Nerdy Bits: The Vader Mobile, Geeky Old People Calendar, Grillin’ With The Force, Voluptuous Green Lantern Cosplay, 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: Hot Wheels turned a C5 Corvette into this ode to the Sith for this year’s Comic-Con. Vader, huh? I saw Batman (heck, I even saw Darkwing Duck) before I saw The Dark Lord of the Sith. In any case, he isn’t the hero we need, but the overlord we deserve. [Gizmodo]
Man sets record for most tattoos of a single character with 41 Homers. Goes to show you, if you shoot for the moon and miss, at least you land on a Kwik-E-Mart. [Geekologie]
Retirement community creates senior calendar. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. [FashionablyGeek]
You can own a replica of Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon’s biker vest. If Daryl dies, we riot… and look good doing it! [UrbanCollector]
Lighsaber BBQ fork. I like my steak like I like my force wielders, a little on the darkside. [ThinkGeek]
Mondo — makers of exclusive pop culture art prints – is now making toys and they’re revealing them at SDCC. Like this bodacious TMNT Michelangelo figure, which suddenly makes me crave an old school TMNT ice cream bar. [NerdApproved]
Green Lantern cosplay by cosplayer Maria Ramos. I would be the guy that purposely puts myself in danger, if but the chance to be saved by this lady Green Lantern. In brightest day, in blackest night, no beautiful cosplayers shall escape my sight. [MariaRamos]
Wil Wheaton talks about the difference between Nerds and Geeks. In today’s culture, there really isn’t a difference. But let’s be real, us nerds don’t want to be associated with Geeks. They bite the heads off of chickens. I’m serious, look it up.
I use ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’ interchangeably — I don’t make a distinction. I’ve said that being a nerd is not about what you love, it’s about the way that you love it. So you can be a nerd for football, and obsessively follow stats and player trades and figure out things that give you an advantage in, like, sports betting and things like that. Or, you can love Battlestar Galactica and try to work out all of the complex mythologies and get into things like blueprints of the ships. And then you can love things like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. andWinter Soldier, and love that so much that you end up going to a comic book shop and then reading all the way back through ten or twenty years of Captain America comics. Someone who I would describe as a ‘geek’ or ‘nerd’ is a person who loves something to its greatest extent, and then looks for other people who love it the same way, so they can celebrate loving it together. [TheMarySue]
When videos games come to life in front of your eyes, here’s Assassin’s Creed Unity meets Parkour in real life. Don’t try this at home kids. [DevinSuperTramp]
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