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  • Guillermo del Toro Brings Modern Day Vampires to FX with “The Strain”

    Master of horror, the colossus of creepy, the great scare-bino, Guillermo del Toro is bringing his unique take on sci fi/horror to the small screen with “The Strain”. As always del Toro has been teasing us with some ominous clips, but here is the first look at the FX movie. The Strain takes place in modern day times, where a strange occurrence happens on a plane. All passengers on board seem to have dies, but then somehow come back to life. The 30-second TV spot is filled with close-ups, body bags and haz-mat suits. Lost’s Carlton Cuse and del Toro are teaming up for what’s probably going to be this summer’s biggest series.

  • Google’s New Driverless Car is Missing a Steeringwheel and Brake Peddle… On Purpose

    Google recently tested a new self-driving electric car, which is a complete passenger experience. That’s right, no steering wheel, brake peddle or anything that might hint at a manual take over. It was manufactured by an unnamed Detroit automotive company and that’s all we know about it’s builder specs. The car is about as basic as you can get sporting a couple of doors, seats and navigation. Google is setting out to produce around 100 prototypes while having engineers work out the issues along the way. Scary. The good thing is that the prototypes will have manual override fail-safe protocols. The cars can cruise up to 25 MPH now, using Google’s sensors, lasers, radars and cameras to guide it’s way, ultimately creating the perfect passenger vehicle for transportation.  

  • #WCW: Alyssa Smith

    Alyssa Smith is a blond bombshell who was born and raised in Newport, CA. It’s this Southern California swagger, and her love of posting videos like “How To Smoke A Cigar In Your Underwear” to Instagram, that has her on RSVLTS as this weeks #WCW.

  • Julian Edelman has a New Hilarious Web Show Called “Burger Tyme”

    New England Patriots reciever, Julian Edelman has a brand new web series he calls Burger Tyme, essentially it’s between two ferns, but with a pro athlete hosting his teammates, instead of a fat, bearded Galafanakis hosting A-list celebrities. Edelman brings on Patriots teammate, Chandler Jones and obliviously mistakes him for Jones’s brother, Jon “Bones” Jones. They then talk tom foolery for a few minutes, staff members crash the show and then talk burgers for a bit. Edelman does a fantastic job, of playing his own breed of nonchalantly insulting host. Have to give him a few webby points, because this is just delightful.

  • 27 Japanese Fast Food Items That Are More ‘Murican Than Anything In America

    Sure, America is the world’s big fat joke. Everyone else likes to point and laugh at our 27.7 percent obesity rate (a new record!). They blame all the junk food we eat, but with more and more American fast food chains opening international locations, our unhealthy exports aren’t just being accepted, they’re being improved upon! Chocolate on a burger? Bacon in a sundae? A pizza made of hot dogs? Fried Kit-Kats? Japan might laugh at us now, but just wait. After a few 7-patty Whoppers, they’ll know what it’s like to be the world’s biggest punchline. Oh, and could someone in Japan send me one (or six) of those Wendy’s lobster burgers? It’s lunchtime and I’m a bit peckish.

  • Household Hacks for the Modern Man

    There’s this misconception that straight dudes shouldn’t care about creating a comfortable, functional, and generally nice living space for themselves. Our culture stereotypes interior decorators as flamboyantly gay men and markets household fixtures and cleaning products to women. But that doesn’t let your average straight-dude-self off the hook. Maintaining your place can feel like a never-ending chore, but if you create productive habits, they will pay off. You don’t need to hire a cleaning person or bookmark Martha Stewart’s websites to keep your home looking on-point. Just as I mentioned about hygiene and appearance, you don’t need to uproot everything you’ve ever known about housekeeping to make an impact. Just pay attention to the right details. Trust me, this will come in handy if you want to bring someone home, if you know what I mean. Use your five senses to straighten up your space: Sight: Tidy up the clutter. If things are strewn across the floor or taking up unnecessary space on your counters, put them in a sensible place. FYI: Shoving crap under the bed or into your closet is not sensible, and it won’t help you later when you’re in a hurry and need your stuff. Do the more »

  • The Breitling S3 ZeroG Chronograph Is Official Watch Of Weightless Flight (Watch Wednesday)

    Next year, the Swiss Space Systems, S3 will be organizing it’s first weightless ZeroG flights to go public. Breitling will be the main partner in the project and will be equipping passengers with an exclusive chronograph specially designed for the experience. In 1962, Scott Carpenter wore Breitling’s Navitimer Cosmonaute – the first space-traveling wrist chronograph with a manual set because an automatic wouldn’t be able to wind in a weightless environment. S3 has notably set up a program of weightless flights. The ZeroG project will begin in 2015 in over 15 locations around the world, including Asia, the Middle East and Central. Registration is open.

  • Skype Translator Will Translate Speech Instantly [Video]

    The translator used by Captain Kirk and Spock on Star Trek that enabled them to speak to aliens will no longer be a sci-fi fantasy. By the end of the year, Microsoft aims to enable real-time translation in its Skype software. This means that people with no common language will be able to converse with their words being translated accurately and grammatically correct into each other’s native tongues. This will undoubtedly be huge for global businesses, but will diplomacy be handle through Skype in the future? An international incident caused by a computer mistranslation sounds like the makings of a fantastic film!

  • 6 Important Life Lessons That David Foster Wallace Missed In His Iconic “This Is Water” Commencement Speech

    In 2005, David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech that has recently become internet famous on YouTube. So goes the story: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “morning boys, how’s the water?” and the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “what the hell is water?” I had seen the video before, but I’d forgotten about it until a professor of mine showed it in class a few weeks ago. I don’t think he even planned on it, but I’m sure glad he played it. A few days ago, a friend and I, both of whom are graduating this year, took a walk up to picnic point, this beautiful wooded path that eventually leads out to a drop-off point formed of rocks where you can overlook the city of Madison and the surrounding suburbs. It was an awesome 75 degree day, and it was sunny. We tromped around the woods like little kids, exploring little coves and sand bars, treating the hike like a journey. We more »

  • Chris Martin Joins Kings of Leon on Stage to Sing “Fans”

    The BBC’s Radio One’s 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow on Saturday is annually one of the biggest festivals to take place in the U.K. After Coldplay took the stage Kings of Leon was set to perform, but what the fans didn’t expect was for Chris Martin to return the following day to assist Kings of Leon on a rendition of Because of the Times’ “Fans.” Caleb Followill, lead singer for KoL was joined by Martin with an acoustic guitar and then exclaimed “We finally have someone famous in our band”. Coldplay recently released their sixth album, Ghost Stories, which heavily highlights the frontman’s decedent relationship with wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

  • 20 Terrible First Pitches Prove That 50 Cent Isn’t Alone [20 GIFs]

    Poor 50 Cent. Everyone is getting on his case after his terrible first pitch at a Mets game last night. He’s a rapper, not a pitcher! Plenty of celebrities are just as bad at it as he is, too. Everyone needs to watch these GIFs of 19 other first pitch fails and cut poor 50 some slack. Hell, even the great Nolan Ryan completely messed up a ceremonial first pitch earlier this year.

  • DIY Mini Crossbow [Video]

    Have you been looking for a manly project to work on but lacking in tools, materials, and skill? Well then this is the perfect project for you! Learn how to build your very own mini crossbow, capable of shooting matches over 30 feet, with just popsicle sticks, hair clips, and thread. The whole thing only takes minutes to assemble and will be sure to provide you with at least as many minutes of fun!

  • The Bright Lights Of Vivid Sydney In GIF Form

    From May 23 through June 9, Australia’s most populous city is transformed into “Vivid Sydney,” an interactive light and music show. Now in its sixth year, the festival converts Sydney icons such as the Opera House, Martin Place, and the Museum of Contemporary Art into giant canvasses for showcasing incredible light shows and interactive music performances. These awesome GIFs from The Smithsonian feature just a few of the many spectacles to experience. For more information on the festival, visit Vivid Sydney.

  • The 15 Worst Movies of Tom Hanks’ Career [According to IMDb]

    Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Toy Story 3, Saving Private Ryan and the list goes on. Tom Hanks’ films are all over the IMDb 250 and have grossed over $8.5 billion making him one of the highest-grossing actors in film history. While Hanks is considered by many to be greatest actor of a generation there was a period in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s where he put out some pretty abysmal movies. We went through IMDb to look at some of the worst flops in the career of the Hollywood tour de force that is Tom Hanks.

  • How to Sell a Craft Beer: Location, Location, Location [Link]

    Craft brewing is already a huge business in the United States, and with more than 2600 craft breweries now operating, the marketplace is becoming increasingly cluttered. How can so many companies compete  in the marketplace? In a business where consumers are constantly looking for something new to try out, how can a brewery make their product stand out? A study of successful brews points towards an importance in creating an identity that showcases the quaint, nostalgic origins of the companies’ home cities, even if the portrayal isn’t entirely accurate.

  • The Greatest Vehicles in Cinematic History

    Israel-based illustrator Ido Yehimovitz has illustrated a collection of popular vehicles as seen in movies and television shows. The vehicles were created to be portrayed in an exaggerated style to show the over-the-top style of each car or truck. Vehicles from movies like Ghostbusters, Dumb and Dumber and Old School are included as well as from TV shows like Arrested Development are included. 

  • Vehicular Damage In The X-Men Films [Infographic]

    It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the destruction caused in action movies would cost a fortune in the real world, but the actual figures may surprise you. The X-Men series has seen lots of action-packed battles with countless vehicular casualties. Cars, trucks, tanks, and even a battleship have met their demise at the hands of careless mutants. If Professor X thought that we normal folks had a problem with his kind before, just wait until we see the bill for the destruction caused by his band of freaks. Damn mutants!

  • Transparent Animal Specimens As Colorful Works Of Art [11 Photos]

    Iori Tomita graduated with a degree in fisheries science and was working as a fisherman when he developed his skill of making transparent specimens. He uses enzymes to turn the protein of the animals transparent, dyes the bones and cartilage, then preserves the specimen in glycerin. His novel approaches to color turn an ordinary scientific procedure into an art form. Since 2008, he has been working on his “New World Transparent Specimens,” publishing a book and showing his work at exhibitions around the world.

  • 20 New Movies As Classic Movie Posters

    There are plenty of great movies being made these days, but with the increasing reliance on computer graphic design and the orange/blue complementary scheme, there’s no denying that movie posters are unremarkable if not completely forgettable. Before becoming so formulaic, movie posters were an art unto themselves. New York-based designer and illustrator Peter Stults captures that era of great movie posters in his continuing series where he reimagines contemporary films as 1960s-era posters. While he’s reimagining the posters, he also uses it as a chance to recast the films. “The Big Lebowski” starring Frank Zappa? That would have been incredible! Check out more posters and other project from Peter Stults on Behance.

  • Nike SB P-Rod 8

    Being the poster-child for a full division of Nike comes at no east feat (pun intended), but Paul Rodriguez has continuously risen to the challenge. A four-time X Games Gold medal champion in the street skateboarding category, P-Rod is becoming an identifiable with skateboarding as any other great athlete to ride. Yesterday marked the 8th time Paul and Nike have collaborated on a sneaker, releasing the P-Rod 8 shoe.  sneaker that was molded around the ideal image of a skateboard show with cutting edge Nike technology. Still paying homage to the standard in skateboarding shoe of the ’80s, the P-Rod 8 still strikes somewhat of an evolved aesthetic of the Air Jordan 1, but with 360 degrees of Nike Lunarlon impact protection to the design, delivering lightweight, responsive cushioning plus the board feel that skaters need. The Hyperscreen+ traction layer amplifies durability, and the dynamic Nike Flywire cables are the ultimate solution for an adaptive fit. Available June 21st.

  • A Fireworks Battle Is Brewing: Jersey City Mayor Planning A Massive July 4th Display To Compete With Bill de Blasio

    The Wednesday morning issue of New York Times will report that Jersey City’s mayor Steven Fulop is planning a fireworks display in Liberty State Park, with the Statue of Liberty itself as a backdrop, to compete with the Macy’s show that was moved from the Hudson River to the East River at the urging of newly elected New York City Bill de Blasio.

  • New Meme Alert: Alone At The Prom [35 Photos]

    What happens when the Internet finds a picture of a dateless fella posing for prom photos? Only great things, of course! Reddit’s latest Photoshop Battle features a “forever alone” at the prom. Some digital artists were kind enough to give him hot dates, while others saw the need to humiliate him even further. Of course, the fact that he is posing by himself in the original means he probably has a good sense of humor and these ‘shops are sure to be a shining moment in his lonely existence. Keep up with the ever growing entries at Reddit.

  • A History of Atrocious Video Game Movies: 1993-2002

    There is nothing that Hollywood enjoys more than taking something great and—like Heath Ledger’s Joker—bringing it out to depths that, for lack of a better word, stink. In this case, popular video games are the Harvey Dent to Hollywood’s Joker. But, the question among all of this is the following; what is the history of dreadful theatrical releases that are based on video games? 1993: Video games-turned-films have been somewhat prominent since 1993—the year that “Super Mario Brothers” the movie was released to a permeation of disdain. The film received an abysmal 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. Essentially, Mario and Luigi—played by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo, respectively—were  two plumbers in Brooklyn who had to rescue a damsel in distress from an alternate universe where people evolved from lizards. The villain in all of this was King Koopa—an odd-looking guy in a suit who bore no similarity to his video game counterpart. The Mario Brothers had the last name “Mario”–creating irritating redundancy, the world has no semblance to that of Dinosaur Land, and it was completely devoid of everything that made the video games classic. 1994: A year later, “Double Dragon” hit theaters. Based on the NES titles of the same more »

  • The monoliths: 17 supercomputers from the ’60s [Link]

    A new era in techonolgy began when Seymour Cray developed the CDC 6600 in 1964. 10 times faster than any other computer at the time, the 6600 was dubbed a “supercomputer.” The original supercomputers cost $8 million each, but scientists hoped to cure the world’s ills with the devices. Many science fiction authors, however, took a more macabre approach, believing the supercomputers to turn on us and ultimately bring about our doom. Learn about 17 nefarious computers who wanted to destroy us then realize that your smartphone has more computing power than anything from 50 years ago…

  • Lamborghini Egoista Now On Display [12 Photos]

    Last year, luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini produced the Egoista to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Just one fully-functional Egoista, based on the Gallardo, was produced. Modeled after a modern fighter jet, the Egoista features a canopy door and single-seat cockpit with a steering that must be removed in order to enter and exit. The exterior is made from carbon fiber, aluminum, and aeronautical-spec anti-radar material. A 5.2L V10 engine produces 600hp. It may not be the prettiest car, but it certainly is unique and interesting to see. After traveling around the world, the Egoista has returned to Italy, where it can be seen as part of the permanent collection at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

  • Novak Djokovic Is The Coolest Tennis Player In The World [Video]

    Novak Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in the world. He’s also proving that he’s one of the nicest. Last week he donated $750,000 to flood victims in his native Serbia. At this weekend’s French Open, he invited a ball boy to sit with him under an umbrella while the match was halted due to rain. And being a nice dude paid off. Djokovic went on to win the match.

  • Brazilian Artist x ESPN Create Striking World Cup Poster Series

    ESPN and FIFA teamed up with brazilian graphic artist Cristiano Siqueira to create a series of custom posters for all 32 teams of the World Cup. Each piece is headlined with a unique quote about each team with a striking graphic that mixes color accents with black and white design. The pieces celebrate distinguishing attributed of each country with their superstars highlighted front and center. The artwork is a celebration of this year’s World Cup in Brazil which takes place every four years.

  • The 4 Factors That Have Allowed Tattoos To Go Mainstream In The Last 5 Years

    A 1999 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll asked if anyone in their family had a tattoo and 21% responded yes. Fast forward 15 years and that same poll has doubled to 40%. We see tattoos everywhere in sports, pop culture and even on the streets but ink wasn’t always so prevalent. In the recent past tattoo parlors have made the jump from the wrong side of town to go to the mainstream. Our good buddy Rocky Rakovic who just so happens to be the foremost expert on the subject joined Chuck Todd on his Sirius radio show to quickly explain the four factors that have allowed tattoo culture to go mainstream in the last five years.

  • You Can Buy Dracula’s Castle for a Mere $80M

      Built in 1226, the The Teutonic Knights a catholic religious order formed in Palestine during the late twelfth century by German crusaders built a fort dubbed Bran in Transylvania. Since then, the fortress has switched hands many times before the man who was the inspiration for Dracula took the castle over.  Vlad the Impaler allied with the people of Bran and Brasov during his first reign after being in charge of taking care of the anti-Ottoman resistance at the border, but during his second reign pillaged the suburbs of Transylvania burning much of it to the ground. After 1918, Transylvania became part of Greater Romania. On December 1st 1920, the citizens of Brasov, through a unanimous decision of the city’s council, led by Mayor Karl Schnell, offered the castle to Queen Maria of Romania, who was described in the deed as “the great queen who (…) spreads her blessing everywhere she walked, thus wining, with an irresistible momentum, the hearts of the entire country’s population”.   The Castle became a favorite residence of Queen Maria, who restored and arranged it to be used as a residence of the royal family. The family has finally put Bran on the market for the small more »

  • The Five Guys Burger Empire: How They Did It

    Along with his sons, Jerry Murrell of Five Guys Burgers and Fries built a 570-store chain that enjoys a cult following. Sell a really good, juicy burger on a fresh bun. Make perfect French fries. Don’t cut corners. That’s been the business plan since Jerry Murrell and his sons opened their first burger joint in 1986. When they began selling franchises in 2002, the family had just five stores in northern Virginia. Today, there are 570 stores across the U.S. and Canada, with 2009 sales of $483 million. Overseeing the opening of about four new restaurants a week, the Murrells are proof that flipping burgers doesn’t have to be a dead-end job. There was this little hamburger place where I grew up in northern Michigan. Almost everyone in our town, except the uppity uppities, ate the burgers. Even though the owner had a cat, which he’d pet while cooking. People called them fur burgers, but they still ate them because they were good. I studied economics at the University of Michigan. I had no money and needed a place to stay, so I ran a fraternity house’s kitchen. I got the cook a raise and let her do the ordering. more »

  • Iconic Concert: Green Day at Reading Festival 2013

    Having sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time. When they headlined the Reading Festival in 2013 and took all 87,000 people in attendance through their catalog that spans nearly three decades it’s no doubt that the concert would be considered an instantly iconic performance. This two hour set list has something for everyone. If you’re a fan of their current works like the rock opera American Idiot it’s here. Want to hear them perform their iconic Grammy winning album Dookie, which is ranked No. 193 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, in it’s entirety? That’s here too (skip ahead to minute 50).


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