I’m second away from signing off for the holiday weekend, but I’ve saved the best for last. Well, kind of–see, this is another video with virtually no visual element like the awesome Rorschach poem below, but instead of a poem, this is a song. Set to a repeating loop of the Knight Rider theme. With lyrics about Michael Knight and KITT saving Christmas. And it’s fucking insane.
It’s not as funny as G4’s Spirit of Christmas video, and not nearly as clever as the Rorschach poem, but it does feature KITT towing Santa’s sleigh and reindeer, I shit you not. And it takes itself oh so seriously. Frankly, I don’t feel at all bad for leaving you in its care for four days, as I’ve watched the video about 100 times since I woke up. Happy holidays to you all–come back and tell me the nerdiest gift you got in the comments.
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.