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  • Rikk Wilde: The Internet Reacts To The Overnight World Series Sensation

    Chevy cared so much about the World Series that they sent a regional zone manager named Rikk Wilde up to the podium to give Madison Bumgarner his prize for winning the World Series MVP award, a brand new 2015 Chevy Colorado. Rikk did what every normal guy would do on live TV in front of 20+ million people, got nervous as shit and stumbling through his description of the vehicle using the phrase ‘technology and stuff’ much to the delight of thee Twitter community. Because of this epic fail on live TV Rikk immediately shot to the top trend on Twitter and is an overnight celebrity who will be the talk of the internet and morning shows across American in the coming hours. While everyone is poking fun at Rikk, see the live top Tweets feed below, we hope that he takes this is stride. Rikk Wilde Tweets about “Rikk Wilde” #ChevyGuy #ChevyGuy Tweets Photo source via nydailynews.com / DOUG PENSINGER/GETTY IMAGES

  • Hero Paralympian Creates A ‘Foosball Player’ Halloween Costume

    Paralympic ski racer, Josh Sundquist is known for creating clever and elaborate Halloween costumes, not letting his disability get in the way of having a good time. Sundquist who’s left leg had to be amputated after a year of chemotherapy treatments decided to use his one leg as an advantage to create a foosball-player costume for Halloween this year. Using materials like cardboard, bubble wrap and duct tape, Sundquist and friends, was transformed into a life-sized version of a foosball player.

  • NYC’s MTA Celebrates 110 Years of Service By Letting Passengers Ride Vintage Subway Trains

    As part of the commemoration of the New York subway’s 110th anniversary, MTA New York City Transit ran two “Nostalgia Trains” on the 2 & 3 lines between Times Square-42 St. and 96 St. on Sun., October 26, 2014. The MTC ran these two “Low-Voltage,” or “Lo-V” cars to celebrate the city’s 110th anniversary servicing New York City commuters. MTA Flickr uploaded photos capturing the vintage experience some lucky passengers had.

  • Bell & Ross BR-X1 [Watch Wednesdays]

    This year aviation watch maker, Bell & Ross will be releasing the BR-X1, a high tech chronograph with a sporty design. The sophisticated skeleton watch claims to be the first in a new style of design era for the B&R brand. An extreme version of the BR-01, whose iconic square shape is directly inspired by aeronautical flight instruments, the BR-X1 is much more than a top-of-the-range contemporary sports watch: it is the “Ultimate Utility Watch. Although it’s not your typical luxury watch, the BR-X1 will run you a pretty penny, the 45 mm diameter, titanium and ceramic with rubber band will cost you around $19,500.

  • #WCW: Robin Holzken Because She Is The New Face of Beach Bunny Swimwear

    Remember the name Robin Holzken because you are hearing about her for the first time right here on RSVLTS.com. Beach Bunny Swimwear has a way of creating new stars like Nina Agdal and Melissa Bolona, to name a few, and this week they found a new face of their brand in Robin. We don’t know too much about her but regardless she is our #WCW this week and hopefully 2015 will be her breakout year.

  • Hulu Will Soon Begin Streaming Your Favorite Nostalgic Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Attention all ’90s children; you’re Saturday mornings can once again be spent laying in bed watching the same cartoons you grew up with. Streaming service, Hulu, just struck a major deal with Viacom, which means shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET, Logo and more will begin streaming immediately.  With Nickelodeon also under the Viacom umbrella ’90s cartoons such as Hey Arnold! and Ren & Stimpy will once again become watchable, this time at your beckoning call… With 60 seconds of pre-roll every 5 minutes. As for comedies, full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer  and Workaholics will be made available from Comedy Central. [h/t] Mic

  • Sacrebleu! The World’s Oldest Basketball Court Is In France

    Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 while he was a teacher Springfield College in Massachusetts, so one would think that the oldest basketball court would be in Springfield. Unfortunately, that court was destroyed in a fire. But in 1892, shortly after the game was invented, the YMCA built their first center in Paris. To help set it up, the organization called on Melvin Rideout, a fellow instructor from the YMCA training school known as Springfield College. Rideout brought the new game of basketball with him and set up a court in the building’s basement. 122 years later, Paris’s first basketball court still stands, making it the oldest in the world. Zut alors!

  • There’s Street Art In Maine? [Video]

    When you think of Maine, you most likely think off pastoral New England settings, lobster, maple syrup…um…Stephen King—but certainly not street art. However, Portland is home to a thriving street art scene and has been for some time. Learn about the art and the artists in this short documentary that journalist Steven Jackson produced while at Portland’s Salt Institute and is currently being featured on The Atlantic.

  • Windows 93 Is The Best Fake OS Ever

    Jankenpopp and Zombectro have teamed up to create a bizarre art project called Windows 93. The in-browser OS that you can try out for yourself at Windows93.net features solitaire, a virtual desktop girl, infuriating pop-up windows that constantly multiply, a musical defrag utility, and plenty more to keep you busy during your boring Wednesday workday. Of course, much of the technology in Windows 93 is way ahead of anything we actually had at the time with Windows 3.1, but it’s still a fun, nostalgic trip back to the 90s. Although we’re not sure if we understand it as art. Or maybe that’s the point. Yes, quite. via Fast Co

  • 5 Simple Cocktails For Your Halloween Party

    Halloween is quickly approaching and if you’re hosting a party, you need to make sure you have the perfect cocktails on hand. The days of offering shots of bottom shelf whiskey and oddly-flavored liqueur (does that say cactus juice schnapps?) chased with light beer are long behind you (hopefully). But you also don’t need to be spending your time on concoctions with 30 ingredients including herbs you never heard of and a variety of expensive bitters you’ll quickly forget about in the back of your liquor cabinet. That’s why Captain Morgan teamed up Owl’s Brew, creators of delicious tea mixers, and celebrity chef Nadia G for these quick and easy cocktails.

  • The Dramatic Rise and Fall of the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of the Past 5 Years. Sorry Clowns.

    Accorsing to the National Retail Federation, Quoctrung Bui and LA Johnson the witch reigns supreme on Halloween. In this elaborate and fun interactive graphic using the NRF as refrence Bui and Johnson collected information pertaining to Halloween retail sales over the past 5 years. The witch won ever year. The most fun you can have with the graph, however is follow along at the growing increase and decline of trends from 2009-2013. See the full interactive chart at NPR. For instance the zombie costume made a dramatic run from 2009 to 2011 “rising from the dead” (see what I did there?) at 13th place all the way up to 4th, without a doubt due to the growing trend of zombies in television and movies. The Walking Dead, for example, premiered on October 31, 2010, the same year the zombie costume rose from 13th to 7th. Another honorable mention goes to Batman, with the release of The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises breaking records at the box office it’s no wonder why Batman’s stock has been on the rise for the past 3 years, ultimately hitting an unprecedented 2 spot last year. Another theory, now hear me out, is the more »

  • This Artist Will Draw You As A Zombie For $25

    If you aren’t familiar with Sketchmob, it’s a pretty neat site where a variety of artists with different styles will draw your portrait for very reasonable prices. And perfect for Halloween, Poland-based artist Rzuud’s specialty is transforming your photo into a cartoon zombie. Prices start at just $25 for one person, $20 for each additional person and $10 for each pet. You can see a couple of samples on Rzuud’s Sketchmob page and they look pretty neat. When you get your completed zombie portrait, you can then get a hi-res poster or canvas print up to 48″ x 36″, with the prints currently priced at 50% off. And if zombies aren’t your thing, check out the other artists at Sketchmob. I need someone who can put me in a Frank Frazetta-esque fantasy painting, like something out of Saddam’s palace.

  • A Visual Breakdown and Guide to the Dress Shoe

    Gents, there’s nothing worse than a grown man who doesn’t know the proper dress shoe to wear at the proper time. Women have said it time and time again, shoes are important. If they think so, so should you. We’re not saying you have to go out and buy some $300 loafer, but a well kempt shoe game can take you miles with a potential mate. Here’s a visual breakdown of shoes made by Nice Laundry, to show you exactly what type of dress shoe you should have in your arsenal.

  • Tony Hawk Is 46 And Still Incredible [Video]

    Tony Hawk, who at 46 has a son who is also a professional skater, may have retired from competitions 15 years ago, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still an amazing skater. In his new video, “Perched,” Hawk pulls off some of his most famous tricks to remixes of songs that anyone who played the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater videogame will remember—”Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” by Primus and “Police Truck” by the Dead Kennedys. It’s great to see Tony Hawk still being awesome, but we can’t help but wonder how he’d fare in a competition these days…

  • Texas A&M To Wear 1939 Throwback Uniforms

    Adidas and Texas A&M revealed an amazing homage to their 1939 team by recreating their helmets to mimic that of the old leatherhead football helmets. Both adidas and the Aggies revealed shots of the throwback uniforms this morning on their twitter, in commemoration of their 1939 National Championship. The uniforms themselves are fairly basic equiped with adidas TECHFIT, but sport a commemorative patch on the upper right. The helmets, however, are a work of art, sporting airbrushed rust and weathered leather, even the stitching is represented along with a faded players stenciled number on the front of every helmet. The Aggies will sport these throwbacks for their homecoming game on November 1st.

  • We Never Thought We’d Want A Word Processor…Then We Saw The Hemingwrite

    Once upon a time, when a new computer cost about as much as a decent used car, sensible folks would opt for a standalone word processor rather than a full-featured computer. These word processors were like typewriters on steroids, with tiny displays where you could see what you typed and edit it before printing it out. But by the mid-90s computers were dropping in prices and word processors disappeared. Until now. With the annoying popularity of typewriters, it only makes sense that someone would update the much more sensible word processor. The Hemingwrite does just that, with a mechanical keyboard, E-ink display with backlight, and Evernote cloud backup. The device has a retro design but contemporary features so that you won’t look like a total ass using one at a Starbucks. And the battery will last 6 weeks, so you can take it with you to Walden Pond while you find yourself. Unfortunately, the Hemingwrite is no yet for sale, but you can stay updated on their website. Until then, we’ll just have to keep typing on our laptops and try not to get distracted by—oh man, is that dog really waving at people on a motorcycle??

  • R.L. Stine Will Release New Book Live Tonight on Twitter

    Let the child inside thee rejoice, Goosebumps author, R.L. Stine will be “writing a book live on Twitter Tuesday night, in honor of Halloween. Although Stine didn’t mention what time he’ll start writing the story, so keep your eyes peeled for his Twitter to start going off the charts tonight. And if you really want a Stine-filled Halloween, he’ll be taking over Scholastic’s social media accounts on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. For Halloween, I'll be writing a story live on Twitter this evening. Hope you'll join me. — R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) October 28, 2014

  • 5 Reasons Why DeMarco Murray Will Break Eric Dickerson’s Rushing Record

    I grew up in the shadow of New York City, and it’s painful for me to say that the Cowboys are the NFL’s best team. But they are. And running back DeMarco Murray has been a major reason for their success; his running has been as wild as the American west. After several injury-plagued seasons, Murray—behind a formidable offensive line—has been running over the NFL’s best defenses with ease; he broke Jim Brown’s record for consecutive games with over 100 rushing yards. But there is another rushing record for Murray to break: the single-season rushing record held by Eric Dickerson. Adrian Peterson was 9 yards short of the record in 2012. And, despite my allegiance to the Giants, I think that Murray will break Dickerson’s long-standing record in 2014. Why, you ask? Well, let’s look over Murray’s season.

  • RSVLTS Cuts x Shortcut App

    Yesterday evening at RSVLTS HQ, we hosted our 5th edition of RSVLTS Cuts, this time sponsored by the new app/barber service Shortcut. In case you weren’t paying attention to the news this week, Shortcut just launched in NYC and is the first on-demand mobile service/app for dudes that brings a barber to your apartment, office or hotel room and in just a few simple taps of the app (a.k.a., convenience, perfected). Group orders are recommended too, because the more guys gathered, the cheaper each haircut becomes. One of their main barbers, the awesome Gil, was at the HQ to provide some fresh cuts and trims, while the crew also sipped on some delicious Ole Smoky Moonshine whiskey throughout the night. Shortcut is looking to expand into other areas/cities soon (ah-hem, Jersey City/Hoboken, hurry, ah-hem), but definitely give it a try the next time you need a great trim on-the-go in NYC. Mention “First Shortcut” and the dudes will give you 20% off your first cut as well. Get the app here

  • 10 Minimalist Horror Movie Posters For Halloween

    HalloweenCostumes.com has created these great minimalist posters depicting 10 classic horror movies. And best of all, they’ve made them available as PDF downloads you can print out or as wallpapers for your PC, Mac, or mobile device. We really dig the American Psycho poster. Which is your favorite?

  • Ferrari to Handpick 6 Invitation-Only Suitors for New Sergio

    Ferrari is handpicking 6 lucky people a chance to purchase their newest uber-exclusive Sergio. Design firm, Pininfarina is partnering up with automaker and creating only six Sergios, estimated to cost millions each. Ferrari told CNNMoney it pre-sold all six vehicles to deep-pocketed die-hard Ferrari fans in the U.S., Europe and Asia. If you haven’t received a call from Ferrari yet, you’ll have to wait until one hits the open market, which will likely be never. “It’s as far removed from mass production as you can get,” said Ferrari spokesperson Jason Harris. Each chosen owner will help design and create many details of their completely custom, handcrafted italian super-car. Each car has already found an owner, who’s committed to purchasing one without the final concept designs have been finalized. A large price to pay for a car without a windshield. Even so, a work of art rarer than an African white rhino.

  • Finally! A Onesie Suit For The Lazy Businessman

    If you’re a lazy slob, the toughest part about getting a grownup job is having to leave your comfy sweatpants and “I’m Just Here for the Beer” t-shirt at home, instead stuffing yourself into a fancy schmancy suit. I mean really, pants, a jacket, and a button up shirt…who’s got time for all that? Well if you’re a Nelson Muntz masquerading as a Nelson Rockefeller, the Suitsy is the suit for you. Combining the ease and utility of a onesie with the the look of a suit, the Suitsy is a jacket connected to a shirt connected to pants that you just step into and zip up. There are vents to keep you cool, strategically placed zippers so you can relieve yourself, and—best of all—you can wash the Suitsy in your washing machine. No more going to the dry cleaner! The Suitsy is available from Betabrand, know for their wacky, one-off clothing ideas. It’ll set you back about $300, which could buy a pretty decent suit, but if comfort is important to you, get one while you still can.

  • Wait, Americans Spend How Much on Halloween? [Infographic]

    U.S. retail sales were disappointing in September, worrying analysts that consumers may be feeling stretched or cautious as the biggest shopping season of the year rolls around. Some retailers make up as much as 30 percent of their yearly sales numbers from October to December. Kicking off the end of year spending season is Halloween. Just how much do Americans spend on trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities? The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts total Halloween spending—including candy, costumes, and decorations—to come in at $7.4 billion this year. Halloween candy alone has run up a $2 billion tab every Halloween for the past three years, though the candy industry says that bad weather can lower the numbers slightly. “We are predicting a slight bump in Halloween confectionery sales this year (1.9 percent),” said Jenn Ellek of the National Confectioners Association. The NCA is expecting candy sales to reach $2.5 billion. Additionally, the NRF says that retailers could benefit this year from the holiday falling on a Friday, as parents will be more likely to take kids out and revelers more inclined to attend or throw parties, boosting costume sales. And don’t forget the puppies: The NRF estimates that Americans will spend $350 more »

  • Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction: A Look Back At 70 Shocking High Quality Photos

    [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: October 30, 2012] Hurricane Sandy was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall on the United States east coast, north of the Carolinas. It hit southern New Jersey on October 29, 2012 at 6.30pm local time and laid waste to the majority of the Northeast during the day. Currently 48 people across the US and Canada have been reported dead, but the final figure is expected to be significantly higher.  Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in New York and the transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway are all out of action after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. There are dozens of photos flying around the web and we’ve compiled all of them in one place.

  • Seneca Eyewear Lets You Customize And Try Before You Buy

    Sunglasses are a necessity, especially if you live in a city and find yourself walking everywhere. And if this winter is anything like last year there is going to be plenty of snow to reflect the sun’s rays directly into your eyes. Although it’s tempting to buy a cheap pair of “fashion” sunglasses from a spinner display on 14th Street, you may be doing your eyes more harm than good. But buying online can be a pain because you don’t know how well they’ll fit, especially if you have a giant face like a certain RSVLTS editor. Don’t worry—Seneca Eyewear has this all figured out. Not only does Seneca Eyewear feature plenty of different frames in contemporary reimaginings of hip styles from the 50s and 60s that you can customize with different lenses, they also let you try before you buy. So if you can’t decide on a frame style or color, you can order different pairs to try out before you fork over your money. This way you’ll be sure to find a perfect pair, even if you’re a big-faced RSVLTS editor. The frames start at $100 but you’re not just limited to sunglasses. Seneca also offers optical glasses more »

  • The Do’s and Don’ts Of Dressing Up as a Controversial Football Player on Halloween

    Ok so there are no rules for Halloween costumes, right? Technically no, but there should be. There should be, because people obviously don’t know where and when to cross the habitual line of dumbfounding stupidity. We live in a world where a baby dressed up like angry Uncle Leo can and will go viral on Facebook , what makes you think your offensive black-faced-domestic-violence-shunned-football-player costume will slip under the radar? This past weekend we’ve seen an outpouring of Ray Rice costumes flooding Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Maybe it’s our fault, maybe we should’ve written this story last week. Maybe we could’ve given people better ideas for a lay-up football player Halloween costume. But if you’re reading this thinking “Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez. I’ll be one of those guys, that’ll get some laughs”. Don’t, just don’t. The internet doesn’t forget. You’ll be forced to delete your account, but the picture will remain, damage done. Reddit will know your entire history before you go back to your job on Monday and your boss will fire you once your name and costume hits the local paper on Monday. Life ruined. All because you crossed the habitual line. But don’t worry, it’s more »

  • Surfing At 1000 Frames Per Second Looks Amazing [Video]

    Australia-based cinematographer Chris Bryan isn’t just a master at operating Phantom cameras—especially when it comes to high-speed photography—he is also a qualified Phantom technician. And with his technical knowledge, he has been able to work with Phantom to create his own lightweight, self-contained underwater housings. This means he’s able to film capture surfers close up using Phantom Flex, Phantom Miro M-320S and the new Phantom 4K Flex and we get to watch the awesome videos that result. And with some of the US possibly receiving snow this weekend, this video is a frustrating reminder that we won’t be able to head to the beach for a long time.

  • This Super-Yacht Will Run You a Cool $500 Million

    It’s called the STAR. It’s not an extra terrestrial ship or Poseidon’s vacation boat or an iceberg. It’s a civilian vessel built for the .000001%. It costs $500 Million. It doesn’t fly or sink, just floats and get’s you from point A to B. It was designed to be unlike any other yacht on the planet, measuring 433 feet long and almost 200 feet high. It’s inspiration comes from it’s namesake, a star, which is the prefect shape it creates in the reflection of the water. Designer Ignor Lobanov told Business Insider. “The profile of the yacht makes a perfect star when reflected in the water.” The symmetrical concept vessel from Lobanov was created in collaboration with BMT Group and Alex Malybaev. Their goal was to redefine luxury yachts. It can reach a speed of 18 knots and over 37,6oo square feet of luxury interior space. The top deck of the yacht will also have a range of visibility of over 20 kilometers and incredible views, according to Lobanov. I’m sure for a small price you can hang Daniel Craig in a tuxedo off the side while explaining your plan for world domination. Oh, you thought I wasn’t going to more »

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