Anime, Nerdery

Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Anime Bento

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Not much to say here, other than yikes. While we gaijin may have our elaborate cakes, the Japanese choose to eat their nerdery in the form of bento boxes. I have no idea what the flesh is made out of, but I’m choosing to believe it’s sliced turkey or something, as I’m dead certain the real answer would disgust me. These all came from the infamous 4chan, as spotted by the Narutard no Blog?there’s a few others, if you’re so inclined.

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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.