My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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.

Above: The first images of Mars as sent by the Curiosity rover, left: its own shadow on the Martian surface, right: a wheel on the surface of Mars. Anyone else watch the livestream of this awesome, historic event? Twitter was basically one giant nerdgasm last night. You can keep up with Curiosity and all its incredible discoveries by following @MarsCuriosity.

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Wow, I’m a little shocked we’ve got news about actual comic books coming out of Comic-Con, and this early, too! There’s two stories breaking at the moment, both have me literally bouncing with joy, one’s a for sure and the other’s a strong maybe.

First, let’s start with the one most of you probably don’t give a shit about, but suck it up, I’m the one writing this article, I choose what we cover!! Hah! The power. Anyway, IDW and Hasbro have announced there will be a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book from the uber talents Katie Cook and Andy Price. Gimme a “Fuck Yeah,” Bronies!

Comics Alliance has a preview of some of Prices’ pony artwork though no official art for the series has been released yet. They also managed to talk with editor Bobby Curnow about what IDW’s version of the popular ponies would be like,

We’re trying our best to capture the tone of the show, which has plenty of witty jokes that appeal to older fans. It’s silly and irreverent, but at the same time, it’s still very character focused, which is a crucial ingredient for any smart story. Basically we’re just working on making the stories as strong as possible, and everything falls into place from there.

It helps that the writer of the series, Katie Cook, is a big fan of the show, and is a naturally warm, friendly, funny and silly person. I think the scripts come off pretty naturally as a result, while at the same time retaining a real comic book feel. Andy Price, the artist, certainly helps in that department.

I’m completely stoked for this series, but I can already feel the hate mail coming in – WHY U HATE PONIES!? – so let’s move on to our other bit of comic book news. Bleeding Cool caught wind of a rumor brewing at Comic-Con that DC has reached a deal with Neil Gaiman for a new Sandman series! And in light of their Before Watchmen series it doesn’t seem unlikely DC would like to resurrect another old yet popular series. I can the $ in their eyes already.

The rumor continues with whisperings of J.H. Williams III attached as artist. Wow! If it got any better it’d really be too good to be true, which this very well could still end up being. But we’ll keep our fingers crossed there will be some official word on this soon. Stay tuned!

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.

Above: We feature a lot of great cosplay here and elsewhere on Nerd Bastards, but rarely do you get the chance to show off so much great cosplay in one place. This group of Batman heroes and villains is almost unparalleled. No one’s slacking here. For more awesome shots, courtesy of Tony Quan, check out Fashionably Geek.

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Compilations, montages, supercuts. Whatever you want to call them, lately, they’re everywhere. I like calling ’em supercuts. It’s fun to say. Supercuts. Suuuppeeerrcuts. See?

Anyway, supercuts are videos comprised of only one thing from either movies, television, video games or cartoons repeated over and over and over again. There are Star Wars supercuts, My Little Pony supercuts, Game of Thrones supercuts, Quentin Tarantino supercuts, and even a supercut focusing on the “Spielberg Face.” Basically, if some savvy video editor starts to notice recurring cliches, lines, or even camera shots they’re going to edit ’em all together into one massive supercut.

Here we’ve got a superb collection of 25 supercuts spanning all kinds of things. Check ’em out and let us know which is your favorite! I know we haven’t included every excellent supercut so if you’ve got a favorite we missed share it in the comments below and help us make this an ultimate collection.

Every Single Fucking Dude from The Big Lebowski [TannerStraus]

He’s just, “the Dude,” y’know? What an enviable title, who wouldn’t want to be known by one and all as, “the Dude”? This style of supercut is pretty common, an edit of one word or phrase repeated again and again, but there’s something about hearing “Dude” continually repeated I find calming. It’s good for my zen.

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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.

ABOVE: I’ve never been one to look at an Ewok and think, “Yes, this needs to look sexier.” Then again, I don’t understand the trend of Halloween costumes that take any character or profession and sexify them, either. This Ewok costume is pretty adorable and is more cute than slutty, but that Jawa, he’s freakin’ me out. (Fashionably Geek)

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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.

ABOVE: And no, this isn’t one of Think Geek’s April Fool’s products, it’s for realzies. You too can own your own Captain’s Chair, an inflatable one y, as along as you’re under about 12o pounds. And I hate to say it, but I’m guessing most Trekkies don’t fall in that weight category. Damn you, Think Geek! (Nerd Approved)

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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.

NOTHING if SOPA & PIPA aren’t stopped. If these controversial pieces of legislation were to pass you could say goodbye to amusing collections of funny shit on the internet, like Nerdy Bits.

Above: The Joy of Tech illustrate the internet blackout of 2012, happening today in protest of the damaging legislation SOPA and PIPA. And while yes, the blackout could help get you laid, you won’t be able visit many of your favorite sites. Here’s a list of websites currently blacked out in protest. (Laughing Squid)

Don’t know what SOPA , or it’s sibling PIPA, are? Let’s educate! What is SOPA? by Gizmodo gives a great and easy to understand explanation. But so does this animated clip from The Oatmeal, and it involves jet skis and koala/goat love, making it much more amusing.

Do your part to stop SOPA and PIPA. As of now SOPA has been shelved, but it’s not dead, it could rear its ugly head again. PIPA, it’s Senate counterpart is still going strong. Call your senator and tell them you want to keep the internet a cool, hip place where we can laugh at Arnold Schwarzenegger parodies and Skyrim memes until we too take an arrow in the knee.

Please guys, do it for the LOLcats.

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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.

 

Above: I’ve never been very in to manicures, but give me one with the power to rule, find, bring and bind my enemies and I am so there. (Fashionably Geek)

 

This skate park in Durham, U.K. received this rad Star Wars: The Clone Wars update from  artist Creative Ginger. Watch a time-lapsed video above and check out some close-up shots at Nerd Approved.

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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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