For all of Adult Swim’s many cartoons, and despite the glory that is the Venture Bros., for my money the best show that was ever on Adult Swim was Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. I know I’m in a minority here, but whether you agree with me or not, hopefully you’ll find it noteworthy that Adult Swim had finally released the fifth and presumably final Space Ghost DVD set (Volume 5) without any fanfare whatsoever, available only at the Adult Swim store for $15. If you don’t find it noteworthy, then watch the above clip of Space Ghost and Icelandic songstress/crazy person Bjork, with a guest appearance by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. If you’re not convinced, try the Kentucky Nightmare Shark Whiskey.
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.