The Touching True Story of Gary Walters, A U.S. Army Veteran Who Turned His Injury Into Innovative Startup
Gary Walters severe injury from an IED explosion led him to develop a lifesaving device for the battlefield
Gary Walters severe injury from an IED explosion led him to develop a lifesaving device for the battlefield
Four time X-Games Gold Medalist Paul Rodriguez has a new collaboration with famed tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon and AXE Kilo. He signed a custom board designed by Mr. Cartoon for one lucky winner and three others will win unsigned custom Mr. Cartoon designed boards. Paul Rodriguez Autographed Custom Skateboard Deck in Contests on LockerDome Once you enter check out our story “20 Reasons Why Paul Rodriguez’s Skateboarding Skills Are Better In GIF Form“
The first trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit the web and it doesn’t look good for humans. After James Franco basically ruined humanity, all that’s left in this film are ruins that were once cities, a lot of humans on edge and more aerial shots of the Golden Gate Bridge. It looks as though the apes have found sanctuary swinging in the red wood forests outside San Fransisco. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. It is this incredible feat of engineering that makes it the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. The Pantheon and the incredible square, Piazza della Rotonda, located out front are a must-see for anyone visiting Rome, Italy.
Dr. Allan Peterkin is a physician, author and professor. He has published 14 books, most recently The Bearded Gentlemen: A Style Guide To Shaving Face. He is currently working with Dove Men+Care and helping dudes care for their faces.
FHM recently released their 2014 list of the 100 sexiest woman on Earth and to no one’s surprise Jennifer Lawrence took the crown. But it is FHM’s #2 sexiest woman on Earth that has us buzzin’. Michelle Keegan is the 26-year-old star of the hit UK soap opera Coronation Street and was engaged to was engaged to The Wanted’s Max George. In the past she has had several show-stopping photoshoots with UK lad mags so we took the behind the scenes videos into the following set of GIF that prove why UK’s finest is Better In GIF Form.
Let’s say you’ve made a few late payments on your bills. Perhaps you have a maxed-out credit card. Or maybe you bought more car than you actually needed and couldn’t keep up with the payments. Hey, it happens. But now it’s time to buy another car and you have serious doubts as to whether you’ll get approved for a loan.
Social media is a weird world that we have all accepted as normal. We had to learn how to be polite at the dinner table or considerate on public transit, but technology changes so quickly that we were never taught how to behave properly online. I bet you know someone who is insufferable when they get behind a keyboard. You don’t want to be that person, especially if you want to impress someone. Here are the reasons why she would hide your status updates or even un-friend you. Don’t give her any reason to ignore you! Nobody cares about your games. Your Slots/Farmville/Candy Crush obsession should stay between you and your devices. You can alter the games’ settings so that they do not post your scores or invitations to your friends. I’m just trying to save you from yourself here. We get it. You work out. I don’t know any women who log into social media just clamoring to know where you worked out and whether it’s an ‘Arm Day’ or a ‘Leg Day.’ You’re taking care of yourself and keeping yourself accountable – Good for you! …But I don’t really care to know about it. Did you run a more »
It is NFL draft day and we are throwing it back to the most watched NFL Draft in Montana history – Peyton Manning vs. Montana native Ryan Leaf. Our pals over in Big Sky Country at Montana Mint, wrote a fantastic piece of editorial on the best moments from the days when ESPN The Magazine hilariously argued for Leaf over Manning. Here are our favorite 12 moments from the article… The writer compares Leaf to Favre “You’ve got the No. 1 pick: Who’s it going to be? Peyton Manning, everybody’s All-American with perfect genes? Or Ryan Leaf, Favre-like gunslinger, bully enough to flick away 300-pound linemen?” And a Hall of Famer “Come 2018, Ryan Leaf, not Manning, will be strutting up to a podium in Canton.” (to be fair, a lot can happen in the next four years) How Ryan Leaf totally got the 90s “You might find Ryan Leaf backstage at a Matchbox 20 concert begging for the mike” This quote from Ryan Leaf “Hey, man, mind if we do the interview in the Jacuzzi?” And this one… “I watch film as much as Peyton does, I just don’t tell everyone about it.” (doubt it, bro) And when Leaf tries to describe the more »
If immigrants wish to become US citizens, they must pass the Naturalization Test. If that episode of “The Simpsons” where Apu becomes a citizen is any indication, they study pretty hard for it. In order to pass, applicants must get 6 out of 10 correct in an oral exam. 92 percent of applicants are able to pass the test. Here are 96 questions that could be asked for the test. You must get 58 correct to pass. Embarrassingly enough, I got more wrong than I thought I would. Good thing I was born here.
“Mad Men” sure makes the 1960s look like a glorious era, with all the nice suits and martini lunches. Sounds great, as long as you were a man. Despite the burgeoning feminist movement, the mainstream America targeted by advertisers of the 1960s was still a man’s world. These sexist ads that companies wish we’d forget highlight the worst of the patriarchal society of yesteryear.
In 1988, Michael Hegstrend and Joseph Laurinaitis, better known to wrestling fans as the Road Warriors and, later, the Legion of Doom, brought their idea for comfortable workout pants to bodybuilders Dan Stock and Bob Truax. Zubaz was born. In the late 80s and early 90s, Zubaz designs for professional sports teams became extremely popular with athletes and fans alike. But like any fad, it wouldn’t last forever. By the late 90s, the company was bankrupt. Dan and Bob bought back the company and since 2007, Zubaz has been back in business, popular with both nostalgic fans and professional athletes who wore the pants as kids. Order some for yourself at Zubaz.
You know those times when your girlfriend gets mysteriously shady-eyed and stops talking to you as you wrack your brain to figure out what went wrong? You can avoid these dreaded moments by learning how you’re making her go mute (and no, it’s not always that she’s on her period).
To promote their new single “I Won,” Future and Kanye West have released this creepy videogame. In it, you play as Future and Kanye, relaxing on the beach, waiting for fine ladies to walk by. So you can throw gold chains at them. And turn them into trophy wives. Actual trophies. And you get more points for the amount of style you utilize in your assault. There’s also a link to purchase the album, but after playing the game for a few minutes, you’ll probably be sick of it. Do you think this is how Kanye wooed Kim in real life?
The NFL Draft takes place tonight at Radio City Music Hall so let’s take a look at the high profile arm candy that will be in attendance alongside the top QBs in the 2014 NFL draft class.
Think that popular musicians are lucky to be where they are, because without their hit records, they’d just be hard-partying dummies? That might make you feel better about yourself, but it’s just not true. This infographic presents the musicians who found the time to get their PhDs while selling millions of records and touring the world. Apparently, punks are especially smart. Although, to be fair, James Lilja left The Offspring in the 80s. Of course, honorable mention would have to go Dexter Holland of The Offspring who was a PhD candidate for molecular biology before deciding to focus on the band. Jeez, and I failed at college AND being a musician.
New York summers are hot, sweaty and sticky. Sometimes you just want to kick back and hop in a pool or jacuzzi, but those are harder to come by in the city. Public pools are over-crowded and grimey. Hotel rooftop pools are over-crowed and boogie. And sometimes your shoebox apartment bath just doesn’t cut it. That’s precisely why Hot Tub Cinemas new venture to play movies on a Williamsburg rooftop sold 100 tickets with 1,700 on the waitlist, at $65 and include an open bar, sold out in a heartbeat. Yes, it’s unbearably hipster, the thought of 100 bearded men and women in ironically small european bathing-suits toasting their PBRs in an inflatable hot tub, but it also sounds awesome. Asher Charman, the founder of the London-based company teamed with crowdsourcing site Crowdtilt to raise funds and bring in Intex PureSpa Portable Hot Tubs, which feature 120 bubble jets and warm the water up to a balmy 104 degrees. And for their first showing, Hot Tub Cinemas will play ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’, how fitting. Pros: – Charman’s idea could break ground for a new breed of portable movie rooftop screening events across a citycape with limited space. – No one’s ever hated a hot more »
Web designer, photographer, and graphic designer Matt Hobbs was always searching for public domain images to include in his projects. Unfortunately, there was not a single resource that collected all the great, high quality photos available for free use. So Hobbs put his skills to use and created Public Domain Archive. Obviously this site will never compete with the incredible libraries of sites such as Shutterstock. Instead it’s meant to be more like Pinterest, offering inspiration and images you can use without worrying about copyright. Check out more great public domain images, including many from Matt Hobbs himself, at the Public Domain Archive.
On the side streets of Cairo a new breed of working class people of the Shubra district line up along the narrow streets and ally ways setting up wooden carts and plastic chairs for the festivities to begin. Small wagers are set back and fourth and then the fun (and danger begins). In this particular district of Egypt dusk festivities involve drag racing, but not with suped-up japanese imports, in Cairo these men races horses. Renowned photographer David Degner traveled across the globe to get the events on film. As the horse drawn wagons plummet down the avenue, the horses gallop erratically, missing cars, motorcycles, microbuses and even spectators by inches.
What happens when a British guy who knows nothing about American sports like MLB, NBA and NFL tries to commentate an game? Hilarity, thats what. With “Bad British MLB Commentary: Part II” released today we decided to collect the greatest Bad British Sports Commentary video below.
Some people can’t eat gluten for medical reasons, but a lot of people in Los Angeles don’t eat gluten because someone in their yoga class told them not to. Jimmy wondered how many of these people even know what gluten is, so we sent a camera crew out to a popular exercise spot here in LA and asked people who are gluten-free a simple question: “What is gluten?”
We’re giving away four of the biggest, baddest bar soaps in existence: Victory, Accomplishment, Productivity and Naval Supremacy from Duke Cannon. The “El Cuatro” variety pack is great because we understand how difficult it can be to choose among the very best, so we want to allow you to hedge you bets by getting four outstanding Big Ass Bricks of soap. We promise, you will never get a better smelling package in the mail. El Cuatro retails at $25 and can be purchased at DukeCannon.com and West Elm, Jack Threads, Duluth Trading Co. and Carhartt but today one lucky winner will get it for free.
When it comes to performance footwear, minimalist design reigns supreme on today’s landscape. The key is to build a low profile, lightweight sneaker that still provides all of the support and comfort one needs, and the Adidas Pure Boost seems to be the complete package.
Whether it’s finding the best place to get mouth-watering burgers, or planning a back-to-basics camping expedition with the guys, Pinterest delivers all the tools for you to plot your travel.
This slow motion, close-up video of the tattoo process is incredible to watch. It’s also a tad painful. Anyone who has been tattooed will say that it doesn’t hurt all that much, but watching this video and seeing the flesh wobble like Jello with each piercing of the tattoo needle makes the process look excruciating. Check out more work from Guet, the artist in the video, on Instagram.
Hidden in the hills of the San Francisco suburb of Larkspur lies the Turner Residence. Designed by San Francisco’s Jensen Architects, the facade of the home includes floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass panels that reflect the surrounding oaks, camouflaging the structure. The main pavilion on the the third floor of the house contains the kitchen, dining, and living areas. Adjacent to the pavilion are the swimming pool and cedar spa. The two floors below contain the bedrooms, bathrooms, and garage. Completed in August of 2013, the house is sure to turn heads. If anyone can spot it, that is. For a detailed description of the design and construction process, visit Jensen Architects.
On this day in 1945 Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signed the ratified surrender terms for the German Army in Berlin ending World War II in Europe. Although war still raged on in Japan for about eight more weeks this was a major victory and the date is now called Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day for short. This was a day and age before the internet and cell phones so it took time for the information to spread so although some parts of the world were celebrating other parts were still suffering from the terror of world and oppression of Hitler’s forces. Here is a fascinating collection of pictures showing how the V-E Day looked around the world, on the battlefields and in the camps as the word spread.
Paul Rodriguez has quite the skateboarding resume. He is a four time X-Game Gold medalist, Nike SB’s first sponsored rider and has most recently teamed with with legendary tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon and AXE for an in-store takeover of Targets across America. As part of the celebration for his new line dubbed AXE Kilo we spent the afternoon with Rodriguez at Bathhouse Studios in Manhattan where he laid down some of his sickest tricks. We had a camera rolling to catch the whole thing and as we have proved time and time again with world famous athletes like Mike Tyson, Kate Upton, water slide bloopers, trick shot videos, Christopher Walken dance moves, and many others watching Paul Rodriguez’s masterful skateboarding skills is Better in GIF Form.
Kids today don’t know how hard we had it in the 80s. We would work all week doing chores just to earn a measly $5. Then, after annoying a parent enough, we’d get a ride to the mall, run to the arcade, and blow through our allowance in about 45 minutes. Do kids today even go to arcades? And what’s a game cost now, about $12 per play? Whatever, thanks to bars like Barcade in Jersey City and Brooklyn, we can still enjoy the same games from our childhood for just a quarter. And we get drunk doing it! Actually, looking at these photos from “Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989″ on Flickr, it seems like you can find people dressed exactly the same in Brooklyn’s Barcade today. Now who’s up for some Gauntlet?
A fan nearly lost all his teeth when a screaming foul ball wizzed right by his face as FOX Sports reports:
Alton Brown, smartypants host of the Food Network’s “Good Eats,” uses his entertaining and highly informative style to teach the fine art of opening champagne with a saber. Now if you ever find yourself celebrating a calvary victory, you’ll know just what to do without losing face in front of your men. Of course, as Alton tells us again and again, we’re not allowed to try this at home, so we’ll just have to live vicariously through this video. Sure. Now does anyone know where I can get a saber for a totally unrelated reason?
Ronald Reagan won 49 out of 50 states in his re-election. Nobody since then has come close to uniting the country like that. It was his humor, kindness, good nature and a killer sense of style (see photo #9) that makes Reagan a great President, some would argue even the best we’ve ever had.
In season 2 of “The Simpsons,” which aired 23 years ago by the way, we learned that Homer had a half-brother named Herb Powell who owned a car company called Powell Motors. Herb asked Homer to help design a car for the everyman. The finished product, dubbed The Homer, featured two bubble domes, shag carpeting, three horns, and tailfins. It was a complete failure. Now that LEGO is producing sets based on The Simpsons, LEGO enthusiast Brain Williams has taken it upon himself to build an incredible replica of The Homer. You can see the model in person at Brickworld or head over to Williams’ Flickr account, loaded with pictures of plenty of awesome LEGO creations.
Last month, 4 high-definition cameras were delivered to the International Space Station. The cameras were mounted on the outside of the ISS and live video feed has been streaming since April 30. Aside from offering an incredible view of Earth like you’ve never seen before, the program also tests the viability of commercial cameras for future space missions. If these HD cameras prove successful, millions can be saved by forgoing expensive, custom-designed space cameras. With governments cutting back on space programs, every dollar counts. Check out the live feed below and get more info on the High Definition Earth Viewing program at NASA.
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