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: Artist Timothy Anderson re-imagined Star Wars as pulp fiction, the genre, not the movie (although that would be interesting!). You can purchase these fabulous prints right here. [Geeks Are Sexy]
I originally thought these Kirk & Spock salt & pepper shakers were really cool…. until I looked more closely at the picture and realized they are kind of missing half of their faces. Now I’m just creeped out. But maybe you like to be creeped out at the dinner table. If you you do, you can buy this set at Modcloth.
Oh dear lord, these crocheted Ninja Turtles re-imagined as Ninja Snails are so cute it’s painful. [Geeks Are Sexy]
These steampunk Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Penguin cosplays are serious stunners. Check out close-ups of the individual costumes at Fashionably Geek.
Over at the Frisky, they’ve outlined 8 reasons why Jon Snow (in GIFs!) makes a bad boyfriend. My favorite is number 8 – he’s just too damn pretty to be a good boyfriend.
Mental Floss has a list of 11 brilliant scientist tattoos. Some of them are rather run of the mill, but this tattoo of neurons on the shoulder of a Brazilian biologist is simply gorgeous.
I don’t know about you, but I had to drink a whole mess of red wine to cope with the final scene of this week’s Game of Thrones. Would’ve been cool if I could have accessorized my despair with these Game of Thrones wine charms from ThinkGeek. [Geeky Hostess]
Speaking of drinking, I doubt super villains put regular ice cubes in their drinks. They pour whiskey on top of the frozen skulls of their victims….. but I don’t recommend you freeze real human skulls, so this skull ice cube mold is a great alternative. I bet Hannibal has one of these!
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Marvel has licensed Captain America to the skincare brand Kiehl’s to advertise men’s moisturizer. On one hand, I really love seeing geeky characters in unexpected places, but I’m not sure that I like the idea of using them to shill random products, like what Warner Bros. eventually ended up doing with Harry Potter. What do you the rest of you nerds think? [Fashionably Geek]
Damn it, I guess I need to have a kid now so that I can justify owning this landspeeder stroller. Or, maybe I can just use it as a shopping cart, like it is in this picture. But whoever was toting their kid around in this at Denver Comic Con wins the Best Nerdy Parent Award. [Technabob]
HOLY CRAP THIS IS INCREDIBLE! Not only is the concept of a female Victorian Darth Vader totally unique, but the costume is flawless and the mask is exquisite. Hop over to Fashionably Geek for a close up of the mask.
LEGO Harry Potter and his pals learn how to care for Hagrid’s new pet Rancor. (Yes, Rancor from Star Wars.) Needless to say, it doesn’t go so well! [Laughing Squid]
Check out this compilation of people reacting to the Red Wedding. You can tell most of these people hadn’t read the books. [Geekologie]
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