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The Doof Warrior, arguably he’s one of the most memorable characters in George Miller‘s incredible masterpiece of movie mayhem that is Mad Max: Fury Road. He was certainly the one that got the most attention from Conan O’Brien, who took on the Doof Warrior persona on his way to SDCC15. Now, thanks to Funny or Die, you too can Doof it with the best of them. (more…)

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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: Star Wars rice paddy grows in Japan. [WSJ(more…)

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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: Darth Vader made out of sex toys – aka Darth Dildo. [WoodRocket] (more…)

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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: Boldly go outside this fall in a Star Trek TNG cardigan sweater. [ThinkGeek(more…)

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San Diego Comic Con is both heaven and hell for nerds. Sure, you can get your hands on some exclusive toys and collectibles. You can attend panels featuring your favorite celebrities and catch exclusive film and TV footage before anyone else. There’s also hundreds of cosplayers to ogle at (in a non creeper manner) and take selfies with.  Above all else, it’s a place for people of mutual interest to come together and share their unbridled passions for pop culture. Oh, and those after parties – nothing like seeing a room full of inebriated nerds.

Comic Con should be the promised land. It is and it isn’t. There is the darker side to the convention. The stuff of nightmares.

Namely the sea of people – some of which whom don’t bath leaving a strong stench of “edu du nerd” – making it impossible navigate the con floor. It’s so crowded, if you were to jump you would get stuck. People with space issues need not go. Then there is the true horror… waiting. All you do is get in a line a wait half your day (or sometimes even over night) in the hopes that you’ll get in on blockbuster panel, not knowing if your time sacrificed will even get you into the infamous Hall H. There’s more to lament, such as the lack of sustainable sustenance offered by the convention food vendors – hot dogs, nachos and jumbo pretzels are not adequate journey food. Then there’s the occasional nerd on nerd violence. Cutting in line will not go over well with someone who’s spent the evening on pavement getting 3 hours sleep.

All the highs and lows of Comic Con can be best addressed in song. If you’ve never experienced Comic-Con for yourself, the folks at Nerdist have put together a short called Comic-Con: The Musical, and it’s a fairly accurate depiction of what its like being at Comic Con.  (more…)

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As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15.  As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired.  Enjoy!

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As those who flocked to San Diego come home, those of us who never left home can finally begin catching up on all those “exclusive” panels from the Con. Listen in on your favorites stars from movies and television talk about their projects and answer (often awkward) questions from the fans. Some panels were more entertaining than others. Regardless, excitement was in the air, the fandaemonium was palpable.

Below the jump get your full of such panels as Deadool, X-Men: Apocalypse Comic Con Panel, Batman Vs Superman, Suicide Squad, Arrow, Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and MORE. All courtesy to our friends at Flicks in the City(more…)

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Jurassic World isn’t only one of the biggest hits of the year, it’s one of the biggest hits of all time! Still, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t enough logical fallacies in there to make Mr. Spock’s head explode. So enter the fine folks at “How It Should Have Ended,” who bring their considerable comedic and pragmatic talents to bear on the Colin Trevorrow film, which, let’s face it, had more than a few plotholes. Now we all love Jurassic World of course, it’s a fun love letter to the summer of 1993 when we all really saw dinosaurs come to life on the big screen for the first time, but at the same time, we can’t ignore that there are giant gaps in the story you can drive a truck through. (more…)

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As you may or may not be aware (but you should be because we darn well told you yesterday) Conan O’Brien is filming his TBS talk show in front of a live audience in San Diego through till Saturday night. With such a popular stage front and center, it should come as no surprise that producers and studios looking to promote major TV and movie projects at San Diego Comic Con would turn to Conan as a platform, and wouldn’t you know it… Anxious to get some insight into the upcoming Batman V. Superman movie? Well, Conan had a super advanced clip, procured “illegally,” of the upcoming superhero fight film. Be careful though, because there’s a reason that sneak peak is in quote marks in the headline. (more…)

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Ever since that historical moment when two comic book geeks managed to find themselves in the same room together, the question of which super hero or villain would win in a fight to the finish has been an inevitable topic of discussion. One team of YouTubers decided to make a career out of these great debates and thus, Super Power Beat Down was born. So who’s up this time around? Why, it’s a tag-team match consisting of none-other-than The Joker and Harley Quinn and they’re facing off against an equally chaotic pair in the form of Deadpool and Domino. Scroll on to watch the video and see what everyone has to say about this particular match-up. (more…)