• Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2015: Join RSVLTS at the Bougie Celebrity Day Drinking Party In Jersey City

    Dust off your khaki suits and Sperry’s because Polo is coming back to Liberty State Park on May 30th. If popping bottles of champagne in the company of dapper gents and bougie babes wearing sundresses and large hats is your idea of fun than the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is for you. Last year’s celebrity filled Classic was a fun afternoon of drinking in the beautiful weather and it sold out very quickly, so don’t miss the boat because F.O.M.O. can be an ugly, well dressed bitch.

  • The Latest Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Looks Clinically Insane

    Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are heading up this summer’s adaptation of ’80s classic Mad Max and after seeing the first trailer months back, we got excited to say the least. Today Warner Bros released a new two and a half minute trailer for the movie that promises to be a wild ride. With mad scientist and original Mad Max writer George Miller writing and directing Fury Road, it will be interesting to see the direction he takes the franchise. From the looks of it, straight off a cliff into a river of crazy. I’ll give you an example, as an editor it’s my job to screen-grab an “engaging” frame from video clips for use as a feature photo on the homepage, well I could have taken that “engaging” photo at any given frame during the full length of this trailer. It’s nearly three minutes of pure, unadulterated insanity. Enjoy every second of it.

  • SXSW Bands Singing “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is Mash-up Brilliance

    SXSW has always been the most progressive time of the year for brands and bands to show their creative side. It’s an atmosphere that encourages new ways of thinking, so when Bleachers, Future, and Best Coast visited the ‘UPROXX House’ during their music showcase, UPROXX took an interesting approach to their performances. They had all three acts agree to perform Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” an enjoyable song regardless if you have to hear it three times in one night, but the method to the madness was released today in a smash-up by all three artists performing the same song. The mash-up works so well, because of the dynamic sound off all three frontmen singing the classic-rock anthem in a cohesive union. Here is Twisted Sister’s original, as if you needed any reminder:

  • Time-Lapse Videos Drawing Famous Logos Are Oddly Satisfying

    England-based artist Seb Lester is known for his calligraphy-heavy works that adorn book covers and even mastheads of popular UK publishers. Lately, he’s been showing off his talents via Instagram with time-lapse videos of him drawing iconic logos. There is something soothing about the clips, such as when a series of straight lines becomes Nike, but they are also infuriating to those of us who can barely write our own names legibly. I doodle a lot. Slower version on my 'Seb Lester' Facebook page. A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Mar 22, 2015 at 6:01am PDT Latest doodle A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Mar 19, 2015 at 6:18am PDT Latest doodle A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Mar 19, 2015 at 6:18am PDT Latest doodle A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Mar 19, 2015 at 6:18am PDT Latest doodle A video posted by Seb Lester (@seblester) on Mar 19, 2015 at 6:18am PDT

  • Supercut Of Every Dreamworks Logo Variant [Video]

    When Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen joined forces to create DreamWorks SKG, they knew they would need an iconic logo to compete with Disney, 20th Century Fox, MGM, and the like. Spielberg decided on a computer generated old fishermanman on the moon, but ILM VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren suggested a hand-painted logo. Artist Robert Hunt was hired to paint Spielberg’s vision, and along with the old man, he also sent in a painting of a boy, based on his son. The rest is history. The logo debuted before DreamWorks’ first movie The Peacemaker in 1997. Four years later, it was changed for the first time at the introduction to Shrek. That was just the first of many variations compiled by Ethan Jones in this fantastic supercut.

  • Is Reddit’s /r/Videos Really Dead?

    Moderators at Reddit’s /r/Videos announced today that they were served with DMCA takedown requests for over 150 videos. How did the bastions of freedom at “The Front Page of the Internet” react? By refusing the requests and shaming the copyright trolls? Of course not! Instead the mods have banned the posting of videos, requiring users to write an explanation of the video in a self-post…then post a link to the video. This workaround may seem nonsensical, since Reddit isn’t hosting the videos in the first place and a link in a self-post is the same as the post being a direct link to the offending video, but that’s the rule for now. And although a quick glance at the calendar may lead you to believe this is a horrible April Fools’ Day prank, the mods insist it’s legit. Whatever is actually going on, expect to read plenty of text-based Rickrolls on /r/Videos before this is all sorted out.

  • Inside Facebook’s New Menlo Park Mega-Campus [15 Photos]

    Facebook’s new campus in Menlo Park, California is open for business and employees have been having a field day uploading it’s colorful campus and open air style interior. The campus was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry who designed Spain’s Guggenheim Museum, most notably. The entire campus is a 430,000-square-foot LEED-certified building which will house twenty-eight hundred people, roughly a third of Facebook’s global team.

  • Shocking Photos Of Lake Powell’s Dwindling Water Levels

    Lake Powell, a Colorado River reservoir located between Utah and Arizona, has been hit hard by the continuing drought, losing 4.4 trillion gallons of water. For 11 of the past 14 years, the Colorado River Basin, which supplies water to 40 million people in western states, has been hit with drought conditions. This has left Lake Powell at 45% below capacity. Vegetation from the riverbed now lies exposed while the former waterline has left a ring around Lake Powell. And to help out other reservoirs located downstream, Lake Powell will release another 2.68 trillion gallons of water this year, which may result in the lake seeing its lowest recorded water levels. Let’s hope California’s recent enacted water conservation rules aren’t too little, too late.

  • Are You Brave Enough To Walk On The World’s Most Dangerous Footpath? [Photos]

    The El Caminito del Rey footpath, which slices through the Gaitanes Gorge in southern Spain was once declared the “world’s most dangerous footpath.” Its entrances were officially closed after five people plunged to their deaths in 1999 and 2000, but that didn’t stop adrenaline junkies from continuing to risk their lives on the crumbling path. For years locals and tourists bypassed security measures and ignored the threat of a £5,000 fine for trespassing. That was until the path was restored and reopened earlier this month. Via Dailymail.co.uk

  • Now You Can Play Pac-Man Anywhere On Google Maps

    You thought Street View was cool? Well now Google Maps can transform any road map into a Pac-Man game screen, complete with power-ups and ghost enemies. In the screenshot above, we played on the streets of Hoboken around RSVLTS HQ, but it works anywhere. Just enter your desired locale, click on the Pac-Man icon in the bottom left corner, and start playing. We didn’t really feel like doing any work today, anyway.

  • 7 Minimal Maps Of America That Are Big On Information

    Thanks to the Internet, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. Unfortunately, simply rreading facts and figures may not help everyone visualize the data. With that in mind, London-based designer Michael Percino created this series of Minimal Maps that takes information from the USDA about something as dull as corn fields and presents it in a way that’s interesting and easily visualized. You can read that 4.83% of the US, 91 million acres, is corn fields. But until you see these fields mapped out, it’s hard to picture just what those figures mean. Michael writes that the project is ongoing and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. And if you’re interested in purchasing prints, head over to Minimal Maps for more info.

  • First Look at Summer’s New Best Friend, the Jordan Eclipse

    In their latest push for shoes differentiating themselves from the basketball spectrum, Jordan Brand has announced the release of a new casual style shoe, called the The Jordan Eclipse, a sportswear shoe designed with comfort and flexibility being the two main focus points. The shoe is lightweight and breathable making it the quintessential summer day shoe. From the design of the shoe, you can tell the Jordan team took notice of the distinguishable styles between their traditional bulky basketball shoe and a simpler, sleeker upper with a minimalist lower. Unlike traditional footwear design, the shoe features a deconstructed textile upper allowing for lightweight breathability using a cross hatch patten, while the Neoprene tongue provides a comfortable fit, similar to the feel of a Nike Huarache. The shoe will be available at Jordan.com and at select retailers on April 1 for a suggested retail price of $110.      

  • Here’s What The Internet’s Most Read Articles Look Like (Interactive Graphic)

    The internet is by far the vastest channel of information on the planet. News, media and material is all offered up at the tip of our fingers and what Founders and Founders recently did was collect the most read news stories on the entire internet, and spread them out neatly on an interactive graphic. The internet is a pretty accurate reflection on what matters to humanity as a whole and based on the information gathered children, social class, death and self improvement seem to be the most consistent trends throughout popular media articles online. As F&F notes, intimate portraits of peoples lives also hold our interest quite well, for example “The life of Dasani, a homeless child from New York City” or “Dying on Your Own Terms, the story of Brittany Maynard”. Other articles that see spikes in reader engagement are self-help or lifehack articles that provide a sense of usefulness. After useful advice articles come entertainment from pop culture. Here’s how F&F landed on these stories “To find the most-read articles we looked at the top media sites and compared their social metrics, the number of backlinks, and the number of comments. The top 20 articles, one from each top media source, more »

  • Jackie Channing Tatum And Other Frightening Celebrity Mashups

    When you have celebrities with names that fit so well together, such as Amy Adams and Adam Sandler, it’s only natural to think that combining the two would result in hilarity. But then somebody works their Photoshop magic on a composite of the stars and the result is something more frightening than any of Dr. Moreau’s abominations. These brilliantly disturbing amalgams come from MugMashers and although most of them are more creepy than funny, we can’t wait to see what ghastly mashup comes next. Damn, could you imagine how big of a douche Jason Kidd Rock would be? And who knew combining Neil Patrick and Harrison Ford would result in Liam Neeson?

  • Game Of Smurfs Is The Parody We Never Knew We Needed [Video]

    Life was just too perfect in the land of the Smurfs. Growing up during the Reagan years, we knew not to trust the socialist utopia depicted in the cartoon. And the lack of sex and violence was simply unreasonable! But the Smurfs depicted in this Game of Thrones parody are much more our style. Watch as countless little blue creatures slay each other while obnoxiously using “smurf” as every part of speech. And yes, there’s some sweet Smurf love, too. But the best part is the “la-las” of the Smurf theme song set to the Game of Thrones music.

  • These Samoa Girl-Scout Cookie Donuts Should be Illegal

    Sometimes the world doesn’t deserve to be #blessed with such sweet perfection. This is one of those instances. Perry Santanachote and Thrillist have created a franken-donut that looks too delicious to be ingested; A piping hot fresh donut with a chocolate base sprinkled with toasted coconut and topped with fudge. As a human race, we’ve accomplished so much good in the world, so much happiness and so many technological advances that should be praised, but we don’t deserve it, it’s too perfect. Maybe in a hundred years, when we’ve solved global crisis’ and the world is at peace, we can dust of this recipe and create 10-billion of these for the people of the world, but we’re not ready. Not now.  Read the full recipe at Thrillist, but be warned, no good can come of this.

  • 18 GIFS That Perfectly Explain Throwing A RSVLTS Happy Hour Party

    Anyone who has ever thrown a party knows there are weird emotions that come into play. It’s equal parts exciting and emotional roller coaster-y. We recently threw a 400 person banger in Hoboken so I’m going to try and explain the entire process in the only way I know how. With 17 GIFS That Perfectly Explain Throwing A RSVLTS Happy Hour. Using any old GIFS would be too easy so I’m going to do it with 21 Jump Street GIFS. Two weeks before the event you press send on the invite and get super nervous because you don’t know if anyone will even rsvp…   …but then the guest list hits 200 people within the first day and life is good. — And the bar calls you to say the max capacity of the restaurant is 300 people… …and you’re having an internal freak out on the other end of the phone because the guest list is already up to 400 people. — But it’s all good because you get super pumped thinking about all the fun you’re going to be having with your friends. — Then the big day arrives and you can’t decide which RSVLTS shirt to wear. But all signs always point back to the Butcher. — more »

  • Why Does This Mobile Home Cost $1.2 Million?

    Why does a .36-acre plot of land bought for $300 in 1956 now cost $1.2 million? Is it the fetching one-bedroom mobile home sitting on the property? Or maybe the adjoining tiny shed crammed with fishing gear? Not even close. It’s all about the location. 79-year-old fisherman Richard Lester originally purchased the property almost 60 years ago in New York’s highly-coveted East Hampton near Indian Wells Beach. Although the price may be shocking, it’s actually been reduced by $400,000 since October and is a steal in the neighborhood, where a nearby property recently sold for $4 million. In reality, the trailer and shed don’t factor in to the price much. The $1.2 million is really for the land, suitable for a 4,000-square-foot house with 20’x50′ swimming pool. And what does Richard Lester have to say about his real estate luck? “I think it’s ridiculous,” he told the New York Post.

  • The New Range Rover SVAutobiography Eats Luxury for Breakfast

    The Range Rover SVAutobiography is simply one-of-a-kind. It’s arguably the most luxurious SUV on the market, with 500hp under the hood and more attention to detail than a Da Vinci painting. The exterior was made so distinguishable, the SVAutobiography is unmistakable next to your run of the mill Range Rover. It’s two-tone color and fully customizable letter and badges are a definite change of pace from the stock green insignia you’re accustomed to seeing on Land Rovers. The $200,000 price tag is complimented by leather, walnut, and brushed aluminum on the interior, with reclinable seats and a obligatory champagne fridge, but wait. There’s more. The trunk is even noteworthy, the base of the trunk pulls toward the rear as a “loading floor”, so not to strain your back when loading expensive luggage into it. Oh and if you feel like taking it tailgating with the rest of the peasants, try it’s “event seating” feature that offers a pair of seats, complete with footrests, that fold out from the back. The one car that can humble a Range Rover HSE.

  • The Lincoln Continental Is Coming Back But It’s Way Less Exciting Than We Hoped

    The Lincoln Continental was one of the most iconic cars of the 60s, famously used by the Kennedy White House as a limousine. But over the years, Americans began favoring smaller imports over giant steel boats and the Continental was retired in 2002 with Lincoln’s other popular big sedan, the Town Car, following suit in 2011. Although lower Americans are currently experiencing lower gas prices, the American car market probably won’t see a return to the demand of the huge gas-guzzling sedans of yesteryear. But the Chinese market is a whole different story. GM has made a fortune selling its big luxury cars in China, which now accounts for 20% of Cadillac’s sales. Now Ford is hoping to get a piece of that market by reintroducing the Lincoln Continental. The new Lincoln Continental concept car will be displayed at this week’s New York Auto Show but sadly it’s much less exciting than the last Continental Concept back in 2002. In fact, the new design looks like an Audi with hideous wheels. The interior looks nice though, with seats that are heated, cooled, and massaging along with reclining rear seats with footrest and briefcase integrated into the front seat back. Under more »

  • An Insider’s Look At Warner Music’s UK HQ [16 Photos]

    Warner Music is the third-largest record company in the world, consisting of such labels as Atlantic, East West, Parlophone, Rhino, Warner Bros., and Warner Classics. It makes sense then that over the years, Warner’s London HQ encompassed six buildings. But with some leases expiring, Warner sought to consolidate into three buildings with its key labels all under one roof. Design firm Woods Bagot came up with the new HQ, featuring open, inviting spaces, a bar adorned in gold records, and plenty of classic Warner Music vinyl for the 500 employees to listen to. Oh, and there’s a pretty sweet (led) zeppelin crashing through the wall.

  • Every Cyclist Needs This LifePaint From Volvo [Video]

    Each year, over 19,000 cyclists in the United Kingdom are involved in an accident. Volvo’s UK arm wanted to do something to bring this statistic down and they found that many accidents were the result of automobile drivers not being able to see cyclists at night. So Volvo teamed with reflective spray manufacturer Albedo100 to create LifePaint. LifePaint is a reflective spray that can be used on both your bike and your clothes that is invisible in the daylight but glows brightly in the light of headlights at night. The paint won’t affect the color or surface of whatever you apply it to and will last for about one week after application. For now, LifePaint is only available at a select few bike shops in England, but if it sells, Volvo may consider expanding the availability. For more info on LifePaint and where you can get it, visit Volvo.

  • 30 Mind-Blowing Aerial Photos From Around The World

    Sometimes to make sense of something, you need to take a step back and view the big picture. Of course, when you’re trying to make sense of a sprawling metropolis, that can be a bit difficult. But fear not, we’ve made it easy on you with these 30 aerial photographs that will give you a new perspective on the world. Literally AND figuratively! Warning: Your bucket list will grow immensely after viewing these photos.

  • Pyramids, Temples and Other Scrapped Lincoln Memorial Proposals from 100 Years Ago

    One hundred years ago, the Lincoln Memorial began construction and in 1922 the memorial had it’s official dedication induction. Architect, John Russell Pope, the man who brought other Washington memorial’s to life wasn’t a stranger to Washington D.C., in fact he was the designer for the Jefferson Memorial, the National Archives, and the West building of the National Gallery of Art. In the early 1900s Pope’s commission for the Memorial was almost official, between him and Henry Bacon, but designs, ideas and even location we’re still up in the air, in fact at one point designs for a bridge were almost mocked up, as Vox reports, “suggestions that the memorial take the form of a bridge across the Potomac and of a road to Gettysburg.” Eventually Bacon would defeat Pope for lead designer, but not before Pope came close to beating him out with elaborate designs of ziggurat, a Mayan temple even a Greek monument. With the commission budget set at $2 million, it’s no wonder this would be a project worth fighting to the death for. Although both designer’s managed to survive the battle, Bacon’s design was crowned the winner with sculptor Daniel Chester French taking care of the more »

  • Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 70th Birthday With His Iconic MTV Unplugged Concert [Video]

    90s kids remember that MTV used to show music videos and live performances and the pinnacle was the MTV Unplugged Series. The Unplugged concerts featured artists of all genres performing their songs on acoustic instruments and the performances were always a hit. And one of the biggest Unplugged performances was Eric Clapton’s back in January of 1992. Eric Clapton Unplugged was a big comeback for the guitar great. His son had died tragically at the age of four less than a year before the performance and Clapton’s grief was exemplified by the song “Tears in Heaven.” The album of the concert would go on the win six Grammy awards for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Rock Male Vocal Performance, and Best Rock Song. On this, his 70th birthday, relive Eric Clapton’s incredible Unplugged performance featuring a reworked version of his Derek and the Dominoes hit “Layla” with former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist Chuck Leavell.

  • Watch This Stunning Transformation Of a Man Through Selfies on His 2,600-Mile Hike

    Andy Davidhazy embarked on a massive 2,600 mile hike for an upcoming short film ‘Lost or Found’ and catalogued his journey from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. In the begining of the excursion Davidhazy decided he would take a selfie of himself after each mile, documenting the changes his body would endure over time. The following time-lapse shows Davidhazy undergoing a mind-blowing transformation over the five-month span of the trek.

  • Tanks Made Out Of Snow And Ice, Because Russia [19 Photos]

    When it snows here in America, we make the best of it, building snowmen or igloos or furniture to sit on and enjoy a few ice beers with friends. However, as Sweden and Napoleon learned, Russians see winter as a time of warfare. And even with Charles XII and the Swedish Empire long gone, Russians are still on alert in the winter, even going so far as to build tanks out of snow and ice. Or maybe, rather than fearing an attack from a long-gone emperor, the snow tanks were built for a contest held by online game World of Tanks. Either way, I’ll stay out of Russia for the time being.

  • A Thunderstorm From Space Looks as Cool as it Sounds

    One can only imagine the surreal view of Earth the International Space Station gets to see every day, but every once in a while that view becomes even more extraordinary. NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts currently calls the ISS home and recently shared a stunning Vine which shows a view of thunderstorms over central Africa lighting up the skies beyond the clouds. Take a look.

  • RSVLTS Happy Hour At Ainsworth Hoboken [57 Photos]

    Earlier this month the much anticipated Ainsworth Hoboken allowed us to take over their entire restaurant to throw a grand opening party. John and I were blown away by all the excitement surrounding the happy hour and how many people came out in RSVLTS gear to celebrate. I like to think it was because people wanted to get weird with us, but it’s probably because there was a free open bar. We’ll never know. Either way, we’re so proud to call Hoboken home and you can expect a few surprises from RSVLTS this spring and summer so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep in touch. See also: 18 GIFS That Perfectly Explain Throwing A RSVLTS Happy Hour Party    

  • The 199 Greatest Emily Ratajkowski Photos and GIFS on the Web

    It should be pretty obvious for anyone who has ever logged on to the internet that Emily Ratajkowski is the Queen of the web. Sorry Kate Upton. As Emily gears up for sring time weather in the best way possible we’ve complied the ultimate collection of the photos and GIFs from her history on the web. From behind the scenes from shoots with SI Swimsuit and Esquire to her finest moments on Instagram, we’ve got it all.

  • The Rock Played Bad-Ass Live Action Bambi on SNL

    Last night on SNL, Dwane “The Rock” Johnson hosted, in what may have been the funniest show of the year, but the skit that took the cake was by far “Bambi” as a live action movie. After hunters take the life of Bambi, played by the Rock, he swears revenge and calls upon a few of his friends for help. Vin Diesel plays “Thumper,”, Tyrese Gibson plays the skunk Flower, and Michelle Rodriguez is the girl Bambie named Faline. Ludacris even brings a catchy soundtrack called “Wham. Bam. Bambi.”

 

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