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  • The Creepy Japanese Village Where Life-Size Dolls Replace The Departed [13 Photos + Video]

    64-year-old Ayano Tsukimi returned to her hometown, the village of Nagoro in Japan, 11 years ago only to find that many of its inhabitants had either died off or moved to cities in search of work. To take the place of those who have passed away or moved on, Tsukimi makes life-sized dolls to take their place and inhabit the village. The idea came to her when she made a scarecrow in her father’s likeness for her garden. Since then, she has beem making the dolls constantly, with about 350 now “living” in the village, many of which can be seen on Google Street View. Take a look at these pictures then watch the short documentary about Ayano Tsukimi and her dolls.

  • Tibetan Monks Break-dance in Honor of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch on MCA Day

    The late Adam Yauch otherwise known as MCA of the Beastie Boys was honored over MCA by a group of 4 Tibetan Monks in NYC’s Union Square with a tremendous b-boy set to the tunes of “Ch-Check It Out” off of the Beasties’ 2004 album To the 5 Boroughs. Yauch was known for his efforts to raise awareness of the issues in Tibet throughout a large portion of his life before succumbing to a three-year battle with cancer on May 4, 2012, at the age of 47. He founded the Free Tibet concert series and made major breakthroughs in his efforts. As a celebration to the life and times of MCA, the four monks showcased an impressive show on an MCA Day breakdancing floor.

  • 20 Vinyl Art Portraits Of Artists Painted On Their Hit Records

    Artist Daniel Edlen combined his art education with his love of music to create Vinyl Art. These lifelike portraits are made using only white acrylic paint applied directly to old vinyl records. The white paint on the black vinyl background gives the images depth and shadow that seem impossible to achieve with just a single color of paint. This is just a small sampling of Edlen’s creations, with many more available to view on his Facebook page. Many are also available to buy. Check out which ones are currently on sale at Daniel Edlen’s Square Market.

  • ‘Prankster’ Perry Fills Jeff Carter’s Glove with Water, Fun is Had

    Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry squirts water into the glove of Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter when he is not looking during a stoppage of play. Perry and Carter are teammates on international ice and know each other very well, but this is what Carter had to say about Perry’s on ice play and antics, “Corey Perry’s a little rat,” Carter told Mayor’s Manor on Feb. 2. Presumably with a smile and a head shake. “I know him really well, but he’s a rat on the ice.”

  • 16 Shipping Container Homes Nicer Than Your City Apartment

    Moving to an apartment in a city and blowing all your money on a tiny apartment for urban experience is fine at first, but sometimes you wish you could open your windows without the noise of construction and gunshots. Sometimes you wish you had windows to open. Other times you wish you had space for furniture other than a twin bed. These homes made from recycled shipping containers offer you a lunchtime reverie wherein you have an abundance of space along with peace and quiet, wrapped up in a neat looking package. Just try not to let the stench of stale urine bring you back to reality.

  • Ray Romano Duets Are The Best Songs You’ll Hear All Day [Video]

    The Pete Holmes Show, airing Monday through Thursday on TBS after Conan, does not get as much love as it deserves. With so many late night shows, it’s easily lost in the shuffle. Luckily, many great sketches can be found on Pete Holmes’ YouTube channel. This most recent video features Holmes’ incredible imitation of comedian Ray Romano performing duets of pop songs with the real Ray Romano.  The result is excruciatingly terrible and beautiful all at once.

  • The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail

    No better feeling then walking up to a crowded bar, lifting your hand, finger pointed to the sky grabbing the attention of the bartender, ordering an old fashioned, then getting the look of approval from everyone in the bar before they lift you up on to their shoulders in celebration for ordering the perfect drink. Oh that doesn’t happen at your local watering hole? The old fashioned is one if not the most iconic drink of the past century. It looks good, taste good and just sounds good saying it. “The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail” is a catalogue highlighting the beloved cocktail with a rich history briefing and over 50 classic and contemporary variations of it. It is a necessary addition to any true whiskey- or cocktail-lover’s bookshelf, and destined to become a classic on par with its namesake beverage. The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail $12

  • Things You Cannot Unsee (And What That Says About Your Brain) [Link]

    Do you see a duck in the picture above? What if someone told you that it was a rabbit? Now can you only see the rabbit? There are many instances of pictures appearing different after a suggestion. But what causes the “cannot unsee” reaction? There is actually a lot going on in the brain when we look at objects. We may think we are seeing with our eyes and relaying the info to our brain, but the reality is much more complicated.

  • New FOX ‘Gotham’ Trailer Features Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy and Catwoman

    With the super-hero era in full swing on the big screen, Marvel and DC are trying their luck with television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started pretty slow, but after a foundation was set is turning out to be a great success. ‘Gotham’ takes place in the time just before Bruce Wayne witnesses the murder of his parents, then the time after where the show molds his character into the eventual dark knight. The show revolves around detective Jim Gordon in an era where the city of Gotham was in virtual ruins and the trailer shows us hints of the future with The Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman and a young poison ivy. The show’s prequel setting set around Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is a brilliant take on the origins of our favorite heroes and villains of the DC world.

  • Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Sings Seinfeld Theme In New Game

    @Seinfeld2000, the bizarre Twitter account that reimagines the characters of Seinfeld in alternate, surreal settings, has recently launched a new video game. The Junior Mint, a game named after the 1993 episode where Jerry drops his Junior Mints into a surgery patient, allows players to do just as Jerry, and drop as many of the confections into the patient as they can. The game is oddly addictive, but the best part is the music. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs an a cappella version of the iconic theme song that’s looped as you toss your mints. Play the game for yourself at the The Junior Mint and follow @Seinfeld2000.

  • 10 Coolest International Borders [Infographic]

    International borders can be fascinating for many different reasons. Sometimes there are amazing natural features that divide two countries, such as Iguazu Falls dividing Brazil and Argentina. Other times, the politics of the nations make for an interesting border, such as the ceremony at the India/Pakistan border. Or maybe it’s just the fact that there’s a zipline that makes it cool. You win, Spain and Portugal.

  • 23 Unfortunate Product Names

    Lots of time and money goes into figuring out the perfect name for a product. But sometimes language evolves and names like Golden Gaytime take on new meaning. Other times, mishaps in the translation department leave us with Child Shredded Meat. But then there are the products that have no excuse for their name. Pocket Hose? The hose that grows to 50 feet?? Come on! We’re better than that.

  • The many faces and films of Bill Murray

    Add “The Grand Buddapest Hotel”, Wes Anderson’s newest feature film, to the long list of accolades Bill “F*cking” Murray has under his belt. In his long and illustrious career Mr. Murray has played a wide variety of characters, but none would be complete with out Bill’s signature puppy-dog-eyed-stare of giving-zero-f*cks. His emotionless glance has become such a signature staple, that Steve Murray (Relation?) has compiled illustrations from each Bill Murray film all in the same likeness. Watch an entire video run through at the National Post.

  • Wrap Your Mind Around These 3D Sand Drawings [17 Photos]

    We’ve all seen 3D chalk drawings on sidewalks and they’re always really awesome and impressive, but we’ve seen so many that the novelty is wearing off. Using the same idea, Constanza Tagini Nightingale, Jamie Harkins and David Rendu have taken to the beaches of New Zealand to create their incredible 3D sand drawings. When viewed from the right angle, your brain won’t let you believe that these scenes are flat drawings in the sand. Check out more of their work at 3DSD on Facebook. We vote the skate park as our favorite. What’s yours?

  • Maximize Your Taco Bell Spending With This Hack

    Have you ever found yourself at Taco Bell at 3 AM with only a few bucks, wishing you could calculate the best way to maximize your purchase? Your first thought may be to just get a bunch of the cheapest item, but that might not be the greatest choice to get the most amount of calories. Unfortunately, you opted to major in communications rather than Taco Bellology. Thanks to clever and hungry developer Kunal Batra, you can now send an email and get a response with the most calorie dense combination for your budget. Batra used info from Taco Bell’s website and some programming know-how to create a bot that does all the work for you. All you have to is a send a message with just the dollar amount (no dollar sign) in the subject to tacobell@sendmail.io, and you’ll be able to eat till you puke on just a few bucks. Nice knowing you!

  • The Exact Time it Takes to Binge Watch Your Favorite Shows [Infographic]

    We’re all guilty of binge watching shows via our favorite video streaming platforms. Some shows we watch in pairs or threes, then there’s LOST. Which will take you on a ride and suck you in like a vortex of mystery and confusion. It’s not your fault. It’s that sonovabitch J.J. Abrams hands that are to blame for that. Then there are shows like Arrested Development, a show you can run through like a hot knife through butter and next thing you know, an entire 25 hours have passed, your eyes are bloodshot and you have a wild craving for a chocolate covered frozen banana. So grab a pack of Depends and get comfy. It’s going to be a long ride.

  • 16 Home Theaters That Will Put you To Shame

    Think all you need for your home theater is a 60″ TV, a recliner, and a mini-fridge? Think again. These 16 home theaters incorporate elements from classic films like Batman, Star Wars, and Star Trek to create an experience before the movie even begins. Suddenly your wobbly coffee table and “Scarface” poster just don’t seem to cut it anymore. On a related note, I’ve decided to redecorate my home theater in homage to my favorite film, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The toilet in the bathroom adjacent to my den broke some weeks ago, and I’ve opted to not fix it, instead allowing the effluence to create an authentic New York underground ambiance.

  • Examining The Vocabulary Of Hip Hop Artists

    Shakespeare is often considered to have had the largest vocabulary ever, with 28,829 different words used throughout his entire body of work. But how does that number compare with various hip hop artists? New York City-based designer, coder, and data scientist Matt Daniels wanted to find out. He examined 35,000 lyrics from different hip hop artists (about 3-5 albums worth of material) and compared their vocabularies with 35,000 words of Shakespeare from 7 different plays and the first 35,000 words in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” The results are pretty incredible, and people who have little knowledge of the genre may come away with a newfound appreciation. Check out the interactive infographic and see how your favorite artists compare at The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop.

  • Twitter Account Tweets Entire Script From “Speed” Every 20 Minutes

      Twitter handle @Speed_1994 has been meticulously tweeting “Speed” line by line since April 20th.  Web developer Michaela McCann is the brains behind the time consuming operation that is gaining some serious steam speed. Noticeable retweets to acknowledge are “There was no baby. It was full of cans.”, “What do I do? What do I do? What do I do? Which way? Which way???” and “Just for you to drive. We’re okay for now. Just keep us above 50.” Keanu and Bullock with a hint of Hopper. Just for you to drive. We're okay for now. Just keep us above 50. — Speed (1994) (@Speed_1994) April 30, 2014 Everybody? I'm Jack Traven LAPD. We have a slight situation on the bus here. — Speed (1994) (@Speed_1994) April 29, 2014 50! Stay above 50! — Speed (1994) (@Speed_1994) April 29, 2014 No! No, no, no, no, no! — Speed (1994) (@Speed_1994) April 28, 2014

  • The Filmography of Aircraft

    Architect turned designer, Cathryn Lavery, created the viral poster we’re sure you’ve seen called “Filmography of Cars” and now she’s back with a follow up poster appropriately named “The Filmography of Aircraft”, a giant print poster illustrating 100 years of Aviation in Film. Through 66 intricately detailed hand-illustrations and over 100 years of aviation innovation, Cathryn used her technical drawing skills and entrepreneurial passion to start a Kickstarter to get the project off the ground. Support the cause here.

  • Every City Needs A 300 Foot Slip ‘N Slide [Video]

    What’s the best way to experience a city? Bus tour? Maybe if you like being crammed in with a bunch of people with no common language. Hansom cab? Sure, if you love the smell of horse farts. Obviously, the only answer is “slip ‘n slide.” Artist Luke Jerram installed a 300 ft slip ‘n slide on Park Street in Bristol, UK for one day only and the event brought thousands of onlookers. In fact, over 96,000 people entered for a chance at one of the 360 tickets given out to slide down the road. As luck would have it, it also happened to be on the one sunny day of the year the UK gets! You’re move, New York. Let’s get a slip ‘n slide running the entire length of Central Park!

  • NASA Crowd Sourced Their New Z-2 Space-suit of the Future

    NASA left the design of their new space suit up to the internet. Giving the public three choices to choose from, NASA left the fate of the space-fashion in the hands of voters. With over 150,000 votes the internet chose wisely. Of the three options; “Biomimicry”, “Trends in Society” and “Technology”, “Technology” won. “”Technology” pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members. ” The suits have vibrant electroluminescent wire and patches across the upper and lower torso, exposed rotating bearings, collapsing pleats for mobility and highlighted movement and will be a more bearable suit for astronauts to weather the elements of the red planet, NASA’s next projected landing course for humans. Traversing Mars will be unlike any other environment NASA’s current suits have endured, which is why their Z-2 suit, will have a more durable surface for tough walk missions. Stay up to date on production at NASA.

  • If Wes Anderson Made A Porno, It Would Be Beautiful [Video]

    Being a pure young man, devoted to Bible study and needlepoint (it keeps down the urges), I have absolutely no knowledge of pornographic films. But from what I gather through overhearing conversations between salty sailor-types, the factory system of adult cinema leaves very little room for auteurship. But what if highly stylized directors like Wes Anderson were to make pornos? We’d probably get something like this video from Nacho Punch, sure to win the Hairy Palm d’Or at Cannes.

  • Animated Movie Posters Are The Future Of Advertising [20 GIFs]

    In the future, when we are finally rid of paper and using digital screens for all our magazines (such as RSVLTS Magazine) and newspapers, we will be able to have animated movie poster advertisements such as these. Movie theaters would probably opt for sharp LCD screens over paper posters that nasty kids draw “peepees” on, too. Unfortunately the future has yet to arrive in the present and we still have have boring old paper ads that nobody cares about. At least we know that when the future arrives and the present is past, there are already artists available to animate our movie posters.