Nerdy Bits: Hipster Hobbits, Every One of Johnny Depp’s Roles Illustrated, Matrix Lobby Scene A Capella, Parseltongue Translator 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 (Oops. Tuesday. Hope everyone still has all their finger and had a great 4th!) 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.
This week’s edition: Millenium Falcon bean bag chair, hipster hobbits, Adam Savage singing “I Will Survive” as Gollum to Neil Gaiman, R2-D2 Operation, sexy Jade and Kitana cosplay, every Johnny Depp role, Portal 2 test chamber stickers, QR Rorschach, 10 Avatar tattoos too many?, incredible Mass Effect 2 cosplay, Portal sidewalk chalk art, The Matrix lobby scene dubbed with a capella audio track, kids buying violent video games, Steve Jobs action figure, Star Wars dogs, Lego Middle Earth, parseltongue translater, apocalypse survival suit, Green Lantern roller coaster, 6 Beloved 80s Toys With Bizarrely Horrifying Origin Stories, Dr. Sketchy’s Star Wars class, Shia Lebeouf banged Megan Fox, Dead Space cosplay, The Science of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Bean bags as your only furniture make you look like a total hippie burnout. But a bean bag chair shaped like the Millenium Falcon? You’d be the coolest burnout ever! (Geekologie)
Because hearing Mythbuster’s Adam Savage serenade author Neil Gaiman with “I Will Survive” in the voice of Gollum wasn’t enough the first time, we needed to hear it again. (GeeksAreSexy)
Check it out! R2-D2 Operation is now available for pre-order! Yes, because I need R2-D2 beeping at me angrily as I try my best not to kill him. And of course 3PO is no help at all! (NerdApproved)
What’s with the masks, ladies? What are your trying to hide. Obviously, not the goods. Carry on with your awesome Kitana and Jade cosplay. (diacita)
Look! It’s every Johnny Depp, ever. Great horror movie idea, The Night of a Thousand Depps. ::shudders:: This would be a scary mob to happen upon in a dark alley, is all I’m saying. (TDW)
Ensure the safety of your test chamber with these Portal 2 warning labels. (ThinkGeek)
Wanna know what awesome TeeFuryz t-shirt you missed out on this week? Why not. This QR Rorschach tee. Dammit! Better hope it’s picked up by another site or maybe you can snag one in a Tee Fury grab bag. Psst…the code says, “Hurm…” Great job, David Eberhardt.
I never thought I’d look at an image of Zoe Saldana and think, “Ew.” The Avatar tattoo guy now has 10 Na’vi tats.
A lot of cosplay is great, but only a few are this stunning! Wow. “This costume took three months, and it includes 75 individual LEDs and a movable mouth. Basically, Rodgers could walk right into C-Sec and no one would be the wiser.” (TDW: Geeks)
All it takes is one drunken fool looking for cake and this wonderful Portal 2 sidewalk chalk art would be ruined! (NerdApproved)
Matt Mulholand brings the awesome again with his A Capella Audio Track for the lobby scene in the Matrix. (YouTube
No longer can our children be denies the ultra violent video games they deserve. God bless, America. (Geekologie)
Don’t expect this 1/6 scale Steve Jobs action figure to ever come into being, but if it did, Apple would slap them with a lawsuit before you say, “Holy shit! This things is $160!” (NerdApproved)
Pet photoraphy just got soooo much cooler. (LaughingSquid)
Is there nothing that cannot be recreated in Lego? Check out this incredible Lego model of Middle Earth. (SlashFilm)
Warner Bros has created a website that lets you translate Parseltongue as featured in the Harry Potter series. Think how much creepier your tweets about breakfast will sound in the language of snakes.
Looking to survive the apocalypse? Has this guy got the suit of armor for you! (FashionablyGeek)
Six Flags Magic Mountain has opened its 18th roller coaster Green Lantern: First Flight “with the debut of the new first-in-the-U.S., vertical track, spinning.” In brightest day, in blackest night, no thrill shall escape my–agh! Spinning!–barf.
You’re favorite childhood toy will never seem the same. Six Beloved 80s Toys With Bizarrely Horrifying Origin Stories.
San Francisco’s Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School recently had a Star Wars-themed class.
So, uh, Shia LeBeouf totally banged Megan Fox.
Asked if he hooked up with Megan Fox, LaBeouf nods affirmatively. “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them,” he explains. “I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen.” When I inquire about Fox’s status at the time with her longtime boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, LaBeouf replies, “I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know . . .”—repeating the phrase exactly 12 times in various intonations, as if trying to get it just right. Finally, he says, “It was what it was.
As if we haven’t already shared with you some epic cosplay, check out this incredible Dead Space costume. (BamKaPow)
Are fine doubled for not speeding in a zombie invasion zone? (CBCNews)
The science of surviving the Zombie apoclypse. The CDC wants your to be prepared, have you practiced your zombie survival plan lately?