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Hayden Pantierre Is Forced to Touch Filthy Nerds

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Hee hee hee! Guys, every time you think it’s all right to be a nerd, that The Dark Knight is tops at the box office is because of our power, or that really no one cares anymore if you’re a 20-something that collects action figures or plays D&D, I want you to remember this incredible picture of Heroes‘ Hayden Pantierre at San Diego Comic Con, forced by her publicist to shake hands with the sweaty, nerdy masses, and remember the face she makes while simultaneously pouring antibacterial soap on her hands to kill the cooties. Remember.

Magazines can print all the articles they want about how it’s cool to be a nerd nowadays, but this is the fucking truth?the cheerleader still wants nothing to do with us. (Via Drunken Stepfather)

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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 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.