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 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 email@example.com.
The central story of the Star Wars saga is Anakin’s fall into darkness and eventually redemption. This mashup of scenes from the cartoon Clone Wars with the incredible speech by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator illustrate that theme beautifully. In fact, the message of Chaplin’s speech perfectly syncs with the message of dictatorship and democracy in Star Wars. As if Lucas used the Third Reich as inspiration for his evil empire, which, he uh, did. (Nerd Approved)
Orlando-based nerdy burlesque troupe Skill Focus recently performed a show featuring the inmates of Arkham Asylum. This obviously occurs in some alternate Gotham where Penguin is a sexy lady, because normally, I don’t think anyone wants to see Oswald with his clothes off. To check out photos from the show click on over to their Facebook page. (TDW: Geek)
If there’s one thing we can truly thank the internet for, it’s memes. Memes are truly an internet thing and while some fear they’ve become too mainstream I don’t think we’ll ever tire of LOLcats or Y U NO… anytime soon. Here, Know Your Meme collects the best memes of 2011. (Laughing Squid)
It’s really hard to be a single Wampapa. Especially when you lose an arm! Luke, what a jerk. (Nerd Approved)
This is the single greatest Christmas tree…ever! (Nerd Approved)
And this, this is easily the single greatest tree-topper…ever! (EPICponyz)
You’re probably tired of me saying this but come one, this is the greatest gingerbread house ever! It’s a TARDIG, Time and Relative Dimensios in Gingerbread. Whatever you do, don’t eat the phone box. (The Mary Sue)
Here we leave you with a cockatiel singing the Super Mario Bros. theme. Impressive, most impressive. (TDW: Geek)
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