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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: The tweet from @ThatElenaGirl is pretty self explanatory and Kirkman’s expression is freakin’ hilarious! Steve Yeun, who plays Glenn on AMC’s series, is quite the talented artist, don’t you think?

 

Marvel has had no luck making a hit of a Punisher flick. Easy way to solve that problem, cast a chick, duh. (TDW: Geek)

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Angry Birds in SPAAAACCCCEEE!!!

 

You can admit it; you totally said that title like the Muppet’s Pigs in Space opening. Hmm, maybe there is a lawsuit in there somewhere . . .

Yahoo! Games has announced that Rovio will release Angry Birds Space for mobile devices on March 22!

While playing this fourth major release of the “Angry Birds” series:

“you’ll be lobbing birds on entirely new planets while contending with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and “lightspeed” destruction. And just like with other Angry Birds games, expect those outer-space physics to be dead on.”

The game features additional, completely new birds alongside some old favorites, many sporting new super powers. The site adds that NASA and National Geographic will be the game’s launch partners.

You can check out a teaser below and stay tuned to the official site for more info.

In Space – No One Can Hear You Flush

You never really see much about the mechanics of pooping in space in the movies, it’s all scary space monsters, ray guns, and green belly dancing women. Just look at the picture above, that’s the most expensive toilet ever created. I think I’ve had nightmares about alien probings that involved a machine like that.

Here’s a couple of videos to enlighten, educate, and enhance your Space Pooping Awareness. So the next time your enjoying your favorite episode of Firefly or Star Trek, peek into the background, is there a space toilet behind that door over there?

For the funnier side 0f Space pooping check out this YouTube Video link.

The Big Bang Theory

 

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The crew of Space Shuttle Discovery received what could be the best wake-up call ever. A personalized mission statement from the James T. Kirk, William Shatner. It’s a Star Trek‘s geek’s best dream, if they were already spending their nights on a space shuttle. The famous opening narration to the Star Trek series was altered to accommodate the Discovery’s current missions and was recorded by Shatner. Pair that up with the show’s adventurous theme song and you’ve got yourself one hell of an alarm.

Watch the video as the astronauts are delivered their message below. The Star Trek theme came in second place in the Top 40 contest to select what songs the NASA crews wake up to, first place went to ‘Blue Sky’ by Big Head Todd, yeah I don’t know who that is either.

The added Shatner monologue makes this wake-up call some trekkerawesomesauce.

source: ComicBookMovie.com

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Dimension Films just released a trailer for Gonzalo López-Gallego‘s (Say that five times fast!) sci-fi horror thriller Apollo 18. Produced by Night Watch/Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, the catch phrase of the movie is “There’s a Reason We’ve Never Gone Back To The Moon.”

Keeping with the “Is it real footage or not” the film producers claim that: NASA insists that Apollo 18 never happened but some conspiracy theorists believe that the Department of Defense and NASA launched a covert mission to the moon in 1972. Bob Weinstein came aboard to finance the film after Bekmambetov showed him footage that was supposedly shot by the Apollo 18 crew.

OK, that’s a fun premise, watch the trailer and then join me below for some of Nerdbastard thoughts on the trailer.

Couple of this Nerdbastard’s thoughts after watching the trailer:

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Life in space?

NASA to Hold News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery
Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 11 a.m. PST On Dec. 2

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.

Participants are:

  • Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.
  • James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe
Life in Outer space or just Nazis on the moon?  Does this end with everyone kneeling before Zod?
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From A To Z, The Geek Alphabet

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In March, we posted an alphabet that was just pure epic and just last week, we had Wolverine teaching us the ABCs. Now, from the fine folks from Geeks are Sexy (yes, geeks can be sexy), we get there take on the alphabet. From Star Trek to technology to video games and to TV, this alphabet will surely have something to put a smile on your face. Check out the whole alphabet after the jump. Hey, at this rate, just have your kids come to our site to learn their ABCs and more likely their English will be WAYS better than my ESL ass. (more…)