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. "I am here to chew bubblegum and write stupid shit. And I'm all out of bubblegum." - Luke Gallagher Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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Nerdy Bits: Cumberb*tch Clothing, Real Life Pac-Man, Modern Day Hawkeye, Gummy Vader, And MOAR!!!

- 01-24-15Cool 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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Think of all of fun you could have with a Deadpool head gelatin mold. [UrbanCollector(more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Proof John McCain is Voldemort, Every X-Man Ever, Super Hero Roller Derby Girls, Mythbusters Have Sex, And MOAR!!!

- 01-21-15Cool 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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Tara Strong, the voice of Harley Quinn in the Batman: Arkham video game series, cosplays as Harley too. [FashionablyGeek(more…)

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Promo Art For Joss Whedon’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Will Make You Wonder What Could Have Been

- 01-20-15Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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It’s almost long forgotten and borderlines on myth at this point, but did you know that Joss Whedon had once been hired to write a Wonder Woman script? This is way before Gal Gadot was cast as the Amazonian Princess in Batman Vs Superman and whatever the heck DC/Warner Bros. has planned for their hopeful solo movies. Whedon’s Wonder Woman – or WWW for short – came before Whedon evolved into something of an unofficial “showrunner” for the Marvel cinematic universe.  Joss Whedon both understands how to write a female protagonist, as he demonstrated with Buffy, but he also had a rather successful run on the Wonder Woman comic. So WB snatched him up for Wonder Woman (2005), had him write a script, and even considered him to direct. But thanks to the piss poor performances of both Catwoman and Elektra, which were released around the same time, the project got shelved.  (more…)

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Will ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Feature a Female Stormtrooper?

- 01-19-15Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The very first scene in the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer shows actor John Boyega popping into shot as a black Storm Trooper perspiring and panting hard in a desert (the rolling dunes of Tatooine perhaps?). Some fans took umbrage with there being a black Storm Trooper. Basing their fist shaking ignorance under the assumption the prequels reveal that all Storm Trooper were clones of Bounty Hunter Jango Fett.

Apparently these fans didn’t consider that in the time of the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, the Empire has been recruiting from general populations for years. Or, as other fans have pointed out, Boyega may not even be a Stormtrooper — he could be a rebel in a Stormtrooper uniform, like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Well, if you thought a black Storm Trooper ruffled a few feathers, how is the internet going to respond to a proposed female Storm Trooper?  (more…)

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One of The Best Nerd Approved Books ‘Ready Player One’ Is Getting a Sequel (Supposedly)

- 01-16-15Books Posted by Luke Gallagher

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For you none readers out there, you should really consider picking up Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. RPO is a nerd-tastic novel that will reawaken those nostalgic feelings for 80’s geek culture. Bursting with video game, TV show, movie and other pop culture references from that era. Even if you didn’t live through the 80’s and don’t get all the references, it’s a fast paced, exciting read! A fantastic story filled with gripping twists and turns, fun dialogue, and one with elusive writing quality, and originality.

Now, for those who already know of RPO and rejoice its imagination and pop culture appeal, you may be ecstatic to know that Ernie Cline is working on a sequel!  (more…)

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So That ‘Poltergeist’ Remake Is A Family Friendly Adventure, Huh?

- 01-15-15Uncategorized Posted by Luke Gallagher

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A reboot of the Hooper Directed/Spielberg Produced 1982 horror Poltergeist is scheduled to arrive in theaters this summer.  Children of the 1980s have mixed feelings, and with good reason.  Poltergeist played on our biggest fear, that something evil would crawl through our televisions and drag us to a hell dimension.  These days that process is called “streaming content”, clearly the work of a demonic entity thus confirming our suspicions.  But perhaps nerds everywhere should warm up to this Sam Raimi produced reboot.  Recently actor Sam Rockwell, who portrays the father in the story, sat down with Collider to quell our fears, and encourage us to see the film in a different light…(Carol Anne): (more…)

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New ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Gameplay Shows Brutal Violence, Even By MK Standards

- 01-14-15Videogames Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The official Mortal Kombat X Gameplay trailer has hit the interwebz.  The trailer reveals that Kung Lao, Kitana, as well as a few new faces wil be playable characters. Fans will also be delighted to discover that Goro is playable as well, although you have to pre-order the game to be able to play as him. But enough about the characters – you wanna see some gameplay footage and feast your eyes on that ultraviolence you love so much, right? Well, hide your kids and hide your wives, because this trailer is super violent and gory.  Even by Mortal Kombat standards. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Billy Joel is Darth Vader, Play DOOM on Your Toaster, DIY Star Wars Gummies, And MOAR!!!

- 01-14-15Cool 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. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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

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How The Trisaber from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Actually Awesome

- 01-14-15Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Star Wars is much like the competitive shaving industry – why stop at two blades when you can add two more?

Fans were ignited when a new tribladed lightsaber was revealed in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Naturally, the naysayers criticized the blades impracticality; making the argument that the two smaller blades acting as a “cross-guard” would not serve their purpose as an attacking blade could and would likely slide down and cut through the hilt. Not to mention the elevated risk to the wielders own body. Ridiculous? Let’s find out.  (more…)

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New Trailer For ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Is Intense!

- 01-12-15Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Marvel Studios just released the second trailer for Joss Whedon‘s highly anticipated sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. You want action? Well, you got it! This trailer is fully loaded with action galore. More Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man duking it out, more explosions, more haunting music and more of James Spader tickling your spine with fear as the robot overlord Ultron! (more…)

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