Nerdy Bits: Science You Can Smoke, Liz Shaw’s Text Convo With the Engineers, Jurassic Live: Dino Action Show!, LEGOception 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.
That’s right, let’s smo- I mean, experiment. This glass microscope is state of the art and the best way to get hi- I mean, get, uh, learned. See you in biology! (Geekologie)
Anyone who’s seen Prometheus can continue reading this, otherwise, jump to the next bit. This link right here will send you to Listen Eggroll, where you can read an entire SMS convo between Noomi Rapace’s character and an Engineer. Every plot hole is touched upon and given an “explanation.” And it’s hilarious. And FULL OF SPOILERS. (io9)
No better way to stay warm this winter than with this Optimus Prime knit hat. It’s perfect! The face guard makes an excellent scarf and those flaps will keep your ears warm. Get yours today from Etsy seller BeeBeeKins. (Fashionably Geek)
The target of our latest play was actually the first film that Murder House lovingly re-staged eons ago, on the back porch, for a few dozen friends and defenseless passers-by. Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster is a masterpiece of pop spectacle, thrilling action, and memorable characters – a film that is, itself, larger than life. Now, with four years of creative re-engineering under our collective belt, Murder House is tracing our evolution back to its beginnings, painstakingly rendering multimillion-dollar CG creatures in cardboard and duct-tape. This show wasn’t meant to cater only to the super-rich. Everyone in the world has the right to see these animals. And they will, because we’re bringing the show to you!
PBS has autotuned Mr. Rogers and it’s the greatest thing you’ll hear today. Created by John D. Boswell, of Symphony of Science music videos fame, what he does with the slide whistle solo is freakin’ awesome. (io9)
I really didn’t think it could get better than autotuned Mr. Rogers, but this here, this is pretty freakin’ incredible. It’s Inception in LEGO. LEGOCEPTION. (Geek Tyrant)
Are Bronies changing the definition of masculinity? Some think so, and about damn time, too! Men can be more than boners and farts, they can also be about pretty ponies. (The Mary Sue)
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