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  • 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?

  • NASCAR Vs Formula 1 [Infographic]

    Although we all know that NASCAR versus Formula 1 debate was settled by that thought-provoking Will Ferell documentary “Talladega Nights,” there are some interesting facts presented in this infographic. Obviously, since this comes from Formula 1 sponsor Red Bull, the info aims to show the superiority of the sport through technology, money, and crazy steering wheels, but the fact that NASCAR, a sport limited to just the United States, is a viable competitor is pretty impressive. Plus, that Jean Girard character was a real jackass. U-S-A! U-S-A!

  • Captain Lawrence Oates Made The Ultimate Sacrifice During Scott’s South Pole Expedition

    March 17, 2014 marks the 134th birthday of Captain Lawrence Oates. He was a cavalry officer for England during the Boer War but is mostly remembered as part of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. In November of 1911, the 16 members of the Terra Nova Expedition left their base at Cape Evans for the South Pole. At certain predetermined points along the way, the support members were sent back to base until only a 5-man party was left on January 4, 1912. They reached the South Pole on January 18 only to find that Roald Amundsen and his Norwegian team had already set their flag at the site along with a note stating they reached the spot 35 days earlier. Adverse weather, a dwindling food supply, scurvy, and frostbite slowed Scott’s team on the return journey. Oates’ feet had become frostbitten and an old war wound had reopened, causing infection. Oates knew he was slowing the expedition and asked to be abandoned in his sleeping bag on March 15. The others refused and they continued on. The next day Oates walked out of the tent and into a blizzard, uttering his famous last words, “I more »

  • These Treehouses Are Cooler Than Your Real House [33 Photos]

    Thanks to the Ewoks in “Return of the Jedi” and the tree village levels on Super Nintendo’s “Donkey Kong Country,” the idea of living in a treehouse has been an unattainable dream for many of us. However, there are a few ingenious loners who have built themselves secluded arbor abodes and took the plunge we never thought possible. There are also rich kids whose parents love them more than ours did and bought them backyard treehouses that dwarf our apartments. With spring finally coming (hopefully), maybe you can get some ideas from these and construct your own tree-fortress of solitude. Unless you live in the city, where trees are a thing of legend heard about in tales from old-timers and seen only in photos and on TV, in which case you will just grow sad as you realize that treehouses will never be a part of your life.

  • Your First Look At The Home Of The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

    Tokyo will be the home of the 2020 Summer Olympics and they are actively looking for venues to hold the historic games. The likely home of the opening ceremony is the newly announced “National Stadium of Japan” by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Upon completion it will accommodate 80,000 people and will have game changing features like adjustable seating sections to allow for spectators to get even closer to the action and roof retractability for added air ventilation. They recently released a video to show what the building will look like inside and out.

  • Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint [Link]

    What’s the newest trend in meetings headed by scientists, CEOs, and generals? Surely it involves some new technology, right? Actually speakers are now leaving technology out of their presentations. More and more professionals are realizing how stifling PowerPoint slides can be when presenting ideas, often times limiting 2 way interaction with their audience. CERN, Amazon, and the Pentagon have all found that by getting rid of PowerPoint presentations, the bond between speakers and their audiences is strengthened. If only someone came to this realization before the importance of the inane slide presentations was forced on us throughout our schooling.

  • NYC’s Mayor De Blasio Gets Entertainment Advice From Steve Buscemi [Video]

    This Saturday marks the annual Inner Circle Show at the New York Hilton where Mayor De Blasio will be lampooned by reporters, bloggers, and radio and TV personalities. Afterwards, the mayor customarily gives his rebuttal to the friendly ribbing. To help out the new mayor with his act, seasoned entertainer Steve Buscemi gives him advice on acting and ventriloquism in this new video. For more information on this year’s 92nd Annual Inner Circle Show, titled “Stuck With de Bill,” and the charities it benefits, check out the official Facebook page.

  • Holi: The Festival Of Colors [24 HQ Photos]

    Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, is celebrated all over the world this week. Holi is an annual springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Bright-colored powders are thrown by participants at friends and strangers alike to celebrate Krishna’s pranks and the arrival of spring and the vibrant colors associated with the season. The following photos are from Holi festivities all across India. If you come across Holi festivities in your neck of the woods, don’t get mad if you get hit with powder. Instead celebrate the moment and enjoy yourself, knowing that spring is here. After this winter, we all deserve a little break.

  • Daily Affirmations From Skeletor

    Skeletor has had his share of problems. His unhealthy desire to conquer Castle Grayskull and rule Eternia led to many battles with perennial do-gooder, He-Man. His constant defeat led not only to the crushing of his ego, but also took its toll on his personal relationships with those around him. Now Skeletor is turning his life around with these daily affirmations on Tumblr and healing his relationships with his misunderstood cronies like Evil-Lyn and Mer-Man. Maybe with love in his heart, Skeletor might be able to find the key to that kingdom greater than even Castle Grayskull: happiness.

  • How You Can Drink Like An Irishman On St. Patrick’s Day [RSVLTS Drink Infographic]

    Today is undoubtedly going to be an epic St. Patricks Day. Whether you’re hosting a party or running around your local city following the parade (by that we mean going from Irish pub to to Irish pub to pub to bar to Mexican bar to Irish pub) try out this easy to make Irish drink. If you’re more of a traditionalist, then just have a f–king glass of whiskey.  

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