• Coffee Maker Cooking: Brew Up Your Next Dinner

    Think that just because you’re tiny studio apartment has no appliances you can’t have a home cooked meal? Or maybe you just can’t operate that 1930s stove that made you rent the place because it’s so Art Deco hip. Or maybe you’re just lazy. Well get yourself an electric coffee maker for $10 at whatever “mart” you favor and follow these instructions to prepare an entire home-cooked meal of poached salmon, couscous, and steamed vegetables. Then start coming up with your own recipes using the handy little device that let’s you grill, steam, or poach. Nothing like putting off being a grownup for a little while longer!

  • Rob Ford Soundboard

    Let’s hear it for BroBible for finding the Rob Ford Soundboard, allowing you to entertain yourself for hours while listening to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s amazing soundbites on such topics as smoking crack and oral sex. I clicked the “prostitution” button so much I was almost put in a trance from his melodic delivery. He can be saying the filthiest things, but his adorable Canadian accent just makes it all okay. Now let the prank phone calls begin!

  • Brooklyn-The Gentleman’s Rant [Video]

    Warning Brooklynites: Hold on to your vintage typewriter and try not to choke on your Fernet cocktail while you watch this rant on your beloved borough. To be fair, these complaints only apply to a small fraction of Brooklyn. Go to neighborhoods like Flatbush, or East New York, or Coney Island and your complaints will be very different. Still, the no credit card thing is a major pain. Every time you use the shady ATM you lose $5 while gaining a chance at identity fraud. At least the free pizza at Alligator Lounge almost makes up for having to sit next to a dude with a monocle whose unicycle is chained up out front.

  • Man Meal: Bourbon Glazed Holiday Ham

    Don’t give the kids any ham this Thanksgiving. The ham will be spiked. Spiked with delicious bourbon to get you through the holiday season with the family you love dearly. This is a basic recipe for cooking an good ol’ fashioned pig with the addition of grampas ‘cough medicine’. To add some sweet flavors to neutralize the kick of the bourbon add some ginger and apricot preserves. Enjoy, but don’t give the kids any ham.

  • 5Pointz: 50 Beautiful HQ Photos Of The NYC Graffiti Landmark

    The Long Island City’s graffiti landmark was destroyed in the early hours of Tuesday, November 19th when the building’s owners whitewashed all the graffiti to begin the construction of a luxury condos on the site. Police were present to fend off protesters trying to save the landmark and word quickly spread via social media. “5Pointz is the world’s largest display of graffiti art, and it’s a global social hub,” Eric Felisbret, the author of Graffiti New York, told New York Magazine last month. “Now that it looks like that’s going to disappear, I’m not sure where the movement’s going to go.” If you never had a chance to visit the landmark we pulled together 50 amazing photos of NYC’s coolest museum.

  • Social Media Prank Shows Why You Need To Manage Your Privacy Settings ASAP [Video]

    Many people keep their various social media accounts public and check in everywhere without ever giving a second though to the repercussions. This new hidden camera short from Jack Vale Films shows you why that may not be such a good idea. He approaches random people in public and reveals information about them that is available for anyone to see, and they are still amazed. Some folks even threatened to call the cops for “invasion of privacy”. So update your privacy settings or else you may be the next person approached by a creepy dude in public who may or may not have a hidden camera channel.

  • Sin Taxes: Taxing Our Vices [Infographic]

    How come all of our precious vices have to be taxed so much? Smoking, drinking, gambling…the government gets a cut of all of our favorite things. Now you can use this info to complain when standing outside in the cold with other smokers or drinking your day away at the bar or spending your Christmas money on video slots. Hmm…I guess it makes sense why these are heavily taxed after all. Damn sensible government. 

  • Banned food in the US: a state-by-state guide

    Have you ever gone into your local Whole Foods to look for some UK-made haggis, only to find that there was a sign that read: “UK-made haggis is illegal in the United States and why are you even looking for it and still reading this very long sign?!”? We’ve all been there, and the pain is very real…

  • San Francisco Turned into Gotham to Welcome Make-A-Wish BATKID (Live Streaming Instagram feed)

    Thousands gathered and participated in today’s transformation of San Francisco into Gotham city for Batkid. Five-year-old Miles, otherwise known as Batkid, was granted the wish of a lifetime through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when he got the opportunity to fight along side Batman throughout the Bay area. Miles has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since he was 20 months old and is in remission having the last of his chemotherapy finished in June. When asked about his wish, Miles claimed he wanted to continue living his life heroically. He wanted to be Batman. Patricia Wilson, the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Bay Area executive director, made some phone calls and the volunteers started rolling in. Today is the big day for Miles,thousands of volunteers will cheer on “Batkid” as he fends off the Riddler and the Penguin around San Francisco. The mayor will later present Miles with a key to the city and police Chief Greg Suhr play Commissioner Gordon to signal Miles when his heroics are needed. With all the volunteers following Miles around today, we wanted to give people not in the Bay area a first hand look at a city wide miracle. Here is the live instagram feed using #Batkid, #BatkidSF more »

  • The 10 Best Places To Pee [Infographic]

    With World Toilet Day just around the corner (November 19, duh), it’s only fitting to share this surprisingly interesting infographic. Learn about these 10 unique places to conduct your business and you’ll be guaranteed to add relieving yourself at a few of them to your bucket list. After whetting your appetite for washroom wisdom with this infographic, read about the Science of Urinal Body Language. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go see a man about a dog. 

  • Bizarre Cakes Made To Look Like Celebrities [16 Photos]

    What better way to honor a beloved celebrity than with a cake in their likeness? After all, who among us hasn’t dreamt of taking a knife to their favorite star, cutting off a piece, and eating it? Thanks to laws and police though, making that dream a reality can be tricky, but with a cake, you get all the pleasure of cutting up and eating your idols without any of the nasty repercussions.

  • Atwater Voodoo Vator [Craft Beer Review]

    The doppelbock is a hard beer to do well—part of the reason you don’t see much imitation outside of Germany. Atwater Brewing is pretty spot-on with Voodoo Vator, a doppelbock that manages to be smooth, not too sweet (typically a problem for high-gravity lagers), and pretty good at hiding the substantial 9.5% alcohol content. The taste is heavy on pumpernickel and chocolate, and toffee comes across pretty strong in the aftertaste. Overall, a solid beer from a great Detroit brewery.

  • How To Land The Girl Of Your Dreams In 3 Dates of Less

    Planning the first date is difficult enough, but where do you take her on the second? What about the third? To celebrate the release of Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut out in cinemas on Friday 15 November, we talk to dating expert James Preece to find out what it takes to score a perfect run of dates…

  • 7 Tips To Becoming The Best Public Speaker On The Planet

    I was scared to death. I thought I was going to cry. Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would rather be in the coffin. I’ve given 100s of talks but last week I wanted to die before I went on stage. I was speaking to an audience of about 200 CEOs. I felt inadequate and that they would hate me. Claudia said, “Just take a deep breath. Do what you usually do.” And I did.

  • New Yorker Does A 5 Day Pizza Cleanse

    Why should cleanses always revolve around healthy things like water and vegetables? Why not pizza?  Andy Kryza of Thrillist thought the same thing and set off on a 5 day pizza cleanse. Read his hilarious account of how he survived a delicious week of eating only pizza and pizza-flavored foods. 

  • The State Where Obamacare Is Working

    With so many stories about the problems with the Affordable Care Act in the news, it seems like it’s just not working out at all. Thankfully, that’s not true. Apparently Arkansas is making some progress and its residents are seeing benefits.  If the success continues, perhaps the state can stand as an example of how others can also implement the program. 

  • Push the Button, Get a Pizza: The Pie Pal

    Move over Elon Musk, this new piece of revolutionary technology has changed the game forever. The PiePal is a simple device, the simplest in fact, that orders a pizza with the push of a button. New York-based digital agency iStrategyLabs designed this dream button using a series of complex computing technology condensed into one small device. Using a a credit-card sized single-processor computer known as Raspberry Pi and a Arhuino combination, it uses JavaScript and Node.js. The team then put an APi wrapper around the Domino’s online ordering system to make the already simple series of orders even simpler. Welcome to America. PiePal beta: Ordering Pizza With The Push of a Button from iStrategyLabs on Vimeo.

  • Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some

    James Beard Award-winner John Currence, is anything but a traditional style chef. Apparently he would rather punch you in the mouth with his fantastic flavors than poke you in the eye with fancy presentation. In his first cookbook, Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few. Now that we’re deep in the heart of tailgate season it might be nice to mix it up from recipes from the mecca of tailgate perfection. Pickled Sweet Potatoes, Whole Grain Guinness Mustard, Deep South “Ramen” with a Fried Poached Egg, Rabbit Cacciatore, Smoked Endive, Fire-Roasted Cauliflower, and Kitchen Sink Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are a few not-so-delicacies you should try out imediately after purchasing a defibrillator. Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey $10 kindle/ $28 Hardcover

  • RSVLTS Visit Meatopia 2013 In San Antonio [23 Photos]

    This past weekend we went out to San Antonio to attend Meatopia at Pearl Brewery. We had a great time sipping on George Dickel cocktails and talking with Chef Adam Perry Lang of Serious Barbecue. As much as we enjoyed all the amazing food from 32 different chefs, it was sad to have to put a new notch in our belts. Eh, who are we kidding? If you’re going to pack on the pounds stuffing your face, you might as well do it with the best food the country has to offer! Looking at these pictures is making us hungry all over again. Who wants to grab some barbecue?

  • 29 Little Known Facts About Beer [Infographic]

    Hey everyone, it’s Friday! Why not celebrate with a beer? And thanks to these facts, you don’t have to feel bad about drinking. Did you know a bottle of beer creates protective levels of antioxidants that can prevent heart disease? It’s on an infographic, so it must be true. And ladies, apparently drinking 2-3 beers a day will you make you smarter and increase your cognitive functioning skills. Makes sense, as I’ve often noticed that it takes a few beers before a woman is smart enough to realize how clever and handsome I am. Now go get a beer, for your health!

  • Super Typhoon Haiyan Could be the Worst storm on Record

    Super Typhoon Haiyan could possibly be the worst storm on record,  blowing across the Western Pacific toward the central Philippines. With predicted winds of 190mph and gusts already breaking 235mph, “intensity has actually ticked slightly above the maximum to 8.1 on an 8.0 scale.” says Quartz, meteorologist Eric Holthaus.  The storm beat “Wilma (2005) in intensity by 5mph—that was the strongest storm ever in the Atlantic,” which makes it a member of the select club ofWorst Storms Ever in the Planet. Only three other storms since 1969 have reached this intensity. The storm is so large it’s affecting clouds in 2/3 of the world, with a storm diameter of about 500 miles. Over 125,000 people have been evacuated to close by regions not expected to have severe damages.   Photo Source: Accuweather and Sploid

  • Chef Adam Perry Lang Feeds RSVLTS At Meatopia

    Meatopia, food writer Josh Ozersky’s incredible annual culinary event, was in San Antonio at the Pearl for the first time this past weekend. RSVLTS was there to chow on chicken feet, lamb hearts, beef cheeks, and all kinds of other goodies from 32 amazing chefs. Between face-stuffing sessions, we were able to talk with Chef Adam Perry Lang at the George Dickel tent and learn about what makes him do what he does so damn well.

  • Shotgun A Beer Without Cutting Yourself With The Beer Tusk

    Aren’t you tired of the constant mouth injuries when shotgunning a poorly pierced beer? The mouthfuls of blood can really ruin a tasty brew. Or maybe you just want a sleek yet heavy duty bottle opener to carry around on your key chain. Either way, the Beer Tusk has you covered. Only 10 days into their kickstarter campaign, they’ve already raised over $8000 of their $20,000 campaign and after reading about all the development that went into a seemingly simple tool, it’s clear that they won’t have trouble raising the rest. See what they’re all about then reserve your Beer Tusk for just $12.

  • An Updated Look At NYC Second Avenue Subway [22 Photos]

    Earlier this year, we showed you a collection of underground photos from the Second Avenue subway construction beneath New York City and now the MTA has released some more recent pictures. Below you’ll see how work is progressing on the future 86th and 96th Street stations which are on track (ha!) to be finished in 2016. The photos all come from the MTA’s photographer, which sounds like an awesome job, who apparently loves Photoshop. The photo snobs at Reddit’s /shittyhdr would have a field day with these.

  • 5 George Dickel Cocktails Perfect For Your Fall Barbecue

    Fall is definitely here and with it is cooler weather signaling the perfect time for a barbecue. While indulging in the manly art of harnessing fire to cook meat (or vegetables if you’re into that sort of thing), why not imbibe on one (or all) of these George Dickel cocktails? Then celebrate your carnivorous feast and newfound spirit savvy with a shot of George Dickel Barrel Select. You’ve earned it, buddy.

  • Man Meal: Chicken Sausage with Potatoes & Sauerkraut

    It’s November and Oktoberfest has came and went, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little German in ya’. This simple recipe is flavorful and basic enough to whip together after a long day yodeling on the mountains. Try some chicken roasted garlic sausage or sweet apple sausage in this recipe. And although any type of sauerkraut can be used, it’s preferred the crisp texture of refrigerated kraut over canned. Serve with roasted carrots and some mustard to spread on the sausage.

  • Famous Last Meals (Infographic)

    Eat every bit like it was your last. That doesn’t mean go out and have a porter house for breakfast, lunch and dinner, because then you might be having your last meal sooner than you think, it means cherish your food, enjoy your meals, don’t eat at your desk while signing away on TPS reports. Here are some famous last meals, by some late greats.

  • Chinese Hotel Builds World Largest Ball Pit For Breast Cancer Awareness

    The Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai replaced the water in their 25 meter swimming with one million pink and green balls for breast cancer awareness. For those of us metrically challenged, the pool is 82 feet long and 41 feet wide. That’s a lot bigger than the ball pit at your local McDonald’s Playplace. How long before all the balls are sticky and the urine stench is so bad the hotel has to be evacuated? Probably before I can fly over there.