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: Resistance is even more futile when the Borg are so gosh darn cute… and delicious. This isn’t just an epic mash-up, it’s also a chocolate cake. [MTVGeek]
This unauthorized Doctor Who cookbook doesn’t just include the typical fare like fish fingers and custard. You can also learn how to make Dalek french toast and Slitheen eggs. There’s a recipe for every episode of new Who, so hop on over to Amazon to get it now. [Technabob]
Brainpickings has some old school infographics from the 1930s showcasing what science was and what people thought it would become in the future.
Glad I’m not the only one who’s wondered why Gandalf doesn’t use the giant eagles more often! [Dorkly]
I really want to say something clever about this Captain America Xbox 360, but I can’t. It’s so awesome it leaves me speechless. Joystiq has some more info about this fan made mod.
This lovely little sketch is probably the coolest and creepiest thing you’ll see all day. Why? Because it’s not just a sketch. It’s the concept art for a robot that can “speak Japanese, recognize faces and perform simple experiment tasks” and will LIVE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION NEXT YEAR. That’s right. Say hello to your new robotic space overlord. Do scientists not read science fiction and fear robots the same way all sane humans do? [Space.com]
Our fearless editor suggested that I post this Jayne hat from ThinkGeek. I think he’s trying to hint at what he would like the staff to get him for Christmas. It will keep his bastardly ears warm this winter!
Not everything about the Dark Side is glamorous. Sure, there are epic battles and snazzy uniforms but even the darkest of snowtroopers has a regular job to do. [Fashionably Geek]
This is one of two stunning limited edition Olly Moss Lord of the Rings posters available at Mondo. They go on sale today, December 13th and will probably sell out fast, so don’t miss your chance to get one!
I couldn’t find any geeky gingerbread houses to post this time, so here’s a holiday card from Aperture Laboratories. [Insanely Gaming]
There can never be enough LEGO renditions of movies and there can never be enough Batman. [Nerdist]
This re-imagined trailer for The Dark Knight as a romantic comedy is oddly believable. [Vulture]
I’m pretty sure all of these dumb ways to die (in a video game) have happened to me – except getting dysentery in Oregon Trail, I always ran out of rations.
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