If you had any hopes that you might survive the eventual zombie apocalypse, just forget it. It turns out the living dead have managed to regain some mild brain activity?besides the eating brain kind?and are now able to work together, as evidenced by their massing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than 3000 zombies flooded the streets there, thanks to recently deceased college student Rob Bliss. This broke the world record for a zombie gathering, which had been established at 1375 just a few days earlier in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Thanks to Ian for the tip. (Via Spout)
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.