Nerdy Bits: R2D2 Hipster, Lollipop Chainsaw Cosplay, Ode to River Song, Where’s Waldo: The Star Wars Edition 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.
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ABOVE: As if George Lucas ruining Star Wars wasn’t enough, here comes the hipters. God, do I hate hipsters. Stay the hell away from my Star Wars! However, this one wearing a R2D2 swim suit is certainly hot. I can’t argue that. Do you suppose she has Luke’s lightsaber tucked up inside her cooch? [FashionablyGeek]
Where’s Waldo: The Star Wars edition, featuring Star Trek, Doctor Who, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, Predator, Batman, The Wizard of Oz, Fallout and many other nerd pop culture characters. Oh man this is fun. It takes me back to the days of eating Life Cereal when we had these Where’s Waldo games on the back of the box.
Lollipop Chainsaw is an upcoming action video game being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game focuses on zombie hunter and cheerleader Juliet Starling who, along with members of her family and her boyfriend Nick, a disembodied head, fight hordes of zombies in San Romero High School, where Starling formerly cheered.
While it sounds like a killer game (no pun intended), I think it’s a ploy. The real intent is to get hot blond’s to dress like a highschool slut. Well played Grasshopper, well played.[HeavyGames]
In this brilliant video from Israel’s Karahat, the hero of Jordan Mechner’s 1989 platforming classic comes to life in pixel-perfect form, right down to the stumbling animations and Mario prison romance. [Kotaku]
He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight. Or just a guy with a Batman suit roaming Toronto.
Extra points for walking up to random pedestrians and shouting, “MY PARENTS ARE DEAD.” [TDW]
John Cleese, best known for his work in Monty Python, responds to Youtube comments (ON YOUTUBE). That is all. [YouBentMyWookie]
There are plenty of songs about Doctor Who and his beyond complicated relationship with River Song (at least I think there are), but here’s one that’s a little more subtle. Ally Rhodes’ describes her ode to River Song as “a song about the triumph of love over predetermined destiny.” Isn’t that sweet? [TheMarySue]
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