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

ABOVE: Well, this is a first. Just about every comic book character has been gender-swapped at one time or another, but a Lady Spawn? That’s new. And cosplayer Cat Huntress nails it! Photos by AltoVenue, see more at Fashionably Geek.


While the digs of the Mirkwood elves were cool and all, nothing will every compare to the splendor of Rivendell. And once it’s painstakingly recreated in LEGO it’s even more impressive! Built by Alice Finch, make sure you visit Geekologie for some more detailed and close up shots.


After completing your epic LEGO recreation of Rivendell, celebrate with a shot of Smaug’s Breath! This recipe was whipped together by The Drunken Moogle in celebration of Smaug’s big screen debut. All you need is Goldschlager, some Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, and your favorite grain alcohol (How else could you light it on fire?) and the willpower to drink it. [That’s Nerdalicious]


Redditor sneakylawyer discovered a treasure trove of incredible Batman graffiti in an abandoned building in Ronse, Belgium and, of course, had to share it with the world. The artist is the mysterious Pete One, and you can see more of his art over at Laughing Squid.


What makes everything better? Even Christmas movies? Answer: Batman. Always, Batman. [Topless Robot]

YouTube channel, Distractotron has compiled and epic video of DC Comics’ cosplay. So if DC’s comics and movies don’t excite, at least theirs fans still excel at amazing cosplay.

IGN, in an effort to make The Desolation of Smaug press junket less boring for the actors and us, had the cast read aloud Leonard Nimoy’s “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”. The results speak for themselves. [Nerd Approved]

Technically, it’s a fake commercial, but it has all the makings of being the best commercial you’ll never guess what it’s advertising until the very end, ever. [Uproxx]


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Category: Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Nerd Culture