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  • How To Get Lost (On Purpose)

    I’ve got a few strange hobbies. I like to ski, I like to drink craft beer, I like to salsa dance, and I like to get lost in new cities. Doesn’t sound too odd, does it? Well, it’s uncomfortable. It’s also frustrating. You always look like a fool when you don’t know where you’re going, and every subway is so tricky to figure out at first. But that’s the point. What a beautiful contrast it is to be the guy staring at rooftops and road signs while the world scurries by. As I write this, I’m sharing a table with a stranger in a random coffee house in Boston. I’m sort of lost. I can see the docks, so I’m not too out of place. I could find myself on a map, if I tried. Either way, after I finish this article and a bit of other work, I’m going to go out and see what else I can find. I heard the aquarium is pretty neat; maybe I’ll stop by. A museum or two? I like history. What I won’t do is this: buy a day pass for a trolley tour with a bunch of other tourists. That’s not more »

  • Marvel Selfies Take “#Selfie Satire” to a Hilarious New Level

    The #selfie is here to stay. In culture and in the dictionary as well. There’s no fighting it, resistance is futile. There’s only acceptance. So digital artist, Butcher Bully, brought some of the most relevant icons in the film and comic industry to the world of #selfies in “Let’s save the world, but first, LET ME TAKE A #SELFIE”. Bask in it’s selfie satire and accept the fate of the universe. I swear Thor is making a duck face.

  • 24 Iconic Albums That Are Now 20 Years Old

    April 8, 1994 was a pivotal moment for music of the 1990′s. It was the day that The Offspring released their pop punk juggernaut “Smash” and it was also the day that Kurt Cobain’s body was found at his home in Seattle. The entire year for that matter would have a huge impact on music for decades to come. Debut albums from Weezer, Nas, Outkast, Biggie, Hootie, DMB, and several others dominated the charts and collections like Bon Jovi’s “Cross Road” and the Lion King soundtrack are still relevant today. There is a good chance that many of these albums were the first CDs you ever bought. Looking at you Weezer “Blue” album, or what ever you are called. Take a flashback to classic 1990′s music by streaming the following 24 albums for free right here.

  • 60 Yearbook Quotes That Will Make You Laugh Or Cringe (Probably Cringe)

    It’s that time of year when the world’s most brilliant people, high school seniors, leave their mark on the world with the nuggets of wisdom known as high school yearbook quotes. The brooding, misunderstood geniuses will broadcast their edgy political beliefs; the stoners will make drug references that they are too stoned to realize are extremely obvious; the minority students will make light of their race; quirky nerds will quote cartoon or videogame characters; some wiseacre will make a sex joke. No matter what they choose, they are sure to look back on their quotes and cringe. Thankfully, I never picked up my yearbook, so I will never have to see whatever undoubtedly stupid quote I put down. Although, as someone who was brooding AND nerdy, I cringe just imagining the possibilities.

  • Spend Your Summer At Mexico’s Seashell House [15 Photos]

    The Seashell House in Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of the most unique homes you’ll ever see. Build in 1994, the house truly resembles two seashells. The tall, two-story shell features a living room, kitchenette, and half bath downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom up top. The smaller, round shell features a king bed and full bath. Outside you’ll find a pool and a great view of the sea across the road. The best part is that the house is a popular vacation spot and is available from $225. For more info, check out the Seashell House on Airbnb.

  • 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

    A guy can dream (of Summer) can’t he? The 2015 BMW M4 epitomizes everything that’s right with the warm weather seasons. The three-liter, 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged straight six engine is nice and all, but who really cares about all that when your drop-top folds up in under 20 seconds. Available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, depending on if your swerving around pot-holes on the north east coast or cruising down the PCH on the west coast will surely affect your decision. 2015 BMW M4 Convertible

  • The Top 50 Best Craft Breweries In America of 2014

    In 2013 the craft beer industry saw another year of unprecedented growth with sales up an astounding 9.6 percent. Craft beer is more than just a passing trend and with nearly 3,000 craft breweries across America producing thousands of different variations the Brewers Association,  the largest organization of brewers in the United States, released their annual list of the top 50 craft breweries ranked by their 2013 beer sales volume. How did your favorite craft brewery fare?

  • Incredible Street Art Portraits From MTO [21 Photos and Video]

    Originally from France then relocating to Germany, street artist MTO has created incredible works all over the world. His giant black and white portraits often feature film and music icons, such as Robert De Niro, Jim Jarmusch, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan. The portraits, averaging between 2 to 3 meters tall, take MTO up to 5 hours to complete. Last year, he also made a documentary titled “FL” about his experiences with the controversy surrounding a mural he painted in Sarasota, Florida. You can check out the film a the end of the photostream. For more of MTO’s work, head over to his Facebook page. 

  • THE 15 MOST UNDERRATED CANNED BEERS, AS PICKED BY SERIOUS BEER NERDS [Link]

    Just because you want a fine craft beer doesn’t mean you need to reach for a bottle. More and more microbreweries are jumping on the aluminum can bandwagon and putting good beer in cheap cans. Thrillist put together a list of these 15 underrated canned beers for the next time you don’t want to drink from a bottle, but you don’t want to drink Schlitz or Hamms, either. Not that there’s anything wrong with Schlitz or Hamms, of course, but sometimes it’s nice to try something a little different.

  • Classic Works Of Art With A Modern Touch

    Ukraine-based artist Nastya Nudnik began her series “Emoji Nation” when she realized how certain emoji characters resembled classic works of art. She expanded the series to include social media mashups of iconic paintings and transforming fine art into movie posters. The series features work from Magritte, Munch, Goya, Hopper, and many other famous painters with modern touches. View the rest of “Emoji Nation” and other work on Behance and Tumblr.

  • Watch Mike Judge’s New Show “Silicon Valley” On YouTube [Video]

    The nice folks at HBO have decided to save us cheapskates from having to pirate Mike Judge’s new comedy “Silicon Valley” by offering the first episode for free on YouTube. It’s a pretty funny show featuring a ton of people who will have you saying “Hey! It’s that guy from that thing…” So watch the first episode, contemplate buying future episodes, then return to downloading from shady sites and wonder why your computer is overrun with malware, you bum.

  • NYC Before & After: Gentrification of New York Over 10 Years

    James and Karla Murray, the photographers who brought us the book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, have been working on a secret project. A photo series giving storefront views of hyper-gentrification. In just about a decade, a huge portion of the city’s streetscape has changed drastically, shifting from Mom and Pop storefronts to upscale condos or banks. Vanishing New York sat down with James to talk about the recent endeavor and here’s what he had to say, “We embarked on the before-and-after project when over 10 years had passed since we had initially started photographing the mom-and-pop stores, an amount of time which really started to bring into focus the loss of character and decreased sense of community the neighborhoods undergoing these changes had.”

  • First Look at RSVLTS New Headquarters and Final Four Viewing Party

    After a long two-month process of DIY office renovations our Hoboken office is finished, polished and ready for action. We thought it wouldn’t be very Roosevelty of us if we didn’t give our digs a complete overhaul using the same bare hands that sculpt the best content on the web day-in and day-out. What began as a new floor & fresh coat of paint job escalated quickly into a full throttle man-cave-office-behemoth project that would engulf the lives of our staff for the better part of this year. After a few months of learning by failure (again and again) our once soft, hand moisturized hands are now calaced and bruised like an old baseball mitt. Well maybe not, but at least we know how to build a bar made of shipping pallets. So for a soft opening we figured we’d throw a Final Four viewing party. Here’s a recap of the event. Special thanks to our friends at Dos Equis and Pizza Hut who supplied the party with their new parmesan crust pizza. And what good is a Final Four viewing party without a TV. VIZIO hooked up the party with a brand new E Class TV that was the more »

  • 30 Nerdy Cartoons Funny To Non Nerds

    Graphic designer and cartoonist Ed Harrington creates cartoons using nerdy sci-fi icons from Star Wars, Alien, Star Trek, Predator, etc. and places that you don’t have to be a nerd to enjoy. Or maybe the fact that we laugh at these means that we, just like the students at Adams College at the end of “Revenge of the Nerds,” can find the nerd in all of us and unite and embrace while Queen’s “We are the Champions” plays. Whatever it means, there’s no denying these are funny. See the rest of Ed Harrington’s work at Ed Harrington Illustration and Instagram.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons, Feed Them To Babies [Video]

    Directors April Maciborka and David Wile bring you “Pucker,” a heart-wrenching tale where unknowing babies are force-fed lemons to the delight of their adult captors. Filmed in slow motion, the expressions of pain, disgust, and anguish are enhanced by the macabre score, featuring Edvard Grieg’s “In The Hall of the Mountain King.” This tale of voyeuristic Schadenfreude is a rib-tickling romp, sure to delight any YouTube goer.

  • Heineken Put on a Show to Reveal the Legendary Side of Ordinary People (Sponsored)

    Last month Heineken put on a mind­blowing interactive theater show at New York’s The McKittrick Hotel. It was part play, part choose­your­own­adventure mindwarp, with an eclectic cast of characters who encouraged the audience to become a part of the show. When guests arrived, a few lucky attendees were invited to take on the challenge; to think on their feet, stay cool under pressure, and take the stage in a variety of challenging scenes. Those who said yes were treated to a bizarre sequence of dream­like events­­ everything from starring in a Bollywood film to performing standup comedy for a grumpy old man. You just gotta watch the video. “The Guest of Honor” provided an opportunity for everyday people to get outside their comfort zone and take the stage. In past “social experiments,” Heineken has sent people to unknown destinations around the world on the spot, and broadcasted holiday karaoke­ singers in Times Square. What legendary scenes will Heineken pull off next? And will you take the stage? Join the conversation with #guestofhonor and #openyourworld.

  • Incredible Macro Photography Of Coral [20 HQ Photos]

    Not only is Daniel Stoupin a PhD student at the University of Queensland reseaerching marine biology, he also happens to be a avid nature photographer and videographer. His science background led to and interest in macro photography and the revelation of the diverse and complex life we miss out on with the naked eye. For this collection, corals were illuminated with a full-spectrum lamp to bring out fluorescent colors not visible under white light. For more photos form this series and other amazing collections, check out Daniel Stoupin’s Microworlds Photography.

  • Rebranding The NBA [30 Photos]

    Canada-based graphic artist Dead Dilly re-imagined all 30 NBA teams, plus a few extras, in his “Rebrand the NBA 2.o” series. Instead of just a logo or color change, Dead Dilly imagined a world where big-name corporations designed uniforms  for the teams. Honestly, some of them aren’t so bad. The Paramount Warriors jersey is so good, it might make me not constantly forget that the Golden State Warriors exist. And the Sega Sonics jersey makes me wish the Sonics still existed, although Sega is probably not in the position to sponsor an NBA team these days. For more of Dead Dilly’s work, check out Instagram and Behance.

  • NYPD/FDNY Charity Hockey Game Included a Bench Clearing Brawl

    The NYPD and FDNY annual charity hockey game was tied at 3 goals a piece on Sunday when a bench clearing brawl broke out on the ice. It’s a well known rivalry between the two squads with a lot of bad blood, but a bench clearing brawl is a rare scene. A cop in the stands told the NY Post “he’s been coming to this NYPD-FDNY game for 20 years and had never seen a bench-clearing, cop-firefighter brawl before.” The NYPD eventually won 8-5.

  • Bruce Lee Revealed as Mystery Character in Upcoming UFC Video Game

    Last week EA teased the nation with a series of clues for a mystery fighter in their upcoming UFC game. GameStop stores hinted at the fighter with various teaser posters which ultimately spilled the beans. The most notable, a yellow poster with a verticle black stripe down the left side a piece of the iconic jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in “Game of Death” then brought back to life by Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill”. Dana White had this to say about the martial arts legend in an interview with Fight Times in 2004, “Actually, the father of mixed martial arts, if you will, was Bruce Lee. If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style. You take a little something from everything. You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away.” The game is set for release in Spring 2014 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Look familiar? #MysteryFighter. Day 5 Reveal: http://t.co/OudCYYUtAj pic.twitter.com/nSL3GMFcWb — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) April 5, 2014

  • Get Your Boots And Braces And Step Into These Realistic Mosh Pit Paintings

    Looking at these realistic mosh pit paintings will make you want to lace up your Docs, strap on your braces, blast some Cock Sparrer, and start pushing people around. But you’re sitting at your desk and HR wouldn’t take kindly to you stomping your coworkers. Plus you’re too old and you don’t want to hurt yourself. Looking at these paintings is as close as you’re going to get to a pit these days, and that’s okay, you old corporate wimp. These come from artist Dan Witz and you can see them in person at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery through May 3. For more info and to order prints, go to Dan Witz.

  • The Daily Schedules Of (Successful) Creative People [Infographic]

    Is there a perfect schedule to maximize one’s creative output? Probably not, if these varied schedules are of any indication. What’s more important is to probably just have a schedule in the first place. It’s interesting to note, too, that the notion of creative types being night owls who sleep in until the afternoon is not all that true. Most of these folks are up by 6 AM. So what’s your excuse? Click on the image for full size.

  • American Food Aisles From Around The World [15 Photos]

    Go into pretty much any supermarket in America and you’ll find the “ethnic foods” aisle which undoubtedly stocks all sorts of Mexican food, and, depending on your neighborhood demographics, British, Indian, Korean, Estonian, etc. But if you go to another country will you find “American” food in a special aisle? Hell yeah, you will! And apparently American food to everyone else is either high sodium or high sugar junk food. It’s good to know that wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. What’s that, garcon? You want me to eat escar-huh? Ain’t that a snail? No thanks, dude, I got me some fluffernutters.

  • The Hottest Pictures On…eBay? [10 Photos]

    The secret of selling on eBay revealed! Other motorcycle part sellers hate him. What does “babenotincluded” do to make a ton of money on the auction site? It’s simple, really. All you need to be a successful seller is competitive pricing, accurate and detailed descriptions, pictures of the product from various angles, and barely-clothed babes handling your wares. And it really works! I don’t even own a motorcycle or know what any of this stuff is, but I’ve been ordering all morning. By the end of the day I’ll have enough stuff to open my own eBay store. Now I just need to get some models. Check out more great deals on motorcycle parts (and photos, if that’s you’re thing, you dirty devil you) at eBay.

  • Replace Your Gross Bath Towels With The Body Dryer

    Why did it take so long for this to be invented? We’ve been air drying our hands for years now, but when it comes to our bodies, we are still using stinky old bath towels. Finally, someone has figured out how to harness the power of air so we can dry our entire bodies after a shower. Sure, it’s great to not use towels from a sanitary standpoint because of all the bacteria, but the prospect of not having to wash towels all the time is even better! Also, there is a scale built in so you don’t have to worry about a bunch of devices crowding your bathroom floor. The Body Dryer team is still raising money for the initial run and you can contribute at Indiegogo. The device is expected to retail for $250 but early investors can secure one for just $150 or four for $425. What are you waiting for? Place your order and stick it to those fat cats at Big Towel.

  • Skydiver Nearly Gets Hit by a Meteor

    It was business as usual for Nowegian Anders Helstrup, jumping out of a plane, soaring through the air until he released his parachute. Helstrup was enjoying the air up there, when a basketball sized rock flew past him. A meteor soared past the skydiver at 300km/hr which in MPH is about a million we think. Around 500 meteorites reach the Earth’s surface each year, with many thousands more burning up before reaching the ground, so the chances of a skydiver seeing a meteor at this close of a proximity is about one in a quadrillion percent.