Star Wars Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Mash-Up

Even if you’re not a hardcore fan of The Beatles, you probably know their famous album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Personally, I think it’s one of the band’s best albums, but some genius went and made it even better by adding more than a little Star Wars to the mix.

YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja has taken the entirety of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and rewritten the lyrics to tell the story of Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s an incredible piece of parody work that may even make Weird Al Yankovic a little jealous. Marvel as the titular track from the album is turned into “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” and Luke Skywalker gets made fun of with lyrics saying “Luke is in the desert and whining” set the tune of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

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Blockbuster Video

Believe it or not there are still some Blockbuster Video locations that are still open for business. Pretty much all of them are located in Alaska, but there were a couple still open in Texas. Sadly, one of the locations in The Lone Star State closed recently, and that was very bad news for one loyal customer.

Hector Zuniga is a 20-year old autistic man who lives in Sharyland, Texas, and part of his all-important routine was going to one of the last remaining Blockbuster Video stores there at least twice a week. This kind of consistency is very important to someone on the autism spectrum and any disruption to their routine can be a big problem for them. In this case, Zuniga was heartbroken, inconsolable even when his local Blockbuster Video closed. But his parents came up with a wonderful, touching solution to make him feel better. Read More »

Rogue One - Life-Size K-2SO Puppet

There are plenty of dedicated Star Wars fans out there who pour money into creating intricate, detailed costumes that allow them to dress up as their favorite characters. There are even more technically skilled fans who have been able to build working versions of droids like R2-D2. But how does a fan build a droid like K-2SO?

The reprogrammed Imperial droid from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn’t the kind of droid brought to life by a man in a suit like C-3PO, and it’s not the kind of droid that can easily be built so that it can be operated from inside or with remote control lie R2-D2. But one fan didn’t want to give up on his dream of creating a build of K-2SO to show off at conventions, so he embarked on creating a life-size K-2SO puppet, and even though it’s not quite finished, it’s still impressive as hell. Read More »

Rick and Morty Grand Theft Auto 5 mod

The video game Grand Theft Auto V has been out for about three and a half years now, but fans keep coming up with new ways to make the game more exciting, at least for those who play it on their computers. There have been mods adding The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man to the video game, and there was even an official update that introduced vehicles that were essentially TRON lightcycles into the mix. But a recent mod is one of the weirdest and coolest we’ve seen yet.

A modder known as Jedidiah515 took it upon himself to create a mod that allows the title characters from Adult Swim’s animated series Rick and Morty to enter the world of Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, the mod allows players to add tons of Ricks and Mortys into the game, as if all of the different versions from parallel dimensions were converging on this one world. However that mod also makes for some truly disturbing images, especially when strippers are replaced with Rick Sanchez.

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The Office 3D Floor Plan

Though the production design of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation do their best to make the primary locations feel like a real place, it’s a sad reality that fans will never be able to walk through the offices of the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company or the Pawnee City Hall. But the marketing department over at the real estate company Drawbotics decided to give us the next best thing.

Using their graphic design skills, Drawbotics created 3D floor plans of the sets of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation as well as Silicon Valley, Mad Men and The IT Crowd. They’re impressively detailed and just might give you a better idea of how to navigate the offices of these shows as if they were real locations.

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playmobil ghostbusters

Cool Stuff if your nerdarific pop-culture filled holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we take a look at Playmobil’s new line of Ghostbusters toys, McFarlane’s Walking Dead Daryl Dixon On Bike resin statue, Joshua Budich’s Fictional Food 2 screenprints, Big Bobett Holiday vinyl figure, 1990’s Nickelodeon Funko Pop figures and a magnetic floating U-Wing ship statue from the standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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How to Make a Big Kahuna Burger

There’s no doubt that one of the most iconic scenes in Pulp Fiction is when Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta confront Brett and his friends to retrieve a briefcase with an unknown object inside. In the scene, Jackson takes it upon himself to take a bite out of Brett’s cheeseburger, which he says they got from a place called Big Kahuna Burger, described as a Hawaiian burger joint. Now one YouTube cook has taken it upon himself to make a “tasty burger” inspired by the one that Jackson takes a bite of in Pulp Fiction.

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Blade Runner VR Project

Perhaps the most fascinating prospect about the advancement of virtual reality in recent years is that it will allow us to explore some of the fictional worlds that we love so much. While this may not be as easy with some of the older films we love, new movies are creating VR experiences that go hand-in-hand with the stories that we’ll see told on the big screen. However, one software engineer decided to take it upon himself to recreate the set from one classic sci-fi movie in virtual reality.

The original Blade Runner is known for its depiction of a seedy futuristic Los Angeles that combines fictional technology with the visual style of a classic film noir. The apartment of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is one of the best examples of the film noir style and production design, and software engineer Quentin Lengele has recreated it in virtual reality so that you can walk around the apartment as if you were dropping by to give Deckard a hard time.

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Rogue One AT-ACT Playhouse

One of the most recognizable vehicles from the Star Wars trilogy are the AT-AT Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back. Even young Peter Parker referenced them when he was tying up Giant-Man’s legs during the massive airport battle in Captain America: Civil War. Well, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Imperial vehicle gets a slight makeover, and one inventive fan decided to bring that vehicle right into his backyard.

We’ll see the AT-ACT (All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport) in action later this week in Rogue One as part a battle that takes place on the tropical planet Scarif. But in the backyard of Colin Furze, an inventor from Stamford, England, the AT-ACT is just an innocent playhouse for his kids to play in.

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Water-Powered Star Wars Speeder Bikes

While some of the technology that was once just the dream of sci-fi filmmakers has become real, most of what we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe is still just fantasy. Whether it’s ships that can travel at hyperspeed, lightsabers or space stations that can blow up entire planets, we just have to accept that some of these creations may never be real. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t come close to realizing some of our Star Wars dreams.

One of the most exciting sequences from Return of the Jedi is the speeder bike chase between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and some Imperial Scout Troopers in the thick forests of Endor. While we’ve yet to create vehicles that can fly through the air like speeder bikes, thanks to the power of water, we have the next best thing.

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