Back to the Future Crysis Mod

I’m not a huge video gamer, but I am a hardcore Back to the Future fanatic. So when I got sent this video of a mod to Electronic Arts’ Crysis and Crysis Wars, I just knew I had to share it. The mod is extremely highly detailed, including sounds and visual effects, but it goes far beyond that — it even allows players the functionality to time travel. Watch the entire video after the jump, especially the end. If you have the game, you can download the mod on
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Cool Stuff: Zombie Wedding Cake

Zombie Cake

If I ever get married, I would hope that my fiance would let me have a geek wedding cake as cool as this one (or, of course, the Back to the Future cake we’ve previously featured). Not only did this groom propose by creating a zombie movie, but the Seattle-based couple commissioned Mike’s Amazing Cakes to create this very awesome zombie-themed red velvet wedding cake.

“They made the Bride and Groom on top look like us down to the tux and dress, and the zombies matched our wedding party too!”

I love how at the top of the cake the Bride and the Groom are fending zombies off with chainsaws, together.

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Cool Stuff: Shaun of Dead Inspired Bar


One of Minneapolis most notorious bars, Stand Up Frank, was resurrected last week under new ownership, new name and an entirely different interior. Leslie Bock reopened the tiny bar with a new zombie theme under the name Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den.

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Cool Stuff: Dexter Drink Coasters

Dexter Drink Coasters

I don’t own a coffee table, nor do I care about my drinks leaving condensation on my glass work desk, so I really have no use for drink coasters. But my love for the Showtime series Dexter actually had me considering hitting the “Add To Cart” button.

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Cool Stuff: Star Wars Y-Wing-Themed Bedroom


A father built this Star Wars themed bedroom for his son, complete with a Y-Wing loft-style bed which hangs above. The bedroom is one of three in the 2,532 square foot Visalia California house, which is currently for sale for $346,900. Not much more information about the bedroom is included in the listing.

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back to the future cake

In a 2007 edition of Cool Stuff, we profiled a wedding cake that featured the bride and groom on top of a DeLorean time machine. If you read the site regularly, you probably know I’m obsessed with Back to the Future. Yes, I own a hoverboard (don’t ask if it actually hovers), a flux capacitor, among many other geekarific tributes to the original film. I can’t imagine that many Brides would allow their Grooms to order a Back to the Future-inspired wedding cake. In fact, I thought the cake at the above link was going to be the only one I’d ever see. But another cake has emerged.

/Film reader Tony J got married a couple weeks ago, and his wedding featured a new Back to the Future-inspired wedding cake. But this time around, its not an edible DeLorean, but instead Hill Valley’s courthouse square. The cake was designed by Caryn’s Cakes in Atlanta, and the Clock Tower is made out of red velvet cake. More photos after the jump.

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williescreenToday, in the name of summer ’09, I purchased: ’70s-era paperbacks by late aquathriller master Peter Benchley, a coozie printed with dolphins and castles, and a tube of black Zinka. And while $11.99 is not recession-proof, for that exact price we can now be sunproof while laughing at Will Ferrell‘s bare ass all season long!

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Screenwriter and director John August has made a detour into prose with his new short story The Variant. He says it “was and maybe still is supposed to be part of an anthology of short stories written by well-known screenwriters” but, in the meantime, you can purchase a copy from August directly for only 99 cents.

Of course, at that price I couldn’t resist and I immediately pumped in my card details and downloaded the pdf – all 25 pages, 156 kb or 7,176 words of it…

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Cool Stuff: Lasseter Family Wines

lasseter winery

Did you know: Academy Award winning animation director and Disney/Pixar cheif creative officer John Lasseter owns a Sonoma Valley winery? Lasseter bought the 27 acre Justi Creek Vinyard in 2002, embarking on a environmentally sensitive restoration the historic property and converting the vineyard exclusively to organic farming practices.

The Lasseter Family Winery is now open for business, offering three wines: Syrah Rose, Rhone Style Red Blend, and St. Emilion Red Blend. The Lasseter Family Winery logo features the character Wally B, which some of you animation nuts might remember from the 1984 LucasFilm computer animated short The Adventures of Andre and Wally B. Bottles range from $20 to $40, which isn’t that bad, and would certainly make a good gift for a hardcore Disney or Pixar fanatic.

I mean, who wouldn’t want a bottle of wine crafted by the guy that brought us Toy Story and returned hand drawn animation to Walt Disney Animation Studios?

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