Misc. Nerdiness

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Audible has announced the release of an exclusive audio-original story written by bestselling Science Fiction writer Larry Correia, specifically for actor Adam Baldwin (who you undoubtedly know from Firefly) to perform. Apparently, there are “fantastic and outrageous Easter Eggs throughout”.

The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent is available as a free download until June 21st 2016. The synopsis reads:

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don’t let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated “Number One in Customer Satisfaction” for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

But now Tom faces his greatest challenge yet. Despite being assigned the wrong – and woefully inadequate – intern, Tom must still provide quality customer service to multiple alternate Earths, all while battling tentacle monsters, legions of the damned, an evil call center in Nebraska, and his archnemesis, Jeff Conundrum. Armed with his Combat Wombat and a sense of fair play, can Tom survive? And will Jimmy the Intern ever discover his inner insurance agent?

It’s time to kick ass and adjust claims.

Pfft. I was sold at Adam Baldwin and “Inderimensional Insurance Agent” even before revelations like “Nazi dinosaurs from the future” “Combat Wombat” and “free”.

Download this audiobook right this instant.

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In a brilliant bit of viral marketing, Kolcraft created an adult-sized version of it’s Contours Bliss stroller. Kolcraft president Tom Koltun notes:

“We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby’s joy and comfort in mind and make sure it’s the perfect choice for their family”.

The adult-sized stroller isn’t available for sale, but Kolcraft may want to rethink their position because (naturally) adults have been taking to social media to declare that they want one of their own so their spouse/kids can push them around.

I’ll admit, being able to take a nap in one of these while out clothes shopping would be a dream come true. Check out the video below…

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Well, almost. A giant spider might be more terrifying, but what Erich Chew captured here is pretty close.

He happened to be at the Marina Barrage in Singapore on May 15th and captured a massive octopus kite taking to the air. As the video below reveals, it went aloft along with a giant squid. They didn’t battle, but that sounds like the plot of a movie that I would love to see. [click to continue…]

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As an homage to the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, artist Azure and Copper crafted these fun Sailor Moon Pokémon Trainer Cards. I like the idea of blending these two worlds, and I definitely think that Azure totally nailed the pairings. Check out more cards below…

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What do you think Yoda would be like if he ever turned to the Dark Side? Well, freelance artist and illustrator Daryl Mandryk took a crack at it with this awesome artwork.

Indeed, this Yoda has definitely given into the hate. See the full work below…

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For those of you who weren’t aware, DC Comics has revamped their logo…again. Naturally, some people aren’t keen on it. Case in point: Bobby Timony, an artist and illustrator, posted his “corrected” version of the new logo on Twitter, which adds a taste of the DC Bullet logo of yore. Personally, I dig it more than the official version. What do you think?
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Little crocheted tuckered out Pokémon may be my favorite new thing in the world. These plopped down Pokémon are made by Heartstring Crochet and they’re just one collection! They also have Digimon, Yoshis, Ninja Turtles, Pusheen, even Chucky!

This is too much cute in one place. Check out more examples below.

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No matter how advanced technology gets, there’s something special about reading a book the old fashioned way. As the name implies, these laser cut metal bookmarks from CoolBookmarks are, well…cool.

They have bookmarks for everyone from geeks to pet-lovers, so I have a feeling you’ll spot one you like.

Check out more examples below.

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Space is beautiful. Space is mysterious. Space can kill you in many exciting and creative ways.

I think that the moral of this short animation by Thomas Lucas can be summed up thusly…

Don’t poke the monster.

Check out the video below.

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After acquiring a discarded wing mounted fuel tank from a F-94 bomber, San Francisco found object artist Nemo Gould proceeded to transform it into a shiny Megalodon sculpture complete with a bevy of moving parts.

The work recently made its debut at the “Perpetual Motion” exhibition at Heron Arts SF and was reportedly a huge hit, obviously because when sharks, art and old military aircraft parts meet it’s a recipe for awesome.

Check out additional pics and a few videos of the Megalodon in action below.

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