Nerdy Bits: Canned R2-D2, The Sun Explodes, Your Options According to Yoda, GRRM and JKR Have Lunch 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
Above: This R2-D2, made out of tuna and corn cans, is part of the San Francisco Canstruction Exhibit. Unfortunately, the exhibit is closed but you’ll be happy to know that all of the food from the cans was donated to the needy. [Obvious Winner]
Sometimes the best way to combat douchebaggery is with humor, because we all know their insane troll logic does not understand our human logic. Hop on over to The Mary Sue to see the rest of Jemma Salume’s comic commentary on fake nerd girls.
Professional Cluster Balloonist (yes, that’s really a profession!) Jonathan Trappe recreated the house from Pixar’s UP and launched it in the air using only balloons. See more pictures at SlashFilm.
When the geeky pastimes of legos and knitting combine with Firefly fandom, squee worthy cuteness abounds! [ThinkGeek]
If you’re looking for the perfect geeky gift for your geeky guy, then check out Bazinga Jewellery‘s cufflinks. If Dr. Sheldon Cooper ever had the need to wear cufflinks, we’re sure he’d rock these or one of the many styles Bazinga has in their Etsy Shop. [Gamer Fashion 101]
Haven’t you always wanted to own a frying pan with a hilt for a handle? Now you can…. well, almost. Combat Kitchenware is a new Kickstarter designed for those who like to “cry havoc and let loose the bacon of deliciousness!” They’ve already reached their Kickstarter goal, so I’d say your chances of cooking like a warrior are pretty good. [Geekologie]
The Death Star’s PR rep tweeted this helpful pie chart earlier today. It shows how much of a hard ass that Yoda guy is. No matter how hard you try, it’s still not good enough. The Dark Side not only has cookies, but it also allows for the kinds of mistakes we all make, like cutting off your son’s hand during a fight to the death. Who hasn’t done that, right?
This really would have been perfect on Halloween. As the gals at The Mary Sue astutely point out, make sure you’re wearing another shirt underneath this one.
An industrious Jedi makes the best out of any situation. Killed a Wampa? Sucks for the Wampa but it’s great news for you on icy mornings when you need to scrape off your windshield! Slide your hand into this cozy severed Wampa arm from ThinkGeek and your windshield will be ice free in no time!
No George, Ron and Ginny are not Targaryens. (Someone needs to make this lunch happen for real and film it. Gazillions of nerds would pay to watch this lunch happen.) [Nerd Approved]
Want to learn how to make these for awesome holiday gifts? The bakers at Nerd Ache Cakes are starting their own YouTube channel to show all geeky bakers, or wanna-be bakers, how it’s done. [The Mary Sue]
Today in space porn: Watch massive eruptions on the sun, called solar prominance, in high definition via NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. [Live Science]
Watch as these seniors react to the trailer for Breaking Dawn Pt. 2. The reaction at the 1 minute mark is the best thing ever. [The Mary Sue]
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