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  • Luck Is For The Birds [20 GIFS]

    Sometimes you just know that you are facing certain calamity but with no time to act, you just have to accept your horrible fate. Then suddenly whatever deity or magical force you put your faith in chooses to save you at the last moment and everything ends up being a-ok. Watch these tense moments and then rest easy, knowing everything worked out in the end.

  • 5 Bizarre Things Pete Rose Has Signed On Baseballs For Money + Giveaway

    Pete Rose is in the news today for saying “Jay-Z got Cano a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation called October” so the timing feels right to show you an interesting collection of baseballs we spotted at Brigandi’s Collectables in NYC. Apparently if you give Pete Rose money he’ll sign almost anything on a baseball. As part of our 12 Days of Giveaways we’re going to give away a baseball signed by Pete Rose inscribed with “I Wish I Shot Bin Laden – Pete Rose.”

  • Sriracha Documentary Now Showing [Trailer]

    Filmmaker Griffin Hammond has made a documentary about everyone’s favorite hot sauce, Sriracha. Learn everything you could possibly want to know about the Thai sauce made famous by Vietnamese immigrant David Tran in his California factory in the film, available to stream and download for $5 on Vimeo. This movie is sure to increase demand even further from Tran’s Huy Fong Foods, which has had to halt production due to environmental complaints from the factory’s neighbors and most recently to treat microorganisms in the sauce. Why must you torture us with your documentary, Griffin Hammond? Watch the trailer and if you want to see more, just click on the buy link that pops up at the end.

  • Drink Like You’re In Medieval Times With These Ox Horn Mugs And Tumblers

    Dost thou desire to quaff thine mead as the knights of yore? Forsooth! No man can be without drinkware made from only the finest of ox horns. Sir Jack’s offers mugs and whiskey tumblers (both single and double) handmade from ethically sourced horns so you don’t have to worry supporting those illicit ox mills you read about in Mother Jones. The single tumbler is $89 while the double tumbler and mug are $120 each. Order them today from Sir Jack’s and soon no wench will be able to resist you. Verily.  

  • ‘What The Basic Man Really Needs For Christmas’ Guide

    I’m sure you’ve read 50 ‘gift guides’ for guys already this holiday season. I’m sure the majority of them are filled with compelling gifts like an over priced shaving set or a Batmobile golf cart, but while those gifts are all and well, that’s not what you need. Take this christmas shopping list and give it to your significant other, sister, brother or mother. This is a list of bare bones accessories that you can’t live without, but can never seem to get around to buying yourself. Literally. While unique gifts like crystal skull whiskey tumblers and the bear jacket from Workaholics have a great wow factor, they’re not nearly as practical as adding a nice pair of boxers with less than five holes to your arsenal of nasty knickers. So we’ve stripped holiday shopping down to the basics and we promise you can’t scroll down and not say “Oh yeah, I could probably use those” in regards  every single item listed off. Save the photo at the bottom of the page, print it and give it to someone you love who’s probably scratching their head at the thought of shopping for you, tell them to buy everything on that more »

  • The 65 Best Sports Photos Of 2013

    It’s been a great year in sports. Lots of memorable moments that will go down in history and also several that are just as goosebump-inducing that weren’t as mainstream. We’ve pulled together the following compilation of best photos from the 2013 sports year to pay homage to both.

  • 4 Maps Showing The Evolution of Travel Times In The United States

    We’ve come a long way baby. These 4 pictures show how drastically travel by rail changed in a little over a century, from a 6 week trip to get from New York to the Mississippi River in 1800 to a 3 day trip from New York to California in 1930. With that increase, today’s trains should get you there in no time, right? Let’s do a little research. Hmm…well, still about 3 days. Nice progress, Amtrak! 

  • Hipsters of the World [Infographic]

    Ever wonder what hipsters are like in other parts of the globe? Well, they’re just as bad as the ones in your neighborhood if this infographic is to be believed. I’m not too familiar with them outside of the US, but based on my experience, any of these descriptions could be applied to any hipster the world over. Oh well, at least it’s comforting knowing that all over the Earth, people have to put up with the antics of these bespectacled buffoons.

  • A Major Snowstorm Paralyzes Cairo and Jerusalem For The First Time In 112 Years [29 HQ Photos]

    LA Times – Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in and out of Jerusalem, which is set in high hills, and thousands in and around the city were left without power. Israeli soldiers and police rescued hundreds trapped in their cars by snow and ice. In the West Bank, the branches of olive trees groaned under the weight of snow. In Cairo, where local news reports said the last recorded snowfall was more than 100 years ago, children in outlying districts capered in white-covered streets, and adults marveled at the sight, tweeting pictures of snow-dusted parks and squares. In other parts of the city, rain and hail rocketed down.

  • Are You Right-Brained Or Left-Brained?

    The brain is a complicated piece of machinery scientists still full don’t understand. Each lobe of the brain serves a different function and within those lobes are sub-functions, but many researchers argue that certain types of people can be divided into halves of the brain. According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. Additionally, people are said to prefer one type of thinking over the other. For example, a person who is “left-brained” is often said to be more logical, analytical, and objective, while a person who is “right-brained” is said to be more intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective. BuzzFeed created this video to test your brain, you be the judge.

  • Watch: House of Cards Season 2 Teaser Trailer

    One of the most addicting shows on TV the internet. The debauchery begins February 14, 2014. Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has masterfully maneuvered his way into the Vice Presidency, but his ascension faces threats on all fronts… Investigative reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) is inching closer to the truth about Frank and Peter Russo (Corey Stoll) and will stop at nothing to break the story. And Frank’s wife Claire (Robin Wright), the newly appointed Second Lady, must deal with the bright glare of the spotlight and how the intense scrutiny eats away at their once private existence.

  • Football as Football Has a New Batch of Soccer Themed NFL Crests

    Football as Football is a brilliant campaign set out to redesign each NFL team logo in the likeness of European soccer. The team of Minneapolis designers are categorizing each phase of their project by English, German, Italian and Spanish style crests. Last month, FAF released a mix of 1 logo from each team. Today they finished the second stage by completing English and German styles in full. All I want for Christmas is one of these on a T-Shirt. View the whole collection at Football as Football.

  • Jon Lajoie’s New Holiday Classic, “Merry Christmas Exclamation Point!” [Video]

    Comedian Jon Lajoie, who can be seen on “The League” as Taco, has released the perfect Christmas song for that simple message you text to people you know but not too well: “Marry Christmas!” It will surely become a new Christmas classic as we become increasingly more connected to each other while somehow also losing our social skills. It almost makes me feel bad for doing just what he sings about every year, but not enough to change my ways or anything. Merry Christmas!

  • Never Before Seen Images of The Beatles Auctioned Off

    Recently a collection of 161 photographs of the Beatles taken during the production of their animated film “Yellow Submarine” were auctioned off. The photos were never before seen by the public and include the band seeing their animated likenesses for the first time and shots of them watching the completed film. The winning bidder also received the copyright for these photographs, making them quite the business investment. The gallery is estimated to sell for around $80,000.

  • Nirvana ‘Unplugged’ Aired 20 Years Ago (Iconic Concert)

    By far the most iconic “Unplugged” set from the MTV archives, the Nirvana set composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The Album for the set was released after Cobain passed away and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and has become the group’s most successful posthumous release, having been certified 5x platinum in the United States by 1997. “We’d seen the other Unpluggeds and didn’t like many of them, because most bands would treat them like rock shows—play their hits like it was Madison Square Garden, except with acoustic guitars.” said Dave Grohl, Nrivana Drummer. The show was played on November 18, 1993, but aired on MTV on December 14.

  • Money Saving Gift Ideas From China [31 Photos]

    Do you still have a lot of gifts to buy for the holidays but not a lot of cash? Don’t worry, friend, China is here to help. Just head on down to your local flea market or that shady dollar store in the bad part of town where half the lights don’t work and everything feels sticky and pick up one of these fine items, like a WiNi Sports Game or a pair of Deats by Nani.

  • This is Why Peyton Manning is the Best Quarterback in the League

    Peyton Manning was icing his ankle last week in a cold tub during practice. With his helmet on. This photo of Manning went viral after it raised some questions and eyebrows. Gray Caldwell and Stuart Zaas of Denverbroncos.com released a statement explaining why Peyton was wearing his helmet and watching a tablet while icing his ankle. Earlier this season, Manning and tight end Julius Thomas found themselves in the training room instead of practice on a Wednesday. Not wanting to miss out on mental reps, Manning took matters into his own hands. With his injured ankle in the cold tub, the quarterback kept his helmet on to listen to the play calls from Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, who was on the practice field. Simultaneously, he watched game tape on his iPad. Of course this is how Peyton Manning spends his time in the pool… pic.twitter.com/y9XTOJ68Xd — The Whistle (@TheWhistle) December 11, 2013

  • Newly Discovered 8th Grade Exam From 1912 Would Baffle Students Today

    Oh how the mighty have fallen. The United States used to be the pinnacle of innovation and education. Used to be. Last week standardized test scores for 15 and 16 year old teenagers in math and science coordinated worldwide by the Paris-based Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development were released and the U.S. did sub-par to say the least. The U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, performing below the OECD average in mathematics with 481 points, and a score indistinguishable from the average for reading and science. In more recent news an 8th grade test dated back to 1912 was discovered in Kentucky donated to the Bullitt County History Museum. To say the least the test questions looked difficult, as far as our standards go today. Here are a couple of questions from the exam: -Through which waters would a vessel pass in going from England through the Suez Canal to Manila? -During which wars were the following battles fought: Brandywine, Great Meadows, Lundy’s Lane, Antietam, Buena Vista?

  • Smell Popcorn Through Your IPhone With The Pop Dongle

    Popcorn producer Pop Secret has teamed up with ad agency Deutsch Los Angeles to create a unique iPhone dongle that allows players of Pop Secret’s free Poptopia app to have a popcorn smell released in varying strengths depending on their skill at the game. How can you get this incredible device? As of now, there is just one available and it’s up for auction on ebay. The current price is $160 and the money raised form the highest bidder will be donated to the Red Cross. If you want to be the proud owner of this one of a kind accessory, you better hurry up and make an offer: bidding ends December 13.

  • How To Make ‘merica More Awesome (From An American Living In England)

    After two decades of eating turkey in the heartland, this Thanksgiving was the first I celebrated outside of the country.  (Go ahead and pour a little gravy for a brother abroad.)  Spending the past two months in England has truly made me appreciate all that Americans have to be thankful for—not least of which is the weather and the food.  (Really Britain, rain and shepherd’s pie again?)  But while America is great for all of the reasons that people traditionally cite—freedom, democracy, iHop—what really makes America special is that when the world hands us lemons, we make fried lemons.  America’s amorphous roots have allowed us to be cultural cherry-pickers, liberally adapting the best grub, garb, and games that our colonizers and colonizees have had to offer.  With this American tradition in mind, I set out to find five aspects of British culture that, dare I say, could make the greatest country in the world even greater.

  • Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Parties [Video]

    Last year, mountain bike trials legend Martyn Ashton wowed the world with his original “Road Bike Party” video where he swapped his usual mountain bike for a Pinarello Dogma 2, the road bike that won the 2012 Tour de France. He somehow managed the impossible, tackling obstacles made for a mountain bike on the road bike. When his initial video received millions of views, Ashton set out to film a sequel. In between work on the new video, he took part in the Animal WD40 Action Sports Tour, where he fell from a bar 3 meters from the ground, breaking his back in the process. Confined to a wheelchair since the accident in September, Ashton was still determined to finish the video, and with the help of fellow professionals Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill, his vision was realized with the release of “Road Bike Party 2.” Watch the new video and then the original and be amazed at the crazy talent that these athletes possess.

  • RSVLTS Talk with Clay Matthews about Sack Celebrations, Holiday Gifts and His NFL Family Ties

    When you think of Clay Matthews, you think machine. A target driven machine that hunts and neutralizes at will, but with beautiful flowing blonde hair. Maybe the long lineage of Matthews that have played in the league has something to do with it, the household name “Clay Matthews” is actually the third player to carry the family name to the NFL, his father and grandfather both passing the torch, but that’s not all, the Matthews family ties to the NFL is now at six with two A&M prospects on the way. We sat down and talked about his compelling family story, USC’s recent coaching decision and what to get the man who has everything for Christmas. 

  • Man Meal: Racks On Racks Of Lamb

    Were you always too scared to attempt to cook a rack of lamb, fearing that it was a dish best left to the type of haute cuisine establishments that use terms like haute cuisine? Well man up, because you don’t need a Michelin star to cook the ribs of the most savory of even-toed ungulates. This recipe from Tastosterone keeps it simple but is just as delicious as anything some snooty gastronome in a toque blanche can whip up. What are you waiting for? Go cook this rack of lamb and show the world you’re capable of more than microwaving precooked hot dogs.

  • The 10 Best Video Games of 2013 (In Our Opinion)

    Earth’s 2013th trip around the sun during the Common Era was notable for worlds that were digitally given life within the box-like realms of gaming consoles and PCs. Whether they be recreations of everybody’s favorite nostalgic characters or newly treaded ground in he realm of gaming lore, several video games released in 2013 will certainly be remembered in the future—when the years of their respective release is brushed off as technological antiquity. In another installment of Yearbook13, RSVLTS has gathered the best, brightest, and most jaw dropping from the various pixelated universes emanating from your living room-located video game console.

  • Carmelo Celebrates a Decade with Jordan with the Melo M10

    Jordan Brand has just announced the official arrival of the Jordan Melo M10. To commemorate his 10th shoe with Jordan Brand collaborated with a legend in the shoe design game Tinker Hatfield and Carmelo to create the anniversary shoe. The shoe incorporates sleek design elements with Jordan’s new Flight Plate technology, offering maximum responsiveness through compression and deflection. One of the more unique elements the design features is the heel counter that features a chrome finish that incorporates Melo’s first cursive signature logo that was created for the first Jordan Melo shoe ten years ago. “If you see this shoe from afar, the chrome statement piece is the first thing you are going to see,” Anthony said of the unique look of the Jordan Melo M10. “Combining that element with my ‘M’ on the toe cap and the very first signature logo we created 10 years ago, we’ve made a true anniversary shoe.”

  • The 50 Most Horrifying Friend Zone Moments of 2013 [50 Photos]

    The friend zone is nothing new, for even Hades, god of the underworld, could only get his love Persephone to come hang out with him by feeding her pomegranate seeds; but an event in 2013 ensured that the “friend zone” was here to stay: It was added to the Oxford English Dicitonary. noun informal a situation in which a platonic relationship exists between two people, one of whom has an undeclared romantic or sexual interest in the other: I always wind up in the friend zone, watching them pursue other guys Now, to be fair, we can’t be sure of the context of these photos; we may have just caught an otherwise happily together couple at an awkward moment, but unfortunately in these pictures they epitomize that 10th circle of Hell that Dante woefully omitted, the “friend zone.”