All Hail Our Raccoon Robot Overlords: Japanese Rocket Raccoon Arrives to Haunt Your Dreams

- 09-15-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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The nation of Japan has brought the world many wonderful bounties: Godzilla, Akira, Hello Kitty.  However, for every Full Metal Alchemist, there’s a splash of hentai that crops up to wreak havoc on all  that you find holy and pure. With that in mind, it should be no wonder that Japan chose to celebrate the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy in its country over the weekend in a way that will make you wonder  if the AI revolution is upon us. (more…)

‘Rescue Rangers’ Gets Scientifically Accurate And Ruins Your Childhood

- 09-10-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, TV, WTF? Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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I’m just going to throw this out there: If you’ve never had the opportunity to view any of Animation Domination High-Def’s series of “Scientifically Accurate” cartoon jingles, based on the opening theme  songs and credits of some of pop culture’s most beloved animated characters, then you are doing  yourself a grave disservice. Let me tell ya, they are a beauty to behold. ADHD has already tackled  DuckTales and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the animation group has a new target: Chip ‘n  Dale’s Rescue Rangers. If you’re ancient like me, you’ll remember the series featuring the title  characters solving crimes and what-not with their mice companions Monterey Jack and Gadget and the  housefly Zipper. No set up I could give this video would do it justice, so just give it a look. (more…)

Let’s Try And Figure Out What’s Going On In These Japanese ‘GOTG’ TV Spots

- 09-09-14Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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I’m dating myself here, but I vaguely remember that when ‘The Green Hornet’ hit TV screens, China went ballistic in seeing someone who looked like them play the superhero Kato. He was by no means the main character, but don’t tell that to Hong Kong because they changed the title to ‘The Kato Show.’ That was completely out of pride and love for their real life hometown hero Bruce Lee and a little bit of “not getting it.” Japan, on the other hand, isn’t doing anything like that. Like most countries, Japan likes to take stuff and just twist it into their interpretation of it, flummoxing the hell out of everybody else. And that’s why they’re awesome. Here we have three Japanese TV spots of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ that start off in the end zone and end up in right field. Join me in trying to decipher these super best terrific visuals! (more…)

Art Exhibit To Showcase Leaked Celeb Nudes

- 09-05-14Internet, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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As pretty much everyone on the planet knows, last weekend a massive iCloud hack led to the release of hundreds of private photos of various female celebrities nude and/or in sexual situations; pictures the celebrities never meant the public to see.  Whether or not you sought the pictures out for whatever reason, you are no doubt aware the leak was a serious invasion of privacy and the women who were victim to this intrusion have every right to be upset.  Well, just in case having the world ogle their lady bits on home computers wasn’t bad enough for these women,  an artist has decided to put the most popular of these leaked photos on display as part of a new art exhibit in Saint Petersburg, Fl., hosted by Cory Allen Contemporary Art’s The Showroom. (more…)

Marvel Editor-In-Chief Kind Of Apologizes For Spiderwoman’s Butt

- 09-02-14Comics, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Milo Manara is an artist and writer for erotic Italian comics, so it can’t be much of a surprise to anyone that he’d sexualize Spiderwoman on the cover that’s been causing a major stir on Planet Nerdom. The super-sexy, borderline soft-porn shot of the heroine crouching with her heart-shaped backside pointing at the sky was justifiably lambasted. The artist places us in a weird spot where the superhero is ignored for her bravery, power and self-sacrifice, and instead going all “Hey fellas, check out my ass!” It’s a hell of a thing and we’ve been covering the Topic That Wouldn’t Die since it was born. Today is no different because now we’ve got Marvel Editor-In-Chief, Axel Alonso kinda tucking his tail between his legs a couple weeks shy of the incident. Better late than never, I guess… (more…)

Bay’s ‘Turtles’ Could Have Been Scary As Hell

- 08-26-14Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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This summer’s Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was met with more than a bit of internet hate, much like any news reporting that the filmmaker has taken on another project.  Every decision that was being made during the production of the comic book adaptation was scrutinized by fanboys all over the web and there was plenty of frustration and confusion from those fans anytime something did not fall in line with their vision of the Turtles. One of the biggest complaints that people had about the reboot was with respect to the Turtles’ new look.  Well, if these images are any indication, things could have been worse. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Stunning Groot Cake, Every Death In Every Tarantino Film, Exploding TARDIS Dress, 501st Legion Does The Ice Bucket Challenge and MOAR!!!

- 08-20-14Cool 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: Groot is everywhere these days, but never has he made such a delicious appearance. Tattooed Bakers crafted this intricately detailed chocolate Groot cake with edible bark. This must have been an intensive process, as the outside of the cake is made from individual pieces of bark. In case you can’t tell, the writing on the cake stand is “#IAMGROOT.” [That's Nerdalicious via Between the Pages(more…)

Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith Team Up for Canadian Super Hero Movie ‘Yoga Hosers’

- 08-19-14Film, WTF? Posted by Leo Johnson

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Potentially in reaction to everyone’s wish to see him team up with directors other than Tim Burton, Johnny Depp is teaming up with Kevin Smith to make the action-adventure movie Yoga Hosers. The movie marks the second in Smith’s “True North Trilogy”, which began with Tusk and are movies steeped in Canadian culture and mythology. In addition to being the follow up to TuskYoga Hosers will feature the entire cast of Tusk, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein.

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Alison Brie And Jennifer Lawrence Once Appeared In ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer.’ Once.

- 08-18-14TV, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Ok, so who remembers the teen movie entitled ‘Not Another Teen Movie? I don’t because I don’t watch corny stuff. But let’s imagine that somebody wanted to build off the fad of those parody movies and pitched ‘Not Another High School Show‘ for television. It was developed in 2007 and a pilot was shot for Comedy Central but it wasn’t picked up. The show was allegedly supposed to include individual sketches, an example of which somebody found in a trashcan and put on YouTube. It’s called ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer’ and holy cats are you in for it. Not to dissect it too deeply before you’ve watched the clip, but let’s just say that it starred Alison Brie in the title role. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence pops in for a few seconds too. Wait a minute, this sounds awesome… (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Hulkbuster Cosplay, Star Wars Princesses, How Super Heroes Eat, Dancing Groot and MOAR!!!

- 08-13-14Cool 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: Carry these Picard facepalm cookies from Just Jenn Recipes with you everywhere you go. When someone does something really stupid, hand them a cookie. They’ll think you’re being sweet, when in reality you’re not-so-silently judging them. [Technabob(more…)