Nerdy Bits: Map of Panem From ‘The Hunger Games’, Combustible Lemons From Aperture Science, Learn How to Makes Slurm & Bachelor Chow From ‘Futurama’ and MOAR!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: Doom comes in many shapes and sizes. Today, yours has come in the form of cute vampire kitty. But be warned, despite its adorableness it is still a harbinger of death. (Fashionably Geek)
V. Arrow is a Hunger Games enthusiast who is currently working on a companion book to Suzanne Collin’s series called, The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games. In it she’s created a map of Panem overlayed on North America. Now you can decipher what district you live in, or if your home is underwater, and know who’s your hometown hero in The Hunger Games. (io9)
Okay son, now give me your best “I just killed my wife, got my ass kicked by my best friend and have been encased in a metal monstrosity for the rest of my life”-yell. (Fashionably Geek)
When life give you lemons, what are your going to do with them? If your prop maker, HellsPlumber, you create combustible lemon grenades. Sadly, they don’t really explode, but I’m betting if you’re really Aperture material you can figure out how to change that. Pick up some “combustible” lemons on Etsy. If you get the limited edition version, pictured above, there’s a button you press to hear Cave Johnson’s unforgettable lemon rant. (TDW: Geek)
And, uh, yeah. Here’s Bill Murray with the Korean pop group, Girls’ Generation. Because he’s Bill Murray, that’s why. Okay, actually they met backstage at Letterman, but still. (TDW)
Why they never thought to include a melodica on Jurassic Park‘s soundtrack I’ll never know. It sounds so majestic. (TDW)
The Black Nerd, of Black Nerd Comedy gets emotional about what he’s calling the greatest Super Bowl commercial ever. It’s MetLife’s 80s cartoon nostalgia bomb we shared yesterday. Were you as moved by the inclusion of just about every cartoon celebrity from your childhood?
Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams are back with another episode of Feast of Fiction, where they show you how to create your favorite meals from your favorite works of fiction. This week learn how to make Slurm and Bachelor Chow from Futurama. Wimmy wam wam wozzle! (io9)
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