Nerdery

Toddlers Can Be Trained Into Becoming Awesome Nerds

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This man has somehow trained his one-year-old daughter into naming a bevy of videogame icons, including many she shouldn’t know, and maybe two I didn’t know. It’s impressive as it is kind of sketchy, because either his child is a genius or he’s done some pretty terrible things to a baby to get her to remember who Alucard is (“You’ll get your pacifier after you name eight more characters, you miserable little pile of secrets!”). Rest assured in 15 years, either way this little girl will be breaking nerd hearts…or her father’s, when she gives up playing videogames to become a cheerleader. (Via Geekologie)

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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.