It’s been a rough week for me on TR. I have gotten slammed for 1) not knowing Namor was a mutant, and 2) not knowing ILM worked on the early Trek movies. I’m sure you guys think I’m a moron, which is true, but I can’t tell you how upset these two facts make me — two pillars of my childhood have just crumbled and disappeared, and I’m going to be doing a lot of crying in a fetal position before I’m better (and god help me, if it turns out that She-Ra isn’t really He-Man’s sister, do not let me know. I’m too fragile right now).
Worse, the TR comments have dropped off this week, I can only assume because of my two previously mentioned gaffes. Well, all I can do is bring out the big guns — a (fake) commercial for a Star Wars body spray which features two girls having a lighsaber duel where they cut each others’ clothes off (it was made by Adam Green, who is clearly a terrible person, and my hero). Am I forgiven? Please? Don’t make me beg… much more than I’m doing now! (Via FilmDrunk)
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.