This is it. This is the pinnacle of nerdom. This is the greatest height of nerdery that has ever been reached before.
Peter in Loki’s body on a bus downtown to the real Loki and making an excuse that he’s going to a comic convention.
Never will such levels of pure fucking nerd ever be seen again, it’s just not possible. This is a beautiful day, I am glad I am alive to experience this, god bless.
I’mma let you finish, but the pinnacle of nerddom is actually this sequence in the fourth issue of the 2005 Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire Defenders:
Do you know who those fashionable gentlemen are? They are Dr. Strange and Namor. They are hiding for Dormammu on a ravaged Earth.
Do their outfits look familiar? That’s because they’re the same motherfucking disguises Kirk and Spock wear in the 1967 Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever.”
You know why Peter Parker looks so downtrodden on that bus in his shiny-ass horns? It’s not because he’s trapped in Loki’s body. It’s because he knows his cosplay game will never be this fucking on-point.
IMPERIUS. MOTHERFUCKING. REX.
oh my god
THAT WAS NOT THE NERD PINNACLE EITHER.
the highest nerd reach was on march first, 1999 in JLA when martian manhunter went undercover as a japanese woman only to have his real identity discovered by bruce wayne.
Why is the name the giveaway and not the fucking space green pant suit? because j’onn chose to name himself after the real name of fellow martian sailor mars:
this means one of two things. A: the jla and the sailor senshi live in one universe and bruce just knows everyone’s god damn business or way more likely that B: BOTH MM AND FUCKING BATMAN HAVE READ/WATCHED SAILOR MOON AND ENJOYED IT ENOUGH TO REMEMBER HER GOD DAMN NAME. KEEP YOUR CONS PETER, AND GREAT CLOSET COSPLAY BOYS, DID YOU FIND THAT AT A THRIFT STORE? TIME TO GET OUT THE WAY BECAUSE J’ONN AND BRUCE GOT ANIME TO WATCH AND THEY HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR BULLSHIT.
Martian Manhunter: Agent of Love and Oreos, the pretty skimpy suited soldier of Mars! In the name of Mars, he will out nerd you!
This post is gold
Today is so exciting for a ton of fellow palaeontologists, students, researchers, and myself… Dreadnoughtus has finally been published!
The video above gives you guys a bit of history to where this titanosaur was discovered back in 2005. Almost ten years later and it’s finally gone public! With a name like Dreadnoughtus, it’s hard not to want to run around saying its awesome name.
These fossils spent a lot of time being excavated out of the matrix they were found in; around 4 years with multiple labs working tirelessly to clean and repair them. We had to get it done at least in some sort of quick time, right? With such a huge specimen, a lot of man power is required!
I’m so proud and happy for everyone involved that we can now share this gorgeous dinosaur to the public! It’s MASSIVE. The fossils are just mind blowing to look at, and now we continue to move forward with its preservation, education, and further research. It’ll be going back to Argentina next year.
Behold, the behemoth!
Meet the new (and aptly named) dinosaur species Dreadnoughtus, the most complete fossil of a massive sauropod ever unearthed, a creature so large and formidable that it was essentially invincible to the predators of its time, a dinosaur likely heavier than a 12-pack of bull elephants (and well heftier than a Boeing 737), a titan whose femur stood as high as me (and I’m no shrimp).
Scientists aren’t ready to say that this was the largest land animal EVAR, but it’s definitely the most massive creature that we have good data for. The completeness of this skeleton is simply remarkable! Paleontologists rarely find this many bones from the same single specimen. Some other sauropods may have in fact been more massive than Dreadnoughtus, but those bigger estimates are based on just a handful of bones. Well, not a handful, more like a truckful, but you get the idea.
When you’re done with the video above, head on over to National Geographic to read Brian Switek’s great summary of the news. Just imagine, if we’re still uncovering new species like this giant after centuries of sifting through the upper crust of Earth, imagine what else lies undiscovered…