Nerdy Bits: Pikachus Invade Japan, Smooth Jazz ‘Duck Tales’ Theme, Is ‘Legend of Zelda’ Racist?, & 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 email@example.com.
Above: Typically, I’d be against flashing a pair of panties in your face so early in the day, but these are some damn adorable Stormtrooper undies! Huh.. that’s a sentence I never imagined I’d type. Anyway, grab a pair on Etsy! [Fashionably Geek]
I’m so very happy I live in a world where Captain Kirk can chat with NASA via Twitter. [Geekologie]
You’d be the coolest dungeon master at school if you had this dragon backpack. Unfortunately, Bob Basset created this as a custom order. But maybe you can coax him into making you one, too. [Cool Things]
Yokohama, Japan was recently invaded by Pikachus in what’s easily the most adorable infestation ever. See more videos of the “Pikachu Outbreak Event” over on Fashionably Geek.
Sideshow Collectibles is well known for their stunning recreations, and their new Vampirella is no exception. Based off a design by Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau, pre-order now!
Women of Cosplay calenders are plentiful, surely we’ve even showcased them on our own site, but what’s rare are Men of Cosplay calenders. So it’s great to learn this Kickstarter-funded Men vs. Cosplay: 2015 Heroes vs Villains calender is on its way. Though it’s already been fulfilled, they’ve extended the donation window in the hopes of creating an 18 month calender. Which only means more dudes in great cosplay, so get donating! [Geeks Are Sexy]
The Fifth Element is still one of the best and most original sci-fi films ever (and one that’s remained untainted from unnecessary sequels and attempts at turning the film into a franchise). One of its most memorable sequences happens while French actress Maïwenn Besco’s performs “Il Dolce Suono” and it’s intercut with Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich kick ass. Here you can watch the full scene of Besco, who is lip synching to Albanian opera lyric soprano Inva Mula’s performance. [io9]
Making a smooth, R&B version of some classic tune seems to be all the rage right now. Not to be left out, Scott Bradlee and the PostModern Jukebox have created their own smooth jazz and R&B twists on classic themes like Disney’s Duck Tales, Darkwing Duck, Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers, and The Muppet Babies. [The Disney Blog]
The Legend of Zelda is racist, okay! I mean, come on, Dark Link. Yeah… I see what you’re doing Nintendo, propagating stereotypes. [The Warp Zone]
Didn’t get enough of the Comic-Con experience, whether in person or vicariously, two weeks ago? Here’s Screen Team‘s rad compilation of the cool things that were going on in San Deigo.
And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy… TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)