Batarangs are the gift that keeps on giving. If someone isn’t throwing them at pursuing Police cars in Seattle then someone is trying to bring a couple onto a plane in their carry-on bags. The TSA would like you to know that isn’t going to happen if they have anything to say about it. It seems like a no-brainer, if you can’t bring a knife in your carry-on bag, (pack those in the checked bags) then why would anyone think they could bring a sharpened Batarang? It happens so much that it’s easy to find multiple pictures on the TSA Instagram account in about five minutes. (more…)


Just because everyone wants to be Batman, doesn’t mean everyone should be Batman. Case in point, Seattle police were called to a local bar when a man was threatening the bar’s bouncer with a homemade spear. That’s right, this guy had tied a knife to a metal pole (pictures below) and swung it at the bouncer. The man fled the scene, but officers were able to find him and give chase. While trying to out run the police car, the 23-year-old suspect threw a metal Batarang at the police car in pursuit. Ain’t life grand? (more…)


All you need is a plasma cutter, a Beverly shear, some sheet metal and, the undeniable desire to be bad-ass. Tony Stratton, Hollywood blacksmith and owner of Sword and Stone armory, has a web series called Man-at-Arms where he makes the iconic weapons of fiction real, and by real I mean sharp and full of awesome.

He’s made Jaime Lannister’s sword from Game of ThronesRaphael’s Sai from TMNT and even Odd Job’s hat. If the dude can make the silliest henchman weapon from the Bond movies an actual deadly weapon, you know he knows what he is doing. Oh, and Tony is responsible for the Batarangs from the Chris Nolan Batman movies, however the ones he makes here are considerably more dangerous. In his own words, “these are not stunt Batarangs. These ones will tear stuff up.

The video takes you from start to finish on the project (finish being throwing Batarangs at stuff, which is what I wish my job was now.) Check it out for yourself.


While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for jeremy r! hudson’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Sam‘s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

Now for my Nerdmas wish list/Geek holiday gift guide I decided (for no real determinable reason) to stick to the confines of the Internets biggest swap meet. Yes what follows is a list of the finest gift ideas eBay has to suit the needs of the nerdy. I will warn you it can be a bit pricey in places, but I figure out of the the thousands of you out there, a couple of you have to be dot-com millionaires or billionaire orphans with piles of f-you money. I would also like to remind the extremely wealthy out there that giving is the true meaning of the season and you are more than welcome to give any (or all) of these to me.

Thank you and lets begin.

The elusive and hard to find Murray Christmas T-Shirt, the perfect holiday piece of clothing. The Chive had these available for about 28 minutes before all but the size smalls sold out. For us non-hobbits it looks like there are a few up on eBay for around $50 bucks.


Super hero technologies, like Spider-Man’s web shooters, Iron Man’s armor, or anything Reed Richards dreams up (curse you Richards!) are completely fictional. Obviously. However, there is one cowled hero who’s always rockin’ some real-world gear. I am, of course, referring to Batman. Kevlar suits, grappling hooks… flattering cod pieces, it’s all plausible stuff. Given enough start-up capital and adequate research facility, anyone could be batman (thank you Sheldon Cooper). Anyway, to further prove Batman’s tech is legit, here’s a video showing what an expert marksman can do with a 15″ batarang.

DC Nation – Batarang Test by shikinatural93

Did you see that? Shit just got real! Well, that’s Batman for you.

This clip actually came courtesy of Cartoon Network. They’ve been promoting their new DC Nation block with videos testing superheroe tools. In addition to the batarang, they also tested Green Arrow’s boxing glove arrow. It’s incredibly stupid, but it works! Check it out below:

DC Nation – Green Arrow’s Boxing Glove Arrow… by shikinatural93

Source: Daily Motion