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: Hello! Yes, that’s Stan Lee posing for a centerfold with only an extra large Hulk comic to cover himself. Read in to that what you will, but here’s the whole story on how this happened. (The Mary Sue)
If you thought Sesame Street was lame for kicking off Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch, and at the same time making Cookie Monster a ‘healthy eater’ then check out this saucy news brought to us by the Huffington Post. With 1,867 signatures and rising, Lair Scott started a petition to urge the makers of Sesame Street to be open-minded and celebrate New York’s legalization of gay marriage by allowing best friends Bert & Ernie to wed on the popular kids show.
The letter to all those interested or curious about the petition cause reads as follows:
“In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living. Aside from those that are committing suicide, the bullies that facilitate these tragedies need to learn that homophobia is NOT okay. They need to know that acceptance of their fellow human beings would indeed plant a seed of peace that will reverberate throughout the world. We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful by allowing Bert & Ernie to marry. It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different. Let Sesame Street and PBS Kids be a big part in saving many worthy lives.”
It may sound crazy, but it has long been rumored and implied that these famous puppets are a hidden representation of a gay couple. Of course the reaction to this petition and its message have been mixed. While some people on the internet (Twitter, FB, and etc.) have encouraged the petition by circulating it, some have scoffed at the accusations that Bert & Ernie are gay, and others are just laughing.
Don’t get me wrong, I have always had a slight gay-dar reading from the two puppet roommates, but like one twitter user stated if Bert & Ernie are married on the grounds that they ‘live’ together than Batman and Robin should be first in line for marriage. ( sorry, Selina Kyle) Plus, as one of my friends stated, if Bert & Ernie are gay wouldn’t that taint a lot of kids childhood fantasies. I’m not on the fence about this issue, but I would like to know if they did get married could Sesame Street lose its conservative family orientated? They made such a big stink about Katy Perry’s dress being too short while doing an innocent rendition of her song “Hot & Cold“, that it seems kind of impossible that these same people would let Bert & Ernie being gay and married be filmed and released to their audience.
If you want to support the cause sign the petition, and put your comments and thoughts about whether you think Bert & Ernie should or shouldn’t get married. Would it ruin your childhood or just salvage whatever is left of the popular kid show?
There’s a lot of nerd art on the ‘net. Mostly it’s fan-fiction tentacle Pr0n but, hey, we’re not complaining! We see so much neato art work on a daily basis, but they don’t make it to the front page of Nerd Bastards for whatever reasons. We’re either lazy, or a piece of stand alone artwork isn’t enough to warrant a full post. Mostly we’re lazy. But who are we to rob you of this net glory? We’re bastards, but we’re not assholes. So, here’s a roundup of the latest nerd art: intended for eye masturbation purposes.
The Nerd Art Stock Pile will become a weekly feature from now on, so keep your eyes peeled for these every Wednesday!
We’ll start this week off with a piece by Will Murai, who explores the idea of Altaïr, the lead character in Assassin’s Creed, being a woman. It’s a great piece of work; this artist is obviously talented and knows his craft. And she’s pretty fuckin’ sexy. Obviously the entire point was to appeal to dicks all around the globe, a la Dead or Alive, but her outfit is extremely impractical for her line of work, and the stark contrast between Altaïr’s complete coverage and her lack of coverage is a bit ridiculous.