Nerdy Bits: Serious Fem Joker, GTA for Kids, Mewbacca The Wookie Cat, New Zelda Game Reviewed While Eating Hot Petter, And MOAR!!!

- 01-13-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, Videogames 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. 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: Why so serious Joker cosplay? I dunno, you’ll have to ask costumer Yugana Senshi Uon. Just don’t ask her how she got those scars. (more…)

Knit Gate: Etsy Sellers Needled Over ‘Firefly’ “Jayne” Hats, Are Decoupagers to Blame?

- 04-09-13WTF? Posted by Jason Tabrys

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They took your love, they took your land, they took your TV show, and now they have taken your Etsy store. Fans of Firefly know about loss and sadness, but industrious Browncoats were shocked, shocked I tell you, to find their Jayne hat (the knitted cap Jayne’s mamma knitted him) emporiums closed down with cease and desist letters in their mailboxes or cyber mail catching areas.

Apparently, after years of being a bit too conservative with the Firefly license (can you break off a few new action figures for a brother?) Fox has sold the Jayne hat license to Ripple Junction, who is selling the hats on ThinkGeek.

So, who is to blame for this foul flex of corporate muscle that is technically justified and understandable since they own the license that others have been profiting from for years?

According to Blastr, it isn’t Ripple Junction, and it isn’t ThinkGeek. According to Ripple Junction’s website, they actually got their start selling tee shirts out of a van outside of Grateful Dead concerts in the 90s, so I imagine the ghost of Jerry Garcia would be all shaky fisted if they did such a thing and ThinkGeek’s product page for the hats actually mentions Etsy in an incidental way.

How about Joss Whedon? Well, he’s a little too busy to weigh in on Knit-Gate, but he did speak lovingly about the hats in a 2008 interview with Crochetme.com, where he said: “I see them constantly. And it fills me with tiny knitted joy.”

So that leaves two options: the Alliance and Fox.

Either way, what do they care? Yes, knitters are in a snit, a knit snit if you will, but realistically, it could take a long time for them to put together a protest quilt, and by then people will have moved on.

Copyright laws are what copyright laws are, and despite the fact that those laws take the side of commerce over fan love (and also commerce) in instances such as this, crafty Browncoats can hold their heads high, because, so far no one has stepped up to stop them from making Hoban Washburne Chest Spear Koozies, and that ain’t nothing.

Source: BlastrCrochetme.com

Nerdy Bits: Dalek Christmas Tree, Smokin’ Bumblebee Cosplay, The Hawkeye Initiative, A Goomba’s Life, And MOAR!

- 12-05-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

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: Dalek themed X-Mas tree. Decorate! Decorate! [Geekologie]

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Nerd Bastards 12 Days of Christmahanakwanzika – Day 4

- 12-04-12Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Sarah Moran

While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved.  Basically,  stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Sarah Moran’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Regina Lizik’s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

As nerds, we like to put a twist on almost everything. Which is why, sure, a frying pan is something every kitchen shouldn’t be without, but frying pans are boring. You need a set of pots and pans with sword hilts! Combat Kitchenware is a Kickstarter campaign and they’re goal has already been surpassed. You can still get a variety of pan sizes through donating either $27 for a handle kit to craft your own up to a $275 donation which would get you a customized handle on your pan.

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Nerdy Bits: Lady Thor Cosplay, Game of Thrones Electric Harp Duet, Tallest LEGO Skyscraper, Batman Themed Mountain Dew and MOAR!

- 05-16-12Comics, Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Videogames Posted by Luke Gallagher

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: That Lady Thor with the boobs, I like her. I’ll have another! [BamKaPow]

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Nerdy Bits: Sexy Skyrim Cosplay, Vampire Menstrual Pad, New Freddie Wong Video, Star Wars Slot Car Racing and MOAR!

- 01-30-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Videogames, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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: Skyrim has pretty much run it’s course in cultural coolness, I think we’re all pretty much done with it. With that said,  Female Dovahkiin’s will never go out of style. Steel boobs and a helmet with f*ck-me-from-behind handles will always rise a Fus Ro Dah out of me. [ObviousWinner]

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Nerdy Bits: Female Skyrim Cosplay, Abobo’s Big Adventure, Alien Chopsticks, GLaDOS GPS, TARDIS Purse, Snoop Dog’s Smoke-Out and MOAR!

- 01-12-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

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.

ABOVE: Abobo, the big bald thug from Double Dragon (the video game and very regrettable live- action film) is one of those classic 8-bit goons that time forgot, but here is….fucking up a horde of thugs from Kung-Fu Master, the old man from Legend of Zelda and Death from Castlevania, among hundreds of other NES characters. Yes, this is a real game! It’s fucking awesome! PLAY IT NOW.

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Attack of the Zombie Footwear

- 12-03-09Cool Stuff Posted by Allison Babka
Wash your feet, lest this happen. (www.frightcatalog.com)

Wash your feet, lest this happen. (www.frightcatalog.com)

Many of us feel like zombies in the morning, so having some zombie footwear would be appropriate, right? Check out these two examples of homemade undead goodness.

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