Nerdy Bits: NES Controller Pipe, FemShep Barbie, Doctor Whooves Episode 2, Boy-Band Tribute to ‘HALO’ 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 email@example.com.
Above: Here’s a personal submission to Nerdy Bits. This beauty was found at a weekend summer festival I attended. It’s an NES pipe! And honestly, what better way is there to repurpose such a classic controller. Remember you can send in your own submissiong for Nerdy Bits at the email above!
After reviewing the evidence you kind of have to wonder, did Prometheus rip off SpongeBob SquarePants? (Geek Tyrant)
Yes, they’re real. These are caps that actually transform into robots in disguise. At the moment either Captimus Prime or Capticon are what’s available and pre-orders are being accepted now with shipments expected to arrive in time for Christmas. I think now you know what to as Santa for. (Fashionably Geek)
Dorkly‘s just reading my mind, or spying on me at home, I’m not sure which. Basically, yelling at the Kinect to do someting, truth. And hey, have you ever tried to open their Zune store with a voice command? No matter how you say it the damn Xbox cannot understand, “Zuuunne.” Talk about the worst named product ever.
Something that needs to be real and reproduced on a massive scale, a FemShep It’s Barbie. Until Mattel jumps on board you’ll have to settle for making your own following IntrovertedWife‘s excellent tutorial. (The Mary Sue)
It’s summer time, and that means you’re probably spending more time outside. What’s one of the worst things about being outdoors? The bug. But now thanks to crafty hacker Caleb Kraft you can construct your own lightsaber bug zapper. (Nerd Approved)
You’ve got to hand it to the Bronies, they are one creative, productive group. The amount of fan art, parodies, comics, video mashups, etc. they’ve created is astounding. But I’ve must say Doctor Whooves is their most brilliant creation. Episode 2 is up! (The Mary Sue)
There’s nothing more special than the bond between a guy and his Master Chief. Listen to The Warp Zone give Halo the boy-band tribute it’s been lacking. (Kotaku)
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