The Weekend Hangover: Strippable Hug Pillows, Home Alone Memes, Rambo Meets Santa and More…

Highlights of the nerdy news bites you may have missed over the course of the weekend open thread


-That one time (German-accented) Santa and Rambo teamed up (SlyDante777).

-Fastovus, for the Last of Us (Timely-Tardis-Lego)

-The U.S. Air Force’s latest weapon: flash mobs! (Anyone00).

Ninja Gaiden Z‘s secret side-scroller mode (SlyDante777).

Strippable hug pillows that I’m so glad didn’t exist when I was a teen because I would surely have embarrassed myself (Timely-Tardis-Lego).

Buzz, Your Girlfriend…WOOF! maker (SlyDante777)


From McGarnagle to Hail to the Chimp, realistic posters for fictional movies in the Simpsons universe.

-Teaching schoolgirls self-defense using axes (Timely-Tardis-Lego).

-I find it hard to believe Facebook will actually roll out this “Sympathize” button (Gallen_Dugall).


A needlessly detailed research paper on the climate of Middle-earth.

Free Comic Book Day offerings include a surprisingly un-screwed-up New 52 Batman Beyond (troi).

-China’s underground hotel expected to boost tourism business with Morlocks and Hobbits (Gallen_Dugall).

-Disney’s next feature ought to be Saving Aunt Flo, about the making of this short (rkwsuperstar).

-Chicago’s pianos are more magical than their pizzas, it seems (Dr.Gonzo82).


’80s cartoon reunion – with really good voice impersonations.

Firefly keeps flying as an online game (Timely-Tardis-Lego).

-Fox ADHD wishes you a merry Christmas with Scientifically Accurate Santa Claus (James.k.Polk).


Life-size flying TARDIS crashes.

-Web series A Simple Walk Into Mordor is now available in full on DVD (Gallen_Dugall).


Nanomedicine…with puppets!

-I dunno…so-called “alcoholic” James Bond sounds like a lightweight to me. Is almost five drinks a day really that hardcore? (Jamses.k.Polk).

-Gravity…just a theory. Like evolution, and hot dogs being meat. (SlyDante777)

-Those shinigami always did look like glam rockers, so a Death Note musical makes sense (troi).


Disney Villain Babies: The TV Show! This means all those Disney villains did indeed get laid.

-Some sort of Swedish TV show about cute, sentient turds (rkwsuperstar).

-Mike Holmes and his cat in the style of 100 different artists, from Dr. Seuss to Rob Liefeld (troi).

-Yeti on Furry action (SlyDante777).

-How to dance like a Topless Roboteer (RegularStormy).