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  • 20 Years 20 Quarterbacks : The 1994 – 1998 Draft Classes

    Part of the 20 Years of Quarterbacks Series: There’s never been a better time in the NFL to be a quarterback. Granted I’d be pretty satisfied with anytime beyond junior high as a quarterback, yet its the gunslingers in the league now that are expected to produce at a higher level in what seems like a shorter amount of time. For today’s quarterback with great power comes great responsibility, even if it doesn’t come with great pass protection. The 2014 NFL draft resulted in 14 quarterbacks drafted,  adding to the 240 total quarterbacks that have been drafted in the last 20 years. While many of these draft choices never see playing time or even roster spots it doesn’t stop teams from annually sifting through the QB harvest, hoping to find the next Tom Brady and hoping to pass on the next Ryan Leaf. Some of these draftees make an immediate impact we can quantify, while others leave us only able to truly judge their career once it’s over. So while its easy to name some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL it can be pretty difficult (and nostalgic, in a 90’s acid wash jeans kind of way) to name the best quarterback from each draft class. So more »

  • Which Celebrities Do These Celebrities Look Like?

    Redditor Eighter had enough of his Facebook friends flooding his feed with pictures showing which celebrities they look most like and decided that he wanted to see who the celebrities looked like. Using this Celebrity Look Alike Generator, he put together these images showing just who your favorite stars look like. Surprisingly, they apparently look nothing like themselves. But Danny Glover and Fred Durst? Now that you mention it…

  • Watch Fred Armisen Imitate Every New York City Accent on the Spot

    At a recent charity benefit, SNL legend and Portlandia star/creator Fred Armisen took suggestions from the audience in a four-minute segment where he mimicked every New York City accent the audience could throw at him. He’d not only make up the accents, but give a back story as to why some accents are dragged out or shrilled. If you’re familiar with any natives from these areas, it’s quite mind blowing how accurate they are.

  • Would You Go To A Bar Run Out Of Someone’s Basement? [8 Photos]

    It’s not all that crazy to see a bar operating out of a building’s basement, but usually that building is a commercial property. And there would definitely be something weird about a bar that was run out of the basement of a house. That’s probably why such a bar is a rare sight (legally speaking, at least). In Maryland, there is only one such bar and it has been operating for more than 50 years. Located in Pasadena, Maryland, just south of Baltimore, Irv’s Basement Bar has been operated by 91-year-old Irv Koch since 1963. It was then that he and his brother, both plumbers, bought the property and opened the bar. However, the bar’s exact location is a secret kept by regulars who know to knock on Irv’s front door and ask him to open the bar when they’re in need of libations. So, anyone in the know want to get us in if we travel down to Maryland?

  • Artist Creates Superheroes Sporting Epic Facial Hair For Movember

    Movember has skyrocketed to one of the biggest fundraising movements over the past 5 years, so with that artist James Bousema has created a series of incredible illustrations of superheroes sporting some truly epic facial hair. For Bousema’s ‘Super Movember’ series, he has imagined Dr. Manhattan, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Hulk all sporting their Movember fuzz.

  • Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster [Video]

    When it opens in Orlando in 2017, the Skyscraper at Skyplex will be the world’s tallest roller coaster. As someone who lived in Orlando for ten years and was eventually bored to tears by Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, let me get this out of the way now…damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. The Skyscraper will feature 5,200 feet of track with seven inversions including zero-g rolls and raven turns. In addition to being the tallest at 500 feet, the roller coaster will also feature the world’s highest inversion and steepest drop at 123 degrees. And with all-day ride passes at Skyplex expected to cost about $20, it will easily be Orlando’s cheapest roller coaster option. So…who wants to plan a 2017 Orlando trip?

  • Happy Monday! Here Are Some Flying Dogs [18 Photos]

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a flying dog! And it looks terrified. Although the horrified looks from these dogs would lead you to believe German photographer Julia Christe is some sort of sadist (a sadistic German? Nein!), the pooches are actually just dropped from a low height onto a mattress by their owners. Wind machines and good timing help capture the hilarious expressions. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Julia Christe’s animal photos. You can find more from this series and plenty of others at Julia Christe Photography.

  • This Batman 12″ May Be The Coolest Vinyl Ever

    Batman: The Animated Series was one of the greatest adaptations of the DC Comics character and if you were a ’90s kid, chances are you watched the show every afternoon at 4:30 on FOX. It’s hard to imagine the show premiered over 20 years ago, but it did and we’re all old now. However, we can feel young again while we listen to this incredible 12″ vinyl from Mondo. The bat-shaped 45 features the Danny Elfman composed main theme on Side A and the end credits on Side B. Although the shape looks like it would kill the needle on your turntable, it’s totally safe to play since the one-minute song presumably doesn’t extend far from the middle. Unfortunately the vinyl won’t ship until next year, but you can preorder the single in black or black with gray splatter from Mondo for $25. And we’re sure nobody would complain about the late Christmas gift.

  • How Long Does It Take To Binge Watch Your Favorite Cartoon? [Infographic]

    With a holiday weekend on the way, you may be looking for an escape from familial obligations. Maybe you don’t want to have to keep explaining why you’re single to every relative. Or maybe you know you’ll be sitting next to Uncle Chet, who always rubs your shoulder and who you’re pretty sure isn’t even actually your uncle. Whatever your reasons for hating the holiday, there is no better escape than cartoons. But before you commit to binge on a series, you should know what you’re getting into. Wait a sec, how the hell does Pokemon have more episodes than The Simpsons, a show that’s been on for 25 years? Source: Nielsen

  • The Roosevelt Family Built a New York Coffee Chain 50 Years Before Starbucks [Link]

    Long before there was a Starbucks on every corner in Manhattan, there was a chain of South American themed coffee houses known as Double R. The chain was owned and operated by Teddy Roosevelt’s sons Kermit, Ted, and Archie and daughter Ethel. Each table was supplied with ink, paper and envelopes and dictionaries and encyclopedias were available. Like email and Internet of the 1920s! So what happened to the coffee house chain?

  • Deciphering The Code Of Soviet Prison Tattoos [17 Photos]

    Do you have a seemingly inane tattoo that people ask you about only for you to smugly reply that it has secret meaning? Maybe a pegasus with a ball and chain attached to its rear leg (hey, it means something to me)? Well that’s nothing compared to the extensive system of symbols utilized by inmates in Soviet prisons. Arkady Bronnikov, a criminalistics expert for the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the ’60s to the ’80s, collected thousands of photos of criminals and their tattoos. His job was to decode the intricate system of symbols used in the tattoos. And over the years, he helped solve countless cases by identifying suspects and corpses using his vast knowledge of tattoos. Over 180 photos from Bronnikov’s collection are now available in a 256-page hardcover from FUEL entitled, Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files. Each photo is accompanied by Bronnikov’s text explaining the meaning behind the tattoos. You can check out some examples and order the book from FUEL. Jeez, looking at these really makes me feel bad that my Chilly Willy tattoo doesn’t have deeper meaning. I just really like that cartoon penguin.

  • The Macabre Murals Of Phlegm [21 Photos]

    Born in North Wales and currently residing in Sheffield, England, Phlegm has become one of the most famous, in-demand street artists in the world. His success is due to his unique illustrations, which look like Edward Gorey pen and ink drawings except creepier (if that’s even possible). In fact, many of the characters that show up in Phlegm’s murals were originally created for his self-published comics. But instead of merely using the sides of buildings as canvasses to showcase his unique creations, Phlegm utilizes doors, windows, and other structures to interact with his characters. Some of our favorites are in the gallery, but you can find many more murals and drawings at Phlegm Comic News.

  • The Ultimate Pulp Fiction Filming Location Map of Los Angeles [Link]

    It’s been 20 years since a young, fast-talking, obscenely-chinned filmmaker named Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction on the world. The movie made a middle-aged Samuel L Jackson a star and offered John Travolta a second chance that he pissed away within a few years (Remember Broken Arrow? Ugh). In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Curbed LA tracked down the real locations from the iconic film. Can someone in California go to the pawn shop and let us know if there’s a basement…and a gimp?

  • Moleskine Makes It Easier Than Ever To Digitize Your Drawings

    There are plenty of options for artists who wish to create digital drawings, such as Samsung Note devices and Wacom tablets. But for those who prefer to stick to old school methods with a pen or pencil and paper, there’s no easy way to digitize their art. However, Moleskine and Adobe are hoping to change that. The 5″ x 8.25″ Molsekine Smart Notebook is a typical high-quality notebook from the company, with 160 pages of 81 lb acid-free paper. What makes the Smart Notebook different is that each page contains numerous alignment indicators printed on the corners of the page that work with a free iPhone app to easily translate drawings into vector images. The resulting SVG or JPG file syncs with your Creative Cloud account and is immediately available to edit in Photoshop or Illustrator CC. And the best part? The notebook is just $33—much cheaper than a tablet and without the need for a computer or power source. Preorder now from Moleskine and get yours when they begin shipping at the end of the year.

  • Freediver Walks On Water [Video]

    Scuba diving is pretty cool—if you’re a baby who needs to breathe all the time. For a real extreme rush, freediving is where it’s at. And once you master not dying, the best of the best, like freediving brothers Armando and Francisco del Rosario, perform derp-inducing illusions. The original video, featuring walking and sitting on water, was released over the summer. And now Barcroft has revealed how the tricks were pulled off. You won’t find any Hollywood VFX here. All it took was a couple talented freedivers and an upside down camera. Watch the original and making of videos below.

  • IKEA Revives Classic Designs With Argang Collection

    For 70 years, IKEA has been selling reasonably priced, fun furniture (and cheap hot dogs!) but unfortunately, their pieces don’t often stand the test of time. And since the company is constantly changing their products, you may never be able to replace your favorite piece. Recognizing the demand for classic pieces, the Swedish furniture fanciers are offering up 26 favorites from the ’50s, ’60s, and 70s. ARGANG, the limited edition collection of classic pieces that will remind you of eating lingonberry jam and meatballs at your MorMor’s house on nyårsdagen, won’t be available at all stores, and once the pieces are gone, they’re gone. Well, until IKEA decides to bring them back…again.

  • 21 Reasons Russell Wilson Is The Most Likable Player In The NFL

    Visit Russell Wilson’s Instagram account and you won’t see Dan Bilzerian-esque douche-porn. Nope. Russell’s feed is dominated with hundreds of photos from his weekly visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital. And Russell is devoted. Like clock work, almost every Tuesday, he takes time out of his schedule to meet with kids who are suffering from various ailments and need a little pick-me-up from Seattle’s sports king. Whether you like the Seahawks or not, Russell needs to be commended to his off the field activity and support. There are literally hundreds of examples of Russell being the man but we pulled a few below. We can encourage you enough to go follow Russell on Instagram and also give @SeattleChildrens a follow too. Share this story with your friends: Tweet Kyler said he is #StrongAgainstCancer @seattlechildrens @strongagainstcancer A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:12pm PST Ethan and I are #Strong @seattlechildrens Uma foto publicada por Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) em Nov 11, 2014 at 4:33 PST   Hailey, Blitz, the Lombardi…. Does it get any better at @bcchf @rwpassacademy @seahawks A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Jul 7, 2014 at 3:50pm PDT Sawyer… What a name.. Maybe more »

  • Watch Emirates Disassemble a Giant Airbus in this Stunning Timelapse

    While this video only lasts two minutes, but typically these checks last up to two weeks. The 3-C Check maintenance process on an Airbus A380 is “the largest maintenance check on any aircraft,” and requires the plane to essentially be disassembled. The luxurious airliner is looked at as the closest thing you’ll get to flying private on a commercial jet.

  • The First-Timers Guide to Roasting a Turkey [Infographic]

    There will come a time in your life, where you’ll have to step up and endure the pain and anguish of preparing a Thanksgiving feast. It’s not all about kicking back in your recliner and watching football while the elders prepare dinner anymore, you’re older now and must carry on the tradition. But where do you start, Google? Paula Deen? Charlie Brown? How do you even begin to fathom cooking a full turkey? We got you covered. From portioning, defrosting, prepping and roasting, anyone can figure out how to produce the best possible product this Thanksgiving, even if they’re a first-timer. Column Five created this Thanksgiving-novice-proof infographic for roasting your first turkey, turkey. Yeah, I just called you a turkey.

  • Mario Williams Rescues Jim Kelly From Lake-Effect Storm with Bobcat

    The Buffalo area is in total disarray after the giant lake-effect took the city by snow storm. Western New York has been completely pummeled by the massive storm, in some areas the snow piled up to almost 6 ft. The Buffalo Bills stadium is covered in so much snow, officials are worried the won’t be able to play this Sunday being under 220,000 tons of snow. The crowned king of Buffalo Jim Kelly has been going through so much as of late, so Bills current defensive end, Mario Williams decided to help him out… by using a bobcat to dig out his driveway. Faith in humanity restored. I think the snow is getting to him! LOL

  • Le Meridien in Bora Bora Might Be The Finest Resort on Earth [27 HQ Photos]

    Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages and surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Welcome and “Ia Orana” to Le Méridien Bora Bora which won the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, which basically means it’s the nicest hotel in the world. It’s overwater Bungalows feature a large glass floor with amazing views of the lagoon and its marine life. And by “marine life we mean sea turtles! The Bora Bora Turtle Center at Le Méridien Bora Bora, is home to numerous marine turtles which means you’ll see them floating by your room nearly 24/7/.

  • Audrina Patridge Catcalling Women, Kind Of. [Video]

    For the last couple weeks catcalling has been all the rage on the internet. Men catcalling women. Women catcalling men. Jets fans getting catcalled. Women in yoga pants getting catcalled. And of course Princess Leia Walking Around New York for 10 Hours Getting Catcalled. Audrina Patridge has undoubtedly been catcalled millions of times by both men and women, so in a little social experiment Audrina used dating app pick up lines we’ve all heard and fed them to two good-looking guys through a hidden ear piece. value=”AQ~~,AAADaW99wdE~,mmU91lvcfAxO6-tsOR9Ng0N8nBXVOO5V” /> The goal of the experiment was to have the guys use these lines to unsuspecting women to see who gets slapped, who gets a laugh and who (if any) land a girls number. This will be the first in a series of videos, so if you want them to use your best pick up lines send it to @Curve using the hash-tag #GetYourCurveOn and suggest a few in the comments. Share this story with your friends: Tweet   Terms and Conditions Apply

  • Artist Recreates NBA Athletes in Iconic Pop-Culture References

    Pro athletes are looked at as the superheroes of real life, aerobatic, muscular and in the spotlight. They drive fast cars, date beautiful models, what’s not super about them? Alberto Berroa Jr., who goes by Artoflaff,took the idea and ran with it creating a fun series highlighting NBA players as larger than life icons in his DunkSlaps series.

  • How To Recreate Buffalo Wild Wings Sauces At Home [Infographic]

    What’s better than greasy meat smothered in a delicious sauce? That’s a tough one. After all, there’s a reason that restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings rake in the business. Of course, if you find yourself besieged by a craving for chicken wings and spicy garlic dip, in all likelihood you’re going to have to shell out some cash in order to find satisfaction, and chances are you’re going to have to do it amid a crowd of people. On the other hand, you can save money and hassle by cooking up your own wings at home. And what about the sauces? Well, we’ve got you covered there as well. Take a look at this handy infographic, and get ready to enjoy some wild wings, without needing to go to the restaurant to do it.

  • Our New Favorite Instagram Pokes Fun at Inspirational Quotes

    Our new favorite Instagram account highlights all those “friends” you have who throw up inspirational quotes, so that you can follow suit in their likeness and image. @uninspirational mocks those cliché accounts by adding a dose of satire and sarcasm to every post. “Pumpkin is a Gateway Spice” could be our favorite as of right now. #nice #tatt #bro A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:05am PST A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:43pm PST A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:02am PDT A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:42am PST

 
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