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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: Male or female, nerd or non-nerd, ANYONE can appreciate the majesty of these Swarovski crystal-encrusted, handmade Batman heels from the Etsy store Wicked Addiction. [Fashionably Geek]
Not just another Spidey tee: This shirt comes with an honest-to-Crom ultrasonic motion sensor sewed into the back of the neck that can supposedly detect moving objects from up to 5 feet away. The “Spidey Sense” shirt will make its first public appearance at SDCC, but will not be available for purchase until October. [Fashionably Geek]
Got any friends who you think could be personally responsible for the unpleasant stereotype of nerds as poorly groomed? Fear not! This Integrated Circuit hairbrush by Think Geek is the perfect gift for the unkempt nerd in your life….Remember, it’s Comic-Con season: Our people are going to be all over the mundane news–let’s try to look presentable, eh? 😉 [Geeks Are Sexy]
If you’re done with your good-natured chuckle over the Zombie Boogers, it’s time to soil yourself in abject terror. That is the Combat Alpha/Big Dog concept, and while it is supposedly ONLY a concept, it’s still gonna cost me a few night’s sleep. I mean we just found out our government (and I’m addressing American readers exclusively) has us under 24-hour surveillance…Bad enough when all we had to worry about was CIA spooks, now Big Brother can send in effing K-9 to waste anybody who gets on their bad side?
Hostess brought Twinkies back just in time for some creative individual to come up with these brilliant, and scrumptious-looking Minion cupcakes (as in Grue’s Minions from Despicable Me–if you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple years). This photo comes to us via Long Island radio station WALK 97.5
My only objection is that they all have two eyes….
I’ll be honest here: I’ve never seen this series, mostly because I’m not a Halo player (I’m a Playstation man), but it’s hard NOT to be impressed by a webseries about a video game getting nominated for television’s highest honor–even if it is only a technical award.
And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)
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Most people expected a film based off a Hasbro board game (and casual college drinking game) to be some kind of joke, but Peter Berg may have turned Battleship into a watchable feature. Sure, Universal Pictures hired big names like Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson and recording artist Rihanna, but the real stars are the United States military.
Little known fact: over half the actors and extras in Battleship are active duty military personnel. Berg, the cast and crew took every step possible to make this film as realistic as they could. Even with all the CGI and aliens.
In the latest behind-the-scenes for Battleship viewers were granted a special look at the men and women of the armed forces and their experiences filming on set in Hawaii.
(Post by nerdbastards fan and #1 commenter Mark Poynter, a.k.a Mordrun)
FALL IN YOU MAGGOTS!
If your looking around for other bastards, then you can’t overlook the quintessential bastard that is a Sergeant. Anyone who has served in the military had a Sergeant that they love or hate with equal passion. Grudging respect seems to be what one hears most when listening to stories about sergeants. So who are the best of the fictional Sergeants out there?
Read this article! Come on you Nerd Bastards, Do you want to live forever!?!
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
First, the American military decided to copy Batman tech, now they’ve decided to go after another hero, from Marvel’s neck of the woods. The military has created its own “Iron Man” power suit, It just has one flaw. It’s not ready yet and they have actor Clark Gregg (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson) using the closest thing that can resemble Mr. Stark’s one man army.
The XOS 2 (where’s 1?), allows its user to lift upwards of 200 pounds, several hundred times without growing tired. This is due in part to it’s use of high-pressure hydraulics around the exoskeleton. The XOS 2 also allows the occupant to punch through three, yes three, inches of wood with the greatest of ease.
All this mighty “power” must have Thor shaking in his little boots. This isn’t the biggest improvement on the XOS 2 though, it can fit under your bed. Just kidding, it’s biggest improvement has been it’s upgrade to reducing it’s power consumption by 50% (they’re reaching for 80% reduction).
What does this mean for the future of military warfare? Will all soldier’s be able to fly into combat, with the power of a small nation around their body? Not just yet, it’s still gonna be five years before this appears in military theaters and that’s just the tethered version. The non-tethered exoskeleton would be three to five years after that. Take a look at this Iron Man in action for yourself. As long as these suit are not powered by scotch, they’ll do just fine.