• RSVLTS Snap: Behind The Scenes of ‘Bayside! The Musical’ Opening Night [27 Photos]

    Our good friend Marty from National Lampoon told us about the opening night of National Lampoon Presents “Bayside! The Musical!“, which has been named a “critics pick” by the New York Times. We knew it would be the perfect opportunity to get disposable cameras into the hands of Jessie Spano, Mr. Belding, Zack Morris and the rest of the crew for a RSVLTS Snap set. After all, what would a parody musical about the greatest show of the 1990′s be with out the go-to photography technology of the day capturing all the behind the scenes action. Little did we know but Dustin Diamond who played the loveable nerd of the bunch is currently guest starring in the show! He was a great sport and got in on the action.

  • RSVLTS Cuts Launch Event Presented by AXE Hair

    We had our first big RSVLTS cuts party on Thursday. Getting your hair cut from a new barber is like taking a leap of faith, some may call it a box of chocolates of sorts. You never know what ya gonna get. When we first stumbled on the idea of RSVLTS Cuts we knew it would take some convincing to get people in the chair for the first time, but after seeing our in house barber, Jesse Logerfo get at it, his work spoke for itself and the line was out the door. With the help of AXE Hair we assembled a one-two punch for giving our closest colleagues the haircut of their lives accompanied with a bevy of premium styling products. “I literally shed a single tear after seeing what an amazing job Jesse did.” Sean O’ Neal, satisfied customer. Our launch party took place last Thursday on NFL kickoff, and we plan on continuing every other Thursday from here on out. Some football, some wings, some booze all topped off with a premium haircut from one of New York’s best barbers. The next event is taking place on Thursday, September 18th. Register now: http://rsvltscuts2.eventbrite.com

  • RSVLTS Snap: Burning Man, Dave Lingwood and a Disposable Camera [27 Photos]

    RSVLTS Snap will put disposable cameras into the hands of RSVLTS.com friends who are doing epic things to capture life as it happens from their perspective. But why disposable cameras? Pushing the flash button is an instant crowd pleaser. They take great selfies. The pictures have a natural 1990s filter with no editing involved. There is only have 27 photos so each one is precious. Because they are awesome! Our friend Dave Lingwood went to Burning Man this past weekend and helped us kick things off. This is how it all went down. Go follow Dave on Twitter: @dave_lingwood and Brit Kaminski on Instagram: @beeyoself Go follow Brit: http://instagram.com/beeyoself

  • North Korea Announces Mushroom Sports Drink, Meme Is Born

    North Korea, aiming to be a world leader in mushroom production (no joke), has announced the creation of a mushroom-based sports drink. In a country lacking in fertilizers and overrun with outdated farming practices, mushrooms are pretty much the final hope. The Central Mushroom Research Institute opened in Pyongyang last year, devoted to the study of the nutrient-rich fungi. The Korean Central News Agency reports “This natural drink is very effective in enhancing physical ability of sportspersons and recovering from their fatigues.” No word yet on what it’s called, how it tastes, or when it will be released. Until then, we’ll just have to entertain our notions in meme form.

  • The Gentleman’s Handshake: How To Perfect The Choreographed Hand-Dance

    Giving a handshake is easy, right? Wrong. How would you know anyway? Never has anybody given you feedback on your handshake. And if they have, you’re doing it wrong. “That’s a firm handshake you’ve got there, son” is not a compliment. It’s someone telling you you’re gripping too hard. It might seem simple, but the perfect, gentleman’s handshake is something of a well-choreographed hand-dance.

  • The Sensory Overload Of Times Square Captured In GIF Form [17 GIFs]

    What do you do when you find yourself wandering around Times Square in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday? In the good old days, you could stumble into an adult movie theater, get a box of Jujubes (they last long!), and sit back and enjoy the show. Alas, those days of wine and roses are long gone. Now Times Square is nothing but 24 hours of nonstop advertising, with gigantic video screens promoting Guy Fieri and flashing signs pointing the way to Guy Fieri’s restaurant. With nary a peep show in sight, I had to make my own fun when I found myself in New York’s sense-shattering wonderland at 5 AM. Luckily I was armed with a Samsung Galaxy S5. I had tried taking animated photos before but the results were usually less than stellar, with parts of my subject stationary while other random bits flailed around like a whirling dervish. However, the usually annoying flashing lights of all the signs and video screens made a much better subject. These GIFs have been optimized for the web, but know that the quality of the original files is even more incredible. But due to the S5′s awesome camera, the file more »

  • 7 Battle Lessons from a (German) WWI Warrior That Every Man Needs To Know

    “In war you learn your lessons, and they stay learned, but the tuition fees are high.”-Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel There’s something to be said for a real world education. In such a classroom, you learn in a real-time, hands on, trial-by-fire way. Not only does the lesson stick better, but you have something concrete to show for it, from which you can analyze and learn. War is about as real world as the world gets. Trial-by-fire is literal, and missteps are a matter of life or death. Therefore, Jünger is quite right when he says the tuition fees are high. He’s also quite poignant on a few other topics in his WWI memoir, Storm of Steel. Now, we know the outcome of WWI, and we know it didn’t end in Junger’s favor, but we can still extract some lessons from his account about life, leadership, and business. (Also note that Jünger drank hard, smoked, and by most accounts, lived a very dangerous, risky life, being injured 7 times in WWI alone. He went on to live to age 102. Talk about resiliency.) So here’s one lesson for each of this crazy bastard’s WWI injuries (all following quotes from Storm more »

  • How To Get Lost (On Purpose)

    I’ve got a few strange hobbies. I like to ski, I like to drink craft beer, I like to salsa dance, and I like to get lost in new cities. Doesn’t sound too odd, does it? Well, it’s uncomfortable. It’s also frustrating. You always look like a fool when you don’t know where you’re going, and every subway is so tricky to figure out at first. But that’s the point. What a beautiful contrast it is to be the guy staring at rooftops and road signs while the world scurries by. As I write this, I’m sharing a table with a stranger in a random coffee house in Boston. I’m sort of lost. I can see the docks, so I’m not too out of place. I could find myself on a map, if I tried. Either way, after I finish this article and a bit of other work, I’m going to go out and see what else I can find. I heard the aquarium is pretty neat; maybe I’ll stop by. A museum or two? I like history. What I won’t do is this: buy a day pass for a trolley tour with a bunch of other tourists. That’s not more »

  • The Awful Story Of Rainbow Man Rock ‘n’ Rollen Stewart

    February 23 marks the 70th birthday of one of the biggest fans the world of sports has ever seen, Rollen Stewart, better known as Rainbow Man and Rock ‘n’ Rollen. Just in case the photo didn’t jog your memory, Stewart was often seen at sporting events, both at home in the US and abroad, wearing a rainbow afro wig and holding a a sign that read “John 3:16.” His wacky appearance transformed him from a spectator to a celebrity but there was a lot more going on with the seemingly happy-go-lucky superfan. 

  • Facebook’s 10th Birthday Conversation With Other Social Media Networks

    Mark Zuckerberg’s big fat baby turns 10 years old today. It’s come a long way from when only college students could sign up for the network. What was once a useful site for keeping in touch with fellow students has since been ruined by your parents’ sharing of every “let’s see how many likes we can get for this clubfoot kid” post, your friends with kids posting about how tough but rewarding parenthood is (and how you just wouldn’t understand), and invites to games you’ve never heard of but all look really shitty. It’s a cycle that happens with every social network. They start off helpful but as soon as more people sign up, it becomes obvious that most folks have nothing worthwhile to contribute to life. Let’s see how some of the different social networks reacted to Facebook’s birthday post.

  • 30 Things I’ve Learned Last Year That Were Stupidly Obvious, But Helped Me Anyway

    I never thought I would see the day. But here I am, writing a proselytizing article with advice aimed at twenty-somethings from my own Gen-Y perspective–and it’s in (true Elite Daily) list form. Well, anyway, I’ve gotten over my squeamish fear of appealing to the mainstream, enough so that I wrote an article about all the nifty things I’ve learned this year. I’m sure I sound naive. And I am. All “twenty-somethings” that write “twenty-something” articles are naive. Because, they are “twenty-somethings”. Duh. Being well aware of that fact, I still think some of these ideas can help you. They’ve helped me out over the last year. These ideas continue to help me still. I’m sure some of them will be replaced by better ideas, but so goes the nature of life and living.

  • FSU Defeats Auburn in BCS Championship (20 HQ Photos)

    Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston led his Florida State Seminoles to the last BSC National title of the modern era. Winston led the top-ranked FSU team to victory after an undefeated season. The first half of the game was lop sided to say the least, Auburn gaining heavy ground on a flat footed Seminole squad. In the second half, however, Famous Jameis took the reigns and led State to a 34-31 victory after a 4th quarter shootout.

  • Nicolas Cage Film Review Haiku

    I think we can all agree that Nicolas Cage is the greatest gift to mankind. Even when his movies are bad, and they’re often really, really, bad, there is always something insanely interesting about Cage’s performance. Maybe it’s the nonsensical voices he chooses for his characters. Maybe it’s the way he loses his shit. Whatever the reason, today we celebrate the 50th birthday of this fine actor. To commemorate his half-century of greatness I revisited some of his best films and wrote down my impressions in the form of haiku.

  • Repeal Day Tweets From 1933

    Extree! Extree! Read all about it! On this day in 1933, the US repealed prohibition and alcohol was again (legally) available throughout the land. We searched through the Tweets at the National Archives and found these gems celebrating the return of delicious booze. OMG they were so ridic back then. #ThrowbackThursday  

  • 5 Suggestions For New Gathering Of The Juggalos Location

    Insane Clown Posse has announced that they’re moving the location of their annual Gathering of the Juggalos from Cave-In-Rock Illinois. The new spot hasn’t been officially revealed yet, so we thought we’d throw out some ideas that we think all parties could agree on. Someone get us Violent J on the phone and let’s make this happen!

  • 59 Reasons Why Michael Jordan Is Better In GIF Form

    There is no doubt that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time. You could make a case for him being the best athlete of our lifetime on the court but in business as well. His “Jump Man” silhouette is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. You can watch Jordan highlights all over the web but we think watching him in GIF form is better than anything else.

  • Red Bull Illume: The 50 Most Mind-blowing Action Sports Photos of 2013

    Red Bull Illume is the largest sports photography contest in the world and this past weekend voting for the 50 finalists kicked off in Scottsdale, AZ. We just happened to be in town during the launch and got to check out the fifty finalists from this year’s Red Bull Illume competition on outdoor display in Scottsdale, AZ. It was magical and we highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. To build hype we pulled together photos from the launch event and photos of the 50 finalists from this years competition. 

  • RSVLTS the Magazine NYC Launch Party [33 Photos]

    On Wednesday we threw a banger at a loft overlooking Madison Square Garden to celebrate the launch of RSVLTS the Magazine. Our cover girl, Melissa Bolona, who you may know from Beach Bunny swimwear, was in the house and people were sipping on Bacardi drinks all night. Our good friend DJ Daniele Dessante kept the music going all night and one of the biggest highlights of it all was the photobooth provided by whoseventbooth.com – you can check out all the photos on Facebook.

  • The Science of Urinal Body Language

    Do you remember in elementary school there was always that kid- probably named Stevie or Tommy – that dropped their pants all the way down to their ankles to take a leak at the urinal not realizing this was fairly awkward behavior? Later in life these oddballs began to adapt though they didn’t quite make it all the way, stopping just short of not sticking out. We had a lot of fun with this and got Vincent Harris, M.S., a body language expert and author of the bestselling book “The Productivity Epiphany,” to comment on some of more common yet awkward stances we see and let us know how they might be interpreted. 

  • Who is The New King of Late Night TV?

    The rules have changed in late night TV. With social media in the mix, a new breed of late night talk show has risen, literally leaving the traditionalists in the dark. Hosts are not only personalities for their shows, but for their YouTube channels, twitter following and Facebook fans. The younger audience relies on the online social interaction to form a bond with their shows of choice.

  • She Knows What She Wants: Series 4 Carla Marie of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show (Gifts For Your Girl Under $100)

    This edition of She Knows What She Wants, we’re asking Carla Marie of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, what gifts a guy can get his girl for under $100. This Holiday season we’ve compiled a list of 5 categories and asked a select group of bright minded females to do all the work for us. The lovely ladies must choose a gift for each category around $100 or less and describe why. Lets face it, it’s just not easy buying holiday gifts for women, so we’re going to do all the research for you. All you have to do is pick the gift that best matches your dame’s lifestyle. Use the guide as matter of fact or just a good start in your otherwise oblivious gift buying mind state.

  • How to Fine Tune Your Office Wardrobe

    Our second article on how to dress for work will focus on what to do after getting the basics down and onto how to fine tune the details. In the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, Ryan Gosling’s character gives fashion advise to Steve Carrell: “Be better than the Gap,” he tells him. I have no quarrels with the Gap to be honest but I like the speech. Don’t settle, reach further, and be better when you can. 

  • Minimalist Bill Murray Movie Posters

    He’s hands down the coolest guy in the entertainment business. As dry as he is cool as he is funny. Infamous for playing the “no one will believe you” prank, where he’ll sneak up behind someone on the street and cover their eyes or steal someones french fries at a restaurant. Bill has secured his place in the record books as, hands down, our favorite person ever. So to pay tribute RSVLTS.com created these minimalist Bill Murray posters from our favorite Bill films. Enjoy. Share. Garfield will be finished soon.  

  • RSVLTS.com Office Breakdown

    Over the next few months we’ll be publishing a new editorial series, showcasing the working space, living space and general “where the magic happens” space of our friends and colleagues. The point is to profile people offices, apartments or man caves highlighting meaningful items that they’ve acquired over the years. Keep an eye out as we connect with top musical artists, publishers and influencers to find out what makes them tick. For our inaugural feature, we’re going to give you an inside look at our lair.

  • How To NOT Cheat On Your Girlfriend

    I think we’ve all heard the fabled belief that we as humans aren’t meant to be monogamous – that it’s unnatural and goes against our biological instincts. I don’t know if it’s true or not because I’m not a scientist and you probably aren’t either. My point is that even if it is true, the people who say this are still full of crap.

  • Successful NYC Restauranteurs at 26 with No Experience? Done.

    Paul Abrahamian and Jon Sherman were both 26 when they decided to open Sticky’s Finger Joint in Manhattan, just north of New York University in Washington Square Park. It’s only been open since April (three months at this writing) and already they’ve been featured on a Bobby Flay’s Food Network hit show 3 Days To Open, (see the episode here) turned down a 7-figure offer for their brand, and have entertained multiple investors interested in their expansion.

  • Fight Bite Is A Real Injury

    While reading this surprisingly well written piece on fighting I learned there’s an actual term for getting an infection from punching someone in the mouth: fight bite. I can imagine someone hearing this predicament for the first time wondering how often people get punched while yawning. Not me. I’m just ashamed to know there’s an efficient term to describe my $1,200 hospital bill and a one inch scar on my knuckle. This is why blogs exist: so people can tell ridiculous stories for others to laugh at. Trust me when I say that despite my daily urges, I tend to believe that fights should be reserved for neanderthals. Read and learn, Friends.

  • Facebook Pages for 90′s Fictional Sports Heroes

    If only Facebook, or better yet the internet was around for the early 90′s, when feel-good kids sports movies were king, and CGI-alien-robot-apocalypse saturated blockbusters were kept in comic books and board games. To pay homage to the athletic prowess of fictional 90′s sports stars, we’ve created renditions of what their Facebook timelines would have looked like, fully equipped with the creepily accurate Facebook ads. Greg Goldberg (Mighty Ducks) Sanca Coffie (Cool Runnings) Michael “Squints” Palledorous (The Sandlot) Henry Rowengardner (Rookie of The Year) Spike (Little Giants)

  • Fun With Sports Action Sequence Photography (26 Photos)

    Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2009 Rafael Ortiz/ Photo by: Mauricio Ramos Chris Doyle/ Photo: Justin Kosman Photo: Justin Chando Dani Pedrosa/ Photo: Cameron Baird Clemens Doppler and Peter Gartmayer in Rome Felix Baumgartner/ Photo: Alfredo Martinez Nitro Circus with Travis Pastrana danbdancin@ Flickr Corey Bohan/ Photo: Christian Pondella Photo by: Johnny Tirita Vasso Karadassiou and Vicky Arvaniti at Falassarna. Red Bull Mentawais Surf Trip Petr Kraus on the Caribbean Islands Photo by: Marcio Abe Tanner Hall/ Photo by: Wojtek Antonow Red Bull Art of Motion Tampa Photo: tiger_tim_2000@Flickr Photo: tatersmasher@Flickr Ronnie Renner/ Photo: Garth Milan Photo: loic2co@Flickr Red Bull Air Race Rotterdam Nitro Circus with Travis Pastrana Red Bull Corinth Gap Photo: tatersmasher@Flickr Red Bull X-Fighters London 2010 (H/T Red Bull USA)