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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: You see that woman up there? That's Samantha Swords. And besides have the coolest name for a medieval reenactor ever, she also won the longsword competition at this year's Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament. Still think being told you "fight like a girl" is an insult? [Fashionably Geek]
OMG. It's real! Can you imagine how many bananas, shells, and crashed karts are littering that field? [Geekologie]
You gotta love when Tumblr posts come together so nicely. [Geeks Are Sexy]
Artist Jeremy Kaye gives us the true reason Gandalf wanted rid of that ring so badly. [Nerd Approved]
Oh look, Black Milk Clothing is coming to take more of your money with their latest geek-inspired clothing line: Harry Potter. [Fashionably Geek]
Super Mario Bros. 3 redesigned as a mobile game? Dear god no! Thankfully, this design was only for a contest held at San Francisco gaming summit, Casual Connect. But to read the horror of Ethan Levy's "evil Candy Crush-ized remake" head on over to Kotaku.
What happens when Patrick Stewart visits Twitter headquarters? [Blastr]
Watch as former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson plays Mike Tyson's Punch Out for the very first time. Definitely an entertaining venture in meta-gaming. [Laughing Squid]
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