Best Class Ever: Syracuse University Now Offers A ‘Doctor Who’ Course

- 11-04-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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When I picked my universities, they needed two criteria: 1.) be far away from home, and 2.) be relatively warm. I ended up going to Clark in Atlanta and Norfolk State in Virginia, scoring on both essentials. The third imperative was that they had to be good schools too. Yes, the twisted priorities of an 18 yr-old. Syracuse University is too far into Freezytown, USA, so that was never even an option for me. But I’d have totally considered it if they’d offered a Doctor Who class because I’m obsessed with that shit. Only real Whovians and high school slackers of the highest (lowest) order need read on! (more…)

Nerd Art Dump: Inappropriate Deadpool, Monster Boba Fett, 80s Cartoon Villains Catch Some Air, And MOAR!!!

- 11-02-14Cool 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: Inappropriate Deadpool by Frankie Perez  (more…)

Nerdy Bits: NPH Wins Halloween, Harry Potter Hotel, Batdad Returns, Hilarious Guide to Star Wars Aliens, And MOAR!!!

- 11-01-14Cartoons, Cool 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: Neil Patrick Harris-David Burtka family won Halloween with their Batman inspired costuming. [Neil Patrick Harris on Twitter] (more…)

Your Official Nerd Bastards Halloween Movie Marathon

- 10-30-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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As we all know, Halloween is a hodge and a podge of various cultural and religious traditions. The Jack O’ lantern, the holiday’s cheerful, grinning orange mascot is based on an old Irish legend of a man who was so evil he was kicked out of Hell. Jack was sentenced to wander for all eternity, with only a burning coal inside a hollowed-out turnip to light his way. Upon their arrival in America, the Irish found that the pumpkin was a far more user-friendly carving medium for their disturbing little tradition.

Trick Or Treating also has Celtic origins: On the festival of Samhain, the spirits of the dead walked the earth, and people would leave food out for them, hoping this would keep the dead from vexing the living.

It became an American tradition in the early 20th century as a way of keeping the young from vexing homeowners. Essentially, the adults of America made a deal with the nation’s children: “Stop breaking and burning our cities every October 31st, and you can go to any home you want and get free candy”. America’s youth accepted, and Trick Or Treating has been practiced in nearly every American community for almost a century.

Today, we explore the nerdiest of Halloween traditions: The Halloween horror movie marathon.

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Toys ‘R’ Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Figures, Cranston Hilariously Responds [UPDATE: Now Aaron Paul Speaks]

- 10-22-14Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Thinking about giving some awesome Breaking Bad action figures to someone you love for Christmas? Well, don’t go to Toys ‘R’ Us to get them because some Florida killjoy/mom has decided that because she thinks its inappropriate for figures marketed to adult fans and in the adult section of the store to be sold in Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Hey, it’s only the country’s largest retailer, am I right? Whose going to go to Toys ‘R’ Us first to buy action figures? So anyway, Spartacus won, and had the whole kit and kaboodle of figures from Mezco Toys have been pulled from the shelves. But don’t think that this whole thing is going to end quietly, or without the input of a key figure from the Breaking Bad saga. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: In Defense of Bat Nipples, LEGO Goonies, Modern Monster Mash, Gandalf Motivates Students, And MOAR!!!

- 10-22-14Cool 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. 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: LEGO diorama based on The Goonies was on display at BrickCon 2014 [NerdApproved] (more…)

‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboards Are Finally Here! But, There’s A Catch…

- 10-21-14Cool Stuff, Film, Tech Posted by Aspry Jones

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Whenever I’m channel surfing on a boring Monday night and land on ‘Back To The Future’, I just put the remote down without even thinking. It’s a brilliant film with oodles of complexity and a tight hold on one of Hollywood’s various ideas on time travel. I don’t think we’ll ever navigate the past or the future, but there’s a good chance that some of the movie’s technology could come to fruition. Take hoverboards, for instance. In the movie’s somewhat inferior sequel, protagonist Marty McFly zips from 1985 into 2015 and experiences his first encounter with the floating device. Director Robert Zemeckis lied in an interview, saying the contraption was real. But we told science that, according to the movie, they have until 2015 to make that shit happen. Did they or didn’t they? You be the judge. (more…)

Did You Ever Notice ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Easter Eggs Involving Clocks?

- 10-21-14Cool Stuff, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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I’m terrible with easter eggs unless they’re right smack dab in my face. And also have to do with comic book characters. While I’m talking about comic book characters, thanks to Robert Kirkmann’s winning series, ‘The Walking Dead,’ let’s center on the television show. Yeah, we hunt eggs on this site from time to time. We found a bunch of stuff from ‘The Flash.’ Then there was ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ buzz, because that movie could do no wrong around here. Once, there were physical ‘Walking Dead’ easter eggs to talk about in a post. But unlike that time when we found The Governor’s patio umbrella in Terminus, the eggs I’m talking about have been going on since the beginning of Season One. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Deadpool G.I. Joe, Jason Momoa’s GoT Audition, Iron Man Prosthetic For Kids, Walking Dead With Drunks, And MOAR!!!

- 10-18-14Cool 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. 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: This Dad built Wonder Woman’s invisible LEGO jet with his kids. [Imgur(more…)

Nerdy Bits: TARDIS Stroller, Kangaroo Fight, Chainsaw Carved Groot, Animated Game of Thrones and MOAR!!!

- 10-08-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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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: Now your baby can travel through time and all relative dimensions in space. [Nerd Approved(more…)