Grand Theft Auto

Nerdy Bits: William Shatner Tweets to Space – Gets Response, A Batcave Under Downton Abbey?, A Very Ood Proposal, and MOAR!

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

Above: If you’re not already following Sir Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) on Twitter, this is the kind awesome you’re missing. Prof. Xavier stumbling upon a real Xavier school. [Nerd Approved]

@williamshatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.

– Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 3, 2013

And in another instance of reality and fiction blending via Twitter, we have this exchange between William Shatner and currently living aboard the ISS astronaut, Chris Hadfield. We are living in the future people! [io9]

Know anyone naughty enough to deserve a paddle with this Princess Peach paddle board? If you do, grab one on Etsy for only $35. [Geek Tyrant]

@azalben a batman in downton?…

Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) January 3, 2013

Batman, British? Turns out he could be as famed Batman scribe Scott Snyder has discovered some startling evidence the real Batman might be operating out of Downton Abbey! Full story on MTV Geek.

Have to say I’m surprised it took this long for a TARDIS hoodie to crop up, but man do I want one. Available at Hot Topic this stylish and comfy hoodie will set you back about $45. No guarantees it’s bigger on the inside. Or rather, smaller on the outside. [Geek Tyrant]

It’s one of the Ooddest – ha! I’m not sorry – but still unbearable adorable proposals to date. A man proposes to his girlfriend while disguised as an Ood. You’ll have to read it, over on The Mary Sue, to believe it.

I’ve shared a lot of weird and wonderful Grand Theft Auto mods, but this .gif of a horse stealing a car then melting into the pavement is probably the best thing I’ve seen. Ever. [Kotaku]

Spoilers guys, but there’s a pretty major death in Amazing Spider-Man #700, and it looks like Stan “The Man” Lee doesn’t think too highly of it. I have a feeling this has been photoshopped, but either way never a good sign when a character’s creator is shredding such a monumental issue. [Geeks are Sexy]

We’ve all searched out walkthroughs before when stuck in a video game level, but you’ve never had the opportunity to hear Christopher Walken guide you through a walkthrough. And believe, it’s something you’ve always secretly wished for. [Dorkly]

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