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Rick and Morty Justin Roiland prank calls Joel Osteen megachurch

well, that is if you were expecting extreme awkwardness and… ok, it is really awkward.

So, without going to far into it, there is this thing called a MEGACHURCH and sadly it’s not a lame transformer, no it is a place run by a douche man named Joel Osteen that is currently under a flood of vinegar bad press for refusing to open his church to victims of Hurricane Harvey. So, the creator and star of TV’s Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, used his guest spot on the H3H3productions podcast to prank the churches prayer line (in a voice not dissimilar from the booze fueled vitriol filled Rick Sanchez from the aforementioned cartoon.)

The result? Pure unrefined gold, and awkwardness. (more…)

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Last month, the release of Pokemon Go made people aware of what they were missing in their lives: mindlessly wandering around their town or city looking for pocket monsters, whilst barely being aware of their surroundings. With the kind of unprecedented success that Pokemon Go has enjoyed, not to mention the accompanying media exposure, it would be rather rash for the developer, Niantic, would do anything to jeopardize that good will, and great press, but that seems to be what’s happening as a new update to the game is leaving fans fuming, as well as Niantic’s move to quash other apps trying to piggyback on their success. (more…)

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While taking his latest round-up of proverbial high fives (and probably a few literal ones) with The Guardians Of The Galaxy hitting DVD/Blu Ray, Director/Filmmaker/Raccoon Enthusiast, James Gunn, had a sit down with IGN and the topic of the recently announced slate of DC Comic movies came up.

The truth is, it’s a list of titles, and if they’re done well they’ll be good. If they aren’t, they won’t be good. But I think we have a little bit more of an idea of what we’re getting with Marvel. I mean, we know the actors, we know the characters — we’ve seen movies with these characters. You have some idea of what’s going on already. We’ve told a big part of the story. With DC, they haven’t told the story yet. [via IGN]

Pretty reasonable, right? Well, reason has no place on the internet. DC adherents took to arms, Marvel purists used it as a rallying cry. Many caps-locks were used and someones mother probably had her purity put into question. Here’s one of the responses that Gunn received. (more…)

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Most shows make you wait decades for a lost episode (suck it, Doctor Who!) The BastardCast plays by their own rules and releases one mere days after it was thought kidnapped by the forces of evil (faulty Toshiba). Really, it’s a long story involving hard drives and ninjas so we won’t bore you with all the exciting details (there was a car chase! Jason got shot in the knee!)

Joining Jeremy and Jason on this unearthed artifact is long time friend of people he’s known for a long time, Chris Cummins for a rousing hour of fart jokes, geekery and, nerd news from 8 days ago… because all of this stuff STILL MATTERS! (more…)

In the latest incident of nerd-related violence, one Jared M. Gurman of Williston Park, Long Island, shot his girlfriend Jessica Gelderman with a .22 caliber, semiautomatic rifle after an argument stemming from a premise related to the zombie-drama The Walking Dead.

“I just know that he felt very adamant that there could be some type of military mishap that would result in some sort of virus or something being released that could cause terrible things to happen,” said Detective Lieutenant Raymond Cote in a statement.

After the initial fight, Gelderman decided to walk it off, but the argument continued via text message. When the victim returned home, she found boyfriend Gurman ready for her – with a gun – to continue the argument. Gelderman tried to calm Gurman down, but since he was clearly disturbed and heavily armed, she ended up getting shot once through her lung and diaphragm and shattering her ribs.

“Jess walked into the room and I fired the gun once and hit her,” explained Gurman later. “She said, ‘Oh my God. What did you do?'”

Achieving sanity long enough, Gurman got Gelderman to a hospital and was then arrested on one charge of second degree attempted murder. Despite his lawyer’s argument that the whole thing was a misunderstanding and that the gun went off “accidentally,” Gurman is now being held without bail, and Gelderman is recuperating in hospital.

So the lesson of the day kids is to keep nerd rage where it belongs: on the internet. Where it can’t hurt anyone. In a way other than emotional that is.

Source: Blastr

As we continue to spiral down this nightmare that began with Michael Bay dropping that his mutant ninja turtles are aliens, we have a few updates. Firstly, as previously reported Peter Lairds opinion and casual support of the change was misreported. Apparently he was being Sarcastic. In the comment section of his blog post his real opinion comes across rather bluntly.

After the jump we see what Peter Laird really meant, what Kevin Eastman has to say, and what could possibly be the most logical case and explanation for Michael Bay actions.

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 After Michael Bay made is fateful statement about making the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aliens, my best estimate is that about 87% of the internet has been consumed by nerd rage over the topic. Since Saturday we’ve seen a steady stream of reactions, from actors and actresses to one of the original creators as well as multiple comments here and on our Facebook. The Above image (by Bobby Rubio via The Uniblog) is a great representation of how most seem to feel about the subject.

Since the flames don’t seem to be dying down anytime soon, we’ve rounded up some more, including some amusing sketches from TMNT comic book artist Jim Lawson so buckle in ’cause it’s going to get a bit rough. Hit the jump for more.

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Future generations will mark the passing era as when our turtles were mutants and the coming one as when they became aliens.

Just days ago Micheal Bay announced that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be aliens, sparking the internets equivalent of a riot (snarky messages on boards, repetitive memes and, misplaced references to inner child interference.) Voice actor Rob Rist  even chimed in with a sodomy reference. Rallying behind Bay’s vision, actress Judith Hoag and Asian stereotype Brian Tochi both managed to get their names printed on at least five websites when they voiced their support for contradicting the second word in the properties title. Boy, this is really starting to get heated, and by heated mean redundant.

Don’t get me wrong, I still think it is a terrible idea. I know that because it is a Micheal Bay idea, those are always bad (and soul crushingly always end up making butt tonnes of money.) With all do respect to the above mentioned actors, if this really is that big of a deal where are the big names attached to the heroes in a half shell, why haven’t they spoke up yet?

Well, co-creator Peter Laird has with a rather lengthy and rather interesting post on his blog. Hit the jump for more.

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Ah jeez, are we really doing this?

So, way back in the day (yesterday) we were talking about the dude that voiced Michelangelo in the first live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie equating Michael Bay‘s alien reboot of the franchise akin to the sodomization of our inner child? Well, turns out some his former cast are totally into that.

TMZ, being the bastions of good taste and fine journalism are, all over this breaking story, digging up soundbites from anyone they can find, here’s the  two they’ve dug up so far.

Remember Judith Hoag? (it’s ok if you don’t) She played ace reporter and yellow jumpsuit enthusiast April O’Neil and is a firm supporter of Bay’s vision. Granted, she does admit she’s might be a little bias. “I was in ‘Armageddon’ … which Michael directed … as well as ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ and ‘I Am Number Four’ which he produced.” — Translation, I want to be in Bay’s new TMNT movie.

TMZ also grabbed Brian Tochi for comment. His resume includes not only being the voice of Leonardo in the first movie, but he also played there very non-stereotypical Asian nerd Takashi in Revenge of the Nerds. His opinion? “If Michael Bay wants to do a different take on the turtles origin story … Mazel Tov!”

While we patiently wait for TMZ to dig up the voice of splinter and a handful of stuntmen who played Foot Ninja’s, I do want to quietly put something out there that I saw on Facebook or in the comments from yesterday. What if what he meant by the whole alien thing is that the ooze is of alien origin and not the turtles themselves? (kudos to the commenter on that idea, btw).

Am I digging for something to cling to there? Yes, but so is TMZ.

Anyone got know Elias Koteas’ phone number? I’ve got something I want to ask him.

Source: TMZ