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  • 20 Serene Photos From Director Wim Wenders

    Wim Wenders is best known as a filmmaker, but anyone who has seen his intensely visual work, such as “Paris, Texas” or “Wings of Desire” would not be surprised to learn the director is also an avid photographer. 30 years worth of photos make up his series “Places, strange and quiet” featuring desolate, large-scale photos from around the world. Although many photos are from places the one would already expect to be devoid of people, Wenders is also able to find serene locales in highly populated cities such as Tokyo and Berlin. This gallery features just a sample of the series which has been collected in a 140-page hardcover book titled “Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet,” available for $28 from Amazon.

  • Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History? [Link]

    Aside from a dark period from the 1930s to the early 70s when facial hair had all but disappeared from society, mustaches and sideburns have been a part of baseball since the game began. Thanks to players like Brian Wilson, today you can even find players sporting gloriously gigantic beards. But who reigns supreme in the facially coiffed hall of fame?

  • MLB MasterCard Fantasy Camp is the Best Kept Secret Surrounding The All-Star Game

    Grown men (and women) ranging from completely novice to past college ball players competing in a hardball, wood bat tournament leading up to the finale played at a major league ballpark. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well for a set of lucky people it’s a complete reality. MasterCard in association with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has been putting on a little known tournament for years. Fantasy Camp is essentially a four-team tournament, held in the morning and early afternoon during the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game days played at a minor league ball park, followed by the championship and consolation games being held on the major league park on the day proceeding the MLB All-Star game. This year being Minneapolis’s Target Field. Photo Credit: Rick Dupler Photo Credit: Rick Dupler Each team get’s outfitted in a full uniform, home and away jerseys, cleats, socks, batting gloves, a hat, mitt and sunglasses to give the impression of legitimacy. Skills, however, varied. We had a chance to partake in the entire tournament, which was an absolute blast. Each team coached by former Twins players Scott Leius, Gene Larkin, Al Newman and Tim Laudner and organized by former players more »

  • Siberian Twerk Battle Because What Else Are You Going To Do There? [Video]

    Novosibirsk is the third most populace city in Russia and is known as the capital of Siberia. With average freezing temperatures 6 months out of the year and almost 1.5 million inhabitants, it is the coldest substantially populated city on the planet. It is also home to some incredible street dancers. A video from December of dancers from Fraules Dance Centre showing off their dancehall skills to a Major Lazer track went viral, accumulating over 25 million views. Now the Fraules group is back with this video of a twerk battle that’s pretty impressive. Apparently twerking is a great way to stay warm.

  • Amazing 3D Street Art From DAIM [20 Photos]

    Born in Lueneburg, Germany, it was a love of hip hop that initially piqued an interest in graffiti for street artist DAIM. He started listening to the music at age 15 and two years later found himself using spraycans as a mean of expression in nearby Hamburg. That was in 1989 and by 1991 he was already experimenting with creating works that appeared three-dimensional through clever use of shadows to create depth. 25 years after beginning his career in street art, DAIM’s work can be found across Europe and the US. Take a look at some of our favorites below then check out more work at DAIM graffiti-art.

  • Fallon Debuts the Rock’s New Hercules Action Figure on The Tonight Show

    Last week Dwane “The Rock” Johnson made the internet shut down for a minute when a 1996 photo of him posing with a black turtleneck, gold chain (on over the turtleneck), sporting a fanny pack, while posing with a tissue under his elbow was released. If that photo wasn’t perfect enough, The Rock’s new movie Hercules hit theaters making it oh-so-much-more relevant. Dwane stopped by the Tonight Show to talk about his new movie, but Fallon surprised him with a new action figure, we can only hope will actually hit stores one day.

  • An Art Gallery Dedicated to Bill Murray is Popping Up in San Francisco [26 Photos]

    On August 8th, San Francisco’s Public Works gallery will host a unique showing called The Murray Affair on August 8 ($12), a one-day art show that will feature as many as 200 original portraits of Bill Murray. Each portrait submitted by non-commissioned artists and organized by Ezra Croft, who’s done similar shows like this in the past, such as a celebration of Nic Cage.

  • 14 Pop Music Icons Made Out Of Corn Flakes

    Remember when you were a kid and your parents would yell at you for playing with your food? Well it’s time to call mom and dad and let them know that they stifled your creativity and you blame them for becoming 9 to 5 office drone when you could have been a famous artist. New York artist Sarah Rosado either had kinder parents than the rest of us or she refused to listen because her latest series, “Celebrity Cereal Portrait,” finds her recreating pop music stars out of breakfast cereal. The result is incredible and she’s just using corn flakes. Wait until she adds wheat puffs, those Fiber One sticks, and marshmallows to the mix! Check out the rest of the series and more of Sarah Rosado’s artwork at SR Artwork.

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Every Brewery in the United States

    With more and more breweries emerging in the U.S. per year it’s no surprise why it’s so intruiging to see where the majority of them are popping up. At the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries. Pop-Chart Labs has created their second installment of breweries across the U.S. updated and redesigned onto a monster print taht measures in at over seven square feet with over 1,400 breweries from craft to macro and everything in between.

  • The First Motor Race Was Held 120 Years Ago [7 Photos]

    On July 22, 1894, Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages, the first city to city motor race, was held. But the competition was more than a race and the organizers were even quick to state “it will not be a race.” The real competition was between the utility of steam-powered vehicles versus gasoline-fueled cars. The winning car didn’t just have to complete the 79-mile journey from Paris to Rouen, it also had to be easy to operate. The race would decide the future of automotive engineering. The race was organized by the publishers of Le Petit Journal to advertise their newspaper. 102 people entered to race, paying 10 francs, but some didn’t show up the the event while others failed to qualify. After four days of vehicle exhibition and qualifying events, the 21 racers set off on their journey at 8 AM, July 22. 6 hours and 48 minutes, Jules-Albert de Dion was the first to cross the finish line. However, he was not declared the winner because his steam powered car was too difficult to operate, requiring use of a stoker. 3 minutes and 30 seconds later, Albert Lemaître crossed the finish line in his Peugot. As more more »

  • 5 Previous Attempts To Split Up California [Link]

    California has been in the news recently for billionaire Tim Draper’s proposal to split the state into six smaller states. After receiving more than 800,000 signatures on a petition, the Six Californias Initiavtive will appear on the 2016 ballot. But this isn’t the first attempt to split up the state. The fact is, California is huge and there are many different people with very different ideas on how to run things. Take a look at 5 other times Californians have wanted to break up with each other.

  • Alexandria Morgan Running Strapless Is Glorious [GIFS]

    Remember when Alexandria Morgan stopped by RSVLTS HQ for a super sexy Patriotic photoshoot? Yeah that was awesome! Now our favorite Instagram star Alexandria Morgan revealed that she is the new face of TomTom’s fitness tracker by sharing a teaser for a “banned” commercial she starred in. We cut it up into GIFS because that’s what we do. Additional RSVLTS galleries (and more Alexandria)… Melanie Iglesias GIFS (40 GIFS) | Bri Teresi Bikini (50 Pics) | Kate Upton Greatest GIFS (53 Pics) Go behind the scenes of Alexandria Morgan’s sexy RSVLTS photoshooot [75 GIFS + Photos] Brooklyn Decker GIFS (100 Pics) | Alexis Ren Smokeshow ( 142 Pics)  | ScarJo Foxy GIFS (31 GIFS) Rosie Jones Outtakes (14 Pics) | Kate Upton GQ (24 Pics) | Irina Shayk GIFS (67 GIFS) Leanna Decker GIFS (39 Pics) | Emily Ratajkowski GIFS (60 GIFS) | Bounciest GIFS Ever (50 GIFS) More Galleries

  • 100 Foot Free Fall POV [Video]

    The Sky Tower is an amusement park ride at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark wherein you climb up 100 feet, get put into a safety harness, then get cut free. You fall 100 feet at 55 mph onto a net without the aid of a safety tether. Nobody has died doing it, so it can’t be that dangerous, but I imagine that if they’re not handing out diapers, there’s a lot of poo underneath that net.

  • Adidas Release Energy Boost Reveal

    Adidas has found their saving grace with their Energy Boost line of running shoes. Now adding to that line is the Energy Boost Reveal adding a mesh two-tone stretch mesh upper in favor of the standard monotone uppers. Complementing the new upper are a flexible suede heel and synthetic overlays and Three Stripes branding. Energy Boost technology has been a huge success for adidas, giving a cushioned stable sole, while claiming each cell springs back upon compression. The Energy Boost Reveal will be available at select retailers and adidas at the end of July.

  • 18 People Who Took Selfies Before Selfies Were Cool

    Kids today get a bad rap. Older folks love to moan about how the ubiquity of selfies symbolizes how self-centered and spoiled kids are. But everyone’s favorite subject has always been themselves. Since the invention of the camera, amateur photographers have turned the lens on themselves. Was it for some grand artistic statement? Nope. Just good old-fashioned narcissism. And if you really want to be mad at the kids for something, how about dubstep? Rabble, rabble, rabble.

  • 40 GIFs That Perfect Describe Festival People

    ‘Tis the season to go sweat for hours in open fields, ducking in and out of pavilions to see your favorite bands from an alarming distance. Music festivals and outdoor concerts mean more than just music; they mean sleeping on the ground and overpaying for food. Not to mention the sunburn, dehydration, port-a-potties, mud, and poorly timed rain storm. And yet, we all still go. From Bonnaroo to Warped Tour to Give It A Name to Tomorrowland, music fests across the globe are packed with fans and casual listeners. We tolerate the elements and each other for those precious minutes of set time when our favorite songs are being played at full volume. Problem is that once the music ends, we’re back amongst thousands of others, few of whom have showered or remembered their manners. For anyone who hasn’t been/needs to be reminded before they embark, here are some of the charming folk you may see: 1. The security guard standing thanklessly through it all Looking equal parts intimidating and bored 2. Someone trying to flirt their way into the show Admission: your dignity 3. Someone straight up cooking out of their truck/tent I’m looking at you blueberry pancake trucker man at Bonnaroo 4. The entrepreneurial genius selling cigarettes more »

  • How Does The New Ninja Turtles Theme Stack Up? [Video]

    The theme from the new Ninja Turtles movie has been released and it’s no MC Hammer’s “This is What We Do.” Nor is it as danceable as Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap.” “Shell Shocked” is a dubsteppy rap song featuring from Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign. Do we really want kids singing along to lyrics like “Check my Rolex/It say I’m the man of the hour/All this green in my pockets/You can call me turtle power” rather than “Go ninja, go ninja, go?” The worst part is, we’re all going to see the movie anyway.

  • Chuck Palahniuk Announces A Fight Club 2 Comic Book Series

    I am Jacks elated sense of excitement. Luminous author, Chuck Palahniuk has announced he’ll be giving his most acclaimed work, Fight Club a resurgence in the form of a 10-issue maxiseries comic. The series will be under Dark Horse Comics and will be illustrated by Cameron Stewart. Palahniuk will be talking in more detail at a Fight Club Comic-Con panel later this week, but has already announced a release date for May 2015. “Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9 year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.” In a USA Today interview, Palahniuk teased the return of everyone’s favourite hyper-violent id: “Tyler Durden is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.” Project Mayhem will also play a critical part in the comics, possibly using Junior as a catalyst for the protagonists return to the organization. Read the full interview here.

  • 25 Portraits Made Into Haircuts

    Once the avant-garde types began to create works using their bodily fluids, it seemed as if there was no new medium for artists to turn to. But then Rob the Original looked at a head of hair and saw his canvas. Based in San Antonio, Rob the Original is a barber who uses a mix of cutting, shaving, and coloring to recreate portraits of celebrities on the heads of his customers. As amazing as many of them look, what’s even more incredible is that there are people who wish to have portraits of Edward Scissorhands or Cheech and Chong on their heads. For more of Rob’s work, check out his website or follow him on Instagram.

  • Weezer Looks to Their Past to Inspire First Single in 4 Years ‘Back to the Shack’

    Today the original quirky-nerd-rock-quartet, Weezer released the audio track to their new single Back To The Shack on their official YouTube page. Heavy guitar riffs and a steady catchy drum accent vocals in their new back-to-their-roots track which points all fingers to their first two albums. “If you took the Pinkerton band and then play all the other records—that’s what we sound like now. Bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of Blue Album with a little bit more abandon like Pinkerton.“, that’s what Weezer frontman, Rivers Cuomo told Entertainment weekly, when asked about their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End which is set to release September 30th. This will be Weezer’s first album in 4 years 20 years after debuting their self titled inaugural Blue Album. Pinkerton and the Blue Album mixed into one megazord of Weezer? Sure we like that. Preorder the album at Pledge Music.

  • Inside The World’s Deepest Cave [15 Photos]

    In Abkhazia, Georgia you can find the spelunking mecca known as Krubera Cave. First discovered in 1960, Krubera Cave is the deepest known cave on Earth. It wasn’t found to be the deepest until 2001, when an expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association reached a depth of 5610 feet, besting the previous record, Lamprechtsofen in the Austrian Alps, by over 250 feet. History was made yet again in 2004 when Krubera was found to be more than 2000 meters (6561 feet) deep, the only cave known to be so deep [insert "yo momma" joke here]. For more photos and information on Krubera cave, check out English Russia.

  • How to Throw a Perfect Knuckle Ball

    It may be the greatest mystery of acquired skill in sports. A trait so difficult to master yet so powerful in result only a handful of professionals can achieve success with it. The knuckleball is a pitch that isn’t thrown hard or fairly accurate, but just thrown to perfection in delivery which makes it the most difficult pitch to hit in baseball. Time Wakefield and R.A. Dicky have made quite the illustrious career for themselves by throwing this one pitch more than any other, Wakefield lasting an outstanding 17 years, tenured with the Boston Redsox. Here is a breakdown on the perfect way to throw a pesky knuckler.

  • Arsenal Players Attempt New York Accents And Fail Miserably [Video]

    On Saturday, July 26, Arsenal will travel across the pond for a friendly match against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time Arsenal has played in America since 1989, so some of the current players decided to learn classic lines from New York movies like “Taxi Driver” and “Midnight Cowboy” and deliver them in their best New York accents. Spoiler alert: they fail.

  • Distinguishing Differences Between NYC Animals and All Others

    New York City breeds toughness. In a city where competing Times Square Elmos can fistfight each other over turf, it’s no surprise that it’s animals show some of the same qualities as it’s residents. Mashable’s Max Knoblauc created a hilarious series of animals of NYC compared to everywhere else.

  • Jack White Covered ’99 Problems’ In the Middle of an ‘Icky Thump’ Performance

    Over the past few performances Jack White has been adding a little touch of ‘cover’ to his sets. The most recent being a bar from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ in the middle of an Icky Thump performance during his set at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival. White has made headlines recently after covering “Enter Sandman” at Glastonbury and Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” in Dublin and shows no signs of stopping after his HOV cover. As the uploader notes, White went 25 minutes over his set time, “breaking curfew”. Dare I say Jack White, the last true rock star.

  • 45 Rare And Intimate Photos From the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for it’s 45th Anniversary

    Even though the historic Apollo 11 moon landing happened 45 years ago, only a few iconic photos have been circulated into the mainstream, but NASA actually has a huge portfolio of training mission photographs archived for the public. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the mission, we’ve compiled a series of rarely seen photos of training simulations and the moon landing, featuring astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins.

  • 10 Summer Toys You Wish You Could Afford

    Are you sick of toting your dry-rotted fun noodles and foul-smelling boogieboards to the beach with the rest of the common folk? Then take your place in the upper echelon, far out of reach of the hoi polloi, with these funtastic summer toys from Hammacher Schlemmer. You worked hard this year, it’s about time you bought yourself a submarine or a PT Boat. What’s that? You can’t afford these things? Well you can always get some trash bags and cooking oil and make your own Slip ‘N Slide. And when you slide into a parked car and are lying unconscious, you can just dream of these finer things you could afford if you weren’t such a bum. And you can find even more stuff for the insanely rich at Hammacher Schlemmer.

  • The 33 Best Burgers In America [Link]

    Looking for a road trip idea for this summer? Why not travel across the country, adding miles to your odometer and inches to your waist line as you gorge on the 33 best burgers? Load up the car and plot your journey with this list form Thrillist, but give yourself time between each one or this summer vacation could be your last.

  • These Music Mashups Are Hilarious…And Sound Good, Too

    A few months ago, Neil Cicierega released “Mouth Sounds,” a collection of entertaining mash-ups you’d never think of, including an incredible mix of Smashmouth’s “All Star” with Modest Mouse’s “Float On.” Now Neil is back with Mouth Silence. We shared the video for “Crocodile Chop,” featuring Elton John and System of a Down back in May, but now the entire album is available. A couple of our favorites from the collection are below. First up is “Best,” combing Foo Fighter’s “Best of You” with Rockapella’s theme from “Carmen Sandiego” and their Folger’s commercial jingle. After that is “Rollercloser,” melding “Love Rollercoaster” from the Ohio Players with “Closer” from Nine Inch Nails. Check out the rest of the album and download it for free in MP3 or FLAC at Mouth Silence.

  • 3D Street Art That Will Make Your Brain Go Derp

    Kurt Wenner is the Babe Ruth of 3D sidewalk chalk art. The greatest that’s ever lived. He actually invented the art form, that creates compositions that seemed to rise from and fall into the ground, back in 1984 and has since traveled the world teaching over 100,000 students the finer points of pavement art.