If you were to attack me with a shovel, split open my skull, and look into my cavernous head, you wouldn’t find brains, but instead a constant re-enactment of this song, where Christopher Lee sings first about the virtues of booze, then how awful not drinking is, and finally threateningly about what might happen if you don’t have some booze. It’s a wonderfully bizarre clip from an old movie called The Return of Capatin Invincible, where Lee plays a supervillain named Mr. Midnight and fights Alan Arkin. I’ve never seen the film, but I love this song (written by Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Richard O’Brien)?I don’t know that there’s anything on God’s green earth that sums me up more.
So it isn’t exactly news, but it is a swell way to let you know that I’ll be taking off Labor Day with the rest of your poor working stiffs, and Topless Robot will be back on Tuesday, September 2nd. Have a good weekend, and make sure to have a drink, or Christopher Lee will send people to beat the living shit out of you.
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.