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 fabulous Friday? One enterprising man built a home entertainment system designed like an old Nintendo console, Straight Outta Compton gets a humorous Harry Potter remix, and we have a supercut of The Simpsons' movie references. But wait, there's more! Star Wars gets an incredible video game mashup with the classic Mario Kart and we have a humorous guide revealing how to survive on The Walking Dead. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
How to Survive The Walking Dead
While we wait for AMC's beloved zombie series The Walking Dead to return, Studio C has put together a hilarious parody of the show. This sketch features an actor who does a practically perfect Rick impression introducing a new member of their team who has some tips on how to survive, which isn't nearly as violent. Even if you are a huge fan of the show, it's a hilarious parody that brings up some good points about these ridiculously loud walkers.
Star Wars Meets Mario Kart
The Nintendo classic Mario Kart is still considered to be one of the most popular video games of all time, so why not combine it with one of the most popular movie franchises of all time? The mad geniuses at Dark Pixel did just that, with a fascinating three and a half minute video that features Mario Kart racers using iconic Star Wars ships. This video took more than a year to make, but the quality speaks for itself, and if you're a fan of both the game and the movie franchise, you simply have to watch this video.
An Incredible Nintendo Console Designed Home Entertainment System
Imgur user TylerFullTilt decided to create a custom home entertainment system that paid homage to the 1980s Nintendo console, and the results are rather impressive. The wall-mounted unit resembled an old NES controller, with a TV in the middle, while a cabinet was formed into a larger replica of the NES console. You can check out the full gallery at TylerFullTilt's Imgur page.
While this video is a few months old, I just discovered it through a friend's Facebook feed, and I thought it was too hilarious not to share. The Frost Brothers have created a hilarious version of N.W.A.'s iconic song Straight Outta Compton and remixed it for the Harry Potter universe. The results are quite hilarious, but you may not want to watch this at work or with kids around, because it does feature NSFW language.
The Simpsons' Movie References Super Cut
Vimeo user CGMZZ has taken it upon himself to create a three-minute supercut of movie references from early seasons of The Simpsons. It would be a near-impossible task to compile EVERY movie reference in the show's 26 season history, but this video is quite comprehensive, and even gives you a side-by-side view of The Simpsons scene and the movie it's referencing.
The Revenant Horse Carcass Sleeping Bag For Kids
One of the most gruesome scenes in the awards season favorite The Revenant is when Leonardo DiCaprio's Hugh Glass guts a dead horse carcass and sleeps inside of it to keep warm during his harsh winter journey. Funny or Die has taken this scene and turned it into a parody commercial for a horse carcass sleeping bag... for kids. Funny or Die co-founder Will Ferrell even provides the narration for this hilarious commercial, which is well worth watching even if you haven't seen The Revenant.
Hoverboard Gets Turned Into a Dragon Ball Z Flying Nimbus
Back in Novmeber, we showed you a Dragon Ball Z fan film for an edition of Nerd Alert, but today we have something much more unique. Vane Agents has put together a video where a Taiwanese man has turned a "hoverboard" into a Flying Nimbus from the popular movie and TV series, complete with a full Goku costume. We're not sure who this DBZ fan is, but it seems he picked up quite a few fans from riding through the streets of Taiwan.
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