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  • 3 Minute Minimalist Portraits From Face-O-Mat [24 Photos]

    Swiss artist Tobias Gutmann constructed his portrait “machine”, Face-O-Mat, and traveled the world drawing minimalist portraits of people in a matter of minutes. The Face-O-Mat is just an MDF facade that Gutmann sits behind and looks through a window at his subject. His project proves that despite all the benefits technological advances afford us, there is no substitute for one-on-one interaction with another human being. Gutmann posts his Face-O-Mat portraits to a Tumblr page with their happy subjects and we have just a small sample of them below. 

  • Buy A Fully Functional Batmobile For Christmas

    Ever want to drive the Lincoln turned Batmobile driven by Adam West in the 60s Batman television show? Well, those purveyors of things you never knew you wanted, Hammacher Schlemmer, are selling the iconic car. This Batmobile has some great new technology, like a Bluetooth Batphone and rear video camera, along with cool but useless features from the show, such as a retractable Batray antenna. Want to shoot flames out the back? You can do that, too, thanks to a propane tank. Unlike the original, this model also comes with clamp-on side mirrors so it’s street legal. Order yours today for the reasonable price of $200,000 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

  • 852 Instagramers Unwittingly Contribute To Short Film [Video]

    Amsterdam art director Thomas Jullien used 852 photos on Instagram from 852 users to create this video that shows how similar we are when it comes to what sort of pictures we take. From France, to Australia, to New York, Jullien shows how artistic these photos are as part of a project when on their own many would dismiss them as just typical social media garbage. Will this usher in an era of movies crowdsourced from the seemingly infinite amount of material available on social media? Maybe, but it seems like a lot of work. We’ll leave it to Jullien for now.

  • Debt By Lottery [Infographic]

    Do you play the lottery? Apparently 50% of Americans do, so if you are one of them, learn from the mistakes of the lottery winners in this infographic and study the tips at the end on spending your winnings wisely. Also, if you win, don’t forget about us, who give you informative and entertaining content day after day and never ask for anything in return. 

  • Russian Island Of Abandoned Military Waste [20 Photos]

    The Russian island of Kildin, located in the Barents Sea near Norway, is home to tons of old military junk from the Soviet-era. Photographer Ralph Mirebs explored the island and took these pictures of assorted anti-missile systems, machine guns, target drones, and a really creepy bunker. The island also has underground tunnels where Russia stores radioactive waste. If the condition of the island’s surface is any indication, the radioactive waste is undoubtedly disposed of in a safe and controlled manner.

  • Seth Rogen And James Franco Parody Kanye and Kim [Video]

    Remember how terrible Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ video, featuring fiance Kim Kardashian, was? If not, you should get your head checked because it just came out last week. Anyway, James Franco and Seth Rogen have remade the video from the set of their upcoming movie, “The Interview”, and it’s as good as the original was bad. Which means it’s really, really good. Hey Kanye, want to know what real genius looks like? All you need to do is watch this video.

  • Meme Alert: Birds With Arms [28 Photos]

    It’s a good thing that birds don’t have arms. If the imaginative photo manipulators at Reddit’s “birds…with arms” subreddit are right in their assumptions, then our winged friends would use their arms to smoke, drink, shoot firearms, and flip us the, um, bird. Of course, they would also be real funny to look at, which these pictures also prove. 

  • Stunning Video Using A Phantom Quadcopter And GoPro Camera

    YouTube user Claytonias F spent months travelling across the United States with a DJI Phantom quadcopter with a GoPro camera mounted to it. The collected footage was paired with Big Black Delta’s “Love You This Summer” to create this incredible video. The pairing of small, resilient, high quality cameras with versatile quadcopters has ushered in a revolution in videography by allowing aerial shots that would have been all but impossible for any production without a significant budget just a few years ago. And this revolution is one we can definitely get behind.

  • Major Lazer Teams With Palladium For “Sweat” [Video]

    Major Lazer, the fun, dancehall DJ side project from famed producer Diplo, has released a video for “Sweat” from their “Free the Universe” album released earlier this year. The video was produced in partnership with footwear manufacturer Palladium, whose boots are prominent throughout. Major Lazer videos are always fun, and “Sweat”, directed by Ryan Staake, is no exception. The black light lit video is a great showcase for Palladium’s boots and if this is the future of footwear advertising, then it’s a future we’ll gladly embrace.

  • NYC Basic Tips And Etiquette [16 Pictures]

    Earlier this year, we shared some of Nathan W. Pyle’s New York City tips in GIF form. The popularity of those brilliant graphics led to a book deal for Pyle and his “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette” is set to be published in April of next year. The paperback can be pre-ordered now for $7.65 at Amazon. To hold us over until then, Pyle has been releasing pictures that didn’t make it into the final work on his Facebook page. We’ve got some of them below, but be sure to head to Pyle’s homepage for all the latest on the New York artist. 

  • Colorado News Anchor Rants About Viewers’ Snow Pics [Video]

    Colorado news anchor Kyle Clark is sick and tired of viewers sending in pictures of their snow covered patio furniture every time it snows. Last week he took to the air to call out his unimaginative public and plead for better photos of the snow. Come on, Coloradoans (Coloradans?), get your act together. Or not, because this guy is pretty funny and I would like to hear his continued complaints.

  • Vertigo-Inducing Mirrored “Infinity Room” Is One Of NYC’s Most Buzzed About Art Installations [18 High Quality Photos]

    Long lines have been forming inside the David Zwirner gallery in New York City as visitors wait for their chance to stand inside one of eccentric Japanese artist Yoyoi Kusama’s vertigo-inducing “Infinity Rooms.” The installation’s mirror room, “Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” is brilliantly simple – it’s a room in which the walls, the floor and the ceiling are mirrors. This seemingly infinite space is populated by hanging, blinking LEDs, which make the space seem like a galaxy or a nebula. Word of the art instillation, on display until December 21st, 2013, has gone viral in the city and lines can be up to several hours long. If you decide to check out the exhibit that will have you trying to wrap your mind around “infinity” just know that there will be a 40-second limit, yes you heard us right, on how long you can stand in the room. If you don’t feel like standing in the cold for three hours only to have under a minute of payoff check out the photos we pulled below.

  • Insider Look At A Chaotic Amazon Warehouse [11 Photos]

    As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon owns and operates 80 enormous fulfillment centers around the globe that are strategically placed to make every online order a breeze, from click to delivery. Amazon must rely on barcodes and human hands to find the ordered items and drop them into the proper bins — without robots, Amazon utilizes a system known as “chaotic storage,” where products are essentially shelved at random. Consumers typically only experience the selection and receiving parts of the fulfillment process; rarely do they get a glimpse into the warehouses where their orders are received, fulfilled and shipped. Now, with thee insider photos, and you’ll finally understand just how overwhelmingly massive Amazon’s warehouses truly are.

  • Pharrell’s 24-Hour Music Video for “Happy”

    Pharrell “Outside-the-box” Williams has done it again. Well not saying that he’s already done this, but his progressive, forward thinking has gotten him significant creative recognition in the past in the early years with the Neptunes and N.E.R.D., then as a solo producer and more recently in fashion and art. His newest brain child combines two of those. A 24-hour long music video based on the time of day. The premise, simple; The video is a simple one-shot take for each segment, some featuring Williams and some, just regular folk dancing or singing “Happy”. Result; By the end of watching 5 minutes worth, skimming through the hours, you now know “Happy” word for word. Mission accomplished, P.W. 24 HOURS of HAPPY

  • Criss Angel’s Shaq Balloon Sightings

    Earlier this month, Criss Angel blew Flavor Flav’s mind when he made Shaq “levitate” in one of the silliest looking stunts in his lame career as a David Blaine wannabe who looks like he lives in a dumpster behind Hot Topic. Radio hosts Opie and Anthony used their detective skills to deduce that Criss Angel switched out the basketball great with a Shaq balloon that floated around for a bit then, upon landing, pulled the ol’ switcheroo one more time. Shaq, who honed his acting chops in such classics as Steel and Kazaam, then acted as if he had no idea what just happened. Or maybe he wasn’t acting. Now the Shaq balloon has gotten loose and is showing up all over the place.

  • Snoop Releases Mixtape For 20th Anniversary of Doggystyle

    Tomorrow marks the 20 year anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle and to celebrate he released a mixtape of the samples he used on the monumental album. The entire mix is available to stream and Soundcloud and it’s a great listen. Throughout the samples, he explains what he was looking for and how they were used on Doggystyle. It’s an informative look at the creation of a rap album that you wouldn’t normally get a chance to experience.

  • 17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work

    Check out these 17 sites from the Internet of long ago (the 90s!) for some nostalgia overload. While at the Space Jam site, be sure to download the free background images, but don’t forget to tile them. Those 128 x 128 Bitmaps don’t stretch too well. The 1996 Fantasy Baseball website is pretty informative, too. I’ve got a good feeling about Kenny Lofton.

  • Celebrities Read More Mean Tweets on Kimmel, Classic Ruffalo

    Call the wambulance. In this weeks roundup of “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on Kimmel, John Kasinski, Kevin James and Larry David will have us laughing well into this weekend at their own expense. To me the funniest mean tweets are those who target the less relevant celebrities, i.e. Dennis Quaid, Jason Biggs, but man does Mark Ruffalo get me every time. Classic Hulk.

  • Realistic Celebrity Make-Unders [17 Photos]

    Want to feel better about yourself? Then take a look at these pictures from Planet Hiltron, a Facebook page from artist Danny Evans. He turns the biggest celebrities into the, well, BIGGEST celebrities by turning them into everyday slobs like you and me. Personally though, I sort of think that the Miley Cyrus shopping mall glamour shot is a bit of an improvement over the real thing. Don’t forget to like Planet Hiltron on Facebook to keep up with all the latest pictures.

  • Dranksgiving: Guy Fieri’s Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

    Let’s Keep the booze infused feast going with some whiskey glazed sweet potatoes to keep your motor running this Thanksgiving. This tasty recipe was devised from the brain of Sir Guy Fieri, of “Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen”, “Diners, Dives and Drive-ins” and creator of “Donkey Sauce”.  A perfect combination of sweet and… well sweet and whiskey I guess. Enjoy getting drunk while stuffing your face next Thusday. Oh and giving thanks as well.

  • Chris Farley Stars In Rob Ford: The Movie

    Everyone has made jokes about how similar Toronto’s hilariously troubled mayor Rob Ford is to Chris Farley’s characters, and no someone has actually done something about it. Taking footage from a ton of Farley’s movies, YouTube user Tristan Gough made an awesome trailer for Rob Ford: The Movie. If you can get posthumous Oscars for fan made trailers for films that don’t exist, then Chris Farley is a shoe-in.

  • Top 10 Most Touching Sports Moments of 2013

    Sports have functionally become the mechanism that unites communities—providing those facing adversity with a brief amount of respite. In 2013, this was proven with moments that gave purpose to an otherwise questionable necessity of spectator sports. As a part of the Yearbook13 event, RSVLTS has compiled a list of the moments in 2013 athletics that transcend stats—giving athletics an intangible relevance in American society.

  • That’s Gotta Hurt: UFC 167 In Slow Motion [Video]

    Give your wincing muscles a workout with this super slow-motion recap of UFC 167. The action was captured using Fox’s Phantom Cam, which is capable of recording up to 5000 frames per second. A regular slow-motion camera records around 380 frames per second. The fact that even when slowed down so much, some of these punches still look pretty quick is incredible. Also, the way their faces smush makes me giggle.

  • Beautifully Symmetrical Sneaker Fragments Create Organic Creatures

    English artist, Phil Robson aka Filfury, artfully combines some of the most iconic sneakers from the past thirty years to make familiar shapes like animal heads, insects and skulls. The series features the Adidas Originals Superstar, Air Jordan 4 Retro, Nike Huarache and the Reebok Shaq Attack. Each beautifully symmetrical image is put together using fragments from one sneaker.

  • Get A 3D Print Of Yourself Without Leaving Your House

    Who hasn’t wanted a figurine of themselves to do all sorts of weird things with (hiding them in your friend’s underwear drawer, act out romantic fantasies with Troll dolls, etc.)? Thanks to the new service at Shapify.me, you can scan yourself in your living room and in a few days have your own 1/20th scale figurine for $59. All you need is a Kinect device for your X-Box or Windows PC and the app from Shapify.me. You can get a full color figure or, if you’re one of those RPG nerds, a white plastic one to paint yourself. It’s a cool start to the 3D printing revolution and it will be fun seeing the technology progress. Now I need to buy a Kinect for my PC and find my She-Ra action figure in my mom’s attic.

  • Manny Pacquiao Fight by Fight: Road to Rios (Infographic)

    Manny pacquiao is set to fight Brandon Rios in a welterweight match at the Grand Venetian in Macau on November 23. The stakes are higher than ever for the battered champion having lost his last two bouts against arch rival, Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley. A loss again could mean retirement for the quickly declining Pac-man. With the Philippines in desperation for a hero at this point, Manny will be fighting for more than his pride come Saturday night, he’ll be fighting for his country. Here’s an infographic made by Finance Online shows Manny’s road to greatness, fight by fight.

  • This MIT 3D Shape-Shifting Project Called inForm Will Blow Your Mind, Because Science

    This technology is so jaw dropping, ten years ago these MIT students would’ve been looked at as aliens, 20 years ago, burned at the steak. inFORM, a new project that can reproduce digital content physically in 3D, which allows a user to interact with an object without being in it’s presence. Essentially this is the first step toward the movie Avatar. Inform can also be used for 3D demonstrations rendering physical bar graphs, models and fluid tangible experiences. The inFORM was developed by MIT PhD students Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, and Professor Hiroshi Ishii, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group. Revolutionary steps when thinking of physical form science and architecture, being able to shape and mold an object without even being in the room. “The traditional sort of interaction design and device design sort of assumes for a very static way of interacting and this [inFORM] device can change its physical form very quickly and that means that we need to come up with new ways that we interact with technology,” Follmer said. But All this didn’t come cheap the inFORM contains 900 small motors which control each pin on it. Every pin works to render objects in 3D, and each more »

  • Hypnotizing Commercial For Mike’s Golf Shop [Video]

    Mike of Mike’s Golf Shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee, made his own commercial where he lets you know that he buys golf. Did you get that? Don’t worry, he’ll repeat it again and again until that’s all you hear. Could he be the mastermind behind those Head-On commercials (apply directly to the forehead)? The original commercial, made last month on Mike’s iPhone, is now going viral but Mike feels his message may still not be clear. To rectify this, he has just released a video where he sings about buying golf clubs. Maybe he would be less confusing if he took down that “we buy music gear” sign.

  • Literal Translations Of Paris Subway Stops [22 Photos]

    Photographer Janol Apin’s collection, titled “Métropolisson”, is a journey through the Paris subway with the name of each stop presented literally. Don’t worry if your knowledge of French is limited to “voulez-vous coucher avec moi”, these are pretty simple to figure out. If this sample has cured your Francophobia, see the rest of the huge collection at Janol Apin’s website, including some with quite a bit more skin (both male and female). Now someone needs to do this in the New York Subway. Just imagine the picture for the 69 Street stop on the 7 in Queens!

  • 59 Reasons Why Michael Jordan Is Better In GIF Form

    There is no doubt that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time. You could make a case for him being the best athlete of our lifetime on the court but in business as well. His “Jump Man” silhouette is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. You can watch Jordan highlights all over the web but we think watching him in GIF form is better than anything else.

 
 
 
 
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