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rocketeer cosplay

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

ABOVE: Cosplayer Riddle salutes the iconic Rocketeer with her feminine take on the character. [Pix and Words]

NESN64 controller

This super cool N64 controller has been given a NES make-over by designer Zoki64. Check out Nerd Approved for other images and a video!

comic lanterns

The gals of the International House of Geek give a tutorial on how to make these nerdy comic book inspired lanterns. Perfect for that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner you’ll be having by yourself in your mom’s basement.

lego brick mug

As if coffee could get any better! With this LEGO mug from ThinkGeek, you can build while you drink the nectar of the caffeinated gods! Uh, but I’d be careful not to get too excited by what you’re building. You don’t want to spill your coffee.


PEPP-ER-ON-I!!! PEPP-ER-ON-I! [Obvious Winner]


This XKCD is actually not new. It came across my Twitter feed today and I felt it needed to be shared, especially because as nerds, we tend to feel like crap about ourselves. So here’s a reminder that you’re wonderful. Aw.

pixar phoenix

The rest of you mashup artists can just GO HOME because Phil Postma has pwned you all with his superhero/Pixar combos. [Nerd Approved]


TARDIS coasters from ThinkGeek! Whatever, I’m just waiting for someone to make me a wine glass that’s bigger on the inside so that no one knows how much Shiraz I’m imbibing.

The ladies of Team Unicorn are being super teases and only giving us a 30 second look into their new video “For the Win.”

This video game retrospective of Aliens goes all the way back to the 1982 Atari game. Really crazy to see the Commodore 64 graphics, computers have come a long way in just a few decades!

Despite the fact that BlackBerry is a dead company walking, they’re very smart to capitalize on the nerdlove we all have for Neil Gaiman. His “Keep Moving” project was also one of the most beautiful things I saw happen on Twitter last week.

And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)




Don’t forget about our Nerd Bastards’ tees, available at RedBubble!

Everyone has their favorite tunes they jam to. Whether it be pop, rock, rap, hip-hop or country (me, I’m kind of a folk-rock nerd. I love me some banjo), but there is one type of music we can agree upon, nerdy tunes and parodies. The internet is ripe with parodies and original songs celebrating everything we hold dear; gaming, Star Wars, those hot chicks cosplaying sexy outfits forcing you to excuse yourself. We all know what you’re doing in that convention hall bathroom, you dirty boy.

Here’s a list of ten of the best nerdy music videos and parodies on the webz. Get ready to rock out with your Spock out!

“I Kissed A Nerd” by Damsels of Dorkington

Once you’ve gone nerd, you’ll never, umm…leave the herd? I’m terrible at rhyming. But this video from the Damsels of Dorkington is a fantastic epiphany of a song in which we learn, hey, nerdy guys (and gals) can be a hot date. Sometimes you want brain over brawn, and nerds have huge brains.

Begin nerdy playlist, click the jump.


Have A Very Zombie Holiday Season!


The holidays are a magical time of year where togetherness, peace and love come together …. unless, of course, you’re in the middle of a frackin’ zombie apocalypse!

But, how can you still celebrate this most joyous of times with the undead clamoring to eat your delicious cranberry sauce and turkey with all the trimmings (meaning your brains and juicy flesh … work with me here). Well, worry no more!

Rileah Vanderbilt, Michele Boyd, Milynn Sarley and Clare Grant from Team Unicorn have created an video is the guise of a 40’s black and white instructional video, which is embedded below, to show you how to protect you and your loved ones during this holiday season.