In my constant search for internet gems to stamp with my big fat “Officially Cool” moniker, I sometimes run across things that are — to say the least — a little NSFW (Not Safe for Work, for those of you who are new). One particular gem this week is the 2008 Edition of the Nerdcore Calendar. In a word, this thing is hot. It is the epitome of the body-shop nudie calendar for geeks.

In the 12-month 2008 calendar, “heroines and their evil counterparts square off in quite revealing ways — a fully nude firestarter igniting her surroundings, a “super” lass undresses after a hard day’s night of battling bad guys, and a katana-wielding vixen, wearing a headband and not much else, shows a few ninjas who’s the real boss is. These are the powered-up ladies that watch over downtown Los Angeles from rooftops and can turn invisible with the snap of a finger.”

The calendar also has some useful geek features, such as “Nerd Dates” — specially notated dates that will become significant for all the world of geekdom in 2008: the release dates for movies like Iron Man, Speed Racer, The Dark Knight; convention dates for the San Diego Comic-Con, Alternative Press Expo, etc.; anniversaries for Night of the Living Dead and other cult classics; birthdays of Stan Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Jean Luc Picard and others; even Sarah Connor’s assassination date, the departure date of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 and the day Marty McFly was sent back to the future. How frickin’ cool is that? And did I mention that it is filled with very hot and very nude ladies?

The calendar was put together by famed photographer Cherie Roberts and designer/artist Jason Adam. It is 12″ wide x 18″ tall (that’s what she said) and it is printed on heavy, archival-style paper stock with a good UV coating — meaning that this calendar is going to be as timeless as those comics you have locked away in a clean room somewhere. Nerdcore is currently taking orders on it’s site here (NSFW). The calendar itself only costs $25 plus shipping. In fact, I picked one up for the FSR office — so while we may never get anything done around here — at least we won’t miss Comic-Con.

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