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  • James Bond’s Favorite Car Company Just Made One Fit For a Villain; The Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan

    Aston Martin is known for making beautiful, boastful sports cars you can’t help but picture your self in, swerving around the contours of Monaco or Lake Como. Their newest model, however, is the antithesis of that,  a long, low grounded sedan with a sleek, yet unequivocally sexy hand-crafted, carbon fiber body. Did we mention the hand-stitched leather seats? No, we didn’t mention the wall-to-wall premium hand-stitched leather seats. If you must drive it, you’ll be able to clock up to 175 MPH with it’s V12, but this looks like a car to be driven in. Guessing it will be in the next Bond movie set to hit theaters next year. Here’s the unfortunate part, The ultra-exclusive Aston Martin Lagonda will be sold only in the Middle East, and only by invitation for a price that has not been disclosed. Deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2015.

  • RSVLTS Investigates: Where Is Jeffery Maier Today?

    One of the pivotal moments of Derek Jeter’s long career happened in his rookie season, way back in 1996. Jeffrey Maier, a 12-year-old from New Jersey, made one of the most important fan plays in baseball history when he deflected a batted ball in-play into the Yankee Stadium stands during Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series. His action altered the course of Game 1, as the resulting home run allowed the Yankees to tie the score. They would go on to win the game and that series, four games to one. Jeffrey Maier changed everything for the 1996 Yankees. If Derek Jeter, a rookie in 1996, popped out instead of hitting the home run who knows how their World Series run, and his swagger filled career, would have changed. So where is Jeff today? We investigate. Our search began on Google where we learned that Jeffrey was a pretty solid college baseball player at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He was a first-team all-NESCAC selection, played briefly for the Pittsfield Dukes in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2005 and in 2006, he became Wesleyan’s career hits leader. This is where the trail goes dry. With some more »

  • Terrifying Halloween Costumes Parents Made For Their Children

    With Halloween just around the corner, you’ve probably alredy began brainstorming costume ideas. Whatever you do, don’t take notes from these parents who probably scared their children for life. I’m completely confident every single one of these was a storyboarded in a Guillermo del Toro movie. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight. Note to parents; please take some time making your children’s Halloween costumes worth while, or they’ll grow up to be Buffalo Bill.         

  • Watch Hanksy Travel The World In His New Street Art Webseries [Video]

    New York street artist Hanksy, known for his humorous, pun-laden paste-ups featuring pop culture icons, is one of our favorites in the scene. He may not be producing giant murals adorned with saccharine messages of positivity, but he did transform Jonah Hill into “Jonah Chill” with the addition of sunglasses and a joint. Hanksy keeps things light and fun and we appreciate that. And now Hanksy is taking his irreverence on the road in a new webseries, “Surplus Candy.” The first episode finds him traveling to Montreal, where street art meets high art. Although he initially dismisses the movement, he keeps an open mind and is able to learn a little something from a wide assortment of artists. And he’s able to laugh at the everyone, including himself, the whole time. The first episode just came out and it’s clear that this will be a series to keep your eye on.

  • These Caricature Photographs Of Famous Faces Are Hilarious And A Little Creepy

    Let’s be honest, those caricature artists who set up shop around Times Square and churn out drawings for tourists are really phoning it in. They spend about five minutes drawing big heads that all sort of look alike and then make the comically tiny body engage in whatever sport the subject enjoys. So now you’ve got a lame drawing plus you’re out the $10 you’re going to need to keep Batman and Elmo from harassing you. Those hacks give caricature artists a bad name, but luckily Rodney Pike is here to save the oft disrespected medium. Rodney Pike is an illustrator who uses photo-manipulation to create caricatures from photographs. Mostly featuring Hollywood icons and popular politicians, Pike’s work has the humor of traditional hand-drawn caricatures but the realism of the photos adds just a touch of creepiness. Some of our favorites are below, but you can see more at Rodney Pike Humorous Illustrator. As great as these are, we’re pretty sure he didn’t actually do any work to Henry Kissinger and that’s just the original photo.

  • New Banksy Art Pops Up in the U.K., Dubbed “Racist”

    Yeah, um I think that was his intention… New works of street artist Banksy have surfaced at Prayers Park in Folkestone and another in ‘Clacton-on-Sea’, two small U.K. towns. The mural at Prayers Park, depicts an elderly woman looking at a roman column as if at an art gallery with an audio guide, with the actual art buffed out, titled ‘Art Buff’. The more controversial one was painted on a boathouse wall owned by the Tendring District Council “because of an upcoming by-elections that could result in a member of the anti-EU party UKIP being elected to Parliament”, as quoted by Complex. After the complaints rushed in the council immediately buffed it out. It features a group of pigeons protesting with held signs that read “Migrants not welcome”, “Go back to Africa” and “KEEP OFF OUR WORMS”, pointing towards an African swallow.

  • Downhill Skating At 65 MPH? Nope! [Video]

    James Kelly is no stranger to downhill skating, preferring the hills of the Western Sierras to any formal racecourse. With years of practice, he has mastered skating at ludicrous speed while still maintaining control. That’s why he teamed up with Arbor Skateboards to create the James Kelly Pro Model. The long wide board can be fitted with multiple wheelbase options depending on your needs while the subtle rocker and concave will keep you locked in at even the most extreme speeds. It all looks like great fun until somebody crashes, which Kelly does around the 2 minute mark. If seeing that wipeout didn’t convince you that skating at 65 mph should not be attempted by mortals, then check out Arbor Collective. And maybe invest in some leather.

  • This 8,000-Calorie Breakfast Is Served With A Waiver

    If you’re familiar with a traditional English breakfast, made up of eggs, beans, tomatoes, toast, bacon, mushrooms, and black pudding, you know it’s delicious and quite filling. But for Mark Winder, owner of Bear Grills, a cafe in the UK, the traditional breakfast was not enough. He added an omelet, fried bread, waffles, french fries, and a two-pint milkshake to create “The Hibernator.” The meal, a monument to gluttony, weighs seven pounds and will fill you up with 8,000 calories—four times the recommended daily intake! It takes 30 minutes to prepare and requires a waiver to be signed before eating. Priced at about $32, only 20 people have attempted to tackle “The Hibernator” thus far. None have finished it. But anyone who is able to eat the whole breakfast, if that’s even possible, will receive £100 ($160), their name on the wall of fame, have the meal named after them, and have the choice of adding another ingredient to the challenge. And even if you don’t succeed, you still got four days worth of food for a little over $30.

  • Pretty Girls With Thumb Faces [Photos]

    All these girls, in their natural state are very beautiful. But when they tuck the chin back and shoot from the ground up they look more like Honey Boo Boo’s Mama, who looks exactly like a thumb, and less like Alexandria Morgan. Submit your #thumbfaces to us on social so we can share them with the world!

  • Rare Behind the Scenes Photos from Jaws

    Imgur user kondrat1983 recently posted a collection of awesome behind-the-scenes photographs from the set of the classic 1975 film. The photos mainly focus on the mechanical shark that was rumored to malfunction quite often during filming forcing Steven Spielberg to add, the now infamous, ominous tune to mark the shark’s entry into the scene. Among the photos are shots of cast and crew during filming and toying with the animatronic beast.

  • Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer Is Here And It Is Glorious!

    Here is what we know about Horrible Bosses 2: Plot: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine are joining the cast Set to be released November 24th

  • And the Most Hated Team of This Year’s MLB Playoffs is…? (Hint: Not the Yankees)

    According to a recent study conducted by the Wall Street Journal there’s a new king that sits on the thrown of most hated baseball team in this years playoffs. With the Yankees missing the playoffs over the last two seasons fans have turned their torches and pitchforks a bit west. For the second straight year the WSJ has conjured up a metric to gauge Major League Baseball’s Hateability Index, ranking this year’s 10 playoff teams in order of general loathsomeness. The rankings are based on how many points teams racked up in 10 contempt-worthy categories, such as drug suspensions, ridiculous beards and winning too much. (As with driver’s licenses, points are bad here.) Last year the Los Angeles Dodges took the cake with their over dramatic season, bloated contracts, annoying fans and Yasiel Puig, but have redeemed themselves this year with a more tame season and the feel good story of having super-nice guy, Clayton Kershaw arguably have the best pitching season of all time. This year the St. Louis Cardinals dethroned the Dodgers, possibly because of their recent success in showing up in October. No one likes a winner. The Journal notes, “The NL Central champs scored a 12.7 on more »

  • Should The Word ‘Redskins’ Be Banned from Broadcast TV? [Poll]

    There are plenty of sports teams with less overtly offensive names, if not more offensive traditions, that are flying under the radar as the Redskins take all the public scrutiny for their absurd team name. 80,000 people in Kansas City simultaneously doing the Chop and Chant (oooooh oooooh OH OH Oh ooooooooh ooooh oooooooooh). Several sports teams across America beating oversized war drums. It’s all kind of insane when you think about it. But where can we find a solution when billions of dollars and decades of tradition and well tuned branding are on the line? It looks like the government might end up making the decision for the NFL as Variety reports: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the agency is considering a petition to issue sanctions against broadcast stations that use the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington D.C.’s professional football team. In comments to reporters, Wheeler said that the FCC “will be looking at that petition, we will be dealing with that issue on the merits and we’ll be responding accordingly.” But he personally believes that the term is “offensive and derogatory,” according to an interview he gave earlier this month to Broadcasting & Cable. The idea of punishing stations for more »

  • Iconic Concert: AC/DC Live at River Plate 2009

    In December 2009 AC/DC performed three nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a crowd who’s seismic activity could be felt hundreds of miles away. Just look at the 110,000+ people jumping in unison to Hells Bells, it’s almost mesmerizing. In recent years AC/DC has been lauded by critics for sounded better during live performances than they did earlier in their career and after watching the video we agree, which means they could be rocking crowds like this for another decade.

  • 14 Movies Recreated With Stock Footage [Video]

    Stock footage company Dissolve put together this clever video to illustrate just how varied their library of footage is. Using only stock footage, they were able to recreate 14 popular movies, including “Titanic,” “Top Gun,” “Babe,” and “The Shining” in just two minutes. It’s a novel approach to advertise a useful but not particularly exciting service.

  • 27 Hunter Pence Signs We Hope to See This Postseason

    In mid August the internet went bonkers for Hunter Pence signs. After Mets fans paved the way for the greatest internet sports meme since Smokin’ Jay Cutler, the rest of MLB fandom took over. Even Pence himself got in on the action with a parody video of him actually doing what the most famous of signs said. We’ve collected the best ones from the internet in hopes that some Pirates fans will make our dreams come true for the postseason. Follow the Hunter Pence Signs phenomena on twitter.   .

  • Could Virtual Reality be the Future of Your Workplace?

    Think Sci-Fi movies. Holograms in Star Wars, virtual reality in the Matrix, teleportation in Star Trek. Sounds like fictional hogwash right? Well the Market for virtual reality is on the incline. Steady incline. So much so that the market is anticipated to grow over 200% through 2018 into a $407 million industry with around 25 million users. Major player in the tech industry have already begun a “space race” of virtual communication tools. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus Rift, the company which creates Virtual Reality headsets for $2 billion. Google and Apple have also begun research in the virtual communications industry taking on the task of  improving the workplace by providing the possibility of upgraded training techniques, enhanced efficiency, and teleportation. This infographic from PGi, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents.

  • Things Got A Little Weird At Dos Equis’ Masquerade Party [Photos]

    Dos Equis threw a Masquerade party at Norwood Club in New York City. Good music, good friends and plenty of surprises. Someone brought a camera to the party so now we get to see how it all went down because I certainly don’t remember. Dos Equis brought me up to the roof of the Norwood Club, slapped on a blind fold and told me I was going to sample a few exotic foods. Here I am a little hesitant but ready to go. To be honest, I thought the blindfold was all hype. No way did I think they would make me eat something out of my comfort zone. It would probably be a platter from Meatball shop. But nope…. Fish liver and ostrich. For anyone who knows me this is so far out of my comfort zone but with a blind fold (and having no idea what it was) I unsuspectingly ate the whole thing and it wasn’t turrible. Our friend Cass from Guyism is about to get married so they decided to give him an impromptu bachelor party! NERD – “Lap Dance” Plenty of Dos Equis to go around What good is a Masquerade party without limbo? Amiright?

  • You Can Now Live Stream Weezer’s New Album For Free on iTunes

    One week ahead of it’s set release date, Weezer has begun streaming their newest studio project Everything Will Be Alright in the End on iTunes First Look. This will be Weezer’s 9th Studio album following Hurley, which only sold 175,000 albums worldwide. Though the declining numbers shouldn’t reflect their fan base or demand for their music, being that tickets for their October 27th show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom show are averaging $230. On the subject of an album name, Frontman, Rivers Cuomo recently told Rolling Stone “”On the surface, the name is optimistic,” frontman Rivers Cuomo recently told Rolling Stone of the potentially ominous album title. “But you’re not 100 percent sure how sincerely to take that. Those last three words can’t help but remind a sensitive reader of the end of themselves, of Weezer, of the world.” He went on to muse, “Part of me feels like, ‘Wow, this is bleak.’ But another part is like, ‘You can’t get rid of us that easily.’”

  • You Don’t Need 8 Glasses Of Water A Day [Link]

    For years we’ve all been told that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day. This has led to everyone carrying around water bottles that they refill multiple times a day in an effort to maintain their health. But is it necessary? Does drinking so much water do anything besides leading to more bathroom breaks? And where did that magical number 8 even come from?

  • 15 Eye-Opening HQ Photos Show The Disappearing Aral Sea

    Originally formed where the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers joined between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea was once one of the four largest lakes in the world. But beginning in the 1960s, Soviet irrigation projects diverted the flow of the rivers and the Aral Sea began its decline. By 2007, the sea was just 10% of its original size and had split into four lakes—the North Aral Sea, the eastern and western basins of the South Aral Sea, and a smaller lake in between the North and South. A dam project was completed in 2005 in an effort to save the North Aral Sea. However, these photos of the last 15 years illustrate how little is left of the once great sea and why the disappearance of the Aral Sea is known as “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters.”

  • 100 Side by Side Comparisons of Biopic Actors and The People They Portrayed

    Recently we stumbled upon one of the most interesting Reddit threads we’ve seen in a while. The idea was basic, a visual comparison of actors in bio-pics against their real life influences, but after visualizing a few of these side-by-side photos, you can’t help but stare awestruck at the parallels these actors have with the figures they’re portraying. While you can give credit to the actors after actually watching and judging their performances, you have to give it up to the hair and make-up teams that transformed these actors. We pulled together some of the best examples and also created several dozen of our own originals as well.

  • You Won’t Believe This Man Is CGI [Video]

    In the fields of robotics and 3D animation there exists a belief in an uncanny valley where human movement is replicated almost perfectly, but the slight difference causes revulsion in the viewer. It’s the reason why so many people found the 3D animated films “Beowulf” and “The Polar Express” so creepy and something that animators keep in mind when creating their characters. But by the looks of this video, Australian animator Chris Jones has absolutely nothing to worry about. The man in this video looks and moves so realistically, you’re brain will never even entertain the thought that he’s completely computer generated. We’ve certainly come a long way from the blocky Max Headroom characters of the 80s! Check out more videos of the process involved in making such a detailed short and see other projects at Chris Jones’s website.

  • These Dogs Are Surprisingly Good Surfers [23 Photos]

    Last weekend, Huntington Beach, California hosted the sixth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition. Billed as “three days of doggone fun,” the event features a costume contest, dog adoptions, and, best of all, a surfing competition where the dogs are strapped to boards and do their best to ride the waves. There are four weight-class divisions and even a tandem event, where their owners join in on the fun. The dogs are judged on how long they’re able to stay on the board and how confident they appear. By the looks of it, some of them seem to know what they’re doing more than we would. For more info, check out Surf City Surf Dog.

  • Man Meal: The Pizza Cake

    Have a birthday coming up within the next year? Of course you do. Like Pizza? Of course you do. Like layered pizzas stacked on top of each other creating the most delicious lasagna style tower of heaven? Yes, it’s fair to say you do. Now how can you indulge in such a delectable dish? We’ll you’ll most likely have to wait for your birthday, but it’ll be worth the wait. The pizza cake has long been sought after, but only a myth to most. A legend grandfathers exclaim to their grandsons of how they once witnessed the glory of a pizza cake in the days of yonder. Allegedly it all started when a Canadian Pizza chain invented the “pizza cake” followed by a Redditor who broke down the doors of myth and reality. Now Pillsbury has published a step by step recipe (Pictures included, thank goodness) for your eating pleasure and we’re going to share it with you. This is what we we’re meant to do for you, give you a step by step guide to pizza glory. Be aware. regular un-stacked slices of pizza may lose all flavor and meaning post pizza cake.     Step 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray more »

  • The Kubrick Collection Is A Must-Have For Film Buffs

    Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection is coming to Blu-ray in November from Amazon and nationwide beginning December 2 and is sure to be on the Christmas list of every film buff. The 10-disc collection features all of the iconic director’s films from 1962 through 1999 along with an all-new 83 minute documentary, “Kunrick Remembered,” and three other documentaries, “Once Upon a Time…’A Clockwork Orange’,” “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” and “O Lucky Malcolm!” The 8 classic films included in the set are “Lolita,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket,” and “Eyes Wide Shut.” In addiction to the 10 Blu-ray discs, the collection also contains a new 78-page hardcover book featuring never-before-seen archival photos and production materials. Pre-order the collection from Amazon and get it a month before everyone else for just $140.

  • Jersey City’s Hamilton Park BBQ Festival was as Delicious as it Looks [24 HQ Photos]

    For the fifth straight year Hamilton Park, Jersey City hosted their acclaimed Barbecue Festival which went off without a hitch. The festival featured live music throughout the day, sweets & desserts from local creamery ‘Milk, Sugar, Love’, a mechanical bull (to embarrass yourself on) and delicious barbecued meats from GP’s Restaurant, Union Republic, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Pensylvania’s Jimmy’s BBQ, Delaney Barbecue of Broklyn and Ben’s BBQ. There was live music from the likes of The Gully Hubbards, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Accidental Seabirds, The Jeremy Wallace Trio, Eliza Neals, Sons of Ham, and The Lonesome Prairie Dogs. The developing neighborhood of Hamilton Park prides itself on it’s close knit community, while also welcoming a new wave of residents in the real estate hot bed of downtown Jersey City. The annual barbecue festival is a great opportunity to showcase the beautifully rennovated park and quaint neighborhood of brownstone’s and townhouses surrounding it. Proceeds from this past weekends events will be donated to the Hamilton Park Conservancy.

  • 28 Explosive Music Rivalries [Link]

    Modigliani and Picasso. Jerry Seinfeld and Newman. The Harlem Globetrotters and the Washington Generals. Famous rivalries have existed in all facets of life since Cain slew Abel and popular music is no exception. Revisit these 28 rivalries in music and fin out what the beef was between Kanye West and 50 Cent, Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses, and many more.

 
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