Back to The Future Day is almost upon us – happening October 21st. Ahead of this auspicious event – which celebrates Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s time traveling shenanigans in Back to The Future II – comes a whole lot of announcements of cool items, videos, and other fun observances. Just earlier today BTTF fans got word that Pepsi will be coming out with a limited edition Pepsi Perfect, as modeled after the futuristic cola Marty orders at the (2015) cafe 80’s. As if that wasn’t a cool enough announcement in its own, comes now the trailer for Jaws 19! (more…)
Dave Bautista‘s star continues to burn brightly. He’s just come off a well received performance as Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn‘s incredibly successful Guardians of the Galaxy and now word about the Internet water cooler is that Bautista is up for another fantastically villainous role in the upcoming James Bond film by director Sam Mendes. (more…)
Jaws is one of those movies that spawned a few sequels that never came close to being as good as the original no matter how hard they tried. Very few people would ever dream of rebooting the franchise at this point, though plenty of shark movies have attempted to repeat the success of Jaws, always without success. In a recent interview with WSJ, Kevin Smith, who can afford to smoke the GOOD stuff, was asked if he believed we would ever see a reboot. Not only did he answer but he had a pretty insane idea of where the reboot could go. Oh, Kevin, you never cease to amaze me. (more…)
Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ (ever hear of it?) is cutting through theaters like a giant pair of Infinity Scissors! Star Lord and his band of miscreant misfit friends try to save the universe because 1. They live in it, and 2. tyrant Ronan The Accuser is just too judgmental. You can’t let a guy with a name like that win. Yet, as grandiose as it all appears, at its root, the movie is all about seed planting for the much bigger picture: Thanos. I’m even posturing that every Marvel film before ‘Avengers 3′ is yet another building block for that one movie that’s gonna make us all cry tears of joy for years to come. That’s why it’s so “ooh” and “ahh” when an image of Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan character hits the web. And yep, you guessed it – he’s sitting down. (SPOILER) (more…)
You know what, kids? In another year it will be 2015, and I don’t know about you, but I ain’t got no flying car or hover board. My local diner still has a human wait staff and I don’t have a fax machine in every room of my house (let alone the closets). Heck, my ties till has only a single knot in it! Frankly, I don’t know if we can take another hit in our belief that Back to the Future Part II was a prophetic work, but an internet fan has pointed out even more reason to be concerned. (more…)
While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.
For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.
We hope you’ll find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.
Hit the jump for Sarah Moran’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Regina Lizik’s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.
As nerds, we like to put a twist on almost everything. Which is why, sure, a frying pan is something every kitchen shouldn’t be without, but frying pans are boring. You need a set of pots and pans with sword hilts! Combat Kitchenware is a Kickstarter campaign and they’re goal has already been surpassed. You can still get a variety of pan sizes through donating either $27 for a handle kit to craft your own up to a $275 donation which would get you a customized handle on your pan.
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Earlier in today, we mentioned that Universal Studios would possibly replace the dated Jaws ride with more Harry Potter shit. We can now confirm that the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be a reality. In addition to adding new HP stuff to the Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Universe will also bring the magic to it’s west coast theme park. Read the full press release from Universal after the jump:
Universal Studios will be a bit less “Wet and wild” after news surfaced that they will be shutting down the long running Jaws attraction (blasphemy, I know). The ride will close January 2, 2012 for the construction of an upcoming new attraction. Most people, ourselves included, are speculating that with the removal of the iconic sharks comes the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter into Universal.
There may be a bit of truth to the rumors, as a recent quote from Comcast CFO Mike Angelakis that called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter a “reset mechanism” for their parks. Here’s a sample:
If my various sources are correct, the Amity / Jaws area will be replaced by the proposed Phase 2 expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now, before you flip out… lets go over it all, because for starters this really isn’t going to be the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at all. Instead, from what I’ve been able to gather, the new land to be build in Universal Studios Florida will actually represent the “London” side of the PotterVerse… including an entrance to the infamous Diagon Alley.
Diagon Alley, as seen in the movies, is home to infamous locations such as The Leaky Cauldron, Gringott’s Wizarding Bank and the true Ollivanders wand shop location, as seen in the films. The London location is also said to be home to King’s Cross station, where students would board the Hogwarts Express train from Platform 9 ¾.
Many of these locations have been mentioned in the rumored development plans for Phase 2 of the Wizarding World for months now, including an innovative indoor dark coaster ride said to take place inside Gringott’s Wizarding Bank. It’s no secret that the Wizarding World has been popular…so much so that it needed to be expanded to spread out the crowds, and come up with a way to provide new locations for guests to buy Butterbeer, Ollivanders wands and more. But it seems that Universal Creative really decided to try a new idea… and think really outside the box this time. Literally… because this new expansion is going to allow for guests in both parks to get a taste of the PotterVerse… but to get the ENTIRE experience, you’d going to have to have a 2-park ticket.
So this is where their going to get you. Instead of paying one ticket, for a day full of wand fiddling, you have to pay what will probably be double the admission for half the enjoyment. Now that’s some true magic Universal.
Of course, fans of the J.K. Rowlings franchise will pay out the magic hole to experience Harry’s world, even if it’s filled with hipsters dressed in a Hogwarts uniform. With a rumored 2014 opening date for this potential area, expect an official announcement soon. Shark looked fake anyway.
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker comparing dicks and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
We’ll start off this week with a piece by DeviantArtist 89g, of Batman and Superman going at it. I’ve got my money on Batman!
Morning, bastards! Welcome to your first of many daily doses of Nerdy Bits!
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.
Monday through Friday, every morning, we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successor to the Poke-bra, this Angry Birds bra gives each tit a distinct personality! (TDW: Geeks)