Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Tuesday? Avengers: Age of Ultron gets mashed up with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Real Fake History breaks down The Dark Knight Rises and Hannibal gets a new parody. We also learn which Star Wars character has become a popular baby name. But first, enjoy the Real Fake History behind The Dark Knight Rises, which shows just how dumb Gotham cops really are. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Real Fake History Explores The Dark Knight Rises
The first season of Machinima's web series Real Fake History is winding down, with today's penultimate episode delving into the Battle of Gotham City in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. This humorous video explores how Bane was able to lure the entire Gotham City Police Department underground for months, and their plan to attack Bane after their escape, which should have failed miserably, but, for some reason, didn't. Check back next week for the season finale, which delves into The Walking Dead's prison attack.
Bruce Campbell Delivers the Weather
Bruce Campbell stopped by Fox 32's morning show Good Morning Chicago, where he decided to help with the local weather and traffic reports. The result is a fantastic four-minute segment where the Ash Vs. Evil Dead star essentially hijacks the studio for hilarious purposes.
Nine Things You Didn't Know About Back to The Future
In honor of Back to The Future celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Cinefix has debuted a new video honoring this timeless classic, by showing fans nine things they (probably) didn't known about the movie. The video breaks down Michael J. Fox's impossible schedule, going back and forth from Family Ties to the Back to The Future set on just a few hours of sleep a day, throughout the entire production.
Youtuber It's Just Some Random Guy is back with another installment of his Hi, I'm a Marvel...and I'm a DC series, with his latest video skewering both Avengers: Age of Ultron and the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. The video features action figures for both Iron Man and Batman trading barbs back and forth, dissing each other's projects in hilarious and insightful ways.
Teen Wolf Fright Rags T-Shirts
The folks at Fright Rags are back with a new collection of apparel inspired by the 1985 classic Teen Wolf. Fans can purchase two different t-shirts, priced at $27 apiece, a hat for $25 and a limited edition poster for $35, but there will only be 150 sold.
What If Hannibal Was a Bad Chef?
College Humor is back with another parody video that skewers NBC's recently-canceled series Hannibal. In the series, and the Thomas Harris novels it's based on, Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) hides his murderous ways by literally cooking up his victims and serving them to his friends and colleagues. This video shows what may happen if Hannibal wasn't actually a good chef, along with some of the dishes he might serve at his dinner parties.
Star Wars' Anakin Is Among The Top 1,000 Baby Names
Every year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular boy and girl baby names in the United States, and it seems Star Wars fever is so high that it's carrying over into the delivery room. The organization released its Top 1,000 baby names for 2014, and Anakin is on the list, at 957. The list states that 218 boys in the U.S. were born with that name. Luke was the 28th most popular name with 10,431 babies, while, on the girls' side, Leia was the 509th most popular girl name, with 605 newborns given that name. Another notable entry on the girls' list is Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, which took 755th place on the list with 368 babies given that name. You can visit BabyNameWizard to check out the full list for both boys and girls.
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