Did you know that David Lynch was offered the chance to direct Return of the Jedi by George Lucas himself? I can’t even imagine how fucked up and twisted we’d all be if that happened, because I’m thoroughly traumatized just by seeing the above fan-made video, as if Lynch had directed RotJ. If you survive, at least you’ll have the consolation of knowing it will be the most fucked-up thing you’ll see all week, and at least you got it out of the way early Monday morning. There’s another video after the jump, if you can handle it.
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.