Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have on tap for today? The "sister wives" of Mad Max: Fury Road all got the exact same tattoo, a U.S. soldier's heroics were caught on camera, while wearing a Captain America t-shirt, Vin Diesel sings a touching karaoke song to honor his late Furious 7 co-star Paul Walker, and much more. So sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Mad Max: Fury Road "Sister Wives" All Got the Same Tattoo
In Mad Max: Fury Road, the central figures are certainly Tom Hardy's Max and Charlize Theron's Furiosa, but the characters who truly bring them together are the "sister wives" of Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), played by Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton, whom Furiosa is determined to rescue. While doing press for the movie, Courtney Eaton revealed that all five actresses got the same tattoo ("three little dots and a triangle") to help them bond on the set. There's nothing like ink to bring sister wives together.
The 'Real Captain America' Rescues Victims
A U.S. Army Captain is being called the "real Captain America," after he rescued a married couple from a burning car after an accident, while wearing a Captain America t-shirt. As you can see above, the incident was caught on video, where U.S. Army Capt. Steve Voglezon is seen pulling 67-year-old William Thompson from the wreck before rescue vehicles could arrive. As the car continues to burn, he then went back to rescue 63-year-old Kathleen Thompson. Steve Voglezon's efforts were even recognized by the cinematic Captain America, Chris Evans, who sent out the following tweet earlier this week.
Community Pays Homage to Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Speaking of Captain America, Community's latest episode brought back the return of paintball to Greendale Community College, but one scene in particular paid tribute to last year's memorable elevator scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Of course, there already was a Community connection to the MCU movie, since directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo served as executive producers and directors on Community for several years. You can also check out the original scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier for comparison's sake.
Vin Diesel Sings Karaoke Tribute To the Late Paul Walker
While Furious 7 continues to tear up the box office, Vin Diesel continues to mourn the loss of his longtime friend Paul Walker, who passed away in November 2013. The actor took to his Facebook page yesterday to share a video of him singing Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)," while photos and videos of himself and Paul Walker play in the background. In sharing the video, the actor posted, "The ever continuing process of healing... All love..."
Fifty Shades of Grey Gets a Teletubbies Mashup
Fifty Shades of Grey's graphic portrayal of the BSDM lifestyle has caused plenty of controversy, both in the books and this year's blockbuster movie. But, if you thought that was disturbing, watch as Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to seduce one of the Teletubbies in a mashup from Youtube user Ochre Jelly. I'm not sure what else needs to be said, at this point...
Classic Disney Animated Movies Get Musical Remix
Remix artist Pogo has released new videos where he recreates several sounds from classic Disney movies and bits of dialogue into a clever remix. It's really quite clever, but we warned, this infectious beat may stick in your head for hours, if not days.
Play Grand Theft Auto 5 As Superman
For those who have enjoyed the hit video game Grand Theft Auto 5, you likely know by now that there have been several "mods" released that tie into movies such as Skyfall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and even Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today a new "mod" has been revealed, where fans can play as the Man of Steel himself, Superman. Of course, it isn't exactly in Superman's nature to steal cars and beat up cops, but it sure looks like a lot of fun to play GTA 5 as the Man of Steel.
Murderers of Marvel Infographic
Ever wonder which Marvel character has the most kills in the comic books? Then wonder no longer, because MorphSuits has put together this list of the deadliest comic book characters in Marvel's Earth-616 universe. This handy infographic even has "memorable kills" for each character.
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