Misc. Nerdiness


When it comes to The Walking Dead, the number one authority on the planet is, of course, comedy legend John Cleese. So who better to recap seasons 1-6 in anticipation of the Season 7 premiere?

Seriously though, John Cleese could recap the dictionary and I would be riveted. He described Rick as “essentially Clint Eastwood but a bit more… sensitive”. Yeah, do yourself a favor and watch the video below. [click to continue…]


As you can see from the image above, Rick and Morty is the perfect place to find meaning in an otherwise bleak existence.

Seriously though, Will Schoder actually makes great points in the video below, and you’ll probably come away feeling better for having watched it. Plus, it will give you a whole new appreciation for this brilliant show. [click to continue…]


If you’re planning to get married sometime in the near future and your significant other is a big Disney fan, you maaaaay want to keep the following news to yourself. Unless money is no object that is. [click to continue…]


If you’re the sort of person who likes to write “Jedi” as their religion on census forms, this is probably right up your alley. LudoSport, who’ve had Lightsaber Academies in Europe for a decade, are opening their first US-based academy in San Francisco on October 15th (which is tomorrow, if you don’t have a calendar handy. Or maybe it was 10 years ago depending on when you read this).

This isn’t just hitting people with fancy light sticks. LudoSport takes the training seriously, with specific guidelines on form and performance. [click to continue…]


Y’know when you see something super sweet and adorable and heart squishy and you want to show everyone? That’s me right now thanks to imgur user duffmanszalotofthings (oh yeah!).

He and his new wife are huge Harry Potter fans, so he created a Pensieve for her wedding gift. Now, he could have just used a bowl with water and done it as a nice gesture of love, but he went all out and created one of the most perfect things I’ve ever seen. He made the wand and the bowl himself and packed the glass vials with notes that recall “a memory of her that makes me smile”. The bottles can be picked up with the wand thanks to the addition of magnets. *Sniff*

Check out more pics in the gallery below. [click to continue…]


Oh, alright then.

Usually when you see a mash-up of two different brands that seem like a good fit it’s a fan-made bit of work. Not this, though – the BBC have partnered with Penguin Random House to produce a series of Doctor Who-themed Mr. Men books that will roll out starting in the spring of 2017.

The books will be illustrated by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves’ son Adam, and the first set of books will feature the First, Fourth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors—but the range will eventually feature a book for all twelve Doctors (no, sir – all thirteen! …Assuming they do the War Doctor, of course).

As well as the books, there’ll be merchandise featuring Hargreaves’ take on the various Doctors Who. So, uh, wave goodbye to your wallet, I guess. Check out the covers for the first four books in the range below. [click to continue…]


The work of artist NoFlutter has been the inspiration for many a cosplay over the years. That having been said, we hope to see her series of Sailor Moon Warrior Inner Scouts come to life sometime in the near future. Check out more art from the series below. [click to continue…]


Ordinarily I avoid shows like The Voice, but this clip got my attention because it features a contestant on the Thailand version of the show belting out a rousing rendition of the Dragon Ball Z theme “Cha-La Head-Cha-La”. He also spontaneously delivered the theme to Doraemon.

I like the cut of his jib—and so did the judges. The Internet loves it too as the clip has racked up millions of views in just a few days. Watch the performance below. [click to continue…]


Look at this thing. Make the mistake of laying it across your chest at night while reading and you might be crushed to death…or Death Note as it were.

Indeed, you can buy Death Note manga in a sensible 12 volume set on Amazon for $69, or you can try and hunt down this massive 2400 page volume that was released last week in Japan by Shueisha. It was only 2500 yen ($24) which is a damn good deal if you ask us. For that price you get the entire story AND a fun way to strength train. So, it’s not surprising that the books sold out quickly. Hopefully, there are still enough trees left on the planet to make more sometime in the future.

On the plus side, Death Note fans still have that Netflix film starring Willem Dafoe to look forward to in 2017. Check out another pic of the giant book below. [click to continue…]

Hamster Things [Video]


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—the only thing that could make Stranger Things better is if the entire cast was replaced with hamsters. Fortunately, Mashable has done that very thing.

I have to say, the hamster that plays Joyce Byers really kills it. She captures the distress that her character feels more intensely than Winona Ryder. Frantic pacing, knocking over furniture—it’s almost as if she’s not completely aware of her surroundings. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]