Misc. Nerdiness

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The 2017 Baby Bestiary Calendar is coming in to the home stretch on Kickstarter, and this year’s edition features loads of cute baby monsters by artist Afda Ajia along with the important nerdy dates you need to know (JRR Tolkien and Douglas Adams’ b-days are in there, for instance). Take a peek at the art and the dates featured in the calendar below. [click to continue…]

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Apparently, global warming was just a distraction for the real environmental menace to civilization—typhoons that throw tiny versions of the moon at pedestrians. The city of Fuzhou in eastern China was first to taste its wrath. Prepare yourself by watching the video below. [click to continue…]

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Soon you’ll be able to color some of Wonder Woman’s most recognizable covers and looks in the new DC Comics: Wonder Woman Coloring Book which features ready-to-color illustrations from some of the greatest artists in DC Comics history.

Looking at the pages below, I think the Justice League cover is going to be super fun to color. [click to continue…]

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We’ve featured the gijinka (humanized) Pokémon illustrations of artist Tamtamdi in the past, but his work keeps getting better and better.

Tamtamdi has already done 260 Pokémon gijinka illustrations and is still going strong. Check out some of his latest work below. [click to continue…]

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Annnnnd kettlebells are made of iron. Could this be more perfect? I think not.

Yes, you are looking at Onnit’s upcoming 40lb Iron Man Kettlebell, which will be part of their official Marvel lineup alongside the Captain America barbell plates unveiled back in June.

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I thought coloring books for adults were supposed to be relaxing? But hey, if you find joy in the creepy and macabre then The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book is for you. The description reads:

Welcome to art therapy for the abnormal. With this coloring book for adults channeling The Walking Dead meets The Secret Garden, comics creator/rock star Alan Robert (Crawl to Me, Killogy, Wire Hangers) invites fans of horror to discover their inner-colorist. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, color,and embellish, readers will meet an onslaught of severed heads, monsters, deadly weapons, and skeletal remains.

Visit burial grounds, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and gruesome torture chambers. Horror fans and newcomers alike will welcome this GORE-geous and creative journey into a blood-soaked new world.

Take a peek inside the book in the promo video below. [click to continue…]

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Arrow fans have been telling Stephen Amell that he should compete on American Ninja Warrior for years. Back in 2014, the show even reached out to his manager in hopes of making it happen. Amell turned that opportunity down citing a lack of time in his schedule, but it seems that Salt Lake City Comic-Con finally “pushed him over the edge”.

Over the weekend Amell wrote the following on Facebook:

Ok… It happened. The people of Salt Lake City and the great State of Utah pushed me over the edge. NBC American Ninja Warrior – in 2017, I would like to compete on your show.

I’m sure that Supergirl stuntwoman Jessie Graff’s dominance on the show has also proven to be an inspiration. A little superhero competition is hard to resist.

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Well, this is one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a while.

You may not know who artist Truck Torrence is, but you know his work. Torrance’s company 100% Soft makes kawaii pop art and has designed the official Star Wars and Marvel Studios emojis you see zipping around on their apps and Twitter.

If you want to see his work in person, Torrance has another solo exhibition going on right now at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles called “Mass Hysteria 2”. It features all new pop culture casts and crowds including a 5-foot long Mad Max Fury Road piece that almost killed me with cute. Check out more pieces and a promo video below. [click to continue…]

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Geeks love two things: They love song mashups, and they love Doctor Who. Possibly they love other things as well, but science has yet to confirm that. Wonderful, then, that Doctor Who fan Ginger Ten has mashed Doctor Who with the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” to produce, of course, “Hey There, Rose Tyler”.

The inspiration behind Ginger Ten’s mashup was, no surprise, the series 2 finale “Doomsday” where Rose departs from the show, and she and the Doctor make their (as they believed) final farewells. Unfortunately their farewell is cut short before the Doctor gets to tell Rose how he feels.

“I think I cried for a good 15 minutes after having to see them attempt their goodbyes, only to have them cut short,” says Ginger Ten. “It was particularly devastating because of how much I empathize with Ten. The song is basically my way of expressing Ten’s need to say all those things he never got a chance to say at Bad Wolf Bay.”

The song has been given the “lyrics video” treatment by YouTubesmith The Broken Frozen Heart. You  can watch that video below. [click to continue…]

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For anyone who ever dreamed of getting in the driver’s seat of the iconic Knight Industries Two Thousand from Knight Rider, Regular Car Review is about to paint a vivid picture for you. As it turns out, driving a replica was extremely disappointing.

As you’ll see in the video below, the cramped space makes getting in an out an ordeal, while the yoke has a tendency to collide with the driver’s junk during turns. In addition, visibility is hampered thanks to the computer console on the roof and the absence of a rear view mirror. Throw in a lack of speed and an electronic voice, and you have cold, hard reality. But worry not friends! The fantasy isn’t completely dead. Just remember that there’s always this. [click to continue…]