Luke Gallagher

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Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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Karen Gillan Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dressed as…The Pink Ranger (Umm, What?)

- 08-29-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Just when you thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fad (a good charitable fad that has served its purpose in raising ALS awareness, but still, a fad) is behind us, Doctor Who and Guardians of The Galaxy star Karen Gillan answered Matt Smith’s Nomination and keeps the awareness and cold water flowing.

Everyone’s favorite red head (her hair is growing back nicely) gets style points for dressing up as the Pink Power Ranger and having the Red Ranger and a little person dressed as the Green Ranger get her wet (no, that was not a sexual innuendo). Why the Power Rangers theme? No clue, it’s not explained. That’s what makes it great. The random absurdity of it. (more…)

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‘Yoga Hosers’ Will Reunite Stan Lee and Kevin Smith

- 08-28-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Writer/director Kevin Smith built his career off the back of his love for comic books and geek fandom. While his proclivities for geek culture seeped into many of his movies, none so more than his 1995 romantic comedy Mallrats.

Besides the film featuring a main character who collects comic books and has a weird obsession with super hero sex organs, the stand out fan-boy moment is when Marvel comics legend Stan Lee makes a cameo as himself and tells a story about “the girl that got away”.

A delightful and inspiring scene on what was otherwise a juvenile movie. Really, though, I think Smith simply wrote the scene as an excuse to work with one of his comic book heroes. Whatever the case, it worked. Smith and Lee have become life long friends. A geeks dream come true.

Now, 20 years later (feeling old are you?) Kevin Smith and Stan Lee will reunite for Smith’s upcoming film Yoga Hosers.
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Nerdy Bits: Steam Punk LEGO AT-AT, Live Action Prince Adam “Hey” Meme, Mario Goes On Killing Spree, And MOAR!!!

- 08-27-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Yeah, toys b*tch! These cartoon-like versions of the Breaking Bad characters are the work of Trevor Grove of Sideshow Collectibles along with his brother Troy.  Sadly, they don’t exist yet (which is seriously methed up) but the brothers are hopeful the figurines will get realized someday. [Grove’s Facebook page] (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Real Dancing Groot Toy, Two Fish Play Street Fighter, Talk Dead To Me Music Video, And MOAR!!!

- 08-25-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Internet, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: First official Dancing Groot toy! Woo hoo, right? Meh, your excitement might wane when you realize it’s just a bobble head. Well, bobble hands sort of dance so I guess that counts.  [TheMarySue] (more…)

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Nerd Art Dump: Tattooed Disney Princesses, What if Deadpool and Harley Quinn Had Kids, Robin Williams Tribute, And MOAR!!!

- 08-24-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.

ABOVE: One has to wonder where those darned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles learned all them fancy ninja moves. Mike Wrobel has created a piece of art that may reveal some of the secrets behind the creation of this sewer-dwelling team. (more…)

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Spider-Woman Butt Debacle Continues As Artist Milo Manara & Writer Dennis Respond to Criticism

- 08-23-14Comics Posted by Luke Gallagher

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A few days ago we, and many other reputable sites (including – The Mary Sue, i09, and CBR) had reported on a rather blatant case of sexualism being depicted on the pending November (variant) cover of Marvel’s Spider-Woman #1. The cover (above) illustrated by comic book artist Milo Manara, depicts a rather gratuitous and damn near pornographic view of Spider-Woman’s (aka Jessica Drew) backside. Defying any logic in practical costuming – borderlining on body paint -  and magnified with a suggested pose, bum dimples and spread rear, it’s hard not to see this as intentionally erotic. Is it an affront to women? Well there in lays the debate. Are women in comics really being sexualized or is it just a hyper sensitive audience making them so?

The objectification of women in comics (and men, but mostly women)  is a long standing issue. This particular case of eye candy has opened the floodgates for online debate. Sites like ours are being subjugated for sensationalizing something that many believe is a non issue (at least in this case). Where as others are celebrating the continued call to attention on what is frankly massive problem in comics – the marginalization of women as nothing but masturbatory material.

Milo Manara, the Italian artist behind Marvel’s Spider-Woman #1 variant cover, and writer of the upcoming series Dennis Hopeless have both commented on the recent controversy. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Awkward Guardians of the Galaxy Cosplay, Nic Cage Takes Over Halo, Captain America 2 Honest Trailer, And MOAR!!!

- 08-21-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Talented makeup artists Laura Jenkinsen uses her mouth as a canvas for famous animated characters. Oh sure, this is clever and cute, but kissing (amongst other things) are just now that much more awkward.  [TheMarySue] (more…)

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Can A Original Unaltered Cut Of The Star Wars Trilogy Be Released On Blu-ray?

- 08-19-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The purest of Star Wars fans have, for years, been clamoring for the holy trinity – A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi – to be released on DVD/BluRay in their original unaltered format. For those that have forgotten, and those too young to know, there was a time when Han shot first and force ghost Anakin Skywalker was not Hayden Christensen (amongst many other mostly unneeded changes). The all father of Star Wars, its creator, George Lucas has denied fans time and time again to release the films as they first appeared in theaters, insisting the remastered special editions are absolute. Or rather, as Lucas believes, there is basically one version of Star Wars that just keeps getting improved as technology moves forward.

The People vs George Lucas is a debate (as well as must watch documentary) that shall not be discussed today. What’s up for consideration, however, is the possibility, that after all these years, the original untouched trilogy might finally be getting unleashed from the vault (I assume it’s been in the same warehouse that Indiana Jones had the ark of the covenant stored) and being dusted off for home release. Could it be, is it true?   (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Gimp Suit Lady Deadpool, Jack Kirby Beer, Vern Troyer Wins Shark Week, Princess Bride as Horror Movie, And MOAR!!!

- 08-18-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Even if you’re not into the Arkham City video game, this may very well be the Batman figure you’ve been waiting for. With 2 interchangeable faces, plenty of accessories, and an incredibly detailed costume, it’s VERY impressive. [SideshowCollectibles] (more…)

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TOY REVIEW: Captain America (Golden Age Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

- 08-17-14Cool Stuff, Featured, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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One cannot simply talk about Captain America and not feel compelled to sing the “America, F**k Yeah!” song. So there, I said it. In today’s case, talking about Hot Toys Captain America Golden Age 1/6th Scale Figure, I’d replace “America” with “Hot Toys”. But, that doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in the same way. That, and Hot Toys is a Hong Kong based company… so, umm, yeah. However, they’re products are sold in America and the sentiment of self pride and righteous awesomeness remains the same.

Hot Toys designs and develops highly detailed Sixth Scale collectibles featuring actual likenesses of film based characters for distributors like Sideshow Collectibles. It’s a challenge finding a selection of words that pay tribute to Hot Toys mastery in artistry, as their finesse is unbound. A search on Thesaurus.com for the word “stunning” and every synonym would apply. The same can be said for Sideshow, who too manufactures high end articulated figures (as well as busts, statues, prop replicas and more). In addition to designing and manufacturing their own products, Sideshow distributes unique offerings from notable pop culture and figure companies like Hot Toys. But I digress…

Sideshow Collectibles has been gracious enough to send Nerd Bastards a Hot Toys Captain America Golden Age 1/6th scale figure from the critically acclaimed Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Solider. While my review could be summarized in two words, “F**k Yeah”, to truly appreciate the craftsmanship and value in quality, an up-close examination is necessary. Or, you can just look at the pretty pictures.   (more…)

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