likable Player In The NFL

    Visit Russell Wilson’s Instagram account and you won’t see Dan Bilzerian-esque douche-porn. Nope. Russell’s feed is dominated with hundreds of photos from his weekly visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital. And Russell is devoted. Like clock work, almost every Tuesday, he takes time out of his schedule to meet with kids who are suffering from various ailments and need a little pick-me-up from Seattle’s sports king. Whether you like the Seahawks or not, Russell needs to be commended to his off the field activity and support. There are literally hundreds of examples of Russell being the man but we pulled a few below. We can encourage you enough to go follow Russell on Instagram and also give @SeattleChildrens a follow too. Share this story with your friends: Tweet Kyler said he is #StrongAgainstCancer @seattlechildrens @strongagainstcancer A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:12pm PST Ethan and I are #Strong @seattlechildrens Uma foto publicada por Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) em Nov 11, 2014 at 4:33 PST   Hailey, Blitz, the Lombardi…. Does it get any better at @bcchf @rwpassacademy @seahawks A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Jul 7, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT Sawyer… What a name.. Maybe more »

  • Watch Emirates Disassemble a Giant Airbus in this Stunning Timelapse

    While this video only lasts two minutes, but typically these checks last up to two weeks. The 3-C Check maintenance process on an Airbus A380 is “the largest maintenance check on any aircraft,” and requires the plane to essentially be disassembled. The luxurious airliner is looked at as the closest thing you’ll get to flying private on a commercial jet.

  • The First-Timers Guide to Roasting a Turkey [Infographic]

    There will come a time in your life, where you’ll have to step up and endure the pain and anguish of preparing a Thanksgiving feast. It’s not all about kicking back in your recliner and watching football while the elders prepare dinner anymore, you’re older now and must carry on the tradition. But where do you start, Google? Paula Deen? Charlie Brown? How do you even begin to fathom cooking a full turkey? We got you covered. From portioning, defrosting, prepping and roasting, anyone can figure out how to produce the best possible product this Thanksgiving, even if they’re a first-timer. Column Five created this Thanksgiving-novice-proof infographic for roasting your first turkey, turkey. Yeah, I just called you a turkey.

  • Mario Williams Rescues Jim Kelly From Lake-Effect Storm with Bobcat

    The Buffalo area is in total disarray after the giant lake-effect took the city by snow storm. Western New York has been completely pummeled by the massive storm, in some areas the snow piled up to almost 6 ft. The Buffalo Bills stadium is covered in so much snow, officials are worried the won’t be able to play this Sunday being under 220,000 tons of snow. The crowned king of Buffalo Jim Kelly has been going through so much as of late, so Bills current defensive end, Mario Williams decided to help him out… by using a bobcat to dig out his driveway. Faith in humanity restored. I think the snow is getting to him! LOL

  • Le Meridien in Bora Bora Might Be The Finest Resort on Earth [27 HQ Photos]

    Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages and surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Welcome and “Ia Orana” to Le Méridien Bora Bora which won the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, which basically means it’s the nicest hotel in the world. It’s overwater Bungalows feature a large glass floor with amazing views of the lagoon and its marine life. And by “marine life we mean sea turtles! The Bora Bora Turtle Center at Le Méridien Bora Bora, is home to numerous marine turtles which means you’ll see them floating by your room nearly 24/7/.

  • Audrina Patridge Catcalling Women, Kind Of. [Video]

    For the last couple weeks catcalling has been all the rage on the internet. Men catcalling women. Women catcalling men. Jets fans getting catcalled. Women in yoga pants getting catcalled. And of course Princess Leia Walking Around New York for 10 Hours Getting Catcalled. Audrina Patridge has undoubtedly been catcalled millions of times by both men and women, so in a little social experiment Audrina used dating app pick up lines we’ve all heard and fed them to two good-looking guys through a hidden ear piece. value=”AQ~~,AAADaW99wdE~,mmU91lvcfAxO6-tsOR9Ng0N8nBXVOO5V” /> The goal of the experiment was to have the guys use these lines to unsuspecting women to see who gets slapped, who gets a laugh and who (if any) land a girls number. This will be the first in a series of videos, so if you want them to use your best pick up lines send it to @Curve using the hash-tag #GetYourCurveOn and suggest a few in the comments. Share this story with your friends: Tweet   Terms and Conditions Apply

  • Artist Recreates NBA Athletes in Iconic Pop-Culture References

    Pro athletes are looked at as the superheroes of real life, aerobatic, muscular and in the spotlight. They drive fast cars, date beautiful models, what’s not super about them? Alberto Berroa Jr., who goes by Artoflaff,took the idea and ran with it creating a fun series highlighting NBA players as larger than life icons in his DunkSlaps series.

  • How To Recreate Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces At Home [Infographic]

    What’s better than greasy meat smothered in a delicious sauce? That’s a tough one. After all, there’s a reason that restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings rake in the business. Of course, if you find yourself besieged by a craving for chicken wings and spicy garlic dip, in all likelihood you’re going to have to shell out some cash in order to find satisfaction, and chances are you’re going to have to do it amid a crowd of people. On the other hand, you can save money and hassle by cooking up your own wings at home. And what about the sauces? Well, we’ve got you covered there as well. Take a look at this handy infographic, and get ready to enjoy some wild wings, without needing to go to the restaurant to do it.

  • Our New Favorite Instagram Pokes Fun at Inspirational Quotes

    Our new favorite Instagram account highlights all those “friends” you have who throw up inspirational quotes, so that you can follow suit in their likeness and image. @uninspirational mocks those cliché accounts by adding a dose of satire and sarcasm to every post. “Pumpkin is a Gateway Spice” could be our favorite as of right now. #nice #tatt #bro A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:05am PST A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:43pm PST A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:02am PDT A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:42am PST

  • Movie Posters for Fictitious Sequels we Wish Were Real

    Hollywood has somewhat of a sick obsession with sequels. Even if a movie is open and shut, if there’s a will there’s a way in Tinseltown. Los Angeles-based art gallery iam8bit put up an art show, ‘Sequel’, that showcases more than 40 illustrated posters of fictitious follow-up movies. From Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II to Fight Club 2 (which is actually in the works as a graphic novel) to a sequel to The Shining, these movies might seem sacrilegious, but heck, I’d probably pay to see them all. The Sequel exhibition, currently on display till 23 November 2014.

  • The Hype is Real, We Talked with A Man Who Can Win The $2 Million FanDuel Championship

    If money talks then these daily fantasy leagues are screaming from the rafters. If you’re even a casual football fan, then you’ve seen the commercials, “Jimmy from ‘wherever’ won X amount of thousands of dollars playing in this week long fantasy league”. Unconvincing to say the least. Well you should most definitely believe the hype. We know they’re real, and offer up real money, because we know one man chosen to participate in the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship that will be taking place on the weekend of December 14 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Jacob Schuck of Edison, NJ, actually Dr. Schuck, a physical therapist by trade, like every football fan today is avid in the fantasy realm, delving into a few different leagues with friends and colleagues. After seeing countless commercials and ad spots for these week long fantasy leagues, Schuck and his brothers decided to give it a shot, playing in a private league with his brothers in October 2013, the winner received a free hibachi dinner. Now, a year later, Schuck has won himself a bid to win $2 million at the FanDuel championship after winning a week 2 pool consisting of over 5,500 people at a $25 more »

  • Timelapse Video Shows Buffalo Getting Pounded By Lake-Effect Snow

    Parts of New York state were battered by lake-effect snow on Tuesday, with areas just south of Buffalo expected to rack up of 70 inches of the white stuff by Wednesday evening. The extremely cold air blowing over the relatively mild waters of Lake Erie also created enough instability to bring thundersnow to the area. Bands of snow are seen moving into south Buffalo in this stunning time-lapse footage from Tuesday. Via Mashable

  • Inside Medium’s Ivory Tower San Fransisco Office

    Popular story telling website, Medium, is at the forefront of  premium writing on the internet and has recently raised $25 million in investment money. Their San Francisco offices set inside a beautiful ivory brick building, reminiscent of Manhattan’s Flatiron building. Located in San Francisco’s Financial District, the spacious, exposed ceilings and ping pong tables make it a mind freeing atmosphere to work in. Photographer Darren Hull captured these shots of the space.

  • The United States of Soccer Kits: 50 States, 100 Jersey Designs

    The United States has MLS and our National teams that participate in international tournaments, but what if there was a United States tournament. Each state (and Washington DC) builds a team comprised of their best players. The American State Cup sounds like an A+ idea so if it ever goes down a designer has the jersey’s covered.

 
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