Misc. Nerdiness


While some of us may be recovered from the series finale of Hannibal, many fans might still be wandering in a haze of feelings.

That having been said, I’d like to personally thank Lecterings on Tumblr for these incredible gifsets of Hannibal Lecter telling cheesy jokes. They help to ease the pain.

See some of my favorites after the break.

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The Golden Ratio, or Golden Section, is a mathematical ratio that appears often in nature and has been used frequently in design. This tool can help you identify the phenomenon. The Chicago-based design company Parsons & Charlesworth began their journey to invention by asking themselves “Is proportional perfection really found in nature or just an abstraction defined by mathematicians and designers?”

Their answer was the Golden Section Finder—a thin, pocket-sized card that you can use to uncover perfect proportions in your environment. The finder comes in transparent blue or yellow and just from the few images to follow, I would be checking everything around me constantly. I only wish they made an app version.

Check out more images after the break.

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This giant crate full of tablets and a chisel is the elaborate resume of redditor mrdeepimmersion who applied for a game design job at Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons team. The 70-pound crate contained two tablets that he designed and then 3D printed to create molds.

The finished stone-like tablets are marked with a inscription that reads “Whosoever shatters this tablet will have the ability to summon a powerful ally; but be warned, doing so will change the future, forever.” The opposite side features a glyph of said ally.

The crate was sent directly to Wizards of the Coast’s CEO Greg Leeds. I would have loved to been in the office room for that! Although he didn’t land the job he was applying for (his background is in electrical and computer engineering), Leeds loved the resume and passed it along to other companies in the industry. In the end, his hard work did land him a new job.

Did we mention that the job he left was a full-time position with Walt Disney Imagineering? Clearly, this guy has skills.

Take a closer look at his spectacular resume in the gallery after the break…

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If Deathclaws roamed my backyard, I’d probably stay indoors most of the time–and by most of the time I mean for the rest of my life.

Alfred Khamidullin used photo manipulation and a bit of imagination to create a photo series that envisions what our world would be like if the monsters of Fallout actually existed. The end result is pretty darn unsettling, as you’ll see after the break.

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Dragon Ball Z already allows for the fusion of characters to create more powerful characters, so it’s not surprising that French artist Pierre-Marie Lenoir gave some thought to what would happen in a fusion between DBZ and some of your favorite comic book characters.

His Behance project, aptly titled “Fusions”, does just that. Batman, Robin, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Conan all go into the mix.

Check out the results after the break.

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As you know, the Make-A-Wish Foundation makes dreams come true for sick kids all over the world. We’ve covered many Make-A-Wish stories over the years and the smiles always make me reach for the Kleenex.

What also makes these wishes so great is the joy it brings the people fulfilling them. Hugh Jackman has granted numerous wishes and he recently blew young the mind of a young fan named Dominic when he surprised him as Wolverine in the studio during an interview on Australian radio.

Between Dominic’s face and Hugh’s smile, there’s so much to enjoy.

Watch it after the break…

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If you’re a Star Wars Rebels fan, you’ve likely been chomping at the bit for season 2. I’m glad we had Star Wars Rebels: The Siege Of Lothal back in June, but I’ve been dying to see the crew of the Ghost back in action again.

Thankfully, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced new episodes starting Wednesday, October 14th (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and it sounds like things are going to get even more complicated and dangerous. New Inquisitors, the return of Captain Rex and other fan favorites (yay Hondo!), and our first real look into the back stories of our Rebels.

There’s also a new clip that fans of The Clone Wars are really going to love. For myself, I’m always amused by Kanan’s stubborn streak, which is definitely on display here.

Not to mention, Disney XD shared a new poster for season 2 and I love it.

If you’re not caught up on season one or you just want to watch it as a refresher, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD this coming Tuesday, September 1st so you’ll have time before the premiere.

I can’t wait.

Watch the clip and check out the official synopsis and new poster after the break.

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In this awesome video, redditor FizzyGizmo duct-taped a Superman action figure to his Phantom 3 drone and flew it over Victoria Park in London. The camera on the drone is attached to a gimbal which stabilizes the footage so it looks like Superman is smoothly flying around, keeping an eye on the city. Well done.

Check out the video after the break.

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There are two things you can count on in life: fans will always have questions after a beloved series ends, and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will always be happy answer those questions by blowing things up.

Indeed, the Mythbusters tested whether or not Walter White could have, a) built the automotive booby trap in the “Breaking Bad” finale and b) if it would have actually worked.

Having watched the episode, I can tell you that they do a lot of testing and there’s a lot of trial and error. Plus, Vince Gilligan is there to help them determine if the myth is confirmed or busted.

Oh, and a lot of things go boom.

If you’re not worried about spoilers and you want to see how it turned out, you can watch a short recap of the episode after the break.

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Post updated to credit the Stargate creator/groom:

Ian Milward spent weeks building a Stargate for his wedding and I think it was absolutely worth it. This amazing ring is measures 12-feet in diameter and is unbelievably detailed with constellations and LEDs. And there’s a pretty cool story behind it as well:

“They first met working at the same lumber and hardware store, and connected because of a mutual love of Stargate. About a year into their relationship, they were watching the episode where Jack and Sam get married in front of a gate, and she said that would be pretty awesome, so six years later he remembered that and did it.”

Check out more images (especially the impressive nighttime view) of the Stargate after the break.

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