It’s Friday afternoon and I’ve been mentally scarred by graphic homosexual Smurf sex, which means I’m posting a video and getting the hell out of here. This is Flight of the Conchords singing their seminal “Frodo, Don’t Wear The Ring” song?yeah, it’s not exactly new, but if I can introduce just one person to the majesty that is Flight of the Conchords, then, well, the rest of you can go fuck yourselves. See you Monday.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.