I’ve been a bit consternated all day, which you might have noticed by the extra profanity and mean-spiritedness I oh-so-subtly slipped into today’s postings. Truth be told, I was ready to bitterly empty some gin bottles and then throw them at my neighbors’ kids…until an angel appeared to me. This angel brought peace and happiness back into my heart, and now I can drink my bottles of gin tonight in contentment instead of surliness and hate. This angel, of course, was He-Man on ice skates. I hope he brings you the same joy he brought me. (Via Horny Oyster)
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.