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  • New Lemonhead Mascot Will Leave You In Tears [8 Photos]

    After more than 50 years on the market, Lemonhead candy, the delicious confection that’s not quite soft, not quite hard, but just the right amount of sour, has updated its logo. The cartoon boy with a giant lemon head has been replaced by a real-life man. With a giant lemon head. Remember when everyone complained about Burger King’s King mascot being creepy? Well Lemonhead just took it to the next level. Keep up with their new citruscephalic-suffering lad on Facebook and Twitter. Think they’ll follow suit with the other “-head” candies? I don’t even want to imagine what a real-life Grapehead would look like…

  • 18 Literal Movie Posters

    India-based designer and illustrator Danish Ahmed was looking at the poster for “The Wolf of Wall Street” when he began to wonder what it would look like if it featured n actual wolf. Once that idea got stuck in his head, he began to realize how many other movie posters would drastically change if their titles were reimagined in a more literal sense. The result is this series of 18 literal movie posters. The”A-Team” and “Iron Man 3″ are especially clever. And as someone who lived in Florida and witnessed plenty of transformers getting struck by lightning, the literal “Transformers” could still provide as many insane explosion as any Michael Bay production. Check out more of Danish Ahmed’s work on Behance and Tumblr.

  • A Visual Compendium of Basketball Jerseys

    Pop Chart Labs has created a compilation of the most striking basketball jerseys through the years in chronological order. From the 1921 New York Celtics to the lovable Toon-Squad from Space Jam, The list consists of a variety of professional, All-star, independent league and film jerseys. All of the most iconic basketball jerseys from the history of the sport. Key years to look for; 1989 and 1992, wooo-eeee hot fire. Get yours now at Pop Chart Labs.

  • The Lost And Found Of Coachella 2014 [22 Photos]

    With around 90,000 people attending each day of the 2014 Coachella Festival, there’s a good chance that a few things would be left behind. The good news is that the swell folks out there in California have collected and documented everything they found and have put the info up on the Coachella website. The bad news is that you only have 3 months to claim your stuff before it’s donated to charity. There are plenty of car keys, prescription glasses, and digital cameras, but the most incredible find has to be the birth certificate from Pakistan. It seems like if you brought your foreign birth certificate to a music festival, you must have had a really good reason. And leaving without it probably caused you lots of trouble. So if you lost your Pakistani birth certificate or a cool flask with an anchor on it, be sure to claim your junk at Coachella Lost and Found.

  • Jimmy Kimmel Meets People Who Think Godzilla Is A Real Thing

    Godzilla made $93 million during its opening weekend here in the United States. So we went out onto Hollywood Blvd and asked people this question: considering Godzilla is based on the true story of the giant lizard attack on Tokyo that killed more than 100,000 people in 1954, do you think it is wrong that Hollywood glamorizes this event for entertainment?

  • 25 Brilliant Album Cover Parodies

    The community of artists at RIPT Apparel have designed these great parodies of popular album covers using characters from your favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. You can order your favorite as a print, bluetooth speakers, headphones, coasters, laptop sleeve, or a ton of other products at RIPT Apparel. A special thank you goes out to the artist of the Gollum/Nirvana parody for having the decency to add a loincloth to the design. 

  • Vocal Ranges Of The World’s Greatest Singers [Infographic]

    Compare the vocal ranges of your favorite singers with this neat interactive infographic. The lowest and highest note each singer has recorded is charted along with which song the notes come from and where they fall on a keyboard. Everyone knows Mariah Carey has a legendary range, but seeing it illustrated on the keyboard is especially impressive. Even Tom Waits has a better range than most folks would think, but his caterwauling isn’t exactly great singing. Check out the full-sized version at ConcertHotels.

  • 15 Reenactments Of Famous Paintings

    VanGoYourself aims to ignite interest in art museums across the United Kingdom and mainland Europe by encouraging people to not just look at paintings, but to get inside them by reenacting them. The website offers more than 50 paintings to choose from, including such iconic images as Da Vinci’s Last Supper” and Vermeer’s “Milkmaid,” that can be found on display in 7 countries across Europe. After you choose a painting, you then reenact it as best (or worst) you can and upload it for the world to see. So far, our favorite is the sleeping dog that’s a dead ringer for “Dying Adonis.”

  • The Disappearing Street Art Of World War II [14 Photos]

    Oh June 6, 1944 is forever known as World War II’s D-Day, when more than 150,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in order to liberate Europe. With the 70th anniversary of the historic event drawing near, photographer Si Barber has been documenting the ever disappearing artwork painted by the servicemen in their off time. Between 1942 and 1945, US Servicemen painted cartoons, pinups, combat scenes, and pretty much whatever they felt like on the walls of bomber and fighter bases in central and eastern England. Most of the work was undocumented and little of it survives, but hopefully Barber’s photos will help spread awareness for the preservation of the murals and the historic buildings they are painted on.

  • NYC As Seen Through A Game Boy Camera In 2000 [10 Photos]

    In 1998, Nintendo breathed new life into their almost 10 year-old portable gaming system with the release of the Game Boy Camera, allowing one to take a break from capturing Pokemon and instead capture 256×254 black and white digital images and even print them out using the Game Boy Printer. In 2000, photographer David Friedman got a hold of a Game Boy Camera and photographed such iconic locations as Rockefeller Center and the New York Public Library. He recently uncovered the photos, and the quaintness of something that seemed so revolutionary just 14 years ago is insane. Check out more of Friedman’s projects, including experiments using the Game Boy Camera to take color photos, at his blog, Ironic Sans.

  • First Video of Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC Game

    After announcing that Bruce Lee would be a playable character in the new UFC game by EA Sports, they recently released a video highlighting the profound career of the legendary martial artist. Shot in unison with clips of Lee’s demonstrations, gameplay from the game and interviews from the likes of Dana White and Jon “Bones” Jones the video highlights just how next-level Bruce Lee was. He should be unbeatable in the game.

  • 20 Amazing Albums That Turn 10 In 2014

    The 2004 music year started off with a bang. Britney Spears got married (and divorced 55 hours later) and there was an epic “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl all in the first four weeks of the year. Later in the year Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below became the first rap album to win Album of the Year at the Grammys, Usher sold an astonishing 1.1 million copies of Confessions in it’s first week, Creed broke up, Dave Matthews Band’s tour bus dumped 800 pounds of human feces from a Chicago bridge, intending to unload it in the river, but it lands on an architecture tour boat, Britney Spears got married (again) to K-Fed, Ashlee Simpson lip-synched on SNL then did a bizarre jig and a ton of great artists like Daft Punk, Kanye, The Killers, Beyonce, and Arcade Fire released debut albums. So now, 10 years later, lets take a look at the great albums of 2004 in order of their release date.

  • Placing Odds On The ‘SNL’ Cast Members Most Likely To Be Fired This Summer

    It’s been a rebuilding year, but going into the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels is going to want a more solid core. With 17 members, the cast is badly bloated, and with that many people angling for screentime, few cast members have really been able to break-out. Chances are, Michaels is going to spend the summer weeding out some of the weaker cast members, and hopefully come back in the fall with 10-12 of the strongest cast members. Who is likely to be cut over the summer? Let’s lay odds on those most likely to be fired.

  • Striking Photos of New York City in the ’90s [34 Photos]

    New York City based photographer Gregoire Alessandrini cataloged his entire life in the big city through the ’90s as a film student and a young writer/photographer. In his long running series of photos you’ll see long gone NYC landmarks and transformed locations all taken between 1991 and 1998. Although the photos show a life and times only 20 years in past, but looks like a completely different aesthetic from the city as it is now.

  • Governors Ball 2014 Food Truck Lineup Announced

    There will be over 50 different headliners and up-and-comers on site, with favorites Pok Pok, Hometown Bar-B-Que, L’Apicio, Mile End, Calexico, Luke’s Lobster, Crif Dogs, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Cafe Habana all making an appearance.

  • The Incredible Loads Of Vietnamese Motorbikes [10 Photos]

    With tons of people traveling on very narrow roads, motorbikes are the most common mode of transportation on Vietnamese streets. Whereas Americans find the need to drive gigantic SUVs and pickup trucks to transport absolutely nothing, the Vietnamese do the exact opposite, overloading their little bikes to an absurd degree. Photographer Hans Kemp moved to Ho Chi Minh City in 1995 and in 2000 was commissioned to capture photos of the city’s motorbike culture. He was enamored with the insane amount of all sorts of objects on the tiny bikes and spent the next two years photographing as many as he could. The collection became a book titled “Bikes of Burden.” Kemp recently returned to city for a revised edition to his book. He found that although the streets have widened, the bike culture is just as prevalent, with immense loads as abundant as ever. Order the new edition of “Bikes of Burden” for $24.

  • Awesome Illustrations of “Pop Culture Buddies” from TV & Film

    The term bromance is the common term used today, but throughout cinema and TV history alike, there has always been major success for two best friends who offer a dynamic charisma to the screen. Australian artist Dave Collinson thought up a great concept to illustrate the most famous “bromances” of the past 40 years captured in a series of paintings. Collinson went all in getting great moments like Jesse and Heisenberg getting after some ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ fried chicken, Marty McFly and Doc Brown cruising on some hoverboards and Carton and Will doing “the Carlton”.   

  • Famous Brand Logos Star Wars Style

    These are the logos you’ve been looking for. New Zealand-based designer Barn Bocock used logos from brands like Coca-Cola, Atari, and Nike to mixed them up with Star Wars characters to create these awesome designs. Hopefully this is just the beginning of the series, because a Lando Rover logo would be pretty sweet. Or maybe Leia potato chips? No, that’s actually a terrible idea. You can order your favorite on a T-shirt at the incredible named How to Carv Roast Unicorn store.

  • Live Long And Prosper In This Star Trek Bachelor Pad [22 Photos]

    Marc Bell, best known as former CEO of FriendFinder Networks, a company we’ve never heard of and whose services we have certainly never used when drunk and lonely, is selling his home in Boca Raton, Florida. And at $35 million, it’s the most expensive listing in the city’s history. From the outside, the 8-bedroom, 16-bath home looks like any run of the mill Mediterranean-style mansion you’ve seen. But inside the 27,000 square foot home is a replica of the control room from Star Trek’s Enterprise spaceship along with a “Call of Duty” themed room and a huge arcade. Outside you’ll find a basketball court, pool, and lounge complete with a giant chess set. For more info, beam yourself up to Douglas Elliman Real Estate. And may the force be with you or something.

  • The Ultimate Office Survival Kit

    Say goodbye to your pre-presentation panic, your deadline-late-night troubles and your power outage fears. Creative studio Pheonix has created Agency Survival Kits for all of your daily work worries. The Survival Kits which seem to be made by the Bear Grylls of the workplace offer 3 separate kits. The Overtime: inside you´ll find everything you need to overcome the task at hand, from a stress ball, “do not disturb” badges, peanut butter energy bars, a guide of tricks to keep you calm… The Presentation: with everything you need to look stylish and professional in front of your client, it contains bow ties, a laser pointer, deodorant, a book about “the art of convincing”… and The Power Outage: with everything you need to pass the time, to keep warm and out of the dark, contains stuff like a pair of wool socks to keep you warm, candles, a card deck, and an harmonica to add some life in the office whilst you wait for the power to come back.

  • Lonely Super-heroes Surrounded by Beautiful Landscapes

    Ever wonder where super-heroes go to get away from the perils of their every day environment? French photographer Benoit Lapray‘s photo-manipulation series called “The Quest for Absolution” which shows lonely super-heroes surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The series is suppose to portray comic book protagonists alone in their thoughts, Lapray says “Perhaps they are quite simply on a quest to find themselves?”. The series depicts a never before seen perspective of wonderfully shot landscapes with the hero immersed in their surroundings. The real brilliance of the series is how Lapray makes the photos more about nature than the hero.  

  • Did You Notice These 15 Companies Changed Their Logos This Year? [Link]

    Netflix was in the news last week when the company was found to be using a new logo on ads for upcoming original programming. The new design opts for a minimalist approach, like so many other brands have done, eliminating shadows and cutting down on spacing. But Netflix isn’t the first company to change its logo this year. Here are 14 others you may have missed (probably because so many logos are beginning to look the exact same).

  • Dracula’s Transylvania Bachelor Pad For Sale [25 HQ Photos]

    You’d have to be batty to pass this up: Transylvania’s Bran Castle, also known as “Dracula’s Castle,” is up for sale. Although the castle was never the residence of Vlad the Impaler, the basis for Bram Stoker’s Dracula character, it is believed to be the influence for the setting of the gothic novel. The 57-room, 22-acre castle features a dungeon, music room, lavish dining areas, tall towers…and no bathrooms or plumbing. But don’t let the state of this fixer-upper scare you: With half a million visitors per year paying about $7 admission, the castle basically pays for itself. The price isn’t listed, but it’s believed to sell for over $135 million. Remember that scene in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” where Keanu Reeves is seduced by the three brides (including Monica Bellucci!)? A chance at that is totally worth $135 mil.

  • China’s Bizarre Obsession With a Kenny G Song

    China has many cultural quirks that baffle the rest of us, such as those frightening “facekinis” that women wear to the beach to keep their faces pale or the “virgin boy eggs” boiled in urine and ingested as a springtime treat, but by far the most bizarre aspect to daily life in China is the obsession with Kenny G’s “Going Home.” The song, originally recorded in 1989, sounds like any other Kenny G song, or any other smooth jazz song for that matter, but something about that one particular song has struck a chord with the Chinese people. As the New York Times recently reported, the song has become the de facto anthem signifying that it’s time to go home. The song is played at schools, libraries, shopping malls, and even out on the street as a polite way to say “get the hell out of here.” One shopkeeper interviewed said she’s been using the song since 2000 but doesn’t know when it first became popular or why. In fact, nobody seems to know the origin of the song’s status as the unofficial closing time anthem. It just sort of appeared and billions of people accepted it. “Going Home” has even conditioned more »

  • Behind the Scenes of The Beatles Iconic Abbey Road Crossing [11 Photos]

    The cover photo for The Beatles’ Abbey Road album is looked at as one of the most celebrated photos of the music industry. It was in the midst of a time of rebellion, change and revolution and the Beatles voice was at the forefront of it all. On August 8th, 1969, around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the infamous photo as he stood on a step-ladder while a policeman held up traffic, which was based on a sketch by Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney’s concept sketch “In the scene, the group walk across the street in single file from left to right, with Lennon leading, followed by Starr, McCartney, and Harrison. McCartney is barefoot and out of step with the other members. With the exception of Harrison, the group are wearing suits designed by Tommy Nutter. To the left of the picture, parked next to the zebra crossing, is a white Volkswagen Beetle motor-car which belonged to one of the people living in the block of flats across from the recording studio. After the album was released, the number plate (LMW 281F) was stolen repeatedly from the car. In 1986, the car was more »

  • The Best Part Of Eurovision That No One Is Talking About [Video + GIFs]

    Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has unified European nations without the need for a fascist ideology. Apparently it’s broadcast in The United States but since we don’t compete, we don’t really care. However, this year the contest has been making headlines all over the world after drag queen Conchita Wurst was declared the winner over the weekend. It’s great that she won, she did a fine job and her beard is much better looking than anything we could grow. But with that being said, we here at RSVLTS HQ feel that other performers have been overshadowed by the media attention given to Conchita Wurst. For instance, the Polish duo Donatan & Cleo performed “We Are Slavic” and once the butter churning and vigorous laundering began, we could feel our Slavic pride swell. And we’re not even Slavic!

  • Indian Cities At Night Are Eerily Peaceful [12 Photos]

    With a population of 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world and is quickly on its way to take the number one slot from China. With so many people, one would think that the country is always bustling with activity. Photographer Gavin Evans spent three months in the country dispelling this notion with these Indian nightscapes that capture the quiet, maybe even too quiet, late-night hours. The photographs were taken with a Sony Alpha A7 camera, which works well in low-light situations. For more photos, be sure to check out Gavin Evans.

  • Eye Opening Behind the scenes Photos from “2001: A Space Odyssey” [24 Photos]

    Regarded as one of the most influential films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey took viewers on a journey like no other in 1968. 2001 paved the way for an outlook on the future for all mankind, a future we haven’t achieved yet, but aren’t far off. Retronaut put together a collection of rarely seen behind the scene photos from a movie that seemed too real for sci fi.

  • 15 Hyperrealistic Paintings That Will Fool Your Brain

    Italy-based artist Roberto Bernardi is one of the biggest names in hyperrealism paintings. His first solo exhibition, at the age of 20, was in 1994, at the forefront of the art movement that took photorealism to the next level. Since then, his work has been featured in galleries and publications all over the world. Utilizing just oils on canvas, Bernardi is able to create paintings that look like touched-up, high-definition photos in a glossy magazine ad. Check out more of his mind-blowing work at Roberto Bernardi.

 
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