tie fighter

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: Nevermind the triangle eyes, noses, and pointy teeth of a traditional jack-o-lantern, because, well… Johnny Depp. [TDWGeek]

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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: Not only is this 1/3 scale Tie Fighter totally rad, it’s for sale! Here’s the Craiglist poster,

Have the coolest toy in your neighborhood! Approximately 1/3 scale TIE Fighter. 8x8x8 feet but breaks down into 5 pieces for easy transport in a pickup or can haul partially assembled (except for the top half of the wings) on a trailer. Wheeled casters make it easy to move once assembled. Laser cannons are set to fire standard party poppers. Well built out of 3/4 plywood with the wings sheeted in cardboard. Tested to hold over 300 pounds. Cockpit is 38 inches by 38 inches and my 5ft tall son comfortably sits inside. $150 or best offer

If you live in Seattle you must make an offer, search your heart, you know it to be true. [geekologie]

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( We here at NerdBastards don’t frequently print up other peoples great work from other sites. But this was too good to be viewed by only me.Written by David Dietle at Cracked.com, David, We At NerdBastards Speak Your Name)

In the original Star Wars movie, the Rebels almost didn’t make it. Despite the fact that Han and Luke saved Leia, they stupidly led the Empire right to the rebel’s doorstep. But they saved the day, right? Luke blows up the Death Star mere moments before it ends the rebellion in a single shot of sweet lasery explosiveness.

But if it weren’t for one random imperial TIE fighter pilot, evil would have won the day.


The savior of the Rebellion. Recognized only slightly less than Wedge Antilles.

Wait, What?

Let’s see how well you remember the climax. Luke had just turned off his targeting computer and was listening to voices of dead Kenobi; 90 percent of the rebel attack squad was blown up; and Darth Vader was a well-placed shot away from living every parent’s dream: success at the expense of their kid’s. In fact, he had already shot R2-D2 through the head and was lining up his next shot to take out Luke and any chance the rebels had of destroying the Death Star.

At that moment Han Solo shows up shoots Darth Vader’s TIE fighter, sending it spinning out of control. So Han saves the day, right?

Nope. That’s not what happened. See for yourself: (more…)