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So this is Joss Whedon‘s plan all along, using Marvel and it’s billions of dollars just to wiggle Firefly back into the public eye. Don’t get us wrong it’s a “marvel”ous plan, but there’s easier ways to get make another billion dollars Joss. [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.

The boys of Marvel/DC would like to wish you a Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving and share what they’re thankful for. Like Ghost Rider, whose thankful for second chances.

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Mark Romanek’s EPIC Hamster Dance

Battling robots blowing each other apart with lasers and explosions, that’s epic. A Kia Soul with dancing hamsters that make said robots start shuffling as a method of peace, that’s EPIC.

This sounds like one big Internet troll, but it’s actually the newest Kia commercial from director Mark Romanek. Don’t get me wrong, the man is a fantastic music and film director, but this is definitely a huge “what the…” moment for everyone. Since when does blasting a LMAFO song on a tin can of a car stop faceless robots from blasting hamsters into n00b paste? Hell, the car is onscreen less then the fucking hamsters are, but hey if it sells cars then go for it.

If you see one epic dancing video today, please for the love of God let it be this one.

Here’s the spot in it’s entirety.

If the commercial has peaked your interests then be sure to check out Entertainment Weekly for some quotes from Romanek. Then take a look over on Shoot to see how the special FX were utilized by Kia and Romanek.What’s missing, though? Was Rich+Tone’s choreography copied or did they actually have them dress up in hamster suits to shuffle? That’s the big question.

Source: Bleeding Cool

(article by nerdbastards contributor Adam A. Donaldson, @adamadonaldson)

Hallmark seems to be going all out, and all over, with this year’s offerings of Keepsake Ornaments. Gone are the days when the greeting card company’s licenses are limited to Star Trek and Star Wars, for this year’s collectibles include ones that take inspiration from Harry Potter, A Christmas Story, Up, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Indiana Jones, Green Lantern, Cars, and of course, Star Trek and Star Wars.

It’s an expensive hobby, but play your cards right your Christmas Tree (or Non-Denominational Holiday Celebration Plant, for the less than religious among us) can be adorned with a re-creation of Han Solo’s showdown with Greedo, a Lego Darth Vader with light saber drawn, Shrek’s Puss N Boots in a hat-tipping pose, or maybe the iconic sign from the front of Cheers. The cool pick has to be the either the Nautilus model, the first Romulan Warbird model from the Original Series, or maybe the Mirror Universe Spock mind-melding with the Dr McCoy from Over Here.

However, it should be noted that only four out of the 32 some-odd ornaments being offered have anything to do with Christmas. Check out all the cool new fandom-related decorations, coming soon to Hallmark store near you as well as being available on the Hallmark website. They cost between $15 and $40 each. And remember, there’s only 165 shopping days till Christmas.

Check out the gallery with over 30 ornaments after the cut.

source: /Film

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