The next time one of your friends gets the great idea to dress up and prank someone, you might want to step in and be the voice of reason. Montanna resident Randy Lee Tenley could have used some friendly advice last Sunday night. Randy decided to dress up in a fuzzy, military style Ghille suit (What Military snipers use and pictured below) in order to scare motorists and prompt Bigfoot 911 calls.
Tenley was struck and killed by two cars while attempting to cross Highway 93. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said:
“He was apparently trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting. You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.”
Bigfoot is big business up in Montana, there is an annual Elliston Bigfoot Hunt that has been going strong for 22 years. There’s no actual hunting or guns involved, it’s like a great big game of hide and seek where someone dressed as Bigfoot hides, and the rest try to find him followed by a bonfire and BBQ hosted by a local tavern.
Once again, make sure you think through any “fun” pranks you might be planning to attempt. These days you might get shot before anyone realizes you’re just trying to prank them. You might remember this guy that almost got the shit kicked out of him after he dressed up as a zombie and chased people. This NerdBastard isn’t trying to spoil your fun, just be careful out there and think it all the way through.
Earlier this week, we gave you the scoop on two high school students and their nerdy mock fight that got them suspended. Their ten day suspension was followed by a threat from their principal, Raymond K. Broderick, stating that their mock lightsaber duel could cost them being unable to walk at their graduation ceremony. The nerds/geeks of universes from far far away heard about this atrocious action taken, and united with FB pages, and petitions for these students to go back to school.
We’re proud to inform you, that after three days of joined mind-trickery from nerds/geeks everywhere, the principal lifted the suspension after three days and decided to let these silly padwans walk at graduation. Of course, to not look like a completely retarded Sith Lord, Principal Broderick stated,
“Suspensions carry the potential of exclusion from senior activities, including graduation night,” the principal added. “These incidents may have been poor choices on their part, but I am comfortable that they will all go forward and succeed and have learned from this. These are all great kids with super futures, and they understand the consequences of their action,”
I’m sure after hearing this everyone is in agreement that the Principal’s actions have obviously had him eating his own words. I mean come on. These guys had a funny little light saber duel in the cafeteria. They didn’t throw feces around, exploded toilets, or filled the halls with vanilla pudding. They just hit each other with PLASTIC lightsabers! Leave suspension to people who spray paint a nudie portrait on the schools wall, and explode toilets.
Think Geek is the top purveyor of the geeky goods that keep us nerds humming along at a happy pace. Whether it be t-shirts, gadgets or bacon flavored…well…everything, Think Geek provides. This year’s newest batch of products is top notch. Announced today, here’s the skinny on all the new gizmos and treats Think Geek will be selling out of by day’s end.
Hey, did you get it? Today is April 1st, better known as April Fool’s Day, making all of these awesome goodies hoaxes, pranks, fake-outs, but still great examples of things we’d love to see Think Geek selling in the future. And it could happen! Popular products like the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag and the iCade all began as April Fool’s Day pranks. Whose to say the same couldn’t happen with these hilarious ideas,
Angry Birds Pork Rinds are the ultimate in high protein snacking. Since the only other green meat we’ve encountered has been a breakfast meat paired with green eggs, we’re calling these “The Other Green Meat.” Much like green ham, you can eat Angry Birds Pork Rinds here or there. You can eat them anywhere. You can eat them with Red Leader. You can eat them from a bird feeder. You can eat them on a date. You can eat them on a Shirt Plate!
These crispy delicacies were painstakingly collected from the wreckage of exploded green pig flesh by the Pork Remnants Collectors Union 1337. After a bath in a vat of boiling oil, they are seasoned to perfection and packaged in snack sized bags. Break one open and taste the crisp, salty, savory flavor that only green pigs can produce. A truly succulent treat for the discerning mobile gamer.
So when we spotted this amazing Apple Store Playset from PLAYMOBIL™ we were admittedly in a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, it’s a product designed for children much younger than ourselves. On the other hand, it’s a tiny representation of the store which sells us all the shiny Apple goodies we can’t resist. Then we noticed that the PLAYMOBIL™ iStore includes amazingly tiny iPhones, Macbooks, and iPads. Our resolve began to waver. A quick peek at the miniature Genius Bar and we were feeling a bit woozy. Then we saw the tiny Steve Jobs presenting in the Keynote Theater on the top floor and that was it. Our wallets popped out faster than you can say Jonathan Ive and we plunked down whatever money was needed to own this amazing playset.
Of course, once we had the playset, we had to get the optional Line Pack to simulate our own exciting Apple product launches. Since it comes with a tiny Woz on a tiny Segway, it was a no-brainer. We decided that Apple & PLAYMOBIL™ together is the most unlikely and awesome collaboration ever. It changes everything.
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
With the latest season of ‘Doctor Who’ in the books and the highly anticipated Doctor Who Chirstmas special on it’s way, whats a Time Lord to do? Well it looks like he’s headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Why you might ask? To check out the ladies of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of course. Well, not really.
A few days ago, Melanie McCue spotted the iconic little police box on the rooftop of MIT. Now before you start making a pilgrimage to the land of balanced arts & sciences, it turns out it’s just one of many pranks played every year at the start of each academic year.Yes, this is the same school that turned the entire Massachusetts Avenue-facing 4th-floor side of MIT’s Stratton Student Center (Building W20) into a Cylon eye scanner from Battlestar Galactica. Hell, it doesn’t take a sonic screwdriver to see this isn’t the real TARDIS either.
If you look really close at the front door, you can see the words FREE FOR USE OF HACKERS and DO NOT OPEN, you just can’t make out what’s in between. If you happen to be heading to Cambridge this week and you wanna see this for yourself take a look. Just remember that you have a better chance of watching the Doctor’s booty call with his companion than going on an adventure with him (and that video is on youtube).
By now you’ve probably heard about the online sausage party called Chatroulette, in which random strangers are connected via their webcams and have a chance to chat , or in most cases, show off their junk.
I’ve Chatrouletted long enough to know nothing good is gonna come out of it (there’s like 1/50 chance of seeing a vajayjay versus a penis), and proving this point is a viral marketing stunt for the upcoming horror flick the “Last Exorcism”. The girl from the movie hits Chatroulette and teases boys into thinking she’s gonna show some BEWBZ. She gives her appreciators an experience they’ll never forget, that’s for sure. After a few minutes of flirtatious teasing, the unsuspecting dudes get a scissors kick to the nuts when she rolls back her eyes and goes all demony and scares the living crap out of them. The guys’ reactions are absolutely priceless.
Whether you’re a fan of the horror genre or not, the video, which reveals itself as a promo for “The Last Exorcism,” is digital marketing at its finest. The film hits theaters Aug. 27.
The girlfriend to the roommate of some dude living in England kept giving him grief over his stormtrooper suit he had on display in the living room, so he decided to play a little prank. As Break.com puts it:
“We’re going to have to question the validity of this video on the grounds that he has Star Wars Stormtrooper armor and a girl in his apartment, simultaneously. Impossible.”
Predictable this video was…and that is why it fails. Actually no, this is not the fail we were looking for. Clearly she was forced into a corner… it was a trap. OK, enough with the lame SW jokes. This video is a clear win for 3 reasons. 1. Mutiple camera angles were used and thus sets it above the rest of the typical one dimensional slow-mo scares we’ve seen countless times. 2. Scaring girls never gets old. 3. The girl is a hot British babe. How many of you got an immediate tickle in your pants when she screamed “You Bahhhstad!”? (or was that just me?)
What starts off as SEGA’s Free Stuff Friday, there giveaway that they do on Twitter where I haven’t one a single thing since of joining Twitter (guess my fat fingers are too slow to win), we end up seeing something amazing. While one co-worker was out for three week, it seems that the SEGA employees wanted to get their art on and create Green Hill Zone in the man’s cubicle. Yes, the first stage from the first Sonic the Hedgehog was built and now I am jealous of the man. Also, who wants to pre-order Sonic Colors and give me their Sonic head cap because I freaking want one and my girlfriend won’t let me get one… apparently, it’ll embarrass her if I walk around wearing it.
Whoever thinks Improve isn’t funny needs to watch this video. Remember that library scene in Ghostbusters? Ya, know the one with the librarian ghost, where Peter Venkman says “Go get her Ray”? Cinema gold right? Well, since that scene the New York library has been pretty boring. Honestly, what with the Internet, the Kindles and the iPads’s who reads book nowadays? Anyways, it’s suffice to say the New York library has been quite in more ways than one. That is, until recently when 3 ghosts entered the building. Ghosts that casually start reading books as patrons and security guards look on in confusion. Uh-oh! Who you gonna call? That’s right, GHOSTBUSTERS!. Our boys in jump suits and proton packs in hand arrive on the scene and proceed to chase the ghosts around the main reading room and out onto the street.
This ghost-busting, which reflects the opening scene in the original Ghostbusters film was an elaborate prank by famous Improv comedy troupe Improv Everywhere.
The prank started when the library approached Improv Everywhere about staging a scene there to raise awareness during budgets cuts. The group decided a Ghosbusters bit would be the best thing to do. And, what an idea that was. After the skit, the ‘busters got a huge ovation from patrons and onlookers. Well played boys, well played.