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  • New Meme Alert: Alone At The Prom [35 Photos]

    What happens when the Internet finds a picture of a dateless fella posing for prom photos? Only great things, of course! Reddit’s latest Photoshop Battle features a “forever alone” at the prom. Some digital artists were kind enough to give him hot dates, while others saw the need to humiliate him even further. Of course, the fact that he is posing by himself in the original means he probably has a good sense of humor and these ‘shops are sure to be a shining moment in his lonely existence. Keep up with the ever growing entries at Reddit.

  • A History of Atrocious Video Game Movies: 1993-2002

    There is nothing that Hollywood enjoys more than taking something great and—like Heath Ledger’s Joker—bringing it out to depths that, for lack of a better word, stink. In this case, popular video games are the Harvey Dent to Hollywood’s Joker. But, the question among all of this is the following; what is the history of dreadful theatrical releases that are based on video games? 1993: Video games-turned-films have been somewhat prominent since 1993—the year that “Super Mario Brothers” the movie was released to a permeation of disdain. The film received an abysmal 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. Essentially, Mario and Luigi—played by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo, respectively—were  two plumbers in Brooklyn who had to rescue a damsel in distress from an alternate universe where people evolved from lizards. The villain in all of this was King Koopa—an odd-looking guy in a suit who bore no similarity to his video game counterpart. The Mario Brothers had the last name “Mario”–creating irritating redundancy, the world has no semblance to that of Dinosaur Land, and it was completely devoid of everything that made the video games classic. 1994: A year later, “Double Dragon” hit theaters. Based on the NES titles of the same more »

  • The monoliths: 17 supercomputers from the ’60s [Link]

    A new era in techonolgy began when Seymour Cray developed the CDC 6600 in 1964. 10 times faster than any other computer at the time, the 6600 was dubbed a “supercomputer.” The original supercomputers cost $8 million each, but scientists hoped to cure the world’s ills with the devices. Many science fiction authors, however, took a more macabre approach, believing the supercomputers to turn on us and ultimately bring about our doom. Learn about 17 nefarious computers who wanted to destroy us then realize that your smartphone has more computing power than anything from 50 years ago…

  • Lamborghini Egoista Now On Display [12 Photos]

    Last year, luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini produced the Egoista to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Just one fully-functional Egoista, based on the Gallardo, was produced. Modeled after a modern fighter jet, the Egoista features a canopy door and single-seat cockpit with a steering that must be removed in order to enter and exit. The exterior is made from carbon fiber, aluminum, and aeronautical-spec anti-radar material. A 5.2L V10 engine produces 600hp. It may not be the prettiest car, but it certainly is unique and interesting to see. After traveling around the world, the Egoista has returned to Italy, where it can be seen as part of the permanent collection at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

  • Novak Djokovic Is The Coolest Tennis Player In The World [Video]

    Novak Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in the world. He’s also proving that he’s one of the nicest. Last week he donated $750,000 to flood victims in his native Serbia. At this weekend’s French Open, he invited a ball boy to sit with him under an umbrella while the match was halted due to rain. And being a nice dude paid off. Djokovic went on to win the match.

  • Brazilian Artist x ESPN Create Striking World Cup Poster Series

    ESPN and FIFA teamed up with brazilian graphic artist Cristiano Siqueira to create a series of custom posters for all 32 teams of the World Cup. Each piece is headlined with a unique quote about each team with a striking graphic that mixes color accents with black and white design. The pieces celebrate distinguishing attributed of each country with their superstars highlighted front and center. The artwork is a celebration of this year’s World Cup in Brazil which takes place every four years.

  • The 4 Factors That Have Allowed Tattoos To Go Mainstream In The Last 5 Years

    A 1999 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll asked if anyone in their family had a tattoo and 21% responded yes. Fast forward 15 years and that same poll has doubled to 40%. We see tattoos everywhere in sports, pop culture and even on the streets but ink wasn’t always so prevalent. In the recent past tattoo parlors have made the jump from the wrong side of town to go to the mainstream. Our good buddy Rocky Rakovic who just so happens to be the foremost expert on the subject joined Chuck Todd on his Sirius radio show to quickly explain the four factors that have allowed tattoo culture to go mainstream in the last five years.

  • You Can Buy Dracula’s Castle for a Mere $80M

      Built in 1226, the The Teutonic Knights a catholic religious order formed in Palestine during the late twelfth century by German crusaders built a fort dubbed Bran in Transylvania. Since then, the fortress has switched hands many times before the man who was the inspiration for Dracula took the castle over.  Vlad the Impaler allied with the people of Bran and Brasov during his first reign after being in charge of taking care of the anti-Ottoman resistance at the border, but during his second reign pillaged the suburbs of Transylvania burning much of it to the ground. After 1918, Transylvania became part of Greater Romania. On December 1st 1920, the citizens of Brasov, through a unanimous decision of the city’s council, led by Mayor Karl Schnell, offered the castle to Queen Maria of Romania, who was described in the deed as “the great queen who (…) spreads her blessing everywhere she walked, thus wining, with an irresistible momentum, the hearts of the entire country’s population”.   The Castle became a favorite residence of Queen Maria, who restored and arranged it to be used as a residence of the royal family. The family has finally put Bran on the market for the small more »

  • The Five Guys Burger Empire: How They Did It

    Along with his sons, Jerry Murrell of Five Guys Burgers and Fries built a 570-store chain that enjoys a cult following. Sell a really good, juicy burger on a fresh bun. Make perfect French fries. Don’t cut corners. That’s been the business plan since Jerry Murrell and his sons opened their first burger joint in 1986. When they began selling franchises in 2002, the family had just five stores in northern Virginia. Today, there are 570 stores across the U.S. and Canada, with 2009 sales of $483 million. Overseeing the opening of about four new restaurants a week, the Murrells are proof that flipping burgers doesn’t have to be a dead-end job. There was this little hamburger place where I grew up in northern Michigan. Almost everyone in our town, except the uppity uppities, ate the burgers. Even though the owner had a cat, which he’d pet while cooking. People called them fur burgers, but they still ate them because they were good. I studied economics at the University of Michigan. I had no money and needed a place to stay, so I ran a fraternity house’s kitchen. I got the cook a raise and let her do the ordering. more »

  • Iconic Concert: Green Day at Reading Festival 2013

    Having sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time. When they headlined the Reading Festival in 2013 and took all 87,000 people in attendance through their catalog that spans nearly three decades it’s no doubt that the concert would be considered an instantly iconic performance. This two hour set list has something for everyone. If you’re a fan of their current works like the rock opera American Idiot it’s here. Want to hear them perform their iconic Grammy winning album Dookie, which is ranked No. 193 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, in it’s entirety? That’s here too (skip ahead to minute 50).

  • Why Are Nato Straps The Hottest Trend In Watches?

    Cool kids across America are making their vintage watches new again with NATO Straps. They’re everywhere.  So what makes them so popular? We’ve consulted several fashion blogs to get to the bottom of this and it looks like the answer is pretty simple.

  • Digital Recreations Of NYC Subway Tile Mosaics

    Brooklyn-based freelance art director/designer Adam Chang spent 20 hours last summer riding New York City’s subway and documenting the unique tile mosaics at every station. After 9 subway swipes, Chang had compiled photos of 118 different stations. He then spent countless more hours digitizing each mosaic, thus creating the NY Train Project. Check out the full project on the site for a virtual tour of each subway line along with facts about each station.

  • 15 Thrift Store Paintings Reimagined

    When artist Ben Riddlebarger isn’t creating awesome works from scratch, he is buying up boring thrift store paintings and breathing new life into them with the addition of sex, violence, and/or robots. A boring summer day at the Atlantic City boardwalk? Better add the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. A guardian angel watching over children? Why not giver her a sword for some fun toddlercide? Tranquil nature scene? A defecating robot would certainly spruce it up! Be sure to check out more of Ben Riddlebarger’s work at Facebook.

  • All 32 World Cup national slogans, graded and (in some cases) improved [Link]

    With just a few weeks left before the 2014 World Cup, it’s time to take a look at one of the most important metrics for ranking the 32 teams: national slogans. From the badass of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s “Dragons in heart, dragons on the field” to the embarrassingly terrible “Socceroos: hopping our way into history!” of Australia’s team, all the slogans are graded and the bad ones are improved. “United by team, driven passion”? Come on, US, we can do better than that.

  • Tony Hawk Jumps Moving Mini [Video]

    Remember when Tony Hawk jumped a Lexus LFA a couple years ago? Probably not, because it was so damn boring. The car was parked sideways, for crying out loud! I saw a slow-witted, skateboarding marmot do the same thing one time and the marmot wasn’t even impressed by his own talent. But now Tony has brought his A game in this video where he jumps over a Mini that’s in motion. Next stop: Springfield Gorge.

  • Wayne Gretzky’s 1980s Glamor Shots Win The Internet [10 Photos]

    The 1980s were a special time for Wayne Gretzky fans. They were able to see “The Great One” score hundreds of goals, win 4 Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers, and for the low low price of $7, they could receive posters and photos of a mullet-coiffed Gretzky in silk shirts and pastel sweaters. Flickr user Jeffery Simpson was lucky enough to become one of Gretzky’s “special friends” when he joined the fan club back in 1984. Take a look at what the benefits of such a friendship offered below.

  • 2014 World Cup Posters For All 32 Teams

    ESPN and Wieden+Kennedy New York have teamed up to produce these posters, created by Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira, for all 32 countries competing in the 2014 World Cup. With the competition beginning June 12 in Brazil, these posters are sure to make you mad with nationalism and get you amped up for the games. Who will you be rooting for?

  • Artist Adds Cartoons To Real World Scenes [22 Photos]

    Cartoonist Marty Cooper, aka Hombre McSteez, is able to make any boring real-life scene interesting using just transparency film, whiteout, and a sharpie. With his imagination, a hot dog at a baseball game becomes a foam-finger waving fan; a bowl of pho in a Vietnamese restaurant becomes a bathtub for an angry looking cow; a skyscraper transforms into a back scratcher for a giant polar bear. And somehow he is able to overcome the artistic urge that so many of us succumb to: adding boobs and/or weiners to everything in sight. Check out more cartoons from Hombre McSteez on Tumblr.

  • 15 Random Correlations That Mean Nothing

    Harvard Law School student Tyler Vigen has a love of science, discovery, and empirical data. He combined these interest with a program that uses data from the CDC and US Census to automatically find correlations. For the most part, these correlations are completely meaningless, but the inanity of them is hilarious. Death by bedsheets rising with consumption of cheese? I knew it! Let’s just hope politicians don’t get a hold of these graphs. The last thing we need is science and technology spending cuts because some moron in Washington saw the correlation with suicide. Check out more graphs at Spurious Correlations.

  • 24 Photos That Prove Perspective Is Everything

    If there’s one thing I learned from my uncle when he returned from his Thai vacation, it’s that first impressions can be awfully deceiving. These 24 photos prove that what you think you see at first glance may not be the reality of the situation. With that in mind, after a more thorough look, you may even find the reality to be more appealing. Which reminds me, I still need to get a wedding gift for my uncles…

  • Meet the man who unwittingly restored Tarantino’s stolen “Pulp Fiction” Malibu [Link]

    12 years ago, Bill Hemenez traded in his beloved 1946 Chevy hot rod in order to buy a 1964 Chevy Malibu. He spent more than $40,000 restoring the Malibu and would show it off at countless auto shows around California. But in April of last year, he was surprised to learn that the car was stolen from director Quentin Tarantino back in 1994 and that it was the iconic vehicle driven by John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction.” Now Himenez is out two cars and more than $40,000.

  • Take To The Skies…In A Honda? [11 Photos]

    Japanese auto manufacturer giant Honda first unveiled the Honda HA-420 HondaJet way back in December, 2003. After establishing the Honda Aircraft Company, they began taking orders for the jet in 2006. After years of setting up factories and delays in parts manufacturing, the jet finally appears to be in production. Honda is aiming for the 6-passenger jet to receive FAA certification in early 2015. Then it will be only a matter of time before teenage pilots will be outfitting their own HondaJets with spoilers and obnoxiously loud exhausts. Albeit very wealthy teenage pilots, for the price is estimated at $4.5 million. Better work hard on that paper route!

  • A Look Back At The Hottest Fans Of The 2010 World Cup [50 Photos]

    With the 2014 World Cup set to begin in the coming weeks, we already know we’ll be glued to our TVs the entire time. Sure, to watch all the matches, but, more importantly, to check out all the hot fans. Even those of us who know nothing about soccer can appreciate the dedication and emotion and other things we won’t mention of the overly-animated female fans. Many of them turn out to be models who are paid to be there and draw our attention, but does it matter? Of course not! So until we get a look at the girls of the 2014 World Cup, here is a look back at our favorites from 2010.

  • Jessica Alba Stunning New Entertainment Weekly Bikini Shoot + Her 28 Foxiest GIFS Of All-Time

    Jessica Alba was the hottest woman on the planet from 2006-2010 but then she went off the grid to settle down with her hubby Cash Warren. But luckily for everyone she is back for with a Maxim-esque photoshoot for Entertainment Weekly (yes, Entertainment Weekly) that shows off her rockin’ body that has us reminiscing about the good ole’ “Into The Blue” days as seen in the GIF below. Give the GIFS a moment to load, it’ll be worth it

  • Tupac’s Last Words Were Classic Tupac

    Granted, if these were indeed Tupac’s last words then they are the most dramatic, Bishop-like last words ever uttered in this era. And they will only serve to increase his legend. Recently, Vegas Seven interviewed Chris Carroll, a retired sergeant on the Las Vegas PD’s bike patrol unit on the Strip who happened to be on duty during the tragic September night when Tupac was shot. And per Carroll’s account, he was the last person Tupac saw, the same person who ‘Pac spoke his last words to.

  • Blake Griffin’s 22 Most Badass Dunks of This Season In GIF Form

    We can now watch all of Blake Griffin’s nearly 200 dunks from the 2013/14 NBA season thanks to a new supercut compilation that is blowing up on the web. Only problem with the video (which you can watch at the bottom of this story) is that it’s 10 long minutes so we decided to weed out all the easy “lob city” dunks and turn his most posterizing, bench clearing throwdowns of this season into GIFS.

  • Pharrell Williams Starts Every Hit Song the Same Way

    Bum-bum-bum… YEAH. This is the formula for most of the intros Pharrell writes: looping the first beat of the first bar four times. Think of the beginnings to “Blurred Lines,” “Beautiful,” “Milkshake,” “Sweet Life,” etc. etc. etc. Better yet, listen to the collection on Brobible.