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…)
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 email@example.com.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Zack Snyder‘s film adaptation of Alan Moore‘s hugely popular, critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen has no shortage of critics (including Moore himself….for the record, I personally loved it). Of the many aspects of the adaptation often derided, none receive more complaints than the way screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse handled the story’s apocalyptic climax.
Film producer Joel Silver once had plans to make a Watchmen adaptation–with Terry Gilliam at the helm–and few in Hollywood are more critical of Snyder’s film (sour grapes?).
Follow the jump, and read how Silver and Gilliam’s flick would have ended:
PS: If you haven’t read Moore’s graphic novel, or seen Snyder’s film–the following article WILL SPOIL THE ENDINGS to both (and shame on you, btw). (more…)
An interesting new fan theory seems to think it’s possible.
Buckle up, friends–this one’s gonna be a doozy!
(Remember–this is JUST a theory. It’s a fascinating notion, but not the words of anyone connected to Marvel or the Avengers films) (more…)