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: Who needs the traditional gingerbread train when you can have a gingerbread Winnebago meth lab from the bakers at Sugar Plum Cake Shop? I love the giant bag of meth… I also love how Walt and Jesse seem so happy as gingerbread men, although, things were a lot simpler for them when they were cooking out of the RV. [Technabob]
Because everyone needs a T-Rex ornament on their tree you should hop on over to Ideeli (I know, weird place for something like this, right?) and get this little bronze ornament. I just realized something really depressing. We already know that a T-Rex can’t hug. He can’t make a bed… he also can’t decorate a tree. I guess if he carefully put the ornaments on with his gigantic mouth he could, but that would just be awkward.
Every week, I go on Etsy and I look up the most expensive items in the “Geekery” category. I pick the weirdest/coolest ones to feature on here. I have to tell you, that I although this is pretty cool… I mean, really, the detail is amazing, I don’t think I would have featured it if it wasn’t $700. Yes, I said $700 for a doily. This is seriously beautiful and I can’t imagine how long it took Etsy seller Dorothy Rose to make this, but $700 is way too rich for this nerdy girl’s blood.
Well this is something you don’t see everyday! Men (manly men!) in Tights cosplay! [Fashionably Geek]
I just want to remind all of you that it is the most wonderful time of the year to make a Boba Fett snowflake. [Laughing Squid]
Aw, Safely Endangered reminds us that friends come in all shapes and sizes and that there will always be awesome people out there who are just as weird as you are and want to be your friend. [Geeks Are Sexy]
This super intricate diorama of Hogwarts at Christmas was made out of food! It’s part of a cake topper designed by MimiCafe Union for the Bake a Christmas Wish project. There is is so much detail in here, it is unreal! There’s even a little fireplace! [Between the Pages]
If you aren’t following Girl Gone Geek‘s Tumblr ‘Straight Outta Gotham‘ you should be ashamed of yourself. It’s the place where geek culture and hip-hop collide. It’s kind of amazing. There’s also a Spotify playlist so you can listen to all of the songs featured on the blog.
There’s hardly anything more iconically nerdy than playing chess. This chainmaille chess set weighs over 3 pounds, but the board rolls up for easy travel. Each chess piece is made with a marble at the center and then wrapped in chainmaille. The piece designs are sort of rough, but that really only adds to the cool feel of this set. It’s available on Etsy.
Artist Maryon B. is working on a Game of Thrones tarot deck! She’s only created these six cards so far. I really hope she finishes it. There are a lot of nerdy tarot deck collectors out there who would love to have something like this (like myself).
In a serious stroke of genius, James Covenant spliced together various scenes from TNG to create Captain Picard’s very own version of ‘Let it Snow,’ appropriately retitled ‘Make it So.’ The video serves as a lead-in to a commercial for James’ new video game, which looks pretty cool too. [Geeks Are Sexy]
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