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  • A GIF Keyboard is Coming to IOS

    Forget emoji’s. They’re a thing of the past. The new hottness in the digital keyboard realm are GIFs. Not just any olf GIFs, but a whole keyboard of reaction GIFS. App developer PopKey has created an interesting app that works exactly the same as your emoji platform, only with animated GIFs from your favorite movie, show or video. Just think, literally never having to say another word to anyone via text, ever again. Every question, every answer, ever feeling expressed through the power of the GIF.

  • These Are The 38 Most Extreme Selfies In The History of The Internet. Would You Take Them?

    If you ‘Google’ “Most Extreme Selfies” hundreds of stories spread across the internet will flood your search results, all claiming to have the “most extreme selfies” on the internet. This story has been published every which way, but we think we have done it best. This morning we took a few hours and sourced over 100 selfie photos that people on the internet deemed to be “extreme”. Then our editorial staff had an impromptu all hands on deck meeting to collectively go through all the photos, then decided which were incredibly badass and which were not. What started as over 100 “extreme” photos, was whittled down to the following 38 selfies that we’re dubbing the most extreme in the history of the web. This story is not sponsored by Mountain Dew.

  • A Twisted Short Story of Cartoon Characters After their Prime

    Hollywood is a fickled animal, even for cartoon characters that have reached their peak and fallen. Artist Steve Cutts created an experimental world that delves into the lives of cartoon characters past their prime in a short animated story. In this video titled ‘Where Are They Now?’, a dark look at the lives of struggling cartoon actors including Snoopy, Roger Rabbit, Charlie Brown, Pikachu, He-Man, Thunder Cats and Super Mario could be quite grim. Where Are They Now? from Steve Cutts on Vimeo.

  • Michael Che Joins ‘SNL Weekend Update’ as First Black Co-Anchor

    This season will be nothing short of a historic one for the cast of Saturday Night Live, acquiring Michael Che from the Daily show and throwing him front and center, behind the Weekend Update desk along side Colin Jost. The former Daily Show correspondent will be the first African-American cast member to be a Weekend Update anchor and also the first co-anchor to be part of a two man duo. Cecily Strong, the glue of Weekend Update over the past two seasons will be stepping down upon her own request in order to appear in more sketches. i wanna thank Jon & the entire @TheDailyShow staff for letting me do this. i had a FANTASTIC time there. 1st class all the way — Michael Che (@CheThinks) September 12, 2014 SNL creator, Lorne Michaels told the New York Times Che is “a strong writer,” and “really funny.” Che is a native New Yorker started performing stand up in 2009, then began writing for SNL in 2013, and joined the “Daily Show” cast this year. Streeter Seidell from College Humor was also added to the list of new writers this season. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on more »

  • Ducktales Theme Sung By Your Favorite Movie Characters [Video]

    This week, everyone has been making a big stink about Disney’s video of a bunch of ducks reenacting the opening sequence to DuckTales. But was the video really that good? The ducks just clumsily walked into chintzy props, there were no Beagle Boys, and, most egregious of all, the ducks didn’t even sing the theme song. This video, featuring classic movie characters like Howard the Duck, Ace Ventura, and Little Nicky, is much more impressive. Although it still suffers a lack of Beagle Boys.

  • Emoji Art Shows Are Now A Thing

    Although emoji seems like a recent phenomena, the textable graphics are actually almost 20 years old. In 1995, Pocket Bell introduced emoji to pagers in Japan. But it wasn’t until 2010 that characters were added to Unicode, allowing for integration into Apple, Android, and pretty much any other format, which transformed emoji into an international sensation. We RSVLTS are huge fans, as evidenced by our recent NFL Emoji creations, but we’re definitely not the only ones. Emoji are now being featured in art shows, lending legitimacy to a teen texting medium. Architect and curator John Stoughton recently held the Back-2-School Emoji Show at Rock Paper Scissors in Cincinnati. Here is a sample of what one can expect at such a show. So…is it art?

  • Katie Nolan May Have Just Catapulted Women in Sports Television To the Next Level

    We’ve been following Katie Nolan ever since her days at Guysim delivering daily Speed Rounds to our desktops. She’s clever, funny and has a charismatic approach to her diction that ultimately took her all the way to FOX Sports 1 on Crowd Goes Wild and her online daily video, No FIlter. Nolan has gained quite a bit of acclaim for her work online with FOX, but her most recent post, “Why boycotting the NFL because of Ray Rice is not the answer” will surely sky rocket her to the next level. In her element with her signature mug, Nolan exposes her fear and vulnerability telling a story when she was once given the opportunity to ask Roger Goodell a question last month at a FOX Sports symposium. Nolan stayed quiet, never asking him a question dear to her about his decision to give Ray Rice a two-game suspension, limiting his desire to open up the NFL market to the wider audience he’s always speaking of, hypothetically shutting the door in the face of every female fan in doing so. “Fear crept in. I started thinking, well, the commissioner is here as a guest of Fox, and if offend him in more »

  • 16 Stunning Photos From The Top of One World Trade Center. We Even Zoomed Up On RSVLTS HQ!

    Time Magazine’s Gigapan atop One World Trade center is one of the coolest pieces of technology we’ve ever seen. Check out the video above to show how the camera was actually placed at the top of the building. Using the Gigapan device you can control your view from very top of the Spire, then zoom to explore specific locations in the frame with high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramic photography. Visit http://time.com/world-trade-center to see the story about how the Gigapan ended up atop One World Trade then use it for yourself right here, http://wtc.gigapan.com/wtc. We went through and captured pictures of some notable locations around New York City and New Jersey, including RSVLTS Headquarters.

  • 20 Bananas That Were Tattooed With Nothing More Than A Toothpick

    Tattooing a banana entails a sharp-pointed tool grazing the skin of a banana peel, without puncturing through it entirely, to create art. It utilizes a natural process known as oxidation—a browning of the skin that’s exposed to oxygen—to draw. Several artists have taken advantage of this visual transformation to produce their own creations on the sensitive, bruising skin of bananas. Check out these incredible works of art using simple simple tools like pushpins, toothpicks, and safety pins to scratch the surface of banana peels.

  • The Simpsons: First Episode vs Today [RSVLTS Original]

    Ever since the Simpsons marathon on FXX, they’ve been the hottest fictional, yellow cartooned family on TV. With their highly anticipated Family Guy collaboration a few weeks away, it doesn’t seem like they have any plans of stopping. It’s the longest running American sitcom of all-time and actually gaining steam and relevancy again. Since the show has broadcast 552 episodes but we decided to go back to the beginning, the first full length episode onDecember 17, 1989, to show you how things have evolved.

  • Summer’s Last Stand With Jamie Rae: Our Trip To Sandy Hook, NJ [11 Photos]

    Labor Day may have come and gone for all your shore kids who already have the board shorts in mothballs, but technically summer isn’t over for another few weeks and there is still plenty of beach time to be had before we need to buckle down for the winter. An easy beach option for anyone living in and around New York City is to hop on the SeaStreak. It’s a 40 minute ride from downtown Manhattan, runs right to Sandy Hook, NJ and best of all, there is a full bar so you can sip a cocktail while zipping out of Manhattan and soaking in the view from the panoramic observation deck to your beach oasis. Service runs until September 28th and best of all it’s only $25 bucks round trip. So why would you want to go to Sandy Hook, NJ? Only because it has 7 miles of pristine beaches, 300 migratory birds, A+ surfing, and dolphins galore, thats why! If that is not convincing enough then how about we hop on a ferry and head to the beach with a beautiful babe? Amiright? That is exactly what our photographer, the brilliant Bryan DeWitt who is behind our shoots more »

  • Tweeting Toilet Tracks Water Usage

    Thomas Ruecker had recently lost his job at a tech company in Finland when a Twitter thread about smart toilets and sinks, capable of tracking liquid flow and flushes, got him thinking. Using parts from an old servo motor, a zip tie for an arm, and a styrofoam float, Ruecker’s device is able to accurately calculate the amount of water used with each flush. Each time the toilet is flushed, the amount of water used is tweeted out by Internet of Toilets (@IoToilets). Looking through the Twitter feed is an eye-opening experience at water usage we often take for granted. But aside from the ecological impact of the project, Ruecker’s tweeting toilet also illustrates his knowledge across technological fields more than any resume could. This method will undoubtedly bring more attention to his skills than spending all day applying wherever he can. For more info on the technical aspects of the project, check out the in-depth article at Computerworld.

  • 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.