This is a video for JJ Grey and Mofro’s new song “On Fire.” If you’ve never heard of them, don’t worry about it, because it won’t make the above video one iota less awesome. As Afrojacks says, it’s NSFW if you work for Mattel, or can’t convince your co-workers that they actually made a Stripper Barbie line.
For those of you wondering about the results of the Robot Haiku Contest, I’m going to be spending my evening reading and judging all 900+ entries (many of you knuckleknobs put multiple entries in the same post). Hopefully I’ll get done tonight, or at least not kill myself in despair at enormity of the task.
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.