Warning?there is so much goodness in this preview of the third season of the Venture Bros. (shown at NYCC) that your may die. Not because of the return of Henry Killinger, not because of Brock in a Nick Fury outfit, not because of “The Nozzle,” but probably because of the greatest G.I. Joe parody that will ever exist. The rest of the day is all downhill for here, kids?we should probably watch this and go right back to bed. (Via MikeGerber.com)
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.