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Every Monday 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.

Our first Nerdy Bit is sad news for us all. Looks like the rapture wasn’t a a complete pile of crap. Besides Randy Savage another was taken from us, legendary comic book writer/artist, Frank Miller (pictured above). His partney Kimberly Cox tweeted,

I went to check on Frank and he was happily inking at his drawing table around 5:45… I came back after 6 PM and I don’t understand? Why?

RAPTURE! (TDW)

Also in this weeks edition: Just who directed the post-credits bit of Thor?, mod your life with a Millennium Falcon Xbox and Tron lightcycle PC, Ian Mckellan caught playing with himself, Game of Thrones Throne-opoly, The Walking Dead the board game, Pikathulu, play Call of Duty: Black Ops with Samuel L. Jackson, Nerd Lattes, take the Z-SAT – survive the zombocalypse, Universal Studios revamping their Spidey ride, WALL-E is real!, amazing and creepy life-like animation, Boba Fett Tiffany lamp, new Transformers Bumblebee poster, 7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Cartoon Characters, Vader with boobs, SNES urinal, super hero bridesmaids, Mortal Kombat theme on an accordion, Periodic Table of Storytelling, It’s A (mouse) Trap!

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lightcycle

Greetings, programs.

As we all know (and by “we,” I mean “someone who chose a more lucrative career path than I did”), having a bunch of money just lying around can be a bitch.

Well, you may as well put that extra money toward something practical, right? Here’s just the thing: an eBay auction for a custom-made, street-legal Lightcycle like the ones that will be seen in the upcoming Tron: Legacy movie.

Parker Brothers Choppers, the same cats who made the kickass Batpod replica, decided to ratchet things up a bit by making this movie replica cycle street-legal. The Lightcycle will include “either a gas-powered or an high-output electric motor as well as a complete carbon fiber/fiberglass body and LED neons throughout. Additional upgrades are available upon request at an additional charge.” And you get a Tron-style helmet, too, though it’s not DOT-approved. But dude, it’s a frickin Lightcycle.

They’re only building five, though, so don’t dick around. It’s first-come, first-served. The starting price is $35,000, which to me seems a pittance for an awesome bike.

Seriously. Imagine tooling over to Wawa or 7-Eleven on one of these. People will not screw with you, especially if you make a habit of carrying around a Frisbee with LEDs on it.

(via Geekologie)