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  • Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Small Batch Bourbon

    Russell’s 10 year was given it’s name from the legendary 3rd Generation Master Distiller Jimmy Russell of the Wild Turkey Distillery. The 10 year is leaps and bounds above your usual Wild Turkey, at first met with a kick of spices then a calming sweetness followed by an oak taste. The sweet and smoothness makes Russell’s 10 year a more than approachable batch, great for hanging out on a summer’s eve house pourch in Kentucky or a rooftop in Brooklyn. Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Small Batch Bourbon $30

  • Evolution Of The Batmobile [Infographic]

    Yesterday, “Batman vs. Superman” director Zack Snyder tweeted a picture of the new Batmobile while simultaneously humblebragging about his $8000 camera. Snyder’s version looks like the version from the Nolan trilogy from the back, but more car-like and less like a tank in front. It’s safe…but boring. With the new car in mind, take a look at this infographic chronicling the Batmobile from its beginnings as a plain, red convertible to the assorted comic book versions of 2010 (is that a Batmobile in space???) and let us know which one is your favorite. I typed this on my @Commodore SX-64. While wearing my @Hanes briefs. And nothing else, because I’m not at the office today. You’re not the only braggart, Snyder.

  • 26 Successful People Who Failed At First

    Not getting that promotion can feel like the end of the world, but the people on this list show that devastating failures are just another stop on the road to success. We’ve put together some of the world’s greatest success stories, from movie stars to scientists, who just happen to have experienced massive failure that could have easily made them give-up. But they didn’t and now they’re the monumental successes that they are remembered for, a good source of encouragement when it feels like you will never make it to the top.

  • Atalya Slater Stopped By RSVLTS HQ [13 Photos]

    We’ve got a couple new shirts about to hit RSVLTS Store in the next few days and to celebrate we invited our newest First Lady, Atalya Slater, to the RSVLTS HQ to show off the new goods. Our new Teddy-T features a character Teddy Roosevelt front and center, big and bold, fresh for those summer days. Another shirt we’ll be releasing is our RSVLTS Stars tank top, a white tank with our signature logo featuring a blue logo with white stars cut out and red lettering. The ideal tank for an American holiday, BBQ or even at work. Definitely wear one to work and watch the promotions fly your way. Atalya is also teasing our newest collaboration with New Era that we’ll be releasing in the coming weeks, a red and blue strap-back with our custom calvary crest.

  • Zack Snyder Tweets First Photo of Ben Affleck at Batman With Batmobile

    Zack Snyder, Director for the questionably anticipated Batman vs Superman movie scheduled for release next summer, has released the first photos of the caped crusader in his bat-gear. Snyder caught some heat after making the questionable choice to cast Affleck as Batman after Christian Bale dominated the role for a decade. Eyebrows were raised, but many are overlooking the stellar comeback the Surviving Christmas star has made over the past few years as an actor and director. Snyder revealed a self shot photo of Batman with his trusty bat-mobile, which was definitely built with the image and likeness of the last generation as inspiration. As far as Batman’s costume goes, not much can be seen other than his unusually small bat-nubs on his head. Let’s hope Snyder does it right. If anything we’re still psyched Jesse Eisenberg will be sporting a bald cap as Lex Luther. I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham http://t.co/WPHKLxgBLM pic.twitter.com/p5DEf6fLzJ — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) May 13, 2014

  • The Ultimate Office Survival Kit

    Say goodbye to your pre-presentation panic, your deadline-late-night troubles and your power outage fears. Creative studio Pheonix has created Agency Survival Kits for all of your daily work worries. The Survival Kits which seem to be made by the Bear Grylls of the workplace offer 3 separate kits. The Overtime: inside you´ll find everything you need to overcome the task at hand, from a stress ball, “do not disturb” badges, peanut butter energy bars, a guide of tricks to keep you calm… The Presentation: with everything you need to look stylish and professional in front of your client, it contains bow ties, a laser pointer, deodorant, a book about “the art of convincing”… and The Power Outage: with everything you need to pass the time, to keep warm and out of the dark, contains stuff like a pair of wool socks to keep you warm, candles, a card deck, and an harmonica to add some life in the office whilst you wait for the power to come back.

  • Lonely Super-heroes Surrounded by Beautiful Landscapes

    Ever wonder where super-heroes go to get away from the perils of their every day environment? French photographer Benoit Lapray‘s photo-manipulation series called “The Quest for Absolution” which shows lonely super-heroes surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The series is suppose to portray comic book protagonists alone in their thoughts, Lapray says “Perhaps they are quite simply on a quest to find themselves?”. The series depicts a never before seen perspective of wonderfully shot landscapes with the hero immersed in their surroundings. The real brilliance of the series is how Lapray makes the photos more about nature than the hero.  

  • The Future Of Travel At Spaceport America [10 HQ Photos]

    With the American people electing more and more Luddites who refuse scientific evidence and are unable to understand any sort of technology, NASA’s future isn’t looking so bright. In fact, during the government shut-down last year, 97 percent of NASA employees were deemed “unessential” and sent home. It’s up to the private sector to explore space now and in New Mexico they’ve built the perfect headquarters. Spaceport America has been described as “the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport,” with tenants including Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, UP Aerospace, and Armadillo Aerospace. A visitor center in downtown Truth Or Consequences, the closest town to the Spaceport, is in the works and will offer shuttle bus services. With Virgin Galactic aiming to begin commercial space flights later this year, Spaceport America is the start of a new chapter in travel. For more info and photos, visit Spaceport America.

  • How To Save Your Dog’s Life With CPR [Infographic]

    With pets increasingly being treated like a member of the family, many owners are learning emergency techniques like CPR to keep their pet alive before bringing it to a vetrenarian. If you consider your dog a part of the fam then check out these life saving CPM infographic.

  • 5 Ways Your Car’s Paint Job Is Being Destroyed Every Time You Wash It

    Don’t ever get suckered into one of those $10 car wash locations ever again. The products are terrible and all the minimum wage employees care about is getting cars in and out as fast as possible to collect tips. Not a good look for a guy trying to keep his paint job pristine. The best way to maintain your car is by doing it yourself. There is more to maintaining a car then just giving it a quick soap scrub and a rinse. It’s an art form. If you take prode in your car and want to keep it’s resale value high this is a must watch video.

  • Did You Notice These 15 Companies Changed Their Logos This Year? [Link]

    Netflix was in the news last week when the company was found to be using a new logo on ads for upcoming original programming. The new design opts for a minimalist approach, like so many other brands have done, eliminating shadows and cutting down on spacing. But Netflix isn’t the first company to change its logo this year. Here are 14 others you may have missed (probably because so many logos are beginning to look the exact same).

  • Dracula’s Transylvania Bachelor Pad For Sale [25 HQ Photos]

    You’d have to be batty to pass this up: Transylvania’s Bran Castle, also known as “Dracula’s Castle,” is up for sale. Although the castle was never the residence of Vlad the Impaler, the basis for Bram Stoker’s Dracula character, it is believed to be the influence for the setting of the gothic novel. The 57-room, 22-acre castle features a dungeon, music room, lavish dining areas, tall towers…and no bathrooms or plumbing. But don’t let the state of this fixer-upper scare you: With half a million visitors per year paying about $7 admission, the castle basically pays for itself. The price isn’t listed, but it’s believed to sell for over $135 million. Remember that scene in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” where Keanu Reeves is seduced by the three brides (including Monica Bellucci!)? A chance at that is totally worth $135 mil.

  • Impossibly Cool Style of the 1960s Space Race [25 HQ Photos]

    On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. With USSR’s launch of the satellite Sputnik, the Space Race took off, and the US was not content to simply watch from the sidelines. The astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions — along with the scientists, administrators, and politicians involved — had a certain look about them. The flight controllers often paired short-sleeved shirts with ties, while the astronauts went about in polo shirts and desert boots while not in uniform. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, NASA was a major source of inspiration for the American people, if not the world. Perhaps, its people could also serve as inspiration for your wardrobe.

  • RSVLTS Ultimate Guide To Summer Barbecue

    Summer is coming. It shouldn’t be long before the smell of burnt meat pervades the weekend breeze, as men up and down the country display their imagined mastery of the BBQ. But this year will be different. This year you will come armed with the knowledge of how to get the best out of every piece of meat you so-heroically throw to the flames. Here’s a page you should bookmark for the summer.

  • The 100 Best “B” Movies Of All Time [Link]

    Originally, B movies were the films intended for the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature, like the scrappy undercards at a boxing match, but the term evolved to a broader term referring to the second-rate schlock we know today. Sure these movies are awful, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first feature “Hercules in New York,” where filmmakers dubbed his unintelligible voice, but we can’t help but love them. Take a look at this list and be sure to have Netflix and Amazon open to add these to your queue for those hot summer days you dare not leave the air conditioning.  

  • 7 First Date Compliments That Won’t Make You Seem Like A Shallow Asshole

    You’ve finally summoned up the courage to address that beautiful women you’ve been admiring every morning on your commute as she sits across from you, sipping coffee and reading AM New York. She’s agreed to meet you for drinks after work, so now you all you have to do is not blow it by coming off like a shallow asshole. You can do this by making sure your first date compliments ring true, rather than simply coming off like lines to get her straight to the bedroom. Since we’re assuming that you truly do want to get to know this intriguing woman you’ve invited to the bar, here are some ways to avoid getting tongue-tied and blurting out ridiculous stock compliments that compare her eyeballs to whirlpools: 1. If you’re going for a physical compliment, make sure to focus on the face (but avoid the eyes). “Boy do you have great breasts” does not constitute the most respectful ice breaker. If you want to convince this woman that you care for nothing other than the potential to get laid, go ahead and extol the virtues of her behind or her legs. Otherwise, pick a facial feature that genuinely stands out more »

  • China’s Bizarre Obsession With a Kenny G Song

    China has many cultural quirks that baffle the rest of us, such as those frightening “facekinis” that women wear to the beach to keep their faces pale or the “virgin boy eggs” boiled in urine and ingested as a springtime treat, but by far the most bizarre aspect to daily life in China is the obsession with Kenny G’s “Going Home.” The song, originally recorded in 1989, sounds like any other Kenny G song, or any other smooth jazz song for that matter, but something about that one particular song has struck a chord with the Chinese people. As the New York Times recently reported, the song has become the de facto anthem signifying that it’s time to go home. The song is played at schools, libraries, shopping malls, and even out on the street as a polite way to say “get the hell out of here.” One shopkeeper interviewed said she’s been using the song since 2000 but doesn’t know when it first became popular or why. In fact, nobody seems to know the origin of the song’s status as the unofficial closing time anthem. It just sort of appeared and billions of people accepted it. “Going Home” has even conditioned more »

  • Behind the Scenes of The Beatles Iconic Abbey Road Crossing [11 Photos]

    The cover photo for The Beatles’ Abbey Road album is looked at as one of the most celebrated photos of the music industry. It was in the midst of a time of rebellion, change and revolution and the Beatles voice was at the forefront of it all. On August 8th, 1969, around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the infamous photo as he stood on a step-ladder while a policeman held up traffic, which was based on a sketch by Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney’s concept sketch “In the scene, the group walk across the street in single file from left to right, with Lennon leading, followed by Starr, McCartney, and Harrison. McCartney is barefoot and out of step with the other members. With the exception of Harrison, the group are wearing suits designed by Tommy Nutter. To the left of the picture, parked next to the zebra crossing, is a white Volkswagen Beetle motor-car which belonged to one of the people living in the block of flats across from the recording studio. After the album was released, the number plate (LMW 281F) was stolen repeatedly from the car. In 1986, the car was more »

  • Female Skaters Of The 1970s [18 Photos]

    Women have been a part of professional skateboarding for 50 years, but their names are not nearly as well known as their male counterparts. In fact, the first professional female skater, Patti McGee, was featured on the cover of Life magazine in May, 1954. By the 1970s, women were a big part of the California skate scene and skated alongside men in crews such as the Z-Boys. Many of these photos were taken by the great skateboard and surfing photographer Warren Bolster. For more 70s skate photos, check out CalStreets.

  • Oru Kayak: The Origami Kayak That Won Shark Tank

    UC Berkeley School of Architecture grad Anton Willis dreamed up the Oru Kayak four years ago as a solution to fitting a boat into his small San Francisco apartment. Using the principals of origami, Willis created a lightweight yet robust kayak out of corrugated plastic, and designed it to fold from a 12’ boat into an easily storable and portable case. Best of all, transforming it from box to boat takes just a few minutes. Already well known in the outdoor recreation community, the team at Oru Kayak jumped at the opportunity for national exposure and the chance to reel in a Shark as a business partner when they appeared on last week’s episode of Shark Tank. As you’ll see from the clip below the move paid off. Spoiler alert: The Oru Kayak team persuaded Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and landed a $500,000 deal for 25 percent. The deal gave their start-up a $2 million evaluation and with the national exposure to over seven million viewers the orders came flooding in. A message on their website reads, “Please note that due to the sudden increase demand, there may be a substantial wait time for delivery. New customers will receive an more »

  • The Original Jack Nicholson Joker Concept Art from 1980

    When producer Michael Uslan bought the rights to Batman in 1980, his vision was to bring a darker, grittier version of the caped crusader or the big screen. Uslan was looking through the paper when he came across a photo of Jack Nicholson from “The Shining” and immediately knew that was the man that would eventually change the face of the Joker. A mere nine years later Uslan turned Nicholson’s famous “Here’s Johnny!” face into the Clown Prince of Crime.

  • The Best Part Of Eurovision That No One Is Talking About [Video + GIFs]

    Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has unified European nations without the need for a fascist ideology. Apparently it’s broadcast in The United States but since we don’t compete, we don’t really care. However, this year the contest has been making headlines all over the world after drag queen Conchita Wurst was declared the winner over the weekend. It’s great that she won, she did a fine job and her beard is much better looking than anything we could grow. But with that being said, we here at RSVLTS HQ feel that other performers have been overshadowed by the media attention given to Conchita Wurst. For instance, the Polish duo Donatan & Cleo performed “We Are Slavic” and once the butter churning and vigorous laundering began, we could feel our Slavic pride swell. And we’re not even Slavic!

  • 18 Cats That Look Like Pin-Ups, Because The Internet

    If there’s one thing the Internet is good for, it’s to ogle pictures of attractive ladies. Even if those ladies are old-timey drawings that your Grampa and all his perv friends gawk at on the wall at the VFW. If there’s another thing the Internet is good for, it’s for cat pictures that your childless aunt who wears sweatshirts with giant iron-on appliques highlighted with puff paint to share on Facebook or, shudder, MySpace. So it’s only natural that these two phenomena would one day join in the oddly satisfying amalgam that is Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls.

  • Indian Cities At Night Are Eerily Peaceful [12 Photos]

    With a population of 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world and is quickly on its way to take the number one slot from China. With so many people, one would think that the country is always bustling with activity. Photographer Gavin Evans spent three months in the country dispelling this notion with these Indian nightscapes that capture the quiet, maybe even too quiet, late-night hours. The photographs were taken with a Sony Alpha A7 camera, which works well in low-light situations. For more photos, be sure to check out Gavin Evans.

  • Kevin Delany Stops by Fallon to Show Why Science is Just the Best

    Kevin Delany from the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas stopped by the Tonight Show to show Jimmy just how much fun science could be. Kevin starts out the demonstrations by adding some delicious candy to potassium chloride (The stuff on the tips of matches) to cause a flat out cool reaction to the sugar in candy. Then combining some very potent hydrogen peroxide with some soap and potassium iodine to make some elephant toothpaste. You’ll get it, just watch.

  • 3 Year Epic Selfie Wins The Internet [Video]

    Adventure rider, public speaker, professional photographer, videographer and presenter Alex Chacon is on the biggest celebrities in the motorcycle adventure world. He has traveled the world on his bike, most famously on a 500-day solo trip from Alaska to Argentina, and has written about and photographed his travels extensively. This video features GoPro “selfies” from Alex’s journeys in more than 36 countries. For more info on Alex and to keep up with his adventures, check out The Modern Motorcycle Diaries.

  • Eye Opening Behind the scenes Photos from “2001: A Space Odyssey” [24 Photos]

    Regarded as one of the most influential films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey took viewers on a journey like no other in 1968. 2001 paved the way for an outlook on the future for all mankind, a future we haven’t achieved yet, but aren’t far off. Retronaut put together a collection of rarely seen behind the scene photos from a movie that seemed too real for sci fi.



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