WWE Superstar The Ultimate Warrior Dies at Age 54

- 04-09-14Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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As a kid growing up watching wrestling one of my favorites was the Ultimate Warrior. Jacked up, face paint, ran to the ring and shook the ropes like a mad man! This past weekend he went into the WWE Hall of Fame and Monday night appeared on Monday Night Raw. Tonight he is dead.  (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Homemade Hobbit Hole, Turn on Wolverine, Muppet Burlesque and MOAR!!!

- 04-02-14Cool 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. 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: Bummed that you don’t live in the Shire? Build your own hobbit hole just like Ashley Yeates of Torii Gardens! Check out Geek x Girls to see how the project unfolded.  (more…)

Is DC Fan Casting a Rebooted ‘Green Lantern’?

- 04-01-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by JT Stevens

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With the success of The Lego Movie, Gravity, the buzz surrounding the upcoming Batman & Superman team up film and the news that we will see a new trilogy from the Harry Potter-verse in the future, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is surely riding high, but he’s not Marvel Studios high, and that may be something that the exec wants to change. (more…)

Darth Vader Enters Ukrainian Politics, Running for Prez

- 03-31-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Darth Vader wanted to bring order to the galaxy, but I guess he’ll settle for bringing order to the Ukraine instead. In the midst of the ultra-serious and unstable political situation in the Ukraine, comes a bit of political theater as the Dark Lord of the Sith has thrown his hat in the ring to run the struggling Eastern European republic. Of course, Vader’s track records with running republics is spotty at best, but believe it or not, Vader has been a fixture in Ukrainian politics for the last couple of years, and this run for the nation’s highest office is just another entry in the character’s political saga. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Best Tyrion Cosplay, Cat’s Personal AT-ST, Beer Brewed With Real Brains, Hilarious Dementor Prank, & MOAR!

- 03-25-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: Thank you, Buzzfeed, for explaining our favorite childhood movies in short haikus while still managing to make us feel like terrible people. (more…)

This Should End Well – Science Creates Actual Doc Ock Arms

- 03-17-14Comics, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Doctor Octopus is one of Spider-Man’s most well-known arch-enemies, a once well-intentioned scientist turned monstrous by a lab accident that fused a set of four mechanical arms to his body permanently. When Doc Ock was created in the 60s, the idea of mechanical assistant arms like those was science fiction, but the Germans seemed to have now caught up to make fiction fact by reveling to the world – da, da, dummmmm – working Dock Ock-ish arms. (more…)

Insane Pastor Rants that “Frozen” Will Turn Your Kids Into Kinky, Satan-Loving, Gay, Animal-Sex Lovers

- 03-12-14WTF? Posted by Jason McAnelly

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And because the world is filled with crazy, paranoid and hateful people, we here at Nerd Bastards bring you this breaking news – There’s a loopy religious guy ranting about how Disney’s Frozen will destroy your kids’ minds, reducing them to depraved sub-humans that want to have gay sex and molest animals while worshipping the all-powerful Satan-monster. Yup, that’s the scoop, boys and girls. At least according to Pastor Kevin Swanson. (more…)

You Can Be the One to Help ‘Shaq Fu 2: A Legend Reborn’ Become Reality!

- 03-06-14Videogames, WTF? Posted by Jason McAnelly

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We here at Nerd Bastards know exactly what our readers want. So we know with full certainty that you have all been craving a return to the world of Shaq-Fu! Yes, you may deny it, but your secret is out. Luckily, there’s another guy that feels just like you do – none-other-than Shaquille O’Neal himself. And he’s ready to give you the opportunity to experience more Shaq-Fu. As long as you’re willing to pay for it, that is. (more…)

Cosplayer Injures GF’s Ex With ‘Zelda’ Master Sword Replica

- 03-03-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture, Videogames, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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Pointed and sharp bladed swords are NOT toys, and should not be treated lightly. They can, and in this case, DID cause serious injury.

This weekend in Houston, TX a cosplayer apparently broke up a fight between his ex-wife and her new boyfriend with a replica of Link‘s famous Master Sword from Nintendo‘s Legend of Zelda video game franchise.  (more…)

Obama Says We’re Building Iron Man. Not Really. Maybe. It’s Classified.

- 02-28-14Comics, Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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That would be a-mazing! But unlikely. While making some remarks during a “manufacturing innovation event” this past week at the White House, President Barack Obama joked that the industry innovators gathered there were building Iron Man noting the technological innovation and research into new metal alloys being conducted. After some polite laughter, the President said he was just kidding, or maybe he wasn’t… Watch the clip from CNN embedded below: (more…)