Ladies and gents, I am very proud to present the trailer for the Broadway musical smash of the greatest movie of our generation: Waterworld. Sure, it definitely is might be a viral video for some movie starring Patrick Warburton that can’t possibly be as good, but it’s the holidays, and we should just be thankful it exists at all.
But you don’t have to be thankful to me, because I’m leaving you high and dry–Topless Robot is powering down, putting on a sweater, and won’t return until Monday morning, December 1st. Yes, that means no contest, and no FFF–after last week, my brain needs time to heal (if you desperately need hot cartoon man-on-cartoon boy action, just hunt through the archive: there’s surely a few gems from TR‘s early days that you missed.) Please, all of you–have a happy Thanksgiving, primarily by overeating and getting soused. And then by heading back here on Monday, if only to escape from the non-nerds in your biological family.
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.