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: Is that what I think it is? A real AT-AT Cat house? I need that. Ok, I need a cat first then I need it. Ok, I need a cat first and then for the dogs across the street to build a snow fort so we can assault. [ObviousWinner]
Have you wanted to make your own Skyrim-inspired armor? OF COURSE YOU HAVE! Well, now thanks to a handy little guide by Harrison Krix of Volpin Props, you can by following the steps here. As you can see from the above, the end result is nothing short of stunning.
If you want the shorter route, we have our own guide. Step one, jab and arrow in your knee. Step two, tell people about it endlessly. [Neatorama]
Finally, sweet relief. A Pokemon inspired toile… t… wait, that’s an arcade game? Yes, just getting released in Japan a full fledged ‘gotta catch ’em all’ Pokemon arcade game. Every time you discover a new Pokemon it spits out a little plastic collector chip with the monster’s name and picture on it that can be scanned and used in future games. [Geekologie]
It’s dangerous to go alone, take this double half caf chai espresso latte. Expresso Royale Champaign, Illinois is officially the coolest coffee shop in Champaign, Illinois. Heck, anywhere. Nerd lovin’ signage greets you as you walk in. TMNT, The Thunder Cats and more have graced their chalk board, hit the link to see more. [YouBentMyWookie]
Oh, yes. The Bible speaks of the cake leveling mountains and laying waste to entire regions. An army which carries the cake before it… is invincible. Charm City Cakes (of Food Network’s ‘Ace of Cakes’ fame) made the above Raiders Of The Lost Ark inspired cake. For a wedding. A very cool wedding. [TheMarySue]
Reddit contributor “Echoobrain” scratch-built this awesome arcade cabinet in his spare time which plays any SNES cartridge, complete with an arcade quality joystick and buttons. [NerdApproved]
Marvel Comics has finally brought Agent Coulson to the 616 (it’s main continuity). Coulson has been revealed to be the long-time friend of Marcus Johnson, the long-lost son of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury, known as ‘Cheese’. [TDWGeek]
So, LEGO builder Yatkuu’s toy replica of the Winchester Pub from Shaun of the Dead garned enough votes on LEGO’s Cuusoo crowdsourcing site to be considered for production as an official LEGO set. Just, don’t get to excited yet.
LEGO CUUSOO gives the opportunity to submit product ideas, however all LEGO products, regardless of age target, must be content appropriate for our core audience. With this in mind we have decided that – good though the model is – the film Shaun of the Dead contains content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11.
This is the first time a set has been rejected after receiving the requisite 10,000 votes. This is also the first time LEGO has broken my heart.
Doctor Wholf. The barkDIS. The evil robot Bow-Wowleks. A sonic meowdriver. crap, I messed that one up. [Cosplay Blog]
And finally, when planning a child’s birthday hiring a superhero to make an appearance is always a sure bet. Kids freakin’ love superheroes. Just make sure you hire the right one. Chris Nolan’s Batman is not the right one.[ToplessRobot]
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