Bono and the Edge have composed the music for the still-can’t-fucking-believe-it’s-happening Spider-Man musical (“Turn Off the Dark!”), and in this interview, try to compare comic books and rock and roll and U2 and Spider-Man and confirm themselves to be the most pretentious, least rocking band in the entire goddamn world. My hate and disgust currently knows no bounds at their awfulness. There’s so much douchebaggery jam-packed into this two-minute video that I was vomiting vinegar by the end of 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.