The Darknight Rises

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Above: Leather-clad woman pays tribute to Peter Gabriel song. [Comic Book Movie]

Whether you want to cosplay as the Batman/Bane amalgamation known as “Batbane” or add some panache to your gimp costume, this latex face covering is the one for you.

Designed by crafty Etsy user Ministry of Masks, this mask can be yours for $163. Warning: This will not treat your sleep apnea. [Fashionably Geek]

A woman painted her preg-bell-bell to look like a Pokeball and then birthed a Pikachu (not a real one, that would be horrifying). Three cheers for starting the geekization process early. [Geekologie]

You’re not tired of Star Wars yet are you? Too bad. Here’s a Disneyfied musical diddy/training montage with a musical Yoda and Luke from the Clarkson Twins via Obvious Winner

And now your daily Brony Ponygasm: Lord of the Rings Pony Style via Geeks are Sexy

Remember when the most annoying side effect of our descent into techno-reliance was douchebags who text-walked into you and bluetooth users who look like Rhythm Nation tour castoffs that were indistinguishable from twitchy sidewalk Jesus talkers? We’re goona file that under “Good Old Days” because “Augmented Reality” is the Philip K. Dickian phrase that keeps popping up and Google — the masters of giving us things we aren’t looking for —  decided that we need to pretend that we’re walking through a World of Warcraft-like MMORPG with the aid of our Android phone.

The game is called Ingress, the trailer is above, and there is no word if you will one day be able to use it with your Google Internet Glasses, though I personally can’t imagine that that won’t be a thing and that we won’t have to deal with people running into traffic chasing after a fleeing pedestrian that may also be a necromancer or a mystical troll. Ah well, natural selection. No word on a release date but I didn’t really try hard to find one. Via Geekologie

Oh SNL, why must you suck so hard in-between the bi-monthly Stefon bits? On Saturday, the Governor of my state (Chris Christie) embarrassed himself, but not nearly as much as Jeremy Renner, who let himself star in a sketch lampooning The Avengers. Yes, Hawkeye’s quiver was empty and his worthlessness was even more pronounced in a sketch that seemed like an excuse to trot out a Hulk costume that seemed to have claws (are we reusing a giant alligator costume from the Farley era?) and the remnants of the Party City post-Halloween clearance bin.

Is this the best that the SNL writers can do? Does SNL even have writers anymore? I saw the sin against humanity that was “The Californians”, so I’m not entirely sure. Also, Keenan Thompson is awful on SNL, isn’t it time that we give Kel Mitchel a shot?

Via Nerd Approved

Alright, enough shenanigans. The way this works is, I’m supposed to tell you about some nerdy clothes to put on your body and then I’m supposed to seamlessly glide into a whorish bit of self-promotion for our tee shirts, so above is a Joker sorta-snuggie from SuperHeroStuff. Does the design make Snuggies and pseudo-Snuggies slightly less sad? Maybe a little.

Alright, onto a group of tee shirts I would buy if these companies ever respected the style tendencies of bitch-tit havers who like their KFC. In order they are: the shirt I want to be buried in (many years from now), the Dinosaur I want to kill, stuff, and put in my Batcave, and an old school Green Lantern tee, cause I’m an OG.

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(Post by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, a.k.a Mordrun) is reporting that sources inside the Batman 3 movie production say that Christopher Nolan is planing to use unseen footage of HeathLedger’s Joker from Batman: The Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

“The idea is to use these fragments of cut scenes and use CGI to have The Joker appear one last time,” reveals a movie insider.

“Chris wants some continuity between movies and for the franchise to pay tribute to Heath and his portrayal of the Joker.

“It would only be a fleeting moment in the movie and would only be included with the full consent of Heath’s family.”

It’s been done before, in Superman Returns with Marlon Brando.  No one is ready for a “new” Joker yet, no matter how well acted.  Using the unseen footage of Ledger would make a great transition piece to link the two movies.  Knowing Nolan’s work and his respect and feelings for Ledger leads one to think that if this happens, it will be done well.  (No different actor’s body under the head of Tony Soproano’s mother for instance.)

What are your thoughts on this kind of thing?  Yea, or Nay?