Nerdy Bits, The Stuff You Didn’t See: Nerdiest Cake Ever, Leonard Nimoy’s Day Off, Duff Beer Exists, Blade Animated Series, Star Wars Muppets Figures, How Nintendo Killed Interest in 3DS, Captain America is a Drug Powered Man and MORE!
Every week 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.
Every Monday 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.
He-Man, Rainbow Brite, the Care Bears, the A-Team, the Smurfs, the Gremlins, the Goonies and Fraggle Rock. And that’s just the cake topper! Check out the rest of it, which includes a Rubik’s Cube, cassette tapes, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, E.T. My Little Pony and more.
Leonard Nimoy has lived long and prospered, now watch him act like a grouchy recluse and just be chillin’ like a Vulcan in the alternate music video for Bruno Mars’
Penny Arcade Strip To Become Animated Feature
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Blastr lists 12 people who got frozen in carbonite other than Han Solo. George Lucas, Steve Jobs, Donald Duck, Peter Griffin and MOAR.
In a pretty original promotional move, Captain America: The First Avenger offered the U.S.S. Intrepid a visit from the film’s USO Girls, performing a special show for some real-world military crew. Hit the link below for MOAR photos of the lovely ladies in all their 1940’s patriotic glory.
Hey kids, break out your magic wands, because there is a real life library for Magic in Manhattan. Nestled in a hidden location in midtown Manhattan, the Counjuring Arts Research Center is ground zero for illusionists and historians alike. The Center provides a range of services, publishes scholarly journals, and teaches hospital-bound kids magic through its Hocus Pocus program.
Source: The Mary Sue
You all know Duff Beer as the popular beverage of choice for Homer Simpson. Apparently Duff Beer actually exists, and the bootleg beer is quite popular in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile, which is where you will have to get one, because those are the only places it’s available.
Courtesy of MTV Geek and Mattel, here’s your first look and announcement of the upcoming DC Universe Classics wave 19. Featuring an all classic line up, DCUC wave 19 will feature six different all new figures and a Collect & Connect S.T.R.I.P.E.! The figures are as followed:
– Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
– The Atom
– Classic Hawkman
– Lord Naga
– Star Girl
– Collect & Connect S.T.R.I.P.E.
To check out the complete bios for each of the characters head on over to MTV Geek.
The first teaser trailer for the anime based upon Marvel’s daywalking vampire-basher Blade has appeared. There’s not an awful lot to it, and even less if you don’t understand Japanese.
If you read or seen ‘Angels and Demons’ then you know what an Ambigram is. Art or typographical design that can read or be seen as two different things, depending on the viewpoint. In this case, on Samsaxton blogspot, he’s compiled ambigram heads of pop culture. Back to the Future, Star Wars, Marvel, Chuck Norris and more. It’s mind-binding, eye confusing fun.
Rings like that can make a man boldly go where no man has gone before. I’m picturing a giant poster on their honeymoon bed reading “MAKE IT SO”
If you were presented with engagement ring in a custom-sculpted weighted companion cube box, would you be able able to take the relationship to the next test chamber?
Disney just unveiled their new line of Disney-exclusive Star Wars Muppets figures, due this November when The Muppets movie comes out.
The sets are as follows:
• Kermit the Frog as Luke Skywalker (with lightsaber) and Miss Piggy as Princess Leia
• Beaker as C-3PO and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew as R2-D2 (with separate “Star Wars” faces to reveal the Muppets beneath the masks)
• Link Hogthrob as Han Solo and Fozzie Bear as Chewbacca
• Sam the Eagle as Obi-Wan Kenobi (with lightsaber) and Gonzo as Darth Vader (with lighsaber and his chicken Camilla as a Stormtrooper, with separate face)
Is it strange that right away I thought “Kermit and Miss Piggy are brother and sister?
Some guy named Marshal Banana (fuck, now I want a Banana) achieved total Lego victory with enormous custom LEGO Sandcrawler. It’s made of over 10,000 LEGO bricks, weighs 10kg, rolls, lowers its door and even sucks up droids. All that for “only” nine months design and building time.
Want an authentic life size Dalek replica? Got $5200 dollars? No? Then you can’t have it. On the plus size, shipping is free.
Check out the full chart explaining how Nintendo killed interest in the Nintendo 3DS. It only took Nintendo one year to do so.
To celebrate the opening of the Star Tours attraction, Darth Vader, accompanied by two Stormtroopers, visits the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California. Hey Disney, Chad Vader called, he wants he skit back.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Live In Concert premiered in New York in 2009 and, this October, will come to the West Coast for several stops. The event is a feature length, digital presentation of the film on a 60 foot screen while the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale and the Phoenix Boys Choir perform the score live. Next year, and the year after that, The Two Towers and The Return of the King will get similar treatments.
- October 12 7:30PM – Phoenix, AZ (Jobing.com Arena)
- October 13 7:30PM – San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center)
- October 14 7:30PM – Las Vegas, NV (The Orleans Arena)
- October 15 7:30PM – Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
- October 18 7:30PM – Portland, OR (Rose Garden Arena)
- October 19 7:30PM – Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
- October 21 7:30PM – Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
- October 22 (2 shows) 2PM and 8PM – Oakland, CA (Oracle Arena)
- October 23 7:30PM – Sacramento, CA (ARCO Arena)
This “Master Chief” wire sculpture was spotted on the Downtown Sculpture Walk in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Source: Obvious Winner
“Give Me a Hand” by Derek Eads. Can you name all these famous movie hands?
“Avenger Time” clip from Cartoon Network’s “MAD” TV show satirizing “Adventure Time”.
Super heroes don’t use drugs, right? Well explain Captain America. His serum gave him his powers, therefore he is a drug powered man!