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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.

I’m totally confused why this commercial, which is for underwear no less, is trying to convince us the Joker hangs out with Batman, Green Lantern and the Flash. And did I mention this is an underwear ad? WTF? (The Mary Sue)

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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.

Aren’t these some of the coolest Chuck Taylor’s you’ve ever seen!? You’d probably fork over a good bit o’ cash for them, right? Well…you can’t. This shoe as well as designs for Breaking Bad and Dexter were created by Tauntr. And seriously, Converse, call this dude. (Fashionably Geek)

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Finally, my Marty McFly Back To The Future II Cosplay is almost complete *squeel!*

Back to the Future producer  Frank Marshall teased, on his personal Twitter account, a message that seems to indicate there is some sort of new BTTF project in the works. Before you get all worked up and start throwing almanacs everywhere, here’s the tweet in question:

Later in the day, TechCrunch reported that Nike announced an event in LA that is said to be the real-life release of shoes inspired by Marty’s self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II.

Marshall’s most recent tweet says “Going to need a lot of hover boards” and points to the video embedded below:

Yes, those are in fact the legendary Nike Air Mag shoes, an entire room filled with self-lacing nerd joy. Patented by Nike last year it looks like these puppies are finally ready for the market, a full 4 years before the pair from 2015.

I’m going to start saving now!

 

Via: /Film

The Force Is with This Shoe Commercial

Don't kill me for using this image, George Lucas.

Don't kill me for using this image, George Lucas.

In November, we brought you news that adidas and Star Wars were teaming up for a line of Force-inspired clothing and shoes. Today, you can experience the power of the dark side. Um, I mean the commercial.

adidas (I HATE lowercasing adidas. It feels so wrong.) is scheduled to launch its adidas Originals Star Wars line this spring, and though we’ve already seen images of the sneakers and apparel, I think this is the first time we’ve gotten a commercial.

The video is filled with cameos galore, from Daft Punk to David Beckham. Why? They apparently “live in the neighborhood,” where “originality comes to life as artists, athletes, and celebs celebrate their style.” I wish I could be the girl who got paid to write that.

From the Star Wars site:

The most iconic moments and beloved figures from the Star Wars saga are translated to the streets, telling their creative story across a forceful collection of adidas Originals footwear and apparel.

Celebrate this powerful alliance to the beat of a new and improved remix of the Imperial March, as Vader and the stormtroopers land on our street corner greeted by Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Calle 13, DJ Neil Armstrong and Daft Punk representing their originality. No matter which side of the Force you’re on, believe the hype, this year is going to be massive.

Weird, no? Still, the commercial is entertaining, if not unsettling. There’s even a point where the swing of a baseball bat sounds like a lightsaber — which I’ve always thought was appropriate. Take a look:

Because Stormtroopers Need Shoes, Too

I’ve always been a low-end shoe kind of girl. I couldn’t tell you why Louboutins have that red sole; I’m too busy scouting Payless for my buy-one, get-one-half-off deal. But if I were a boy, and I had big feet, and I cared about brands, and I could actually wear tennis shoes to work, you bet your sweet ass I’d check these out next year:

Star Wars kicks by Adidas Originals

Star Wars kicks by adidas Originals

Cinematical reports that adidas will be launching a whole line of Star Wars-themed shoes and clothing next spring. Only a few photos have been released, but in addition to the Stormtrooper shoes, there also will be Darth Vader, Yoda and Skywalker varieties available. Is that it? “No. There is another…”

More Star Wars shoes by adidas Originals

More Star Wars shoes by adidas Originals

Seriously. SERIOUSLY! Even though I love me some Star Wars, there’s no way in hell I’d put shoes that could be mistaken for a 1989 TrapperKeeper on my feet.

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