And then they named it “a Star Wars skit by Donny and Marie Osmond, starring at least Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and probably Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew, too, but also Redd fucking Foxx as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kris fucking Kristofferson as Han Solo, and then they tell terrible jokes and make Sanford & Son references and sing the world’s most ridiculous songs” AND THEN THE BABY BEATS YOU DEATH WITH A HAMMER
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.