Surrealist Nerds Vs. Scientology


This picture should tell you everything you need to know, but just in case: those Anonymous people who hate the shit out of Scientology and its incredible goofiness staged worldwide protests this past weekend, and in London, many of them chose to dress up in Guy Fawkes’ (a.k.a. V for Vendetta) masks and shout bizarre and vaguely antagonistic things at the local London Scientology center, of which I fully approve. For more great pics and a blow-by-blow of the London festivites, read ’em here.

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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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.