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  • The Trailer for The Giver Looks Nothing Like the Book You Were Forced To Read as a Child

    You may have a flashback if the title of the summer sci-fi blockbuster, The Giver strikes a chord. Following suit of The Great Gatsby and Life of Pi, The Giver takes a middleschool book and totally transforms it into a movie for the modern age. Jeff Bridges co-stars as The Giver an old wise man in a futuristic world who’s population is cleansed of painful past memories. Jonah, the protagonist is chosen by The Giver to bear the burden of painful from society’s past. In theaters August 15th.

  • When Rock Stars Get Arrested [22 Photos]

    For the most part, it’s good to know that when famous rock stars get arrested, they look just as bad as the rest of us. But then you get a look at David Bowie’s mugshot. That is one suave dude. I like to think I’d have the poise of David Bowie if I ever got arrested, but chances are I’d be more a disheveled and bewildered James Brown.

  • Fascinating Tank Graveyard in Kuwait [18 Photos]

    Recently we shared photos of a Soviet tank graveyard in Ukraine and were amazed to see so many tanks in one place. What’s even more amazing is that apparently, it’s not the only such place. After the first Gulf War in 1991, many tanks were left behind in Kuwait. After the war, the machinery from the various allied forces was brought to a central location where it remains more than 20 years later. Looks like a great place for an epic game of hide and seek.

  • If Google Was A Real Person, Part 2 [Video]

    College Humor has made another “If Google Was a Guy” video and it’s just as great, if not better, than its predecessor. Brian Huskey again stars as Google who must endure nonsensical and disgusting queries from all sorts of people. He even has to cover himself in paint splatters for Jackson Pollock’s birthday a la Google doodle. There’s some topical humor thrown in, with jabs at Google Glass and the NSA. The most amazing part, however, is that Milana Vayntrub is hot even when asking about why her farts stink.

  • What Is Your State Worst At? [Infographic]

    Need some ammunition to pick on your friends from other states? Or do you need a reason to get out of the state you’re in? Well this is the perfect infographic for you. The fact that many of these are categories at all, such as “most hate crimes against the disabled” and “worst sex trafficking laws,” is pretty upsetting. As someone who walks everywhere and rents their apartment, I’m just glad I left the states with worst pedestrian safety and moved to the state with highest property taxes.

  • These 20 Bands Recreated As Legos Are Eerily Accurate

    Malaysian Twitter user Adly Syairi Ramly used real Lego pieces to reimagine 20 famous bands as little yellow people. The fact he was able to make many of them so closely resemble their real life counterparts is incredible, especially when you consider no Photoshopping or other manipulation was employed. Lego Fat Mike looks just like the real Fat Mike from NOFX. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder looks the same as a Lego dude. Really, the only problem I see is that The Smiths are all smiling in their Lego form. I just don’t buy that.

  • 27 Iconic Bands That Played At Maxwell’s In Hoboken, NJ

    From the early-’80s throughout the 90′s a hole in the wall bar, Maxwell’s Tavern, in Hoboken, NJ became the most beloved rock club in America, giving indie rock its most venerable outpost. Sadly Maxwell’s recently shut down, it is set to become a brick over pizza place , but as you’ll see, during it’s heyday a parade of the most important bands of the era played in that little 150 person back room, from Nirvana to Red Hot Chili Peppers to New Order to, well, basically everyone. Once you’re done read Spin Magazine’s fascinating tribute to Maxwell’s. 

  • Your Favorite Brands Had Terrible Websites In The 1990′s

    Business Insider used the Wayback Machine, which archives old websites, to dig up the truly terrible sites brands like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s had when they first launched in the mid-90s. Remember, these sites were built back in the day when no one really know what a web site was supposed to look like.

  • How to Win $1 Billion on NCAA Basketball: A Mathematician’s Tips [Link]

    As everyone knows, Warren Buffet has offered $1 billion to anyone who can come up with a perfect March Madness bracket. With the odds at 9.2 quintillion to 1, this may seem like an impossible feat, but when you consider that the top 20 brackets will each receive $100,000, it’s probably worth a shot. Mathematician Dr. Tim Chartier has been teaching March Madness bracketology for years and several of his Davidson College students have scored in the 96th percentile or higher on ESPN’s bracket challenge. Learn all about his method then fill out your bracket and sit back and wait for all the money to come rolling in.

  • Can You Wrap Your Mind Around These Surreal Landscapes? [20 Photos]

    New York City-based filmmaker and photographer Randy Scott Slavin released his first series of “Alternate Perspectives” in 2012. Now he has released a second series of the digitally manipulated landscapes that transform idyllic settings into surreal scenes that are sure to disorient. Many of the vertigo inducing scenes are from NYC, especially Central Park. If you ever thought of indulging in an illicit substance while visiting America’s most visited park, these will probably give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. For more photos and to order prints, be sure to check out Randy Scott Slavin.

  • Motorcycle POV From Isle Of Man TT Race Feels Like A Videogame [Video]

    This incredible video shows you just what the racers see at the Isle of Man TT Race. Hop on Michael Dunlop’s bike as he races at speeds over 120 mph trying to catch John McGuinness and Cameron Donald. Smack a speedometer on the screen and you’d swear it was a videogame, especially when they take those crazy turns. The best part of the video is that their is no lame EDM track playing, just the sweet sound of the bikes.

  • Abandoned Salt Mine Becomes An Amusement Park [16 HQ Photos]

    An abandoned salt mine from 1932 has been transformed into a historical site and amusement park in Romania. Salina Turda in Turda, Transylvania, Romania was used as a salt mine beginning in 1075 until it was abandoned in 1932. After 60 years, the site reopened as a historical venue, with much of the old equipment intact, along with an amusement park. Now visitors can learn about salt mines and also go for a ride on a ferris wheel, play some mini golf, basketball, or football, or visit an underground lake. Salina Turda is also well known as a halotherapy spot, with its salt air believed to offer health benefits. It sort of looks like a Mars mine from the original Total Recall. Get your ass to Romania.

  • 13 Classic Vehicles Reimagined As Transformers

    Canada-based artist Darren Rawlings, known as Rawlsy on DeviantArt, has reimagined classic vehicles as Transformers in his series “If They Could Transform.” The group consists of famous 70s cars like the Gran Torino and Pacer along with iconic fictional vehicles like the Ninja Turtle’s van and Knight Rider’s KITT. Hopefully a Decepticon KARR will be added to the mix at some point. That would be a pretty awesome episode of Knight Rider. Anyway, check out more of Rawlsy’s work at DeviantArt.

  • The Next Workaholics (Style) TV Show Is Blowing Up On Reddit and It’s Amazing

    Michael Means was just a regular guy who took a security guard job at at a swanky hotel in Hollywood. Over the year’s he saw and experienced some pretty ridiculous stuff and his older brother Tommy, being the good ole American capitalist he is, decided to turn Michael’s true stories into a TV pilot called Hotel Security.  It doesn’t stop there. Reddit discovered the pilot and that is where things got interesting.  A subreddit community called r/talesfromsecurity sprung up and nearly 5,000 people joined to hear WTF stories from Tommy about America’s security guards who have worked at bars, hotels, hospitals, malls, or parking lots. When we say “WTF stories” we mean it, here are a few highlights:

  • 36 Funny Fantasy Baseball Team Names For 2014

    Fantasy baseball is the king of all fantasy games. A good manager needs at least a dose of sabermetrics, a good sense of value and six-months-plus commitment to his roster to compete for the big money. A relationship/marriage-threatening effort like that deserves a solid team name.

  • Amazing Photos From The Last Eruption Of Mt. Vesuvius In 1944 [20 Photos]

    Italy’s Mount Vesuvius, best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of Pompeii and killed an estimated 16,000 people, is still considered one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. 3 million people now live near Vesuvius, making it the most densely populated volcano on Earth. It last erupted in 1944, making it the only volcano to erupt in Europe in the last 100 years. From March 18 to March 23, 1944, lava flowed from the volcano, destroying nearby villages. At that time, the United States Army Air Forces 340th Bomb Group was stationed in Pompeii. The photos come from the USAAF men who were there at the time. For more photos and stories from the eyewitnesses, check out War Wings Art.

  • Arcade Fire Covers “Motownphilly” [Video]

    It looks like Arcade Fire is on a trend of playing unique covers for each city they perform in on their current tour. They covered Canadian indie rockers The Constantines at their Toronto show last week and last night in Philadelphia they played “Motownphilly.” The song that made Boyz II Men famous over 20 years ago may seem a bit of an odd choice for Arcade Fire, and the performance comes off somewhat awkward, but it was a valiant effort. At least they didn’t attempt “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”

  • Using Google Street View To Create A Fantasy World [21 Photos]

    Artist Aaron Hobson, the “Cinemascapist,” likes to explore the world using Google Street View and take his favorite photos to create his own fantasy world. When he finds one that he likes, he begins editing it to suit his narrative. Sometimes it’s as simple as altering the weather and some colors, while other times elements from other photos are pasted in. Sometimes, Hobson even adds himself into the photos (look closely at the Stonehenge image below). Hobson’s love of Street View began while he was location scouting for a film. He never ended up working on the film, instead producing his “Cinemascapes.” Check out the rest of the cinemascapes and Hobson’s other work at his website and on Facebook.

  • That Time We Took The New Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Offroading In Key West [60 HQ Photos]

    Last month we took the new Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid on an epic Florida Keys adventure. In the story RSVLTS Goes On A Florida Keys Excursion With The New Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid [HQ Photos] we gave you a detailed account on our trip and the blueprint for a great Key West trip with your bros or a significant other. RSVLTS was the first group to push the XV Crosstrek Hybrid’s all-terrain capabilities to the limits in order to see parts of the Keys no one else could. With dozens of Keys within a short drive on Key West you can easily go on an offroading adventure which is what we did for an entire day with the brand new  XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Putting it’s capabilities to the test, like ground clearance of 8.7 inches, which is higher than some dedicated SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, we were able to see things that people driving other Hybrids like a Prius, and SUVs for that matter, simply could not. The all-terrain capabilities of the XV Crosstrek Hybrid were quite remarkable. We were climbing hills and going over bumps that were really intimidating but the all-wheel drive hybrid handled it all without batting an more »

  • Incredible African Wilderness Bachelor Pad [18 Photos]

    The Lower Zambezi in Zambia is well known in Africa as one of the best spots for viewing wild elephant herds and predators and also for the fantastic Zambezi River. It also happens to be where the Chongwe River House is located. The incredible house, looking almost like an upscale Flintstones abode, is a perfect resting spot when you’re on safari. 8 can sleep in the 4 ensuite bedrooms and the house is fully staffed with a guide, house manager, and private chefs. And while you’re relaxing in the pool, there’s a good chance you’ll catch some elephants taking a drink from the adjacent Zambezi River. For more info on renting the house, check out Chongwe River House.

  • Florence, Italy is Spectacular at Night [19 High Quality Photos]

    Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

  • What Would Die Hard Be Like If It Starred Pugs? Now We Know [Video]

    My only complaint about “Die Hard With Pugs” is that there should be even more pugs. All we get are pug John and Holly McClane and I would have liked to at least see a Hand Gruber pug. And maybe a Sgt. Powell pug, too. Also, I think we can all agree that “A Good Day to Die Hard” would have been much better if John McClane, Jr was played by a pug. I’m not talking about some cop/dog buddy movie a la “Turner and Hooch,” though. I think the character should still be CIA operative John McClane, Jr. He just happens to also be a pug. Somebody get me Hollywood on the phone.

  • Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? [Link]

    It looks like there is some bad news from the buzzkill department. A recent study from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center states the possibility of industrialized society collapsing in the coming decades due to exploitation of resources and unequal wealth distribution. History has shown that even seemingly “advanced” societies can fail, such as the Roman, Han, and Gupta, and as much as we like to think we’re better than all of them, our day may soon come. Sounds like the perfect time to indulge in a hedonistic lifestyle of sex, drugs, and trans-fat laden foods. Or, you know, maybe try to fix things.

  • Behind The Scenes of the “Superman With a GoPro” Video That Is Taking The Internet By Storm

    Superman With a GoPro posted to YouTube yesterday and it might be one of the most viral videos of 2014 to date. 24 hours later and it is literally everywhere (we posted on it earlier today in fact), well on it’s way to 10 million views and counting. There was a ton of production work that went into producing the video and luck for us the crew has a cool behind the scenes video showing the entire process.

  • 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Winners [13 Photos]

    The winners of the 2014 World Photography Awards for the Open, Youth, and National competitions have been announced. This select group was chosen as the best from more than 70,000 entrants. Prizes range from the latest equipment from Sony to trips to London to attend the awards gala on April 30. For more info on the awards and the winners, check out the World Photography Organization. I’ll keep looking at these pictures and feel terrible because I still can’t even make my Instagrammed lunch photos look like anything other than over-lit vomit.

  • Timelapse: The Chicago River Turned Green In 30 Seconds

    Each year on St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago Plumbers Union sponsors an event that turns the Chicago River in the heart of the city bright green. The process usually takes a few hours but now with the help of timelapse we see the entire process sped up to a manageable 30 seconds.

  • Superman With A GoPro Is Better Than Man Of Steel [Video]

    Warner Bros. could have saved a lot of time and money if they had just gone with this simple, fun approach to Superman. Using a DJI Phantom quadcopter, GoPro camera, and little bit of vfx knowledge, this LA team was able to make a better Superman production than Hollywood. I can just imagine in the near future a sky filled with quadcopters trying to capture shots for amateur filmmakers. You want to make millions? Be the person who comes up with a system that will keep the drones from crashing into each other. But until that day of utter quadcopter calamity comes, enjoy the work these guys did and watch the “behind the scenes” to see how it all came together.

  • These Hyper Realistic Paintings Make You Long For Hyper Reality

    When you first look at these works from artist Joshua Suda, you probably think they look like digitally manipulated photographs. They’re cool, but big deal, right? I mean, I’ve got Photoshop, too. Then you find out that they’re actually oil paintings and Suda’s talent is suddenly apparent. And they’re not that gigantic Chuck Close style of hyper realistic portraits that look like photos from afar but when you’re close you know it’s a painting. Many of these are less than a square foot. Over the last decade, Suda’s work has been seen at galleries throughout the US and he has many more paintings on his website along with prints for sale.

  • Wes Anderson Centered [Video]

    One of the first rules many photographers and cinematographers hear is to never center their subjects. In fact, centering is often thought to be amateurish. Well Wes Anderson either never got that memo or just doesn’t seem to care and things appear to be going all right for the guy. After this video, you’ll never  watch his films the same way again. Do you think my roommates would mind if I drew a line down the center of the big screen TV and watched Wes Anderson movies all day?