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: That isn’t Scarlet Johansson or even a cosplayer with an uncanny resemblence, no, it’s the new Black Widow action figure from Hot Toys. Hot toy indeed. Get up close and personal at Geek Tyrant.
I feel like that adult should be explaining to those children it’s a bad idea to stick your hand into a wild Pikachu’s mouth instead of encouraging it. Got something to add to this image? Kotaku is running a photoshop contest for it.
Summer is Coming: The far less foreboding words of the Stark’s tropical relatives, the Starbucks. (TDW)
Here’s an awkward photo I’m sure you’ve never seen from the set of The Empire Strikes Back. I don’t even have anything to add here. (Geek Tyrant)
I will say, clearly Mark Hamill is no stranger to awkward photos. Here he is as The Trickster from The Flash series starring John Wesley Shipp. Who wants to to tackle this cosplay challenge? (The Mary Sue)
Father’s Day just happened, did your Dad impart any classic wisdom? No? Never fear, here’s a supercut of wisdom delivered by your favorite TV dads. (TDW)
This is a pretty kick-ass, fan-made Justice League trailer. Sure, it uses quite a bit of footage from Smallville, but it does give a sense of what could be if that Justice League movie finally happens. (CBM)
Those brave, brave men in the Red Shirts. This is their tribute, because without them, how would we have known space was a dangerous place and still keep the main cast alive? (The Mary Sue)
Speaking of Star Trek, the Quintek Group have given is this fantastic animated opening for The Original Series that I demand to see added to all subsequent DVD/Blu-Ray releases. (io9)
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