Nerdy Bits, The Stuff You Didn’t See: Be an Optimist Prime, Conan O’Brian Shares Slashy Fanart With Tom Felton, ‘Game of Thronies’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’ 8-Bit and MORE!

- 08-01-11Comics, Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Featured, Film, Funny Videos, TV, Videogames, WTF? Posted by Sarah Moran

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.

On Mondays 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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: Meowtron, Defender of the Universe, Wall-E in real life, It’s A Potato!, This cake is not a lie, Forty Fords, The Apple Tree, Be an Optimist Prime, Dragonball Homer, Game of Thronies, The adorable secret inside R2-D2, Duct tape Princess Leia, Hand Bat-signal, Optimus Prime in watermelon, Death Star dress, Harry Potter is metal, Conan O’Brian shares slashy fanart with Tom Felton, Koopa Paratroopa in real life (kinda), Batman is the solution, Sexy Stormtrooper girl, Mario Warfare, Flaming LEGO dragon, Epic Jedi street gang fight, 8-bit Assassin’s Creed, Game of Thrones season two set photos, Chuck Norris riding an AT-AT, The best video resume…ever, Zachary Levi would choose Wonder Woman, Batman is metal, Cats discuss Doctor Who cosplay, Lightsaber Popsicle cozies, Alien motorbike, French Star Wars theme, Harry Potter as a teen comedy

Sometimes, you just have to say, “Thank you internets for your unhealthy obsession with cats.” (Neatorama)

 

Someone has created a real, working Wall-E by updating the toy with some much needed robotics. It’s voice-activated and uses a camera to recognize motion, colors and faces. Impressive. Check out a video of Wall-E in action here. And home soon this replaces the Roomba. (TDW: Geek)

 

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It’s A Potato! ( reddit)

 

This cake is not a lie. It’s a delicious, frosted replica of a Portal 2 space core. (TDW: Geek)

 

In celebration of Harrison Ford’s fortieth screen role, we present, Forty Fords. It’s kind of like Pokemon, can you name ‘em all? (National Post)

 

It’s the entire history of Apple hardware. (click to embiggen) Aw man, iMac’s with their bubble cases and bright colors came out in 1998. I’m old. (TDW: Geek)

 

Be an OPTIMIST Prime! No one likes a NEGATRON. (13GB)

 

SDCC was home to some incredible cosplay, but this Dragonball Homer surely takes the cake…err, doughnut. (FashionablyGeek)

 

I would watch the shit out of Game of Thronies. Be-headings, adorable! (College Humor)

 

Kenny Baker, look out. This adorable girl will totally steal your job. That is, if real robotics and CGI haven’t already. (FashionablyGeek)

 

Incredible what can be made out of duct tape these days. Check it, Princess Leia cosplay ala duct tape and science, judging by the periodic table. (Neatorama)

 

Robin, quick, the Bat-signal! Nananananananana. (TDW)

 

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Never really considered watermelon, or any fruit for that matter,  to be a medium for art. I’ve been proven wrong. (Geekologie)

 

Consider yourself protected when you go out with a dress packing incredible firepower; enough to destroy a planet, rape whistle no longer necessary. (TDW: Geek)

 

The metal update you knew John William’s Harry Potter score deserved. (GeeksAreSexy)

 

Speaking of Harry Potter, Conan shares some fantastically slashy fanart with Tom Felton. (TheMarySue)

 

Awesome Zelda-themed Key Holder

Every gamer knows you never leave the house unprepared. (Dorkly)

 

Every gamer also knows, when presented with a taxidermied turtle you must transform him into a Koopa Paratroopa. Duh. (TDW: Geek)

 

Batman Equation of the Day

To crime’s equation, Batman is always the solution. (TDW: Geek)

 

Damn! As if summer hasn’t been hot enough. (FashionablyGeek)

 

Seriously, Nintendo, you bring this to the Wii U and no one will scoff and make fun anymore, I promise! (Obvious Winner)

 

Somehow I feel this fire-breathing accessory will not be approved for young children. (TDW: Geek)

 

Forget the Jets and Sharks, the Jedi and Sith’s  gang fights are more epic and realistic. Plus, no snapping. (shaycarl.com)

 

It’s easier to be quick, assassinate and blend in with the crowds when you only have to work with 8-bits. (TDW: Geek)

 

Game of Thrones Set Pics of the Day

The filming for Game of Thrones season two is under way and we’ve managed to find a few set shots. Above, the statues of the Seven. Well, four out of Seven. (TDW)

Chuck Norris riding an AT-AT. That is all. (FashionablyGeek)

 

If this chick doesn’t get hired by Valve there isn’t hope for anyone in this economy. (ToplessRobot)

 

Chuck‘s Zachary Levi chooses Wonder Woman over Catwoman. Duh, one’s a goddess, the other may or may not be a prostitute, depending on her origin. (Blastr)

 

I’m really not sure what’s happening in this video but it involves an awesome metal version of Danny Elfman’s Batman theme, and that alone is worth the watch. (Dorkly)

 

 

madmanwithoutabox:  Thanks so verity much.Verity Lambert was the founding producer of Doctor Who.MIND BLOWN.   Some people asked about this and I forgot to answer hahaha. Thank you for reminding me! So, yeah, it wasn’t a particularly egregious typo.

First of all, best idea for a comic strip, ever. Secondly, who hasn’t picked up a plunger and pretended to be a Dalek, it so realistic! (Catstalk)

 

Light Saber Popsicle Cozy-Set of 2

Summer just became so much cooler. Lightsaber Popsicle cozies. (Etsy)

 

Believe it or not, this rad Alien motorcycle was contructed from scraps. Scrap! I tell ya. (DailyMail)

 

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry you’re about to watch this. (Buzz Feed)

 

It’s like watching the trailer for a million Harry Potter fanfics. (The Awesomer)

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