First up — someone took out the opening music to the Will Smith sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, kept the vocal track, and added the intro music to the old PC game Cave Story. It is spectacular, and possible exactly what the internet was ultimately designed for. Watch:
So what’s better than that? Major Lazer, a cartoon character created for some bizarre dancehall music concept project by producers Switch and Diplo. Lazer, having lost his arm in the “secret zombie war of 1984,” has a laser cannon and a flying surfboard and basically goes around killing the shit out vampires, zombies, and mummies. It is the raddest fucking thing I’ve ever seen.
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.