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: Damn, Sauron is lookin’ good! Who knew, under all that imposing armor was just a beach girl wanting to have fun. (Fashionably Geek)


Why wait until December to see Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit when Gene Deitch‘s version is already available. Back in 1966 producer William Snyder’s rights to the story had almost expired when he had Deitch animate a super low budget version. It all fit on one 35mm reel, which meant it could only be 12 minutes long. The animator only recently released this never before seen official adaptation, and shared it on his blog saying,

Snyder played his ace: to fulfill just the letter of the contract – to deliver a “full-color film” of The Hobbit by June 30th. All he had to do was to order me to destroy my own screenplay – all my previous year’s work, and hoke up a super-condensed scenario on the order of a movie preview, (but still tell the entire basic story from beginning to end), and all within 12 minutes running time – one 35mm reel of film. Cheap. I had to get the artwork done, record voice and music, shoot it, edit it, and get it to a New York projection room on or before June 30th, 1966! I should have told him to shove it, but I was basically his slave at the time. It suddenly became an insane challenge.

An insane challenge with surprisingly great results. Sure, it’s dated, cheap looking and some pronunciations seem weird, but still damn impressive. (TDW: Geek)


Don’t mind me, just chillin’ in the Bat signal. (Neatorama)


Of course, the only way to create THE accurate looking Spider-Man costume is body paint. Bet you’re happy I found this girl rather than say, someone who looks Comic Book Guy. (Fashionably Geek)


Portal 2 cocktails. Can you imagine how much worse you’d be at testing after a few of these?

For the blue version, get a small glass and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top it off with some lemonade (courtesy of Cave Johnson). For the orange version use 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. Put some colored sugar on the rims to finish off the look. Sugar in a sandwich bag with some  food coloring is all you need.



This He-Man/Ghost Rider 2 mashup makes more sense than the original Ghost Rider 2 trailer. (Uproxx)


Hours upon tireless hours go in to creating a video game, but you’ve probably never given much thought to the actors who struggle to create those memorable cut scenes. (The Mary Sue)


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