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  • Classic Album Covers Come Alive In This Incredible Music Video

    With the death of music television, it seems like music videos have returned to being nothing more than promos for the artist rather than the unique visual art form they were in the 80s, launching the careers of filmmakers like Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. But outside the mainstream, there are still creative folks creating groundbreaking videos. For the video for his track “Mayokero,” Roy Kafri teamed with Israeli artist and director Vania Heymann. The result is an amazing video where classic album covers come to life an sing along to Kafri’s track. Watch the video and the “making of” below and see how Heymann transformed his friends into Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Prince, and more.

  • Ron Perlman Took Part In Reddit’s Secret Santa And Totally Delivered

    Ron Perlman, known for roles in just about everything, including Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy, Alien:Resurrection, and that terrible Beauty and the Beast 80s TV series where he lived in the sewers under present-day New York, is also a Redditor. And like any good Redditor, he took part in the annual Secret Santa gift exchange. It’s the largest gift exchange in the world, with over 200,000 people in 188 countries taking part this year. Redditor writedrunk_editsober received this package with a personalized autographed book and DVD from Perlman along with a few chocolate bars (Perlman noticed his giftee liked chocolate bars). And just in case you don’t believe the package really came from the actor, a Reddit employee confirmed that she picked up the goods while Perlman was filming in NYC then sent the package from Reddit’s office.

  • “Parks and Rec” Was The Best Thing to Ever Happen for It’s Cast. Here’s Why

    Parks and Recreation is about to embark on it’s final season, set in a not so futuristic 2017, where drones patrol neighborhoods and Tom Haverford is the mogul he’d always dreamed he’d be. Now Andy (Chris Pratt), goes by Johnny Karate and is the star of a new hit show and Jerry goes by Terry, because no one would listen when he tried to correct them. Still not much is known about Ron Swanson or the rest of the cast besides Leslie and Ben, but we just got ourselves amped up for the final season. So we thought we’d create a meter of success each main character has acquired from the show’s prime time dominance. We used Lil’ Sebastian as an optimal arbitrary rating system.   Donna Meagle- Retta Retta already wins because she only has one word in her name. Other than that Retta’s been playing some one-off roles on The Kroll Show, Kay & Peele and Drunk History. Her defining moment on the show was “Treat yo’self” day, top 5 funniest moments on the show. I award Retta 1 Lil Sebastian Jerry- Jim O’Heir Jim’s been staying busy. Very busy. Since 2009 Jim has appeared in over 60 different pieces of more »

  • This Jacksonville Theme Song Is So Bad It’s…It’s Just So Bad [Video]

    Jacksonville has a lot going for it. It’s the largest city in the US by area…there’s a zoo…the Jaguars play there. No, wait, Jacksonville isn’t that great. It’s enormous and it’s a pain in the ass to get around. But at least some of its more than 800,000 residents like it there. And now they’ve made a song about it. It seems like a Tim and Eric song, complete with random lyrics, public access-quality videography, and a sweet soprano sax solo three minutes in. But it isn’t. At least, we don’t think it is.

  • 78 Cocktails Everyone Should Know [Infographic]

    Need to brush up on classic cocktail recipes for your holiday party? Don’t bother with that dusty copy of Mr. Boston. Just take a look at this simple, clear infographic from Information is Beautiful featuring 78 of the most common cocktails. Fun fact: Having never heard of a “Monkey Gland,” I did a little research. It’s a real cocktail from the 1920s and it’s named after a surgical procedure performed by French surgeon Serge Voronoff wherein he would graft monkey testicle tissue on to the testicles of men—for therapeutic reasons, of course. The more you know…

  • Glenlivet Launches Christmas Gift Packs

    Let’s be honest, alcohol makes a great gift any time of year. But it’s even better to purchase around Christmas because of the gift packs that are available, featuring extras like branded glassware or flasks or samples of other products. However, these gift packs seem to be less common with single malt distillers. If you’re spending the extra dough on a delicious singe malt, you should be rewarded with a little something extra this time of year, right? Glenlivet agrees. The Glenlivet 12 is America’s most popular single malt and it’s easy to see why. The smooth Speyside, a favorite of Tony Soprano, is simple enough for scotch novices to enjoy while remaining a solid standby for veterans. And the price is right for an entry-level single malt. And now you can enjoy it in seasonal gift pack varieties. Master typographer Alan Kitching designed the packaging, featuring specially-commissioned letter press artwork. Inside you’ll find a 70cl bottle of the Glenlivet 12. The gift packs feature either two branded glasses or 5cl miniature bottles of the 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve and 18 Year Old expressions. Both packs also contain a booklet with a history of the distillery. Get yours more »

  • The Definitive 10 Worst Characters In Home Alone

    So I just read Joyce‘s story “The Definitive List of The 10 Greatest Characters in Home Alone” and I will say it was pretty money.  Good job, brother.  How you leave Snakes and/or Johnny off that list is beyond me, but hey, I didn’t say nothin’. After reading his story, I texted him and said “but what about the WORST characters?”  After a few exchanges, we came up with what we think are the 10 biggest idiots in our favorite Christmas movie.

  • 38 of the Most Brilliant Snapchats to Make it Out Alive

    Snapchat is quickly becoming the most used social media app for millennials and generation z (whatever that means), and us old timers can finally see why.  We’re sure there are many more brilliant Snapchats forever gone after it’s time is up, but for now here are some of the most brilliant snaps that made it out alive.

  • Relive Your Crappy Childhood With These Handheld Classics

    Remember when all your friends were playing Super Mario Bros. and Zelda on NES while you were stuck with horribly repetitive handheld versions? Oh you don’t? Well it must have been nice to have parents who loved you. The rest of us had to make do with our LCD games and despite the static background image and unresponsive controls, we became master gamers with our handheld devices. And best of all, we could take our videogames with us wherever we went, something NES kids couldn’t do. Unfortunately, our parents were also cheap when it came to the batteries to power our Tiger games and without fail our devices were killed by battery acid leaking from dubious “Durabell” AA’s. Those physical games are long gone and although emulators of classic systems are now commonplace, the handhelds from Tiger and Nintendo have been neglected. But thanks to Hippopotam, that’s no longer the case. Pica Pic features a digitized collection of classic handhelds including Bartman, Donkey Kong, and Zelda. The best part is that the actual handheld is picture on the screen while you play. The different shapes, colors, and artwork on the physical devices were as much a part of the game more »

  • Rudolph Meets John McClane In Fly Hard [Video]

    You know, I never really noticed just how similar the old Rankin/Bass Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is to Die Hard. After all, they both have…um…well…they’re both Christmas movies, I guess. But even with such a tenuous connection, this mash-up, using the sound from the Die Hard trailer and video from Rudolph, works perfectly. Or maybe we’ve just been hitting the egg nog too early this year.

  • 6 Things Wrong With Her Boobs (That You Love Anyway)

    Boobs are like friends: Girls are going to complain about theirs even when they’re ultimately happy with them. So when your girlfriend is saying “they could be better,” you have to stick up for them (because they’re sticking up just fine already!). But you’ve got to know what’s behind your girlfriend’s gripe in order to be the best boob advocate you can be…

  • Keith Richards is 71 Today, Here are 6 Quotes From The Last True Rockstar

    Happy birthday to Keith Richards, in 1943 you were born into this world with a head full of blown out hair and a cigarette hanging out of your mouth (I’d like to think). In your 71 years on this earth you’ve seen more than 10 lifetimes of… of stuff. You’ve always been a shoot from the hip, honest shooter and so we want to thank you by highlighting a few of your best quotes. The last great rockstar’s wise words to live by.

  • The Ladies Of Twin Peaks As Pin-Up Tattoos

    Emma Munger is an illustrator who works at a comic book store and draws Sailor Jerry-inspired pin-ups of her favorite TV and movie characters. You can find character from Hocus Pocus, X-Files, Orange is the New Black, and plenty of others on Emma’s blog, but our favorites have to be the ladies of Twin Peaks. Even Denise Bryson, the DEA agent portrayed by David Duchovny, is included in the series! And with Twin Peaks making a comeback in 2016, it’s a sure bet that tattoos like these will soon be appearing on Whole Foods cashiers and Starbucks baristas (we kid). If you like what you see, you can purchase a poster or calendar featuring the Twin Peaks babes from Emma’s store.

  • Your Favorite Movie Posters Are Better in GIF Form

    Two of our favorite things. Gifs and movie posters, together at last, in one seamless loop that last forever. In this compilation, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Batman, Looper, E.T. and even Gravity are given the Gif treatment. I can watch Sandra Bullock drift off into a silent space forever.

  • How Much Rum Can You Now Bring Back From Cuba?

    With the announcement that the United States’ relationship with Cuba is warming, there has been plenty of excitement about heading down to the island nation and loading up on fine cigars. That’s all well and good, but what we really want is some rum. After the revolution in 1959, the communist government took control of Havana Club distillery. Since then, the brand has been off limits to United states citizens. But the Arechabala family, who started Havana Club, moved to the US after the revolution. They sold the rights to the brand to Bacardi, who began producing their own Havana Club rum in 2012. However, Pernod Ricard still distributes the Cuban Havana Club rum around the world. Bacardi’s Havana Club is a great rum, but we’re curious to try the stuff from the original Cuban distillery. And now, we can go to Cuba and bring back up to $100 worth of goods. But just how much rum is that? With a little help from Trip Advisor, we figured it all out.

  • Why Being a Sports Fan is the Smartest (And Dumbest) Investment You Can Make

    Being a sports fan is one of the safest investments you can make. Essentially, with the exception of a Bernie Madoff interaction, being a sports fan is one of the lowest risk-highest reward investments out there. Being part of a collective fan base is like pooling the resources of thousands of people to bet on black at a casino roulette table, only to lose and literally hear the response this one’s on the house. As a sports fan there are no consequences or responsibilities for losing. You can invest as much of your emotional output as you’d like and reap the benefits of celebrating in success, or mindlessly turn on a Law & Order: SVU rerun hoping to forget defeat . If I cheer on my child in a sporting event and he wins I can celebrate right? But when he loses I couldn’t forget to feed him could I? Well technically yeah, but I mean in a non eventual incarceration kind of way. For those who mock sports fans and can’t fathom the idea of spending countless hours scouring the internet, the television, or the newspaper-if you happen to find one- just to stay abreast of all things sport a quick reminder: we are all into something. For more »

  • The Colbert Report Studio Gets The Google Maps Treatment

    Stephen Colbert is saying goodbye to the stage that made him the star he is today, after writing for the Daily Show since the mid 90s, Colbert got his own desk on the Colbert Report, which has been a voice for young adults in America since it’s launch. Colbert will be taking over David Letterman’s slot as a late night host, but not before one last good bye. In collaboration with The Colbert Report, Google Maps Business View is giving a 360-degree virtual tour of The Colbert Report studio. Business view hopes to continue their Google Street success, by giving virtual tours of restaurants and stores around the globe.

  • 2014 Summed Up In A Single, Giant Image

    It doesn’t seem possible to fit all of 2014 into a single image. Ebola, Robin Williams, normcore, Ice Bucket Challenge, Derek Jeter, the Apparently Kid…we could go on and on. But how would you fit all of those pop culture references into one picture? We don’t know, and that’s why we don’t work for Beutler Ink. They make some great infographics so it should comes as no surprise that they would be able to pull this off. Can you spot all the references? Don’t feel bad, we had some trouble, too (there’s nearly 100). For the full list and a look at the “making of,” check out the blog entry from Beutler Ink. We’re just going to stare at this for a bit longer…

  • Best Boots for This Winter

    This winter promises to be dastardly, yes like the villainous Dick Dastardly and his snickering canine sidekick, Muttley. I picture them reigning cold winds and snow upon the city when I picture the powers that be, responsible for terrible weather.  So what do you need to prepare for the worst of the worst, the inevitable frigidness of January/February? Boots. You need Boots. Insulated, cold weather proof, slush-kickin’ boots. So we’ve compiled a list of the best all purpose winter boots for the winter season. Timberland Eathkeeper The Earthkeeper is a great looking all-season boot that will last the test of time, in fact, will look better with age. Made with recycled/sustainably sourced materials, the Earthkeeper will do the job Timberland is renowned for without sacrificing looks A great commuting or shoveling water resistant boot. Timberland Eathkeeper $180 __ Native Shoes Jimmy This shoe is dry and light. If you want a minimalist boot with fleece lining and a bevy of great color combinations give this boot a try. With it’s sleek ivory signature sole, the Jimmy is both stylish and practical. And light, oh so light, don’t ever worry about slushing through the snow trying to pick up each leg with both arms. more »

  • We Want More Of This Pulp Fiction Underwater Remake [Video]

    Why would anyone make a shot for shot remake of the iconic “Say what again” scene from Pulp Fiction underwater? Because they can! And we’re glad someone did, because it’s pretty incredible. And the ethereal quality of Vincent’s hair floating around him is the most glorious image we’ve ever seen. Let’s just hope there’s more to come…

  • Santa Gets Designer Makeovers

    Come on, Santa. You’ve been wearing that red and white get-up since the 19th century. As the populace gets fatter, designers are catering more and more to rotund fellows such as yourself. You no longer have to wear that red suit with the white fur trim. Or that stupid hat. Or those clunky old rain boots. To give you some ideas, the designers at Joint London put together these images of you in the finest clothes around. Hell, you wouldn’t even need Rudolph’s nose with that obnoxiously bright Kenzo gear.

  • The Bikes And Babes Of New Jersey In The 80s [31 Photos]

    When I was growing up in Jersey in the 80s, my dad wished he was a biker. He had an early model Triumph Bonneville but didn’t ride it much. He’d drag us to Philadelphia for the motorcycle show and fantasize about life as a biker, but he never lived it. And now, looking at these photos, I’m pissed off! It looks like we missed out on a ton of fun! Pulsating Paula received her first camera in the early 80s. She photographed what she was familiar with—tattoo events and biker parties. Many of her photos were published in Biker Lifestyle and Tattoo Magazine and it’s easy to see why. Paula’s photos effortlessly capture the fun and love shared by the biker culture because she was a part of it. There’s no sense of irony or disdain for the subculture. It’s just pictures of people enjoying themselves. What could be better than that? This gallery is just a small sample of Pulsating Paula’s collection from the 80s and early 90s. For many more great photos, check her out on Facebook.

  • Stephen Colbert: By The Numbers

    After 9 years and 1,440 episodes comedic pundit Stephen Colbert will say goodbye to “The Colbert Report.” He had an incredible run with Comedy Central and CBS hopes to bring that energy and audience over to the “Late Show” when he picks up the hosting gig in 2015. New York Times pulled together interesting facts and figures related to the man who fearlessly put even the most powerful politicians and personalities in their place over the years:

  • The 60th Anniversary Vanquish is Made of Recycled Aston Martin Parts

    For the Vanquishes 60th Anniversary each limited edition Vanquish has been styled by the Design team at Aston Martin Lagonda working with the bespoke personalisation service: Q by Aston Martin. Each part of every car has been handpicked meticulously from each era of the last 60 years to create a final product that would make Dr. Frankenstein shed a single tear. The cars are limited to a quantity of just 6, so if you want one better call up uncle Rich (Branson).

  • Dogfish Head Made Scrapple Beer And People Are Actually Drinking It

    Are you from Delaware or Pennsylvania or South Jersey? If not, you may not be familiar with scrapple. It’s a sort of mystery loaf made from boiling down whatever pig parts are around until a mush develops. The mush is cooked up as a loaf then sliced and fried with breakfast. It’s not terrible, but it’s definitely an acquired taste. And it’s not something anyone would use to brew beer. Until now. As proof that craft brewing has gone too far and brewers are running out of ideas, Delaware’s Dogfish Head has developed Beer for Breakfast, a draft beer exclusive to their brewpub. The breakfast brew is made with 25 pounds of scrapple, maple syrup, barley smoked over applewood, lactose (milk sugar), and coffee. Beer for Breakfast was released December 5 to great acclaim. Due to the amount of work it takes to brew the beer, Dogfish Head has no intentions of ever bottling it, so if you want to try some, you better head to Delaware. But hurry, those Delware creeps can’t get enough of the stuff and its going fast. Source: Dogfish Head

  • 4 Popular Video Games As Pulp Novel Covers

    Long before there were video games to transport us into fantastic and/or violent worlds where we could become heroes, we had to rely on pulp novels. The cheap works of fiction were filled with hard-boiled detectives and femme fatales but their graphics, a static painting on the cover, left much to be desired. The video games we all enjoy today are quite similar to those old books, as evidenced by this series from illustrator and painter Astor Alexander. For more info and other works, check out Behance.

  • London From Above (12 HQ Photos)

    London is the most visited city in the world, a central hub for travelers on their way to or from the west, home to six professional Premier League teams and three of top ten museums and galleries in the world. London is only growing, massive skyscrapers and cranes overlook buildings with 2 times the historic prevalence of anything in the established U.S. Slava Stepanov (Gelio), a Russian based photographer has created a brilliant series of photos that captured London form a birds eye view perspective, a view not many people are accustomed to when the metropolis comes to mind. A beautiful city combining a thousand years of history and progressive modern architecture, London is a sight that should be seen from the ground floor and up in the heavens.

  • This Bad Girls Club Hopeful Got Booted And Reacted Appropriately [Video]

    What do you do if your car gets booted? Pay the proper fines and vow to be more responsible in the future, probably. Unless you’re at auditions for “Bad Girls Club,” a show where seven “bad girls” are locked in a mansion and left to kill each other with cattiness. Then you need to show how “bad” you are drive off like it’s no big deal. I think it’s safe to say that the lady who drove off in the booted BMW will be getting a call back from the producers.

  • Rare and Iconic Photos of NYC Subways in the 1966

    Photographer Danny Lyon is bringing to light very rare photos taken 48 years ago surrounding the subways of New York City. Lyon has already established himself as one of New York City’s best native born photographers, especially through the 60s and 70s. Lyons account of New York City during an era of drastic change and gentrification are looked at as sacred scrolls from another era of history today. His rare and iconic photos of what we know now as “The Financial District” of Manhattan taken before it’s complete overhauling to the financial Mecca it is today are some of the last and few on record to date. In Lyon’s newest exhibition called Underground: 1966, which according to the MTA, was inspired by some advice from his mom after he returned to New York, “Lyon returned to New York City in late 1966, when he took his mother’s advice: “If you’re bored, just talk to someone on the subway.” He used a Rolleiflex camera and color transparency film to photograph the subway in Brooklyn. The images in “Underground: 1966” have never been publicly exhibited.” Lyon created the originals with a Rolleiflex camera using Kodak safety film slides. He did not use a more »

 
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