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  • 5 Public Relations Lessons You Need To Know From The Late Great John F. Kennedy

    Politicians are excellent at a certain rhetoric device called “framing.” They know how to switch conversations to more favorable topics, they know how to avoid the ugly answers, and sometimes they can flip a public relations disaster into an underdog victory. On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, I’m going to show you how JFK did just that, winning over the audience as an underdog even after some sharp criticisms from Harry Truman.

  • Read JFK’s Harvard Application

    In 1935, a young John F Kennedy applied for admission to Harvard. In his application he wrote that “I would like to go to the same college as my father. To be a ‘Harvard man’ is an enviable distinction and one that I sincerely hope I shall attain.” Jeez, kiss up much? He listed his chief interests as economics and politics (go figure) and football and crew as sports he especially liked. Even better, though, is his father’s letter to the Harvard Dean. Joseph Kennedy writes that his son “has a brilliant mind for the things in which he is interested, but is careless and lacks application in those in which he is not interested. This is, of course, a bad fault.” Damn, that’s honest. Read through more digitized documents at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

  • The Life of John F. Kennedy: 75 Rare and Iconic Photos

    November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was and still is one of the most iconic personalities in American history so we’ve pulled together 75 fascinating photos that show the life and times of JFK from his time growing up in Massachusetts to his final day in Dallas, TX, and everything in between.

  • World’s Largest Videogame Projected Onto London Building

    Namco Bandai games teamed up with British television series The Gadget Show to project the world’s largest game of Pac-Man on the side of a London building. The game measured in at 2,219 square meters. The stunt was to mark the 250th episode of The Gadget Show and the release of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. Is the giant joystick also necessary? Also, what’s up with America not having this record? Our buildings are bigger than the UK’s and our videogames should be too! 

  • DRANKSGIVING: Allspice Roasted Duck with Balsamic and Crown Royal Maple

    Imagine the holidays without alcohol. It was easy when you were a kid, you got to run around the majority of the day completely ignoring your drunk uncle’s bellowing screams at the Thanksgiving day football games, disregarding your great aunts photo album of her cats, because you were allowed to not give a f*ck. You had your own dinner table of peers who had no worries of the real world or Obamacare, but now things are different. You need to worry about Obamacare and you could quite possibly be the drunk uncle screaming at the TV. Things are so different now. So this week we’re replacing Man Meals with Dranksgiving. A series of spiked holiday recipes that can work together to get you through these tough times you have to look forward to: The Holidays. Today a perfect blend of Crown Royal Maple and succulent duck. Enjoy.

  • Own The Watch Used To Call JFK’s Time Of Death

    On November 22, 1963, neurosurgeon Dr. Kemp Clark was called to Parkland Memorial Hospital to see to President John F Kennedy. When all attempts at reviving the President proved futile, it was Dr. Clark’s duty to call the time of death. Unfortunately, nobody was really sure when President Kennedy died and nobody was looking at the clock anyway, so Dr. Clark made an approximation at 1:00 PM. Dr. Kemp’s family insists that he used his watch to make the call although Kemp himself is not on record as ever saying that. But witnesses agree he was at least wearing the watch. And hey, even without the history, the 1949 Patek Phillipe is the first waterproof watch the company produced. That’s got to be worth the estimated $100,000-$150,000, right? 

  • Preliminary Photos of Braves New Cobb County Stadium

    The Atlanta Braves new home will have it’s fair share of perks. Cobb County stadium will be the centerpiece of what is essentially a strip mall and I mean that in the most pleasent of ways. With a strip leading up to the stadium from Cobb Square called “Entertainment Way” one can only imagine the bars, restaurants and shopping that’s sure to make it’s way to Cobb. Although most of us we’re scratching our heads when the organization announced the relocation it seems like a better atmosphere for Chipper Jones to make a few bucks for an appearance at the Entertainment way Cracker Barrel. A huge perk in disguise for the new stadium is the subtraction of 10,000 seats to hold 41,000 now. Not many people realize the sheer volume of seats Turner held. The Braves we’re always criticized for not filling the stadium, so it’s good to see the suits wising up to a more intimate stadium. Coming in at 1/4 the amount of the new Yankee Museum/Stadium, Cobb County field seems like it’s on the right track to bring an optimal baseball experience to it’s fan base.

  • Ron Burgundy Sings Rob Ford Campaign Song on Conan

    Ron helps out his dear friend Rob Ford by belting out the Toronto mayor’s theme song: Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend.” Burgundy recently made waves, especially with us, when he campaigned to have his news team replace Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore. Didn’t bode to well with us. We’d have to change our name. BRGNDY.com?

  • Style Watch: Power On Powder, Tech Gear on the Mountain

    Technology has done wonders for mountain sports in the past few years, the introduction to goggle tech in particular. Cameras, GPS and built-in heads up display are a few of the features making your downhill runs that much more compelling as well as interactive, sharing videos, stats and locating friends are all features offered within a piece of protective eyewear. Audio is another branch of tech that’s advancing every year, with the addition of audio synced with Bluetooth riders are able to listen to their favorite tunes on a run, without the danger of complete noise cancellation. Here are this season’s best tech additions to the cold weather mountain gear category. Whether a gift or a treat yo’ self holiday purchase, keep these in mind when doing your shopping. 

  • Get Up Close And Personal With Lions In New GoPro Video

    GoPro videos are pretty much the greatest thing ever and the latest release doesn’t disappoint. The GoPro team got together with Kevin Richardson, the lion whisperer, to get amazing closeup footage of lions and hyenas in Africa. At certain points, cameras are even strapped onto the animals to give you their perspective. You better enjoy this video because with ace trophy hunter Melissa Bachman on the loose, there’s no telling how long before there are no lions left. Also, check out Kevin Richardson’s website to see all the great work he does and watch some more videos, including one of him swimming with a lion.

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Wine [Infographic]

    Is your sommelier vocabulary limited to phrases like “This Blue Hawaiian Boone’s Farm tastes like ass”? Then you should probably study this infographic and get a little culture, you bum. Now you’ll be able to impress your lady when you order wine on your next date night. “This Thunderbird is sweet and wooden with hints of butterscotch.” Pure class.

  • Sports Friends: Gronk Gets Upset After Tom Brady Yells at Him

    On the latest episode of Sports Friends Rob Gronkowski gets pretty upset after Mr. Perfect, Tom Brady lays into him for not running the right route. Gronk, being the big child that he is, tries to hold back his emotions, but can’t and it shows on the poor guys face. Tom feels bad, makes it all better and makes a tiny off-color joke and all is well at Gillette.

  • Here’s Waldo: Foolproof Strategy For Finding The Missing Man

    Every kid has spent hours and hours trying to find the striped shirt wearing, bespectacled Waldo in books purchased at the annual Scholastic Book Fair (along with cool shaped pencil erasers and Cal Ripken, Jr posters, of course). Well it ends up we were all wasting our time. After hours of research, Slate developed a method based upon where Waldo is usually found and put it to the test versus the common, frustrating method of just scanning the page and getting tricked again and again because for some reason, everyone in the Waldo universe wears red and white stripes. Their strategy won out.

  • The Steak Breakdown: Your Ultimate Guide to Cuts of Beef

    The greatest thing to go from farm to table – at least since that time you had a dream about a date with Daisy Duke — is steak. But where does porterhouse come from? What’s the best way to cook a skirt steak? And, most importantly, what beer should you be drinking while enjoying a tri-tip?

  • GTA V Inspired Texting And Driving PSA [Video]

    Ireland’s Road Safety Authority teamed with Setanta Insurance to create an ad to show the dangers of texting while driving. Titled “Wheelman”, the ad was the result of a contest inviting people between the ages of 15 and 25 to come up with a short movie idea that would appeal to the youth of Ireland. Winner Rory Nestor came up with the idea of a Grand Theft Auto scenario that apparently teaches you that high speed gunfights won’t kill you, but using your phone while driving will certainly end in disaster.

  • Red Bull Illume: The 50 Most Mind-blowing Action Sports Photos of 2013

    Red Bull Illume is the largest sports photography contest in the world and this past weekend voting for the 50 finalists kicked off in Scottsdale, AZ. We just happened to be in town during the launch and got to check out the fifty finalists from this year’s Red Bull Illume competition on outdoor display in Scottsdale, AZ. It was magical and we highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area. To build hype we pulled together photos from the launch event and photos of the 50 finalists from this years competition. 

  • Own Prints from a Wes Anderson Dedicated Art Show

    Wes Anderson has a unique cult following. Some say he has an acquired taste in filmmaking, but those who are fans adore him. So much so that a San Francisco art show titled “Bad Dads” was has dedicated to his films. The show features everything from fine art, to stencil style to action figures now available for sale at Spoke Art gallery’s website. There are prints and original pieces up for sale online, so we pulled some to give you an idea of what they’re working with. Spoke Art Wes Anderson

  • Alyssa Arce Goes To The Beach, We All Win [12 Photos]

    Get to know the name Alyssa Arce (@MissAlyssaArce) because in 2014 you’ll be seeing a lot more of her. The half-Caucasian and half-Honduran recently did a shoot with Terry Richardson (the guy behind Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video) that put her on the map and now eagle-eyed paparazzi follow her to beaches all over the world snapping photos the ones from Miami Beach below.

  • The 10 Biggest Blockbuster Sports Deals of 2013

    With each passing year, there is one thing that is guaranteed in sports; massive amounts of money will be spent. Whether on a team-seeking superstar, who can bring a franchise’s championship aspirations to fruition or by a wealthy entrepreneur taking new ownership of a club, money is required to make either of the aforementioned transactions. In 2013, there were many instances of massive spending for the sake of bolstering the already considerable fanbase of spectator sports. What were the most notable, you ask? Well, look no further than Yearbook13, responds RSVLTS.

  • Tyson Brings Back Holyfield’s Ear, Rodman Goes back to North Korea for Good in Foot Locker Spot

    This week is Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness, a full week of premium shoe releases so impactful it can right all the world’s wrongs. Still a bit confused? Picture Mike Tyson bringing back Evander Holyfield’s ear to his front door. In a Box. The brilliant spot features athletes somewhat mocking themselves in light hearted fashion, humanizing them for the good of the world.

  • World’s Tallest Waterslide Gives You A Reason To Go To Kansas

    The world’s tallest waterslide is currently under construction at Schlitterbahn, a Kansas City waterpark. The Verruckt Meg-A-Blaster slide, set to open May 23rd of next year, will send you down its 140 foot drop at 65 miles per hour in a four person raft. Hopefully there will be higher sides added before construction is complete. Also, I’m no physicist, but it looks like that hump will send you flying into Missouri. Good news for the people of Kansas City: There will probably be some full time positions opening up at the Schlitterbahn cleaning the rafts after people schlitter their pants. 

  • Nike LunarENDOR Quickstrike Snowboard Boot

    Nike’s LunarENDOR QS snowboard boot is definitely the only of it’s kind. Let’s get started with the most obvious feature, the LA Gear style LED swoosh. Made up of thirty LED lights and powered by an embedded lithium ion battery, and it’s on/off switch is conveniently located atop the boot’s cuff, so you can go all Clark Griswald at the touch of a button. If you can manage to turn your eyes away from the light show, the LunarENDOR is actually one of the most technologically advanced boots on the market. Nike’s signature Lunar foam is more responsive and absorbs a good amount of impact on jumps. A 3-D molded upper and a Nike Flywire inner lacing system further enhance fit. Finally, the LunarENDOR’s liner and shell are reinforced with strobel technology that attracts and stores heat. The LE QS will be available in December at limited quantities at the Nike.com store.

  • Watch Kanye West’s Bizarre Bound 2 Video

    Self-proclaimed “creative genius” Kanye West has unleashed his greatest turd upon the world with his new video for Bound 2, featuring fiance Kim Kardashian. Oh yeah, and she’s naked. Miss Kardashian turns in her greatest acting performance yet, managing to show slightly more interest and excitement than she did in her role as a corpse in her sex tape with Ray J. There is plenty of overly saturated time-lapse photography to look at in the background when you get bored with the simulated sex atop a motorcycle. The romantic lyrics are what save the production, though. “I wanna f– you hard on the sink/After that give you something to drink/Step back, can’t get spunk on the mink”. Creative genius, indeed.

  • What If The Planets Were The Same Distance As The Moon? [Video, GIFs]

    Ever get bored with staring at that same old dull moon day after day and wonder what it would be like if the planets were that close instead? Well check out this awesome video made by YouTube user yetipc1 where he does all the work for us. I’d be cool with most of the planets at such close proximity, but Saturn and Jupiter would both be a bit jarring. Of course, there probably wouldn’t be much sunlight to actually see them if they were that close, anyway.

  • Coffee Maker Cooking: Brew Up Your Next Dinner

    Think that just because you’re tiny studio apartment has no appliances you can’t have a home cooked meal? Or maybe you just can’t operate that 1930s stove that made you rent the place because it’s so Art Deco hip. Or maybe you’re just lazy. Well get yourself an electric coffee maker for $10 at whatever “mart” you favor and follow these instructions to prepare an entire home-cooked meal of poached salmon, couscous, and steamed vegetables. Then start coming up with your own recipes using the handy little device that let’s you grill, steam, or poach. Nothing like putting off being a grownup for a little while longer!

  • Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football [Book]

    They were the Bears shufflin’ crew, shufflin’ on down, doin’ it for you. They weren’t here to start no trouble, they were just here to do the Super Bowl shuffle. The 1985 Bears were one of the most iconic teams the NFL has ever seen. Who could forget Walter Peyton’s unique run? Or Jim McMahon’s bad-ass haircut and sunglasses? Or The Fridge’s fridge-ness? Together they only lost one game that season and brought Chicago the only Super Bowl win the city has ever seen. Now you can relive that amazing season with the once in a lifetime team that brought hope to the Windy City in Rich Cohen’s Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. With new interviews from the coaches and players that made it all happen, this memoir will awaken the fan in anyone. Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football $18

  • Bob Dylan Releases Interactive Music Video And CD Box Set

    Almost 50 years after being release, one of Bob Dylan’s best known songs, “Like A Rolling Stone”, has received the music video treatment. It’s an interactive video that features such celebrities as Drew Carey, Danny Brown, Marc Maron, and the “Pawn Stars” family lip syncing to the song on different channels that you can switch between while the video is playing. It’s a cool idea and no doubt you’re better off watching these people lip sync than going to an actual Bob Dylan performance these days and watching him incoherently fumble through his set. The video is in celebration of the release of his 47-disc “Complete Album Collection Volume 1″. Volume 1? Really? 47 discs and just volume 1? You hi-tech types can also get the collection on a USB drive with a bonus harmonica case!

  • Parents Stage Dino-vember for their Kids at night. Immediately Win Parents of the Year Award

    In a world where prepping five-year-olds with tablets before school reigns the norm, Refe and Susan Tuma, parents-of-the-year gave their children a sense of tangible wonderment a digital world. Every December the Tuma’s release their inner artist by setting up toy dinosaurs embarking on adventures, making a mess of the kitchen and even having painting class while their children are asleep. “We wanted to help them see the real world with sense of wonderment.” says Refe a writer and editor in the Kansas City area. “They play with the scenes we’ve created, and it lasts for hours before they get tired,” Dinovember also helps Parents to be creative and push their own efforts to the limit, because kids these days wise up quickly, so pushing the envelope like spray painting walls or decimating the environments parents teach their kids to keep clean are methods the Tuma’s use to throw off their children’s skeptical speculation. Refe and Susan have encouraged all parents across the board to participate as well, check out their new uploads on Dinovember.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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