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  • Ferris Bueller And Other Movies Recreated With LEGO [11 Photos]

    Each year, a group of Swedish LEGO enthusiasts called Swebrick hold a design contest. Each year has a different theme and this year’s was movie or television vehicles. The winner of this year’s competition was Etzel, who recreated the iconic 1961 Ferrari GT California Spyder from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off complete with bewildered Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron staring in disbelief as the car flies out the window. It’s pretty impressive and definitely deserved to win, but check out some of the other entries below, too.

  • This Cliff Dangling Vacation Home Screams Bond Villain

    Due to a massive demand for an interesting house meant for an extreme coastal landscape, Australian architect firm Modscape created this sustainable design for the many extreme Australian cliffs surrounding it’s coastline. Inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a ship, a concept was developed for a modular home to hang off the side of a cliff as opposed to sitting on top of it. The habitants enter through the carport located flush with the top of the cliff and descend via staircase located in the center of the house. The 5 floor modular design is meant to be an extension of the cliff completely immersing it’s habitants with the ocean. Each module is meant to carry a minimalistic design and furnishing not to take away from the surrounding one of a kind views the home offers. No word on a bottom floor trap door option for pesky englishmen with an appetite for espionage yet.

  • This Professor Traded In His House For A Dumpster. Could You Do It?

    A divorce originally led Professor Jeff Wilson to leave his 2500 square foot home. He then moved into a 500 square foot apartment but found himself constantly selling clothes and furniture for almost nothing. With few possessions left, Wilson sought to discover how little someone needed to be happy. The answer came in the form of a 36 square foot dumpster.

  • 14 Photos from the Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover Episode

    Mark your calendars, Sept. 28th will be a night of anticipation, confusion and hysteria, when the Griffins of Quahog find themselves amongst yellow beings of Springfield. It looks as the Peter and his family befriend Homer and his family, at least until a wrench is thrown in the gears and sets the families off against each other. Lisa befriends Meg and try and land on something Meg is good at, Obviously Marge and Louis hit it off, Stewie takes a serious liking to Bart, Maggie and Chris share a few interests, Brian and Santa’s lil’ helper couldn’t be farther from friends and Homer and Peter hit it off, until they scuffle over beer choices. Not much else is known about the episode, but we can expect enough satire to make Seth McFarlane’s head implode. Images via: Mashable

  • Eric Andre Has Directed A Music Video And It’s Amazing

    Comedian Eric Andre is best known for his bizarre, Tim and Eric-produced talk show The Eric Andre Show, which looks like something produced by asylum inmates. Now Andre has turned his twisted eye toward music videos with this video for Thundercat’s “Tron Song.” The VHS-quality and low-budget effects definitely show Tim and Eric’s influence as does the inane content, featuring cats, autoerotic asphyxiation, and even a Mortal Kombat-style “fatality.” Oh, and the song isn’t half bad, either.

  • Miller Lite’s Retro Can Design Is Winning Over A New Generation

    Late last year, Miller Lite was in trouble. A huge hit when introduced in 1975 as the first mainstream light beer, the brand had seen sales steadily decline since Bud Light overtook its market share in 1994. But then salvation came in the form of the most over-hyped movie in history, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. To tie in with the film’s release, Miller Lite announced a limited, 3-month return to the classic white can of the 1970s. Macrobreweries began to take note of the importance of nostalgia with the success of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the early 2000s. A brand that was near extinction in 2001, PBR managed to turn around by capitalizing on the brand’s historic nature and blue collar simplicity. Millennials latched on to the brew and transformed PBR into the hipster beer of choice despite the almost total lack of marketing. With the return to the classic 1970s can, Miller Lite now had a chance to drop its blue design, adopted in 2001, which made it look like a Bud Light knockoff, and reinvent itself as a classic brand. Did it work? Incredibly so! Sales immediately jumped for the brand, causing Miller Lite to keep the more »

  • The Apple Watch (Watch Wednesday)

    Contrary to what we asked of them, Apple went and released their new smart watch a day early, making this Watch Wednesday post all but irrelevant, but here goes anyway. Thanks Apple. Apple CEO noted this when making the announcement yesterday, “Apple introduced the world to several category-defining products, the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release. “And one again Apple is poised to captivate the world with a revolutionary product that can enrich people’s lives. It’s the most personal product we’ve ever made.” Revolutionary? Not really, but like the iPod’s release Apple’s core loyal consumer base might be what the smart watch industry needs to take it mainstream. The most interesting feature about the Apple Watch is it’s dial on the side, much like the one found on traditional watches, which Apple is calling the Digital Crown. It contains sensors that turn movement into data, so will be the main input method for the Apple Watch rather than the touchscreen display. You’ll be able to scroll, zoom and navigate using the Digital Crown, which makes sense with the touchpad being so small. There are six different, interchangeable straps available for the Apple more »

  • Groundbreaking Tom Waits Cartoon From 1979 To Be Restored [Video]

    Tom Waits, the gravelly-voiced musician who dresses like a 1930s skid row inhabitant and sings like Rowlf from The Muppets, was the star of a 1979 animated short titled Tom Waits For No One. The cartoon was actually rotoscoped, meaning Tom Waits and a dancer were filmed interacting while he performed “The One That Got Away” from his 1976 album Small Change and then animators drew over the live action footage, resulting in realistic, fluid movement from the characters. This same technique would be employed by Ralph Bakshi in his 1981 hit film American Pop. What makes Tom Waits For No One especially noteworthy is the crew who would go on to become huge stars in the animation world. Director John Lamb went on to win an Academy Award for his innovative Lyon Lamb Video Animation System, which allowed for pre-testing animation art before it’s committed to film, in 1980. Animator David Silverman was the first animator on The Simpsons back when it was still a short on The Tracey Ullman Show. Character designer Keith Newton went to work for Disney, doing character design and backgrounds for Pocahontas. Inker Michael Cressey became a children’s book author and was twice awarded more »

  • The New Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Will Break Your Heart if You Let Her [16 Photos]

    Out with the old and in with the new. Taking a new approach to their sports car division, Mercedes-Benz is discontinuing it’s SLS line of luxury sports cars to make room for a completely redesigned AMG GT. The newly designed GT will sport a roaringly long hood and wider end than last years SLS, but it will still stay true to the classically styled build that received a great reception. Under the elegant hood, the GT will boast a biturbo V-8 engine, producing 456 horsepower with a top speed of 193 mph. Even though the car is meant for luxury the two-seater will get you from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Not too shabby for a weekender. Expected to hit the roads soon priced at $120,000 USD.

  • Historical Photos Transformed Into Bizarre GIFs

    New York-based artist Kevin Weir has spent the last few years on a Tumblr project known as flux machine. Using historical photos from the Library of Congress Flickr account, Weird transforms portraits of world leaders of yesteryear into bizarre monsters that look like something out of HP Lovecraft’s nightmares. World War I battlefields become scenes of sci-fi destruction. And perhaps most shockingly, John Philip Sousa’s hat becomes different types of hats. 3 years into the absurd project, Weir still occasionally updates the Tumblr. Check it out along with the rest of his work at Kevin J Weir.

  • Meat: Everything You Need to Know in the Words of Pat LaFrieda [Book]

    Meat master chef, Pat LaFrieda wants you to love cooking meats just as much as him, so he decided to write a book bestowing all of his knowledge upon us. With over 75 recipes on how to cook  a beautifully prepared cut of beef, pork, lamb, veal, or poultry LaFreida reveals all of his meticulous techniques, all with the knowledge that comes from a fourth generation butcher out of New York’s meatpacking district. Get your hands on it here.

  • 10 Reactions To The 2001 Announcement of iPod That Prove Apple Fans Never Change

    Remember the days of your no-skip CD player? Lugging around a wallet sized CD book and extra batteries so you could bump Country Grammar on repeat. Ahh those were the days. The idea of being able to carry around multiple days worth of music in your pocket, with a rechargable battery, seemed almost unfathomable but during a low-key event in October 2001 Steve Jobs changed everything and set Apple on it’s way to becoming the most valuable company in the world. The ramifications of this launch can be seen in this stock chart below: The iPod may have been expensive, especially in a time when the stock market was in the dumps and the U.S. was still reeling from 9/11, but it proved to be completely revolutionary. Storing days and days worth of music in your pocket and making it affordable enough so college students and housewives could afford the technology right alongside celebrities was genius. But not everyone was happy about the announcement. A macrumors.com thread from October 2001 shows that more than a few fans didn’t see Steve Jobs’ vision for the future so let’s take a look at some of the best reactions to the release of the iPod more »

  • Thanks To Google Street View You Can Travel To Egypt Without Putting On Pants

    Have you always wanted to see the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Sphinx in Egypt but you have enough trouble going out to get groceries let alone flying 5000 miles? Or maybe you were going to save for a Egypt excursion, but opted for a 3D TV instead? Well now, thanks to Google Street View, you’re laziness and inability to budget will no longer hold you back from seeing the sights in Egypt. In 2013, Google sent a team to walk around Egypt’s historic sites wearing a backpack with a camera affixed to the top. Sounds like a tough job, eh? The photos were then assembled into panoramic 360-degree images and added to Street View. What are you waiting for? Head on over to Street View and feel a little less bad about yourself for never seeing Egypt in person.

  • Your Favorite Musicians Are Being Turned Into Simpsons Figurines

    You would think that people would be sick of The Simpsons after the 12-day marathon, but let’s face it, we all watched it and loved every minute of it. If anything, the 25th anniversary celebration has renewed interest in the series that most of us grew up and began to neglect years ago. While our short-attention spans are focused on Springfield, a special series of toys (or action figures for you Comic Book Guy-types) will be released featuring yellow, four-fingered versions of popular guest stars over the years, including many musicians. Check out some of the Simpson-ized celebs below and get them while you can at Toys”R”Us. Looking at these figures, all I can think is how unfortunate it is that Bill Berry left REM before he could be immortalized in cartoon and toy form.

  • Why Johnny Football should be thrilled he’s a backup

    This past week the Cleveland Browns gave a valiant effort, but fell short to the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers in the first week of the NFL season. Animator Markus Magnusson was comissioned by Neil Jamieson over at ESPN to create GIFs on the topic of ”Why Johnny Football should be thrilled he’s a backup”. Based on the first game for the Browns we can think of quite a few reasons, but it’s better you just take a look at the game recap based on the Magnusson’s take on the game.  

  • Nairobi At Night Looks Like A Neo-Noir Film Set [20 Photos]

    Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, is the largest city in Eastern Africa and a major world financial center. As the population grows and the city center becomes more dense, corporations are moving their operations outside the Central Business District. As the infrastructure of the CDB deteriorates, a gritty urban landscape is left in its wake. Just the sort of place that looks great in black and white photographs! Photographer Msingi Sasis realized the beauty of the city’s urban decay, using it as the perfect backdrop for his series Nairobi Noir. The photos capture the heart and humanity that remains in the city as corporations take their business elsewhere. Some of our favorites are below, but you can see the rest of the series at Nairobi Noir.

  • ‘Apparently Useless’: The Accidental Discovery of LSD [Link]

    It all began with ergot, a fungus and deadly poison that infects rye and killed thousands over the centuries. Pharmaceutical companies hoped to synthesize a useful medicine from it, but years of research led to nothing useful. But a young chemist named Albert Hoffman persisted with his research, leading him on a wild ride he never anticipated.

  • Never Forget: 70 Powerful Images From September 11, 2001

    Some of the following imagery is pretty shocking but we made the decision to include these images in the photo set because it is the sad and shocking part of history. The term “Never Forget” has become semi cliche over the last decade but September 11, 2001 is a date that we must never lose sight of. September 11th was one of those days that everyone who was old enough to experience it will never forget. 9/11 also happened in a time of transitioning media. There was no Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It was one of the last major world events before the rise of citizen journalism. 

  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Today is Christmas for iSnobs across the world. The highly anticipated release of the iPhone 6 is here and it’s glorious. Offering two new versions, the smaller of the two new iPhone 6 models has a 4.7-inch display and the larger, a 5.5. The operating system for the 6 will be iOS 8, which will include a better system integration for third-party apps. The screen’s resolution is 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch – with full 1080p HD resolution with a retna display. We assume it will be fast and all but halt your cognitive thinking skills with it’s ease of use. That is all for now.   

  • What Kid Wouldn’t Want A Nicolas Cage Activity Book?

    What is it about Nic Cage that makes him the Internet’s favorite movie star? Is it the Oscar-worthy meltdowns you can expect in almost every film? Or the bizarre speech patterns that add nothing to the character but are incredibly annoying? Or the fact that he doesn’t seem to turn down any role presented to him? Yes. All of those. Nicolas Cage is both the worst and the best at the same time and we love him for it. Now you can spread your love of Nicolas Cage to the children in your life with Snake Eyes: A Nicolas Cage Activity Book from Haunt Me Studio. Help bust him out of prison in a Con Air maze. Or draw a new face for him after John Travolta steals his. All this fun and more can be found in the book, available in November, which you can preorder at Amazon for $10.

  • Nike x Teague Designed a Plane Built for Pro Athletes

    With professional sports teams spending billions of dollars in acquired contracts, home and practice training facilities it’s no surprise that a custom plane built specifically for athletes took this long to be executed. Teague, a interior plane design firm sought out help to the largest sports equipment company in the world to assist in layout and aesthetics to create what promises to be the standard in professional sports in the near future. The plane’s design is built to focus on four categories athletes lack when traveling on a standard air liner, Recovery, Circulation, Sleep and Thinking. Professional athletes are becoming bigger and taller, standard seats and air liners make it uncomfortable to travel, inducing cramps and strains in some cases. What Teague and Nike are doing is creating an “away” facility for their team to focus for the next game, while being comfortable and even more. Recovery: equalizing the negative effects of air travel on the mind and body, and bringing the training room to 40,000 feet through in-flight biometrics and analysis to accelerate injury diagnosis and treatment. Circulation: fostering natural mobility and building in equipment that ensures optimal circulation and promotes healing. Sleep: designing ideal sleeping conditions for individuals more »

  • Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To Android And It’s A Mess

    This morning started out great for Amazon Prime subscribers who use Android phones with the announcement that Prime Instant Video was finally available for all Android devices. Amazon Prime Instant Video, once home to second-rate horror movies and documentaries made by film students, has become a force to be reckoned with this past year. The addition of HBO’s library earlier this year finally made Amazon a worthy contender against Netflix. But Netflix has had an Android App for years. Upon hearing the news, I excitedly upgraded the Amazon App. A new addition to the dropdown menu appeared—Amazon Instant Video! Finally! I pressed down and was greeted by the same Instant Video screen I had seen so many times on my computer monitor. I decided to revisit HBO’s filthy western Deadwood and hit the big green “Watch” button. Was I whisked away to the dingy whorehouses of Deadwood, South Dakota? Not at all. Instead I was told to download the Amazon video app. And it was only available from Amazon, not the Google Play Store. That meant changing the phone’s security options to allow apps from “unknown sources.” There are plenty of phone users who wouldn’t want to do this and more »

  • Watch The Full Documentary About The Guy Who Crashed 50 Concerts [Video]

    We previously reported on the documentary No Cameras Allowed which tells the story of James Marcus Haney, a USC dropout who crashed 50 concerts in 4 years and became an official music photographer in the process. MTV premiered the film late last month and now you can watch the full movie streaming online. Although the story can be a tad saccharine-sweet at times, there is plenty of great concert footage weaved in that makes the narrative much easier to tolerate. If you want a positive story set to music and performances from the likes of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show, give No Cameras Allowed a shot. If nothing else, it’s a reminder that MTV is still capable of music-centric programming.

  • 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

  • This Creepy Connecticut Castle Is For Sale [20 Photos]

    Located in Woodstock, Connecticut, this 22,000 square foot home features 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, a gated bridge, and a moat. Oh yeah, this home just happens to be a castle. The 20-room castle was built in 2009 for a reported $4.1 million by Christopher Mark, great-grandson of Chicago industrialist and steel tycoon Clayton Mark Sr. Mark built the home for his family, but has since divorced. Mark then explored using the castle for business purposes, such as a banquet hall and a space for photo shoots via his former website castle-models.com, but the city of Woodstock shut him down. Now the castle sits, an anomaly among the neighborhood of moderate-sized homes. Exhausting his business ideas and no longer needing the house for his family, Mark has now placed his castle up for sale. You can check out the listing for yourself at Estately and set up an appointment to view the $45 million property. For that price, they better include the Egyptian sarcophagus!

  • Maryland’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Uniform Scream ‘Merica

    For the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to write his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” which later became “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the United States national anthem, the University of Maryland will be wearing the most ‘MERICA uniforms you’ve ever seen in college football. Picture Chuck Norris on a giant bald eagle, wearing an American Flag bandana, blasting Hulk Hogan’s entrance music, “I am a Real American” from the heavens. These uniforms are more American than that. The logo on the helmet and pant features the outline of Forg McHenry and an image of the famous flag that flew through the night of the Battle, which inspired our national anthem. Additionally, team captains will don red belts as American military captains did during the Battle.

  • Ralph Lauren Brings Holograms To Fashion Week

    To promote his new brand of Polo for Women, Ralph Lauren hosted a typical Fashion Week party with celebrities (Kendall Jenner) and fancy food (lobster rolls), but he also had something special planned—a 4D hologram spectacular on a 60 foot screen in Central Park. Proving that holograms can be used for more than creepy performances from dead pop stars, Lauren’s models appeared to walk on water during the innovative 10-minute show. Some argue that the clothes, at times appearing blurry, were overshadowed by the technology and extravagance of the show, but ultimately such a display is what will garnish the most media attention for the Polo for Women brand. And by the end of the show, featuring a dancing Ralph Lauren, everyone was enjoying themselves. If you’re a New Yorker who wasn’t invited the party, you and the rest of the hoi polloi can check out a public showing of the holographic performance tonight at 9 in Central Park. And if you’d like to see the clothes in person, head over to the new 38,000 square foot Ralph Lauren Polo flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

  • Watch The American Horror Story Freak Show Trailer. Its… Freaky

    The first trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show is finally here. Set to the awesome tone of “Carousel” by Melanie Martinez, the camera runs through the back stage of a carnival, panning to the likes of Kathy Bates as the bearded lady and Michael Chickless as the strong man as well as some interesting surprises. Looks like the gang will be made up of a cast with deformities mostly and we’re sure Jessica Lang has a little secret of her own. Ryan Murphy hasn’t disappointed in three seasons of AHS and we’re sure this season will keep us on the tips of our tails for the whole ride.

  • 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