The Future of Fierce and Nerdy [Sad News]

Dearest Fierce Nerds As of this Friday, Fierce and Nerdy will be going on summer hiatus, and when it comes back on September 1st, it will no longer be a community blog. Believe me, this was not an easy decision to make. For almost five years it has been my pleasure to receive and share the...

You Will Probably Feel Guilty… [One More Thing Before We Go]

You will probably feel guilty after a visit to See Your Folks, a site that loosely guesstimates how many times you will see your parents before they die. Especially if you live thousands of miles away from your parent(s). Seriously, even if you have a crappy relationship with your parent(s),...

Scientifically Accurate DUCK TALES [Procrastinate on This!]

If you previously liked ducks due to growing up with the delightful DUCK TALES cartoon, you won’t after seeing this really NSFW video from Fox ADHD’s “Scientifically Accurate” series. Seriously, ducks–male ducks especially–are gross and horrible animals....

The Children’s Guide to Natural History [One More Thing Before W...

Because doesn’t every child need a cleverly illustrated animal chart on their wall. Buy your print from the artist, Andy Ward, HERE. [h/t...

The Little Mermaid Is the Worst Thief Ever [Procrastinate on This!]

Apparently, Ariel will make it on to ONCE UPON A TIME in this upcoming season. We know this because Ariel sucks ass when it comes to thieving. Seriously, this girl obviously hails from the Mr. Bean school of stealth. Check out the preview...

Nerd Up Your Birth Announcement [One More Thing Before We Go]

Delia over at Martha Stalwart has some clever advice for really making your birth announcements pop with cleverly rendered stats. It makes me so super-mad that I didn’t do one for the twins. Grr! [Cute DIY Birth Announcements]     And here’s her inspiration...

The Twins Were on SWITCHED AT BIRTH! [Procrastinate on This!]

But check out this ridiculousness: They were cast in this role, but I had no idea what was going on during the shoot because I’d never seen the show. So my MIL and I watched the first episode of the first season and then the second, and then we were hooked and have been marathoning it...

When Fangirls Become Moms [Procrastinate on This!]

As someone who recently actually left San Diego with her brood on the same day that Comic Con was officially gearing up–and also, as someone who’s about to make a rather sad announcement in the coming week–this video hit so close to home, I nearly teared...

Mobile Relationship by Bonker’s World [One More Thing Before We ...

I think I’m finally ready to admit I’m in a dom/sub relationship with my iPhone. Now excuse me while I step out to get it a new Mophie Case. [h/t LikeCool via Bonker's World]    ...

Archer Bob’s Burger T-shirt [One More Thing Before We Go]

Sigh. I miss ARCHER. That’s all–well that, and this Hot Topic season 4 premiere tribute T-shirt (H. Jon Benjamin voices both title characters) just makes me miss ARCHER even more. [h/t Fashionably...

How MAN OF STEEL should have ended [Procrastinate on This!]

Major spoiler alerts, but good job, HISHE series for hitting upon every issue I had with this film.  

Habitable Zone by xkcd [One More Thing Before We Go]

The Scientific Secret of Muscle Growth [Procrastinate on This!]

I’m in week 5 of a weight training regimen, and it’s been amazing seeing my old body come back faster than with any other work out I’ve ever tried–as opposed to the She-Hulk body many women are afraid of when they repute lifting heavier weights. Basically, I’m...

Geek Keychain [Nerdy Ish We Found on Etsy]

A nice simple way to advertise your geek status wherever you go. Click through to get yours for $13, and remember you can always pay a visit to our “Nerdy Ish We Found on Etsy” Treasury to see…well, all the nerdy ish we’ve found on Etsy. [$13 Geek...

The Mr. Clean Origin Story [Procrastinate on This!]

Technically, I’m fully onboard with our decision to get rid of cable and subsist on a combination of Netflix, HuluPlus, iTunes Subscriptions, Amazon Prime TV, the PBS Kids App, and basic broadcast. But as a lover of commercials, this decision has really bitten me in the butt a few...

The Great Catsby [Procrastinate on This!]

If you loved THE ARISTOCATS, and you loved the trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY (which, let’s face it, was way, way better than the movie), then you then “The Great Catsby” is going to knock your socks off. Seriously, however good you think it’s going to be, it’s...

Kirk and Her Crew [One More Thing Before We Go]

The whole Internet’s talking about Celeste Pille’s re-imagining of 90′s cartoon characters (ex. Rugrats, Hey Arnold, etc) all grown up–as they should be because they’re awesome. Seriously, click through, and come back. But I’m especially in love with her...

A Realistic Barbie [One More Thing Before We Go]

Just in case you were under the impression the current version of Barbie was in any way realistic and more importantly wasn’t creating unrealistic body expectations for the girls in the doll’s target market, researcher Nickolay Lamm created this model of what a real-life Barbie...

The World Will Be Smarter [Procrastinate on This!]

Have you heard of “networked matter?” According to the futurist think tank, Institute for the Future, we’ll eventually be able to program our computers, but also the objects around us, so that they’ll be able to communicate with us and each other. This goes way beyond...

Kittens First Day Out [Procrastinate on This!]

Because it’s Wednesday and because this is Fierce and Nerdy and because KITTEHS!! [h/t Jezebel]...

Scare the Shit Out of Somebody for $1,425 [One More Thing Before We Go...

I mean, I don’t know if that kind of scare is worth a grand and a half, but these White Walker masks created by actual CFX artists would definitely do the trick. Buy yours HERE. [h/t Fashionably...

AUSTENLAND Trailer [Procrastinate on This!]

Let’s see, well, I’m an English major and self-described modern romantic who wrote a book about an Molly Ringwald movie obsessive. Is it even possible for me not to go see a movie about a Jane Austen fanatic? I don’t think so....

DIY Dinosaur Plate [One More Thing Before We Go]

This DIY Dinosaur Plate is making me want to try harder at crafts. I won’t, mind you, but it makes me daydream about a parallel universe where I have the organizational skills and patience to put together clever things like this. From Three Monkeys Studios: This fun DIY Dinosaur Serving...

You’d Be One Freakish Immortal [Procrastinate on This!]

Ted Education explains why immortality would actually be less sexy and more freakish. Think missing limbs, relationships forgotten, lots of physical and emotional scars, plus dentures. I’ll take a finite lifetime, thanks! [h/t  The Mary Sue]...

The Great Gatsby Sausage [Procrastinate on This!]

Seeing THE GREAT GATSBY before and after the VFX, as it turns out, is way more fascinating than the movie itself. Plus, that Lana Del Rey song, which is sticky fire, as far as getting out of my head is concerned.   The Great Gatsby VFX from Chris Godfrey on...

The Avengers Get Photoshopped into Current Magazines! [One More Thing ...

And it’s so freaking good. See more Avengers magazine covers at the MediAvengers...

Exploding Disney Princess [Procrastinate on This!]

So. Deeply. Disturbing. –yet, fascinating. [h/t The Mary Sue]...

$7.99 Light Saber Earrings [One More Thing Before We Go]

Because why not? Buy them here. [h/t Fashionably...

The Hero’s Journey! Explained By Puppets! [Procrastinate on This...

If you’re going to watch one explanation of “The Hero’s Journey” as put forth by Joseph Campbell, let it be this one by Glove and Boots, because it is excellent. [h/t...

Cheap and Geeky Light Switch Covers [Nerdy Ish We Found on Etsy]

At around $10 bucks a pop, the many clever light switch covers at the Modern Switch shop are definitely worth a looksee–and they can be customized to fit over electrical outlets and dimmer switches, too! ***Remember you can see all the Esty items we’ve featured at our “Nerdy...

STARGLASS Trailer [Procrastinate on This!]

After watching the below trailer, I not only need to read this book, but also watch the inevitable movie version. Here’s the summary: Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At...

Apple Summer Camp: Free and Cool! [One More Thing Before We Go!]

This free Apple Camp for kids 8-12 looks so cool: At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with...

Feminist Makeup Tutorial [Procrastinate on This!]

I only wear make-up for book events, but I think this awesome video just convinced me to wear it everyday. [via The Mary...

The Teenage Brain [One More Thing Before We Go]

…as a binary decision tree. [via...

UNDER THE DOME mini-review and SHINING sequel trailer [Procrastinate o...

Did anyone else watch UNDER THE DOME last night? What did you think? I tried and failed to read the book, so I was just happy it didn’t take 100+ pages of discovering the dome from multiple viewpoints just to get started. Overall, I enjoyed it, appreciated the diverse cast, and look...

We’ve Always Been Barely Literate Assholes [One More Thing Befor...

Thanks to xkcd for bringing this fact to our...

Teenage Average Normal Turtles

Because does the internet have anything better to do than to remix the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme with actual turtles. No. No, they don’t. [h/t...

Decision by Lunar Baboon [One More Thing Before We Go]

I have multi-level plans in place for talking to my kid about money, race, and s-e-x, but I have no  idea what I’d do if she were faced with this terrible decision.*   *Haha! Just kidding, of course I’d make her pick the STAR TREK one. That’s just decent parenting....

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Trailer [Procrastinate on This!]

Slow motion sword fights, dramatic speeches delivered with British accents, Eva Green getting badass with a bow and arrow? Son, I am going to be watching the sequel to 300 SO hard, as soon as it hits theaters. How about...

Deep Space Nine Tourbillon Watch by Vianney Halter [One More Thing Bef...

A high-end watch designed to look like the Deep Space Nine station, which includes a spinning, triple axis tourbillon. Sweet! Now, if only I had $192,000 to spare… [h/t Fashionably Geek]...

Game of Thrones by Cosplay: Piano [Procrastinate on This]

This extreme Game of Thrones re-imagining by Cosplay: Piano is either completely ridiculous or completely wonderful. It might somehow be both. But really the main point is Jon Snow on the bongo. Win! [h/t io9]...

Dr. Who’s Alma Mater [One More Thing Before We Go]

Smith College  should totally do an ad like Matt Smith’s alma mater, but use World Class Experts, Authors, World-Changing Activists, Senators, Congresswomen, and First Ladies. [h/t The Mary...

Aerobics for Cats [Procrastinate on This!]

Are we here at FaN just physically incapable of  going a whole month without posting a cat video or is this particular cat video just that dang good? I’ll let you decide. [h/t...

Human Centipede 3: Where’s Waldo [One More Thing Before We Go]

God, I wish I could unsee this. From the (obviously demented) artist, Alex Pardee: “The Human Centipede 3 will have a 500-person centipede so I thought I’d make a 100% medically accurate poster for it.” See the full 500p sequence HERE. [h/t...

Your Odds of Finding Love [Procrastinate on This]

As it turns out, they’re pretty good! Enjoy the somewhat mathematical explanation as to why from the PBS series “It’s Okay to Be Smart.”  

Baby Mugging by MommyShorts.com [One More Thing Before We Go]

Because we should really work on making “I just want to drink you up” a viable alternative to “I just want to eat you up.” Who’s with...

If Disney Films Had Honest Titles [One More Thing Before We Go]

Click through for the Reddit thread, which includes gems like “Mulan: Cross-dressing gets shit done,” “Cinderella AND Mulan: dress for the job you want,” and “Aladdin: sometimes stealing things pays off.” [via...

THE HOT FLASHES [Procrastinate on This]

Oh, my gosh, this movie about a group of middle-aged ladies who used to be high school basketball stars looks totally cheesy, and predictable, and bottom feederish and Brooke Shieldish and Daryl Hannah’s plastic surgery is so bad the camera can barely stand to look at her-ish. But as...

How to Build a Human by Peter Serafinowicz [Procrastinate on This]

Just in case you were looking to be creeped out by the Eiffel Tower and mannequins. [h/t/ io9]...

How Common Is Your Birthday? [One More Thing Before We Go]

If your birthday’s in the fall, then it’s pretty darn common, because according to this chart people be like bom-bombom-bomBOM! during the winter months. Then just  bombom! during the fall months. Then like bom…anh, let’s bump nasties when it’s not so dang hot...

A quicker, easier, more clever way to case your pillows [Procrastinate...

Because I know you were wondering about that. You’re welcome. [h/t LifeHacker]

Kevo: Your Smartphone Is Now Your Key [One More Thing Before We Go]

Oh, my gosh, Kwikset is gearing up to release a lock you can open with your smartphone??? I want to early adopt this so bad. Can’t wait to get more info on it. [Kwikset: Kevo]...

Why Does Music Move Us? [Procrastinate on This]

Since Tom Stillwagon put out a new FaN list  today, let’s also take a fascinating look at why music moves us courtesy of PBS Digital Studio series, “It’s Okay to Be Smart.” [h/t...

Stop Wasting Food! Here’s How… [One More Thing Before We G...

A handy fresh food lifespan infographic from visual.ly. You’re welcome! [via...

What Is Evolution [Procrastinate on This!]

Take 10 minutes to learn something, fool! [via io9]

How to Write a Scene [One More Thing Before We Go]

I swear I’m going to use this method to write something. I don’t know what yet, but you know, something. [via...

It’s Not About the Nail [Procrastinate on This!]

I swear I’ve had this exact kind of conversation with CH several times. Once, I told my best friend that I was calling her just to whine, because once I talk to CH about a problem, it gets figured out and there’s no more fun whining to be had. Anyway, this is all to say, God bless...

Words Hurt, Man [One More Thing Before We Go]

As a nerd from like the very start, my mom used to quote the “sticks and stones” line all the time. This xkcd comic perfectly explains why that quote wasn’t particularly...

Time Travel Romance [Procrastinate on This]

Rachel McAdams second time travel movie, ABOUT TIME, looks way better than the movie adaptation of TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE. And Bill Nighy, so  yay?  

Princess Superheroes [One More Thing Before We Go]

As someone in the throes of planning a Princess-Winnie-the-Pooh mash-up birthday bash, all I have to say about the below mash-up is “Why didn’t I think of that???” Seriously, gnashing my teeth and rending my clothes right now. [via The Mary Sue]...

Have A Effin Baby on the Dance Floor! [Procrastinate on This]

Lonely Island was the only thing I used to like about the SNL after the 80s,  and Robyn is the only thing I like about Sweden*. Now they’re together on one video called “#Go Kindergarten,” and however good you think it’s going to be, it’s actually even better....

Nerdy Father’s Day T-shirts Are the New Father’s Day Tie [...

Father’s Day is only two weeks away, so get thee to an Etsy store right away! Until they get old enough to say otherwise, my girls love giving their dad nerdy T-shirts on Father’s Day. Here are some of my–I mean their faves. If you want to buy any of these t-shirts, which...

Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song [Procrastinate on This!]

I guarantee you if being a Disney Princess was portrayed like this fantastic Rachel Bloom song, my daughter wouldn’t be in the throes of full on princess fever right now. [h/t Jezebel via Cracked.com]   If Disney Cartoons Were Historically Accurate — powered by...

Girl Scout Cookie Coffee-Mate [One More Thing Before We Go]

Seriously, the one year I set out to tackle my sugar addiction is the one year CoffeeMate decides to go and introduce Girl Scout Cookie creamer??? Eff my...

How To Disappoint Your Parents In 61 Seconds [Procrastinate on This]

As someone who called my parents to tell them that I decided to major in English as opposed to computer science less than a month after breaking up with a guy they both really liked, I will say, yep, any two of these oughta do it. But hey, at least I’m still tattoo-free. [via...

Understand How It Works [Fierce Quote]

“Never just remember how to do something, understand how it works.”  As someone who has been known to answer, “Magic!” whenever anyone asks me how anything works, I’d say this advice given to designer Martin Rue by his grandfather is damn good and probably worth...

Hooked on Semicolons; Addict [Procrastinate on This!]

As someone who abuses loves semi-colons, this Lonely Island (ft. Solange) ode MADE MY ENTIRE DAY. And yay for the ending lines, because I was thinking the same correction throughout. Viva Las Semicolons! [h/t...

Father’s Day Mugs [Nerdy Ish We Found On Etsy]

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift cup, Etsy’s got...

Compliments [Procrastinate on This!]

The next time I’m tempted to deflect a compliment, I’m going to think of this awesome, awesome Amy Schumer video. Also, I’m going to start watching INSIDE AMY SCHUMER on Comedy Central like yesterday. [via Gawker]...

Merida Kills Merida [One More Thing Before We Go]

Just in case you’re as upset about the Merida makeover as many of us nerds are, here’s a very special episode of DORK TOWER by John Kovalic. [h/t The Mary Sue]  ...

Legos does CASINO ROYALE [Procrastinate on This!]

And it is AMAZING! [via i09]

Admit You’re A Hipster Already! [One More Thing Before We Go]

As a self-identifying hipster (I mean I’m an original L.A. Derby Doll, used to spend a ton of money on high-quality eyeglasses, and run a blog called Fierce and Nerdy for goshsakes), I’m often surprised by how many people in my circles don’t consider themselves hipster. As...

She-Ra Come Back!!! [Procrastinate on This!]

This Funny or Die She-Ra reboot is supposed to be a joke, but I would watch the heck out of both SHE-RA and SKELLY. Just saying can we get a female-led hero drama or a villain-led comedy around here already? She-Ra with Kylie Minogue from Kylie...

The 7-Minute Workout [One More Thing Before We Go]

I’m going to do this 7-minute workout for 7 days straight, starting next Sunday. Anyone interested in joining me? Here’s the breakdown: In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially...

Once Upon a Time: Wonderland Trailer [Procrastinate on This!]

Rubbing my  hands together. Ooooohhhh! This new season of television go’on to be good!!! (And this time, I promise to do a full rundown as opposed to going on massive amounts of bedrest like I did last year). First up, ONCE UPON A TIME: WONDERLAND, which not only stars the second main...

“Mr. T Ate My Balls!” [One More Thing Before We Go]

I’m always saying we should be way embarrassed about what we’re putting out in space for other civilizations to find, and I think this xkcd comic totally backs...

Tony Stark Covers JT [Procrastinate on This!][Spoiler Alert]

Can you tell I’m super-excited about having seen three whole summer movies already? Here’s yet another spoiler-rific parody– this time Tony Stark covers Justin Timberlake with “Suits that Fly.” However awesome you think this is going to be, I’m telling you...

Pac Man Seat [One More Thing Before We Go]

So wish this seat was a real thing you could by as opposed to just a design concept. Find out more at designer Bruno Marques’ website. [h/t LikeCool]...

Duplicate Dudes Do Beyonce [Procrastinate on This!]

File this clever duplication Beyonce medley video under “Fills me with glee.” [h/t Jezebel]...

Avenger Kitties Assemble! [One More Thing Before We Go]

Jenny Parks, the illustrator behind Dr. Meow is back with Kitty Avengers. In other news, Jenny Parks is freaking awesome! [via...

Alternative OBLIVION Ending [Spoiler Alert]

As a mother of three, the thought of having this many hands on deck for child-raising fills my heart with glee. Although, I think in this non-mom-written case, the mom character might be saying “this is awesome” at the end of this HISHE alternative ending for another reason. [via...

Disney Prom [One More Thing Before We Go]

Deviantartist spicystewdemon, reimagines Disney characters as prom picture-takers and it is AWESOME. Click through to The Mary Sue to see even more Disney Prom Pictures, including ones for the Rescuers and the Hunchback and Esmerelda. [h/t The Mary...

Boyz II Men Shills Old Navy [Procrastinate on This!]

3 members of Boyz II Men crooning about how much they love white jeans on women and girls. Because why not? 90s crush officially killed.  Also, I absolutely HATE white jeans and there is nothing on this earth that would ever convince me to wear them....

How to Tell If a Toy Is for Boys or Girls [One More Thing Before We Go...

Preach! You betta run tell that! [image by misanthropist on most...

New Simon Pegg Movie [Procrastinate on This!]

As someone who was officially taught to drink by Brits, Aussies, and Kiwis, THE WORLD’S END, the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie, about an adult pub crawl turned sci-fi horror comedy, looks PHENOMENAL. I mean even better than HOT FUZZ. And it might even make up for PAUL–joking:...

1993 & 2013 [One More Thing Before We Go]

Looking back on it, I’m not even sure how I made it through the 90s. Viva Los Telephonos Inteligente! (And very sorry if I just butchered that Spanish.) [via...

Amazing NEW GIRL AutoTune [Procrastinate on This!]

At least it’s amazing until they come to the part where they remind us that the season finale is next Tuesday. Boo! Why can’t funny shows be year-round? [h/t...

[One More Thing Before We Go]

I don’t have any tattoos. I know, super-surprising, right? But I always say that if I do get one, it will be on the back of my neck. So big respect for this one. [h/t...

Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles [Procrastinate on This!]

If you are or have ever been a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, you must, must, must watch this video. But not at work, because this version of TMNT is NSFW. [h/t...

Iron Man Armor Infographic [One More Thing Before We Go]

An infographic that covers the evolution of Iron Man’s armor. Also, something to do make do with while we wait for the Star Trek items to start rolling in. Click on the pic to make bigger. [h/t Fashionably Geek] Infographic Created by HalloweenCostumes.com...

Why Do We Kiss? [Procrastinate on This!]

Just in case you were wondering… [h/t io9]

May 3-5, 2013 [Procrastinate on This!]

Before we get into this weekend’s procrastination, I’d like to bid a very fond farewell to our top nerd, Amy Robinson. Our Blogumnist Editor is stepping back from FaN to concentrate on finishing her book, but she will still be with us in spirit, comments, and her own blogumn, “Tall Drink of Nerd.” Thank you so very much, dearest Amy, for the last two years. We will miss you terribly. And, please extend a hearty welcome to our new Blogumnist Editor, Joshua Mauldin. Josh is awesome in every way, and we’re beyond happy to have him on the team. And, one last change, I’ve got a second fiction book, THE AWESOME...

Nerdy Mother’s Day Card [Nerdy Ish We Found on Etsy]

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is right around the corner. And here are a couple of cards from the GrammaticalAlert Etsy shop to go along with your clever gift for your favorite nerdy mom. Click on either card to buy yours for...

Super Villains on Speed Dates [Procrastinate on This!]

My favorite was Bane, and my fellow 80s kids will appreciate the shout-out to both Darth Vader and Lord Dark Helmet! [h/t The Mary...

Is it Worth the Time? [One More Thing Before Go]

As someone who is constantly trying to make her routine tasks more efficient, I might take another gander at this xkcd comic before I pick up yet another self-help or how-to...

“Say Hello to the Future!” [Procrastinate on This!]

I’d totally watch this if it were a movie or TV series, but unfortunately, it’s just the fantastical and new wavish music video for “Alive” by Empire of the Sun. [h/t...

When Gnomes Attack! [Procrastinate on This!]

For those of us who like to watch ALL the HGTV, this Ikea commercial is beyond hilarious. [h/t The Mary...

A Real Facebook Home [One More Thing Before We Go]

Joy of Tech for the win! [h/t LikeCool]...

Samurai Surf & Turf [Procrastinate on This]

Am I the only one disturbed that the “gourmet Chinese” restaurant, Panda Express has decided to name their newest dish after a Japanese warrior? I mean, I know, I know, it’s a stretch to call Panda Express Chinese food anyway, but c’mon… Weird vegetarian pandas...

April 26-28, 2013 [Procrastinate on This!]

Well, your first nominee for the worst day of the  year has to happen sometime, and that time was this past Tuesday for me. It started out with me getting into a costly early morning, insurance-raising car accident with an egg truck (yes, seriously, I managed to get hit by a truck carrying eggs), and ended with my MIL getting taken to the hospital for what turned out to be congestive heart failure. Everyone’s safe and back at home now, but man, what a sucky week. So since we can’t share a drink, let’s share some procrastination balm. 1. The screen grabs of what happened after a popular comedian sent out this tweet are...