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: It still surprises me to hear that people still watch The Simpsons. I thought that show lost it’s cultural relevancy 10 years ago, but no, it’s still going strong. There’s a market for it, a market it that I’m sure will go bonkers over this Simpson LEGO house set. The product is a real thing and will start being available in LEGO stores and online in February 2014 for $199 in the US and $229 in Canada. [GAS] (more…)
Happen to be a fan of the Simpsons? Well, it looks like you’ll have the chance to wander in a piece of good old Springfield, and pretty soon. Universal Studios in Orlando has been working on a new themed area based off of the famous cartoon city. In the vein of their Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visitors will be able to travel the streets of Springfield and partake of its many wonders.
The new Simpsons world will have everything you need, from food to drinks to rides. The line-up consists of Moe’s Tavern, Lard Lad’s Donuts, Krusty Burgers, The Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, Duff Gardens and even The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. Along with the shops and eats, there will be another Simpsons ride coming to join the one already there.
Best of all, you don’t have to wait too long, as the folks at Universal have said that it will be ready to go sometime this summer. Just remember, if you happen to be on a ride, don’t drink the water.
The Interwebz, the breeding ground for great nerdy art. Crazy things like She-hulk testing out a new “jack hammer”, the secret behind just how outrageous Jem truly is, and other weird s#!t. There is also a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm art lovin’.
ABOVE: Isn’t it nice when you see two pop culture icons hug it out and get along? As part of a series created by German artist Ingrid Aspöck of portraits of enemies hugging it out show us the lighter side to solving problems. Smile you son of a momma shark. [The Mary Sue]
Feudal Japan would have been a much deadlier place if samurai like Bobba Fett were around to kick some ass for their imperial lord. Just think, if he ever failed a mission he’d cut off his own head as punishment. Saves you all the work. [Obvious winner]
The Stay Puft Marshmallow man was the single most delicious villain ever to be a part of Ghostbusters franchise and in the above piece created by Matt Ferguson he looks downright awesome. Made in both a “Happy” and “Mad” Stay Puft version, this is how the movie posters should have been done in the 80’s. [Cakes and Comics]
Disney princesses have always been dressed as elegant and high class, here it looks like they’ve been dropped off in the middle of San Francisco circa right freaking now . The “hipster” princesses would be given free iced cafee Americano any time they needed a sip at my book store/coffee shop. [The Mary Sue]
And from Disney princesses to…half naked Disney Heroes. We’re pretty sure artist David Kawena was more then a bit generous with some of the bulges he drew though. Being able to wake a princess with a kiss is talent, but having a porn star sized wang, now that’s just showing off. [Geek Tyrant]
Skyrim has been invading everything lately, Internet meme jokes, parodies and even television shows, but The Simpsons? Really! He used to be a warrior like us, then he took a six pack of Duff to the belly. [GameFreaks]
Adapted from the antique “Cabinet Cards” of yesteryear, Alex Gross transformed these 4″ x 6″ photographs into a blend of pop culture and geek icons worthy of any household. Makes you wonder sometimes. [The Daily What]
Canadian artist Yue Wang may very well be the untapped talent in the great white north, with his amazing renderings of popular characters from anime, movies and video games. From the demon killing Dante from Devil May Cry to the high kicking Chun-Li of Street Fighter, Yue knows how to knock out a perfect set of curves. [You Bent My Wookie]
We all know the world is going to blow up, melt down or whatever since Mayans didn’t bother to make any more calenders. Speaking of calenders, why no go out in style with a pin-up girl every month. Created by Andrew Tarusov, this 12 month apocalyptic calendar makes watching the world burn that much better. [Blastr]
A battle of the ages, Monty Python and the Holy Grail‘s Black Knight vs. The Lord of the Rings’ Gandalf the Grey! This could take a while people, maybe there will be a victor by next week. [Geek Tyrant]
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like ATAT on ATAT humping, Fisto from Masters of the universe actually fisting and other crazy shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm art lovin’.
Above: Fighting the Empire is tough. The rebels you need some sex appeal to reel in the new batch of heroes. With Princess Leia methods of persuasion, thes new recruits will always be filling the X-wings.
Be sure to check out the full gallery of Star Was propaganda art by Ant Lucia.
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Autobot anal, Star Whores, a bush shaved like the bat signal and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
This is what the Empire Strikes Back would have looked like if it was released by stop motion animation pioneers Rankin Bass. Yea, it’s cute now, but that tauntaun is not going to live through the snowstorm.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the possibility of The Simpsons finally seeing its end due to a number of issues, the majority of them being financial and people bitching and whining about not being paid enough. Please.
It looks like the show will see its end soon enough: if they all sign on to take a pay cut of 50% and agree to do a 24th season, then that will be the last – otherwise, the show is dead. Just like Steve Jobs. (Too soon?)
Even though The Simpsons generates a ridiculous amount of revenue and has reeled in over $3 billion over the course of its entire run on the air, it’s actually cost not much less than that to produce. Fox figures that stopping the production of the show would be most beneficial; it’d generate quite a bit of money just doing its thing (estimated at about $2 billion). In order to have one last season of our favorite never-aging family, the principal voice actors have to agree to a pay cut from approximately $9 million per season to $5 million per season. Huge deal, right? (I hope y’all can taste my sarcasm.)
I personally think that The Simpsons have been around for far too long and its quality hasn’t been consistent at all. But it is sad to see that Fox is ready to axe something that was the crux of its success as a network. Still, I’m sure we’ll continue to see episodes on the air all the time for years to come (like a few other shows that still happen to be around).
What’s even more sad is that nobody at work understands my Dr. Nick jokes. That is the worst part of all.
When Playboy released it’s special Marge Simpson spread in 2009 it caused two things to happen. It was groundbreaking for a cartoon character to be in an adult magazine and it made people want to rip out their eyes so they could never see that again. After years of watching Marge deal with her destructive husband Homer and the antics of Bart, Lisa and Maggie you gain respect for a woman with tall blue hair. After seeing her in the buff it’s like walking in on your mom, mind-altering and just plain wrong. You think the porn industry would have learned from their mistakes the first time around. Guess they don’t know when to leave something so wholesome alone by making a live-action Simpson’s porno.
Larry Flint‘s nudie empire Hustler is making a real to life version of Fox’s ‘The Simpsons’, except with more yellow skin than any censor would allow. Dubbed ‘Simpsons: The XXX Parody’ it features everyone’s favourite couple from Springfield, USA. This can’t be stopped by any court either thanks to laws keeping parody work safe and in this case very adult.
They (almost) have all the voices down though. FYI, Video contains no nudity. It’s tame and is sorta safe for work, but your better off not explaining why you’re watching a trailer for a Simpsons Porno.
¡Ay, caramba! It just makes take your childhood and throws it down Springfield gorge!