It’s been a rough day, folks. After getting mentally and fiscally raped by the Dragonball trailer and DC (respectively), it’s nice to know there’s still some people trying to bring happiness into the world, like DJ Mayhem and MC Mouthmaster Murf, a.k.a. the Anomalies–the very odd rap group who make incredibly accurate rap summaries of movies (you maybe have seen their fantastic Predator rap earlier this year). Command Sheep, who seems to be gunning for a nerd sainthood, pointed out their new Robocop rap to me, by god, it’s nice to smile again. Yes, it’s 10 minutes long (they’re very accurate) and maybe it takes a while to pick up, but it has two things the Predator rap didn’t–Dick and Jones. Enjoy.
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.