Robert Burden is an artist who often paints ’80s toys; you might have seen his awesome Battlecat painting in ToyFare. Here he is painting an immense Voltron over the course of a year, happily sped up for your entertainment. The best part? The painting is called “Defensor Mundi,” Latin for “Defender of the Earth.” Which means my four years of Latin have finally come in useful! (Via Attention Deficit Disorderly)
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.