The Weekend Hangover: Spider-Man Mail, Fake Penis Pants, Moisture Vaporators, More

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

My own weekend involved molluscs and crustaceans for breakfast, courtesy of an extraordinarily generous friend...


Meanwhile, other nerdily newsworthy things were happening, and with the compilation help of Kyle LeClair, here are some highlights of what you may have missed in the weekend open thread. Tipsters this week include GreggoryBasore, SlyDante777, skrag2112, Anyone00, troi, rkwsuperstar, Citrus King, andre morello, Gallen_Dugall, franciebrady27, James.k.Polk

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - Happy MupVergent Weekend

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm


Which movie will you see this weekend? I'll be in Las Vegas, belatedly celebrating as we had planned to in December.

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law - With Bonus Video This Time!

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00 am


Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.

Hey de ho all!!!! It is another Thursday. Last week, as some of you know, I was visiting our fearless learder LYT and Mrs. LYT for the day. LYT planned a meet and greet - so when he suggested it, I said okay, I would venture out to civilization for a day. Joshua Tree is so different from LA. Anyway we had a pretty good turnout. LYT got some pics and he said he would post them for me. For those of you who were able to make it, nice to meet you. I am still waiting on my nickname suggestions, so keep them coming if you have an idea. Mom is always okay - but I know you are much more creative than that.

So let's get on down the road with your interesting - and sometimes disturbing -questions this week.

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Ashley Eckstein Announces Geek Fashion Show for Comic-Con; How You Can Participate

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm


In association with Nerdist - presumably as a result of her use of Sith powers on Chris Hardwick (above) - Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein has announced a new line of "Geek Couture" fashions for women, inspired by nerdy properties, to debut at a fashion show July 24th at Comic-Con. Her Sith mind must have waned a bit from that whole "dealing in absolutes" thing, because thirty fans will have the opportunity to get their designs entered in the show as well, with two winners selected to co-design new clothing items for Her Universe with Ashley.

Keep reading to see our gallery of Ms. Eckstein's designs, and who knows - maybe you'll be inspired to enter. If anyone manages to successfully submit a Topless Robot themed design that gets chosen, I'll find a way to get you a special prize myself.

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread: Happy Steve Austin Weekend!

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm


Monday may be St. Patrick's Day...but Sunday is 3-16.

Here's some stuff to get you started for the weekend:

-Highly optimistic rumor suggests Fantastic Four may get rebooted before the reboot even begins.

-Angry Birds, the turn-based RPG. That's how we're fuckin' doin' it, Clyde!

-Part Man. Part A Capella. All Robocop.

-KFC Canada rips off the Big Mac, adds fried chicken patties, makes me nuts I can't go to Canada now.

-Key & Peele, the animated series.

-A passable Amazing Spider-Man 2 clip featuring Electro.

finally, it was a little late going up, but don't miss the post below this, in which the Russo brothers discuss MAJOR Captain America 2 plot points.

Ewok Furry Sex Costumes Discovered in Abandoned House

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

This story may or may not be true...but I'd much rather believe these were found in abandoned house than the alternative - that the photographer somehow made them himself.

Yub-nub, fap-fap. Looks like somebody got all Wicket.

via Reddit

Tags: Ewoks, Furries

Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - Remember Daylight Saving Time

Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm


When you're Sylvester Stallone, it's always Daylight saving time.

I don't have a bunch of leftover links this time - but I'm sure some of you do. Have at it.

TR Travel Guide: 15 Things to Do and See in Japan in the Winter

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:00 am


As one of two regular contributors to Topless Robot with a particular affinity for Japanese manga and anime, it might surprise some of you to know that, until last week, I had never - gasp! - visited the motherland. Yessir, I hadn't yet made the pilgrimage to Glorious Nippon!

And so, armed with a passport and a few thousand Yen, my girlfriend and I took the plunge and braved the twelve-hour international flight to the land of manga, robots, video games, and other things that make my nerd heart melt.

The dead of winter might not necessarily be the most optimal time to visit a northern continent, especially considering the fact that I live in Los Angeles where our concept of "cold" is anything below 70. Still, there are a lot of cool things you can only do in Japan in the winter, so here's 15 things to do, see, and check out in Japan!

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The Weekend Hangover: Also, Everything Else That Was Additionally Not the Oscars Too

Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm


Because not everything is the Oscars, here are some other hot topics of conversation culled from the weekend Open Thread, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.

This week's tipsters include: troi, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, Anyone00, skrag2112, rkwsuperstar, Paul_S, BumblebeeZ3, donnaryoko

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Can You Sonic? Stuntman Runs 360-Degree Loop Like He's a Blue Hedgehog

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm


The dude doesn't even do it for gold rings. He does it for a Pepsi Max commercial.

Incentives ain't what they used to be.

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