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  • Photos From The First Winter Olympics 90 Years Ago

    This week marks the 90th anniversary of the first Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France in 1924. 16 nations competed in 16 events from 6 sports. Norway was the clear winner with 17 medals, while the US finished third with just 4 medals and only 1 gold. Later that year, the Summer Olympic Games were held in Paris, beginning the tradition of holding both games in the same year which continued for another 70 years. The lack of safety gear makes these games look pretty exciting. Bobsledding in a wool sweater and a hat? Sounds like fun!

  • Sports illustrated 2014 Swimsuit Body Detectives [SPOILERS]

    Less than a month until Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 50th anniversary issue hits stores. To gear up for the big release we’ve put our detective hats on and sifted through @MJ_Day‘s to reveal which models will be featured in the issue. First, with the help of Bellazon, we have a full list of models who are confirmed to appear in the issue along with this year’s Rookie class. In addition to this we’ve included some photo evidence for what we’ve found on Instagram.

  • NYC Snowstorm From MTA’s Point Of View [15 Photos]

    The New York City MTA has one of the greatest flickr accounts and we’ve often shared their pictures with you. With another snowstorm hitting NYC earlier this week, the MTA sent out their photographers to document the hard work of the employees who keep the trains and buses running regularly. We thought we’d share these shots so you can see the hard work these folks do and also because the Hurricane Jet Snow Blower clearing the track in the Coney Island Yard is pretty awesome.

  • This Headset of the Future Reached it’s $250k Goal in 4 Hours

    The Avegant Glyph is a unique set of headphones that will revolutionize the game. In it’s first four hours on Kickstarter the Avegant raised $250,000, in it’s first day, a half of million. The beauty of this beast is in it’s “Glyph”, the headphone arch that uses a flip-down form factor to create a visual display inside it creating super sharp imagery and premium noise-cancelling audio, we created a device that is a revolution in personal display technology. The Glyph uses a simple HDMI input to display anything in your content library, from the movies that you already own to streamed Netflix over your iPhone to the desktop environment in your Mac or PC. The Glyph is also great for gaming, whether in playing Call of Duty Ghosts on your Playstation or Real Racing on your mobile phone. And with an integrated 9 Degree of Freedom head-tracker, a whole world of interactive gaming, Point of View (PoV) imaging and interactive storytelling is within our reach. Read more about this amazing product on their Kickstarter page

  • Thierry Cohen’s Darkened Cities [15 Photos]

    Photographer Thierry Cohen, who’s been working professionally since 1985, is considered a pioneer in the field of digital photography. Beginning in 2010, he’s been focusing all of his attention on his series “Villes Enteintes,” or darkened cities. For the project, he photographs famous cities, meticulously documenting the precise time, angle, latitude, and longitude of each shot. He then calculates exactly where and when he can find that same night sky in a light pollution free spot on Earth, such as the Mojave or Sahara deserts. The result is a composite of the two images, with the cities darkened so we can get a glimpse of exactly how the night sky would look without light pollution.

  • Colin Jost is your new SNL Weekend Update Co-Anchor

    A new Weekend Update era is upon us. Lorne Michaels has announced long time SNL writer, Colin Jost will be suiting up to replace predecessor, Seth Meyers behind the Weekend Update desk. Jost, a Harvard University alum and past president of the Harvard Lampoon. His career at Saturday Night Live began in 2005, when he joined the writing staff and took over head writer duties in 2012, again succeeding Seth Meyers. Colin has done stand up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as on TBS and HBO. He recently wrote a Lorne Michaels-produced comedy flick “Staten Island Summer”, filmed in 2013 and is awaiting release. Jost’s duties begin on March 1st after Meyers takes over NBC’s “Late Night”.

  • “Her” Trailer Plus Philip Seymour Hoffman [Video]

    Richard Trammell is quickly becoming quite the viral video celebrity thanks to his expert editing that changes the way we look at classic films. For his latest video, he’s taken on the sappy trailer for Spike Jonze’s “Her” and replaced Scarlett Johansson’s voice with that of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The result is funny and incredibly creepy at times. It’s also a movie I’d want to see a lot more than “Her.”

  • Comparing Jonah Hill’s Salary With Other Hollywood Sidekicks

    Poor Jonah Hill. He wanted to work with Martin Scorsese so bad on “Wolf of Wall Street” that he accepted the Screen Actor’s Guild minimum for his pay. The budget is estimated at somewhere around $100 million, so Jonah’s pay amounts to pretty much nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I’d gladly violate myself onscreen for such an amount, but I’m no Jonah Hill. So how much did he get screwed over? Let’s take a look at the salaries of some other movie sidekicks.

  • Arnold’s Gym Trainer Video Sweeps the U.S. Except for One Place, Because Mississippi

    According to YouTube Trends the Arnold Schwarzenegger Gold’s Gym trainer video has spiraled out of control. Dominating views in nearly every region of the country. All except Lafayette, IN, Harrisonburg, VA and Meridian, MS. Not surprising, right? When a new viral video featuring a celebrity of Arnold proportions reveals itself, that’s a recipe for YouTube Gold. Now two of the three regions excluded are Lafayette, In, the location of Purdue University, hence the video trending in that region deals with the recent shooting at the University. The other, a JMU Fraternity Rush video in Harrisonburg, VA. Makes sense so far, right? Then we travel down to Meridian, MS, where the trending video of the moment is “Mississippi Woman Gives Stripper Head on Stage” Can’t help but SMH at Mississippi. Stay Classy, Meridian. All information Via YouTube Trends at 1:42 pm EST

  • Entourage The Movie Yacht Party In South Beach! 32 Behind The Scenes Photos

    Filming of Entourage the Movie is in full swing and this past weekend Vinny Chase and the boys hit South Beach to shoot the opening scenes of the anticipated film. In typical Entourage fashion Doug Ellin, the creator of the show, rented a 160 foot super yacht named “Blind Date,” which features a large sun deck, five state rooms and a seven person hot tub, to shoot the opening scenes. In addition to all these incredible yacht amenities he added a dozen of the most beautiful women Miami has to offer, including one of our favorites Nina Agdal. We tracked down some behind the scenes photos from the shoot for you to see how it all went down.

  • Motorhead’s Lemmy Roars Again [Link]

    One of the biggest surprises of the Coachella lineup this year was the announcement that Motorhead would play the festival. Last year Lemmy Kilmister, the 67-year-old frontman for the metal band, canceled touring due to health reasons. It looked as if his hard living, which included a steady diet of speed and booze, had finally caught up with him. Rolling Stone recently caught up with the iconic bass player and it sounds as if the Lemmy we all know and love is back, albeit with a few less vices. 

  • Super Bowl Ticket Price Infographic

    Plan on heading to scenic East Rutherford, New Jersey for the Super Bowl? If this infographic is any indication, you may want to head to your local bank or credit union (or Amscot, I won’t judge) and get yourself a not so small loan. Also, pack a sweater, because this isn’t just one of the most costly Super Bowls to attend, it’s also really, really, cold! Sounds enjoyable, right?

  • The History of The Winter Olympics Logo

    Since the original Games of 1924, the Winter Olympics have used a symbol to identify the games heard round the world. The original sports were alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating. Since their inception the games have changed a bit adding sports like luge, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, hockey and let’s not forget about the dark horse, curling. Each year the Olympics are held a definitive logo is created to market the games. Here is every Winter Olympic logo ever made. 

  • USA’s Opening Ceremony sweaters are Ameritastic

    The U.S. Winter Olympic opening ceremony uniforms have been unveiled and they’re a wonderful conglomerate  of an ugly Christmas sweater and an ironic ‘Murica 4th of July shirt, with what looks like a pair of good ol’ fashioned American sweatpants. Let’s not forget the turtleneck underneath. Yeah, sure. You can say they’re ugly, you can even say they’re awful, but we at the Roosevelts respect the uniforms. In all their awfully awesome glory. They’re fun, there loud and they scream America as though from the top of the Rockies holding a baby bald eagle in one hand and drinking a glass of bourbon in the other. Own your own for the very American price of $598. .@juliechu13 in the Opening Ceremony uniforms which are being unveiled right now on @TODAYshow #GoTeamUSA pic.twitter.com/ie5EwCq7l9 — US Olympic Team (@USOlympic) January 23, 2014 Thank You @RalphLauren & @DavidLauren For Showing Us The #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA Uniforms! pic.twitter.com/sJnqmoielq — TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 23, 2014

  • A Guide To American Football [Video]

    You bought an officially licensed jersey to wear. You looked up instructions on making one of those football stadiums built entirely of cold cuts and condiments. You have two fridges filled with both kinds of beer (light and full flavor(?)). You have a football to fumble around with nervously while watching the game. You are ready for the Super Bowl. Wait…you don’t know anything about how the game is played? Check out this video and brush up on the basics so that when you’re friends come over, you’ll have more to talk to them about than the commercials. With GoDaddy opting for a more mature image without scantily clad women, you might as well pay attention to the game.

  • Relive Childhood Glory with this Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand

    Quite possibly the most sought after item of ownage circa 1990, the Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand is now available online. Relive the glory days of hunting ectoplasmic entities with your childhood pals acting out your best lines from the best movie of all time. “Doe… Ray… Egon….” Good times. This authentically detailed wand delivers vibrations and a force kickback when blasted, light-meter animations on the base that ramp up or down depending on how high you’ve adjusted the proton stream setting, and an extending tip that lights up with orange, red, and yellow LEDs. And I don’t think I have to tell you this, but don’t cross the streams. Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand $130

  • The 12 Biggest Contracts in MLB History

    At one point in time the big, long and ridiculously money driven contracts in professional sports were few and far between. These contracts were generally only given to the guy everyone considered a “once in a generation” type player. That was until Alex Rodriguez and the Texas Rangers changed the blueprint for long-term contracts in Major League Baseball. Today, contracts of great length and dollar amounts are signed on a regular basis and in lure of the huge contracts signed this off-season, the Roosevelt’s takes a look through history and count down the top 10 biggest contracts in MLB history. Brace yourself; some of these may make you want to change your profession.

  • Amazing Footage of a GoPro’d Falcon Hunting it’s Prey

    Strap a GoPro to the head of a predator bird and you’re bound to get some breathtaking footage. This amazing footage shows a falcon preying on crows, by Eddy De Mol. Suzanne Amador of Haverford College discovered that falcons pursue prey by keeping the image of the prey in the same place on their retina during the pursuit as they close in shown in this groundbreaking footage.

  • Yuengling Beer + Ice Cream? Yes, Please!

    Back during the dark, sad days of prohibition, Yuengling brewing company, the oldest in the United States, began operating an ice cream business. The ice cream was a hit and even after the end of prohibition in December, 1933, Yuengling’s Ice Cream continued production. But then in 1985, Yuengling broke the hearts of dessert lovers when they ceased production. After almost 30 years of public demand, Yuengling has begun production and plans on having the ice cream back in stores in February. With 10 different flavors to choose from, such as Mint Chocolate Chip, Root Beer Float, and Chocolate Marshmallow, there’s something for everyone. Sorry beer lovers, the Black & Tan flavor is actually made with chocolate and caramel rather than the alcoholic lager and porter combination the name implies. But really, that’s probably for the best. For more info and to see if it’s available near you, check out Yuengling’s Ice Cream.

  • NHL Legends Invade Bryant Park For a Pick-Up Game + Stadium Series Ticket Giveaway

    Yesterday, NHL legends from The New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils invaded Bryant Park in Manhattan for an impromptu pick up game promoting next weeks Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium. Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Dave Maloney, Ken Daneyko and Grant Marshall were a few of the players involved in the round robin pick-up games. The snow really came down during the game, essentially making the rink a snow globe for the game which could be a possibility for the games. We spoke to Rangers legend and former captain, Brian Leetch about athletes playing in these outdoor conditions and how it can affect their game. “Well I think it would be something similar to the Winter Classic that you saw, they have to get out therea little bit more with the shovels, but this snow is really perfect. The hardest part is looking around having fun then realizing that you’re still playing for those two points that you need for the playoffs, but after your morning skate, you’ve enjoyed your family time and realize that you have to get out there and get ready for the game.” We’re teaming up with the Stadium Series to give two more »

  • Wildlife In Botswana As Seen From the Air [9 Photos]

    From January 15 to February 23, New York City’s Robin Rice Gallery will be exhibiting photographer Zack Seckler’s “Botswana.” To capture these unique photos of the African landscape and wildlife, Seckler flew over Botswana in a small plane less than 500 feet in the air. This is the first solo exhibition for Zack Seckler, who began his career as a photojournalist before deciding he would much rather create rather than document images. For more information on the exhibit, go to the Robin Rice Gallery. To see more of Zack Seckler’s work, check out his portfolio.

  • 21 Annoying Friends We All Have On Facebook

    We all have these friends on Facebook. Hell, we’ve all been guilty of being at least one of these friends on Facebook. It feels good to laugh at the absurdity of it for a few minutes. But later today, when you’re habitually checking your Facebook like Pookie fiending for crack in New Jack City, you’ll get angry all over again and wonder why you even still use that damn site. What’s Myspace looking like these days? Do they still have animated GIFs?

  • Ken Block’s New Winter Ride is Better Than Your Winter Ride

    Professional rally driver, Ken Block has unveiled this new ride for his winter… Well for ‘winter’ I guess. Block took an (already bad-ass) standard Ford F150 SVT Raptor and partnered up with Hoonigan Racing Division to created a mammoth truck that replaced it’s wheels with Mattracks to create the Ford F150 RaptorTrax. The truck also comes with a Whipple supercharger, a full roll cage in case the beast takes a wrong turn in the snow, a snowboard rack in the trucks bed, a roof-mounted basket, and a rear-mounted winch. The RaptorTrax will make it’s debut at the Winter X Games in Aspen this year.

  • Funny Signs On The London Underground [33 Photos]

    Everyone who uses public transportation will tell you that they’d much rather just read all the signs and advertisements around the car than actually, you know, talk to people. After all, everyone who takes public transportation, aside from yourself, is a creep, right? To keep you entertained while avoiding eye contact, some jokesters have been putting fake signs throughout trains on the London Underground. If only there was some brave comedian who would do the same on Jersey’s PATH trains. I accidentally locked eyes with someone the other night and was profoundly disturbed for the rest of my journey. He looked into my soul, I’m telling you.

  • Robin Thicke’s Dad Is A Way Better Singer [Video]

    Sure, Robin Thicke may be all the rage with the kids these days, but for us older folks, his dad, Alan, is the only Thicke we love. As host of the Saturday morning animal quiz show, “Animal Crack-Ups,” he educated while entertaining us. On “Growing Pains,” we were all jealous of Mike, Carol, and Ben for having a cool dad like Jason. But, as evidenced by this clip from the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship (so 80s), his greatest talent was his singing. You’re good, Robin Thicke, but you’ll never be Alan Thicke “Sweaty and Hot” good.

  • Unreal Photos of Protests in Ukraine Streets Erupting into a Fiery Battlefield (25 HQ Photos)

    Anti-government protests in Ukraine’s capital escalated into a battlefield of malatov cocktails and riots setting police vehicles on fire as well as shooting fireworks into enforcement barricades. Dozens of both police and protesters were injured including opposition leader, Vitali Klitschko, former boxing heavyweight champion. The Police push back was futile attempting to use stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, but were outnumbered by the protesters forcing forward.