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  1. It’s OK Everyone, Sam Raimi Doesn’t Think Spider-Man 3 Was “So Good” Either

    Spider-Man: Hindsight Is 20-20-99.

    So... Now we can let the healing begin?

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  2. The Gobble Games: Where Turkeys Duke It Out for the Presidential Pardon

    May the odds be ever in your flavor.

    Only one turkey a year is pardoned in the Capitol, surviving the fierce turkey bloodbath the human-body-privileged citizens of this nation call "Thanksgiving." The turkeys must fear their governing body, so they must fight to the death to determine who will survive this November.

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  3. Tales From The Borderlands To Premiere With Live (and Streaming) Playthrough Session

    "Don't shoot my face!"

    Ever played an point-and-click adventure game and thought, "You know what would be really cool? If they put this game on a big movie screen and made the entire audience vote in with their suggestions of which dialogue options to choose like a giant well-organized version of Twitch Plays Pokémon." Well, good news! If you're a fan of the Borderlands games and you live in Texas—so, you know, in an actual border land—then your dreams are about to come true.

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  4. Watch The Entire Her Universe SDCC Fashion Show Courtesy Of Nerdist!

    We've seen highlights before but now, thanks to Nerdist, you can watch the entire Her Universe fashion show from San Diego Comic-Con 2014! We've also got a few exclusive photos of the geek couture pieces to feast your nerdy eyes upon.

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  5. Her Universe Shopping Spree at Comic-Con, Anyone?

    Loki is the new black.

    It's safe to say I'm leaving some extra room in my suitcases. Check out more of the geek chic items Her Universe will be bringing to Comic-Con as well as a new pairing with Nerdist for the "Ultimate Convention Hoodie."

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Your Next Con Shoes

    With jeans and a nerdy tee? Flawless look.

    Hot Topic is selling these amazing, super-comfy looking Harley Quinn and Supernatural kicks. Necessary for your next convention. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  7. How Much Money Can You Win in a Single Episode of Jeopardy!?

    ...and why it's unlikely anyone will actually win it.

    Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek appeared on The Nerdist Podcast recently. It's a really interesting interview, and if you have an hour and a half to kill, it's a great way to do that. At one point host Chris Hardwick wondered what the theoretical maximum a player could win in one episode was, so we did the math.

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  8. Have You Been Terrorized by a Giant Movie Monster? You Might Be Entitled to a Legal Settlement

    Godzilla is a rich and famous movie star.

    That's what Tom Lennon—sorry, Jorge Rivers (attorney at law)—promises in this spot-on commercial parody written and directed by Deadpool's Gerry Duggan. That's right, if Godzilla steps on your house or sexually harrasses you in the workplace, there is someone who will fight for you! Place a call to Jorge's office stapler today!

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  9. Karen Gillan Read an Insane Craigslist Ad on @Midnight Last Night [Video]

    It's probably harder to find a not-insane Craigslist ad.

    Last night, Karen Gillan stopped by @Midnight to read a truly bananas Craigslist ad for a "Haunted Engagement Ring." She was also there to promote her new movie, Oculus, but let's focus on the silly Craigslist ad that's trying to sell a ring "worn by Satan herself."

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  10. Danny Trejo Would Like to Show You His Hilarious and Adorable Hobby [Video]

    "What? I think they're cute."

    We all know Danny Trejo is an incalculable badass who could probably knife you to death about eleven different ways if he wanted to. But, did you also know that in his spare time, he likes to carve delicious bread creatures for his friends and coworkers? Well, now you do. You're welcome, Internet.

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  11. Her Universe Brings Fashion Week Flair To SDCC With Design Contest

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    As if Her Universe wasn't fabulous enough, they've gone and announced a "Geek Couture" fashion show and design competition to coincide with Comic-Con International in San Diego this summer. "Fangirls are already using the halls of San Diego Comic-Con International as their runway to showcase custom fashions. We wanted to give these designers a bigger stage to share their talent and also provide an educational experience in the fashion industry," said actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. Here's some creative work by designer Doug Dunnam to inspire you.

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  12. Danica McKellar’s New Nerdist Channel Show, “Math Bites,” Is Kind of Adorable (Though It Needs A Better Name)

    Well, now we just want pie.

    While we can't quite figure out whether it's geared towards kids or not, we definitely love that Danica McKellar is doing a show for the Nerdist that's all about her love of math. This first episode is all about Pi and features a cover of the first hundred or so digits set to "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies." That's all you can ask for, really.

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  13. Relevant to Our Interests: Chris Hardwick Launching Nerdist News Web Show With Jessica Chobot

    Have we mentioned we're into geek news?

    Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist YouTube channel are getting into the news game with the launch of Nerdist News, a thrice-weekly show about the news nerds (and geeks) would be interested in. The show will be hosted by G4 Jessica Chobot, and will eventually jump to airing daily.

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  14. Watch the Cornetto Trilogy Crew Take Team Nerdist Down In An All-Out Bowling War [Video]

    Wait, why are we surprised? They're good at everything

    All Star Celebrity Bowling is a great web series, but doesn't it ever feel like Chris Hardwick's needs to be taken down a peg? He brings on these celebrities every week to play a game that he's the best at and then beats them every time! Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg (along with Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols) certainly won't stand for that.

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  15. After Futurama Ends Tonight, Check Out This Nerdist Livestream With The Cast and Crew

    Oh! I've made myself sad.

    It's the last episode of Futurama ever tonight -- for real this time. What will you do with yourself once it's over? If you're like us, you'll probably head over to Youtube to watch Nerdist's Chris Hardwick interview series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, as well as other members of the creative team and cast. We've got the feed waiting for you right here.

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  16. Learn About The San Diego Comic-Con Anti-Bullying Summit From Some Geeky Writers, Actors, and Activists [VIDEO]

    Consider the Following

    The first Anti-Bullying Summit for San Diego Comic-Con was held this year, showcasing a good number wonderful, nerdy individuals talking about the need to stop bullying and sharing their own experiences with the Con. With all the division and bullying even among members of the same fandom, it's great to see a Comic-Con International event dedicated to targeting the problem of bullying among kids and adults alike, and to preventing bullying in the future. Check out Nerdist's feature on the summit, which includes creators, actor, voice actors, and activists (many will be familiar to our readers) sharing their reasons for helping make the first of hopefully more Anti-Bullying Summits possible. Previously in Bullying and Harassment

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  17. Check Out Patton Oswalt’s Animated Parks and Rec Filibuster [Video]

    The female part is still pretty underwritten, though.

    What's better than seeing Patton Oswalt's stunning eight minute pitch for a Star Wars/Marvel Universe/Clash of the Titans film franchise crossover? Seeing it animated for the Nerdist Youtube channel by Daniel Spellman in honor of Geek Week. This is everything I ever wanted in anything.

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  18. The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker Plays A Bounty Hunter In This Course of the Force Webisode

    TK-421 Why Aren't You At Your Post?

    The Nerdist and Star Wars' Course for the Force is in full effect thanks to a web series filled with fantastic guest stars. The series is building up to the actual race to benefit Make-A-Wish that will end up at San Diego Comic-Con once again this year. If you missed Episode I, check that out here (Episode II is after the jump). But episode three features a few folks our readers might be familiar with, namely The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker and math-whiz Danica McKellar...AS BOUNTY HUNTERS!

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  19. Alex Winter Talks Bill & Ted 3 on The Nerdist

    Where do we stand on the new Bill & Ted flick? Getting a movie off the ground is complicated you guys.

    The epic saga of Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan had two perfect installments in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. There have been rumors of a third film for a while now, but nothing all that solid. Alex Winter appeared on The Nerdist podcast yesterday to promote his film Downloaded, but host Chris Hardwick also asked where things stood with Bill & Ted 3.

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  20. Star Wars Fans Unite For Charity Once Again With Course Of The Force [VIDEO]

    May The Force Be With You

    Last year, Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries joined forces (ha!) with Lucasfilm and Comic-Con International in San Diego for a lightsaber relay race to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Guess what? They're back for Episode II. Although technically, this is episode one...of their webseries to promote the project. Thinking of joining? "The cost of registration is $150, which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime." Keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter and find out more at the official website. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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