Is there anything scarier then five bloggers talking about scary movies and nugget covered candy apples? Of course there isn’t.

Welcome to The BastardCast Halloween Outhouse of Horrors episode!

On the show we’ve got Brad McHargue from Dread Central, Chris Cummins from Topless Robot/Geekadelphia/, Matthew Jackson from Blastr, and your hosts, Jeremy R! Hudson and Jason Tabrys! (more…)


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

ABOVE: Male or female, nerd or non-nerd, ANYONE can appreciate the majesty of these Swarovski crystal-encrusted, handmade Batman heels from the Etsy store Wicked Addiction. [Fashionably Geek]


Not just another Spidey tee: This shirt comes with an honest-to-Crom ultrasonic motion sensor sewed into the back of the neck that can supposedly detect moving objects from up to 5 feet away. The “Spidey Sense” shirt will make its first public appearance at SDCC, but will not be available for purchase until October. [Fashionably Geek]


Got any friends who you think could be personally responsible for the unpleasant stereotype of nerds as poorly groomed? Fear not! This Integrated Circuit hairbrush by Think Geek is the perfect gift for the unkempt nerd in your life….Remember, it’s Comic-Con season: Our people are going to be all over the mundane news–let’s try to look presentable, eh? 😉 [Geeks Are Sexy]



Because deep down I’m still about six years old…

If you are too, you can order your own Zombie Boogers at the aptly named site–Enjoy! [Laughing Squid]


If you’re done with your good-natured chuckle over the Zombie Boogers, it’s time to soil yourself in abject terror. That is the Combat Alpha/Big Dog concept, and while it is supposedly ONLY a concept, it’s still gonna cost me a few night’s sleep. I mean we just found out our government (and I’m addressing American readers exclusively) has us under 24-hour surveillance…Bad enough when all we had to worry about was CIA spooks, now Big Brother can send in effing K-9 to waste anybody who gets on their bad side?

Canada is looking better and better. [Geekologie]


Hostess brought Twinkies back just in time for some creative individual to come up with these brilliant, and scrumptious-looking Minion cupcakes (as in Grue’s Minions from Despicable Me–if you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple years). This photo comes to us via Long Island radio station WALK 97.5

My only objection is that they all have two eyes….

[Laughing Squid]


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action webseries based on the immensely popular FPS franchise has been nominated for a Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.

I’ll be honest here: I’ve never seen this series, mostly because I’m not a Halo player (I’m a Playstation man), but it’s hard NOT to be impressed by a webseries about a video game getting nominated for television’s highest honor–even if it is only a technical award.


And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)




And don’t forget the ever-popular official Nerd Bastards tee available at Red Bubble:



Swarovski crystal

Do you remember the old board game Candyland … you know, the one with gum drop mountains and chocolate swamps?

It seems like Hollywood does, as they are turning it into a movie!

But not just any movie, apparently this movie is going to be more similar to Lord of the Rings than Sesame Street.

The writers of Kung Fu Panda 2, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, are writing the screenplay based on the popular kid’s game. Berger spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said:

We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy. We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game although it has characters from that world and takes the idea of people finding themselves in a world that happens to be made entirely of candy where there are huge battles going on. We are going for real comedy, real action, and real emotions at stake.

Does anyone else think that this has reached a whole new level of stupidity? I mean, turning this into an animated kid’s movie is one thing, but a live-action Lord of the Rings-esque event?

If they can pull it off, and make characters with such names as Princess Frostine and Lord Licorice credible, I think they will deserve some kind of award. Don’t you think?


(Post by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)

Scandinavian tradition demands that I drag my pale Wintery white self up off the couch each year and make up a batch of Gingerbread for Houses and Cookies. This year I decided needed a custom Gingerbread Christmas something-or-other. After tens of minutes, I decided on the laptop you all surely saw on Christmas. Please enjoy a few lovely snaps of the “making of” said Gingerbread Laptop.

Step 1. I decided to use Graham Crackers for the Laptop and the Mouse this year, as in previous years my recipe produces a heavy “screen” that sets veeeerrrry slowly and I am impatient. The icing didn’t fluff the way I like, but I got over it fast.


10 Old School Candy Commercials

Candy Main

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. How many licks does is take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? A double pleasure is waiting for you. Gimme a break, break me off a price of that…a whole box of enjoyment. When I found gold. Where’s my milk duds? A vote for good n’plenty is a vote for me. Mentos, the freshmaker….Do any of these sound familiar? They sure do to be…I’ll give you a hint: CANDY! I wanted to share some old school candy TV commercials with you. I hope you enjoy them because I certainly did. It brought back that little kid in me! And by all means feel free to let me know what other commercials/jingles you remember!