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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unveil New 2014 Uniforms

    The Tampa Bay Bucs in collaboration with Nike revealed the team’s new NFL Elite 51 Uniforms for the ’14 season. Can’t help, but think of an arena football uniform. The new uniform features a refreshed color scheme honoring the franchise’s past and present, while confidently positioning the team for the future. In collaboration with the Buccaneers and the NFL, Nike designers incorporated many of the unique historical aspects of the Tampa Bay area by showcasing the city’s roots, vibrant culture and spirited fan base. “Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history,” said Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer. “We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward.”

  • Photoshopping The Oscars Selfie [12 Photos]

    Both the talented and talentless over at Reddit’s Photoshop Battles are duking it out with their takes on the celebrity-heavy Oscars selfie. As good as the creepy photo from “The Shining” is, I think the current best is the lonely Bradley Cooper with cardboard cutouts of his fellow stars.

  • The Award For Parents Of The Year Goes To…Cardboard Box Office [20 Photos]

    After moving to a new country and the birth of baby Orson, Lilly and Leon found themselves with an abundance of cardboard boxes. Obviously, the only logical thing to do when you find yourself in such a predicament is to recreate classic movie scenes with your family and make a website to share your creativity with the world. And so they did. You can keep up with the family at Cardboard Box Office, where a new photo is added every weekend. Let’s hope they keep it up well into Orson’s angsty teenage years.  

  • RSVLTS Goes On A Florida Keys Excursion With The New Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid [HQ Photos]

    With the Polar Vortex once again gripping New York City we decided to jump ship and head to the Southernmost Point in the United States for three days of adventuring with the new 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid from Subaru. Key West is one of the most scenic and relaxing yet lively locations in the U.S. making it a perfect place to kick back your girl on the beach or get rowdy with a few of your pals on Duval Street. If you have a taste for adventure you can go off-road in search of secluded beach paradises on the surrounding Keys which we did as 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. Regardless of what you’re looking for we’ve got your cheat sheet to having a good time in Key West.  In it we’ll cover where to stay, where to go out, what to see and things to do. 

  • Oakley Seeks to Disrupt Eyewear Industry with Groundbreaking Innovations (36 HQ Photos)

    Recently performance focused brand, Oakley, unveiled a new campaign focusing on breaking down the doors of innovation with their new “Disruptive by Design” campaign focusing on three major game changing product developments for 2014. “We will open our blast doors for the first time, celebrate our legacy and culture of disruption, and set out our blueprint for future innovation.” Said Oakley CEO and Chief Mad Scientist Colin Baden. “We now have our sights set on three key innovation pillars: Enhanced Vision, Digital Eyewear and Customization. This is the beginning of a new era of brave design and disruptive technologies from Oakley.” The details of which ended there. The “Disruptive by Design” event was more of a homage to past innovations than outlook into the future for the brand, but like all progressive visionaries, the Oakley brand is keeping it’s secrets close to the chest. The event was filled with Oakley Athletes past and present with the likes of Bubba Watson, Shaun White and Lindsay Vaughn walking the carpet. Road race cyclist legend, Greg LeMond and motocross hall of famer Johnny O’Mara were also on hand to pay their respects. Global advertising is scheduled for March 2014 and is said to more »

  • Northern Lights Make Rare Appearance In British Skies [25 Photos]

    Thursday night, folks in Britain were treated to a rare appearance by the Northern Lights in their skies. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is a brilliant light display in the sky caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun and the Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is usually only visible in Arctic regions, but strong solar winds caused them to be seen further south than usual. I suppose after all the flooding, Britain deserves a little treat from Mother Nature. 

  • Portraits Of Convicts With Letters To Younger Selves [10 HQ Photos]

    For “The Reflection Project,” photographer Trent Bell captured portraits of inmates in the Maine prison system with handwritten letters from each inmate to his younger self in the background. When these people get locked away for so long, it’s so easy to have an attitude of “out of sight, out of mind,” but the reality is that they are real people living their lives behind bars because of a mistake. The idea for the powerful project came to Bell after a friend, a professional with a wife and 4 children, was sentenced to 36 years. We’ve all had moments where things could have taken a wrong turn, and this series serves as a reminder that it’s possible for any of us to find ourselves in these circumstances. For more info and other projects, check out Trent Bell Photography.

  • 75 Years Ago A Made-Up Word Was Found In The Dictionary

    Pobody’s nerfect, not even dictionary publishers. On February 28, 1939, an editor found a mysterious word with no etymology in the second edition of the New International Dictionary from 1934. The word, “dord,” was simply defined as a noun used by physicists and chemists to mean density. But where did dord come from? The Webster editor who first noticed dord in the dictionary, 5 years after its publication, searched for clues in the company’s files. A slip of paper from Webster’s chemistry editor, Austin M. Patterson, was found that read “D or d, cont./density.” What he meant was that “density” should be added to the list of words that can be abbreviated “D” or “d.” The slip was misread as a new word, “dord,” and was added for publication. Proofreaders missed it and so began dord’s short life as a word. With the mistake figure out, poor “dord” was removed and the definition of “dore” was extended to take up the blank space. They didn’t have computers back then, so the less changes to the printing plates, the better (and cheaper). With the death of “dord,” Webster editor-in-chief Philip Babcock Gove lamented that the excision was “probably too bad, for more »

  • Noses Look Just Like Ninja Turtles [26 Photos]

    Whoever first realized that people’s nose look like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a genius. Thanks to short attention spans and the cyclical nature of the Internet, these pictures from a long dead Tumblr are finding a new audience. Or the same audience who forgot that they’ve seen them before. I think I may fall into the latter category. For more, check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses. Someone’s going to need to make some new ones soon. I’m almost positive I’ll remember all these next time. Maybe.

  • Iconic Concert: LCD Soundsystem’s Final Show [Video]

    Yesterday, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy revealed that their final concert, recorded April 2, 2011 in New York would finally be released on April 19, Record Store Day. The release initially will be available as a 5 LP set, with a wider digital release set for May 19. The nearly 4-hour show will be complete and unedited. To celebrate this momentous album 4 years in the making, we thought we’d share the full video of the show. Arcade Fire and Reggie Watts make appearances on stage and be sure to watch the incredible version of “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” that ends the show. Don’t forget to support your local record store April 19 and pick up “The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden.” Setlist: Dance Yrself Clean Drunk Girls I Can Change Time To Get Away Get Innocuous! Daft Punk Is Playing At My House Too Much Love All My Friends Tired / Heart Of The Sunrise 45:33 Intro You Can’t Hide (Shame On You) Sound Of Silver Out In Space Ships Talking Freak Out / Starry Eyes Us v Them North American Scum Bye Bye Bayou You Wanted A Hit more »

  • The Card Ninja: Making A Silly Talent Look Cool [Video]

    Apparently Pepsi Max is an unbelievable beverage because it’s high on sweetness and low on calories. Real mind-blowing stuff, right? Pepsi UK went out in search of equally unbelievable and extreme people and found a guy who can throw cards quickly and accurately. Unimpressed? Watch this video of Javier Jarquin, the Card Ninja, and maybe you’ll change your mind. He actually makes his totally inane talent look pretty neat. Just imagine if he had those razor edged cards you can buy from the weird, old, hairy dude in the far corner of the flea market who has a locked glass case full of watches with smashed faces…the Card Ninja would be unstoppable! Until he ran out of cards, I guess.

  • The Evolution of the Warner Bros Logo

    Any self proclaimed movie buff knows that major studio logos have always kept a basic brand identity through the years. Paramount mountains, Universal globe and the WB shield to name a few, but have almost always kept a general brand identity. Designer Christian Annyas has compiled a great collection that shows the evolution of the Warner Bros. logo over the past 90 years. “During 90 years the Warner Bros. shield has undergone a series of refinements. Three variations reflect transitions in ownership (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts in 1967, Kinney in 1969 and Warner Communications Inc. in 1972). In 1984 Warner Bros. returned to the shield set over a background of clouds. The corporate names below the shield have changed over the years, but the logo has been a shield ever since.” View the entire collection at Christian Annyas’ site here.

  • ABCDEFGeek: Alphabet For Geeks

    Comic book writer and artist Otis Frampton recently completed his first “ABCDEFGeek” series where he creates a nerdgasmic scene for each letter of the alphabet. The first volume has proven so popular that he has started work on a second collection and he will add a new letter every Wednesday. Keep up with his latest work and order prints of your favorites at Otis Frampton. 

  • Fallon Watch: LeBron Shows Jimmy up at Office Wastepaper Basketball

    Jimmy and LeBron James make a rap video ’80s style about office wastepaper basketball. The video is cute, because it’s filmed ’80s style and it shows LeBron dunking a piece of paper, which is funny, because LeBron usually dunks a basketball, not a piece of paper, get it? But as I sit here deciphering the motive behind it all, I find myself asking “but why? What does it all mean?”.

  • If These Celebrities Had Tattoos [31 Photos]

    Who knew Photoshopping tattoos onto celebrities could be so entertaining? Apparently Seattle-based artist Cheyenne Randall, who created these, was well aware of that fact. Also, I think Marilyn Monroe just became my new favorite suicide girl. I mean because she’s hot and has tattoos. Not because of that, um, suicide thing. Anywho, for lots more shopped goodness, head over to Shopped Tattoos.

  • Rural Robotica: Sci-Fi Outside City Limits [20 Photos]

    We’re all familiar with representations of dystopian cities ravaged by futurific robot wars, but Stockholm, Sweden-based artist Simon Stalenhag takes a different approach with his art. Instead of robot despots standing atop the rubble of razed skyscrapers, we see everyman rural folks continuing their lives the best they can…with robots. The result is calming, serene images that still have an uncomfortable coldness about them and not just because many feature a snow-laden Sweden. 

  • A New Era in Skateboarding: Nike SB x Jordan I

    The Joran brand has always been synonymous street culture. So it’s only fitting that when multimedia artist Craig Stecyk was sanctioned to design the first sneaker of a new era. A tribal signature on the back heel paying homage to his Northwest Passage gallery. The inscription notes “AJ One SB” in the same typeface Stecyk used in a leading 1982 skateboarding magazine in 1982. The original shoe, made for basketball offers perfect support for the skate community, which is why the retro 1’s resonate so well with skaters. The supportive ankle height and Nike Air cushioning of the Air Jordan I, the very things applied to help Jordan hit terra firma with immunity, were perfect for vert’s needs. Decades in the making, the Nike SB x Air Jordan I designed by Craig Stecyk will be available in limited quantities at select Nike SB and Jordan retailers and nike.com beginning March 15.

  • UK Spies Used Yahoo Webcams to Spy on You: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [Link]

    You might want to be careful if you are engaging in long-distance romantic rendezvous via Yahoo! webchats. It has now come to light that Britain’s spy agency, GCHQ, with help from the NSA, spied on Yahoo! users and captured webcam stills from chats between 2008 and 2012. Many of the stockpiled photos were of a sexual nature, because if there is one thing religious fundamentalist terrorists are known for, it’s their uninhibited attitudes towards sex. Isn’t freedom grand?

  • A Look Inside The “Super Top Secret” SLC Office

    Creative-anti-agency, Super Top Secret has worked with some of the most sought after brands in the agency realm, and they did it, not by buttoning up, shining their shoes and putting on a show for a client, but by being themselves, an “Independent Misfit Back-Alley Advertising Crew” out of Salt Lake City. Their walls, lined with skate decks and snowboards of interesting and inspiring design. The perfect canvas for an ‘agency with a skate park in the back’ or probably the way they see it, ‘a skate park with a creative agency in the front’. That seems to be the entire mantra for STS, who’s main focus is on next-level marketing at the crossroads of video production, digital development and mobile innovation. With clients like Ubisoft, Rossignol, Gold’s Gym and University of Oregon Football, STS has nothing to prove to anyone. The intrigue of their agency brings about those high profile clients looking for an innovative agency to compliment their outside-the-box thinking that took their brands to the next level in the first place. They are who they are and they do things to the beat of their own drum (which I’m sure lies somewhere between the skate park and more »

  • Van Damme Zero Gravity Split [Video]

    We thought the Van Damme split meme was long dead. Well, long in Internet time, since the original Volvo commercial came out just a few months ago. But boy are we glad someone has been working on the ultimate swan song for one of the best memes in recent memory. Chinese filmmaker Linh Mai, who created the video, is currently raising money for his own sci-fi project on Kickstarter. I think it’s safe to say he’s got the necessary skills.

  • Yankees Spring Training 1961 [16 Photos]

    Spring training is here again, so we thought we’d share the best spring training photo shoot with you. In 1961, LIFE gave Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek a camera and assigned him the task of capturing his teammates during spring training. His teammates at the time included the legends Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, and Roger Maris. The amazing and fun photos were never published in the magazine. Thankfully, LIFE gave them new life (ha!) on their website a couple years ago. 

  • Ultra-sonic Sensored Subway Ad Uses Train to Trigger a Surprise

    Apotek, a pharmacy brand, took subway platform billboards in Stockholm, combined them with ultra-sonic sensors that used an oncoming train to trigger the ads interactive messaging. A beautiful girl remains all but still in the advert, until the sound and wind from an oncoming train sends her beautiful locks into a frenzy, creating a fun and unexpected surprise, leaving onlookers talking about and sharing the unique ad. Apotek Hjärtat – Blowing in The Wind from Ourwork on Vimeo.

  • Star Wars Trilogy Retold Using Icons

    I’m not a huge Star Wars fan. In fact, I probably haven’t watched the original trilogy in over 15 years. But I’ve got to say, using just simple pictures and no words whatsoever, artist Wayne Dorrington was able to perfectly illustrate the films in his “iconoscope” style. I’m amazed I was able to follow these completely and now I really want to watch them again. Oh, and just in case you missed out on the last 30 years, spoiler alert!

  • 1940s America In Color: 30 HQ Photos From The Office Of War Information

    Between 1939 and 1944, around 1600 color photographs were collected by the U.S. Government’s farm Security Administration and Office of War Information. The pictures focused on rural areas and farm labor around the nation, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, along with World War II mobilization. The following photos focus on factory workers during that period.

  • Inside Alaska’s Creepy Abandoned Buckner Building [20 Photos]

    Whittier, Alaska, with a population of 182, is home to what was once Alaska’s largest building, the Buckner Building. In 1964, a 9.2 earthquake badly damaged the building and for 50 years it has sat empty and abandoned. Whereas most cities would demolish such a building, Whittier is only accessible by water, a small airstrip where 2 single-engine aircraft are based, or a tunnel that has shared traffic between east and westbound traffic and the Alaska railroad. The fact that the government was able to construct the Buckner Building is already incredible, so it’s best for the townspeople not to push their luck by asking for its removal. The Buckner Building is not the safest place, with a couple inches of water on the floor at all times, asbestos all around, and bears using it as a home in the spring, but that doesn’t stop explorers and vandals from visiting. A few months ago, a fence was erected around the facility, but how successful it will be at keeping people out remains to be seen. If anyone actually cared, you’d think it would be easy to figure out who, out of the 182 residents, is poking around and vandalizing. 

  • Keith Olbermann Reveals That Jason Collins Is Not The First Openly Gay Player In Major Sports

    Keith Olbermann pays tribute to the first openly gay player in one of the four major sports. And it’s not Jason Collins. Glenn Burke was the first openly gay athlete in one of America’s four major sports, breaking the barrier over 30 years before Jason Collins and yet the history books don’t remember the name Glenn Burke. Watch the fascinating story described by Olbermann and wait for the interesting twist at the end.

  • A New App To Help You Fight Parking Tickets

    Nothing ruins the memory of a good night out like waking up to find a sheet of paper slapped under your windshield wiper. First you’re outraged and ready to take on the man and then – in the words of Tyler Durden – you accept your fate. The bottom line is it’s a hassle to fight it and not worth your time, but with Fixed, it couldn’t be easier. Simply upload a picture of your parking ticket and the Fixed team will do the rest. You don’t pay to contest your ticket, and if you win they charge you just 25% of the fine (listen, it’s not like you were going to fight it anyway).

 
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