I feel really weird about posting two Funny or Die videos in one day — my OCD likes me to try and mix things up, which is why I (theoretically) keep the coverage on TR so evenly distributed — but I’m justifying it to myself this way: the first video was news, in that it was the first trailer for the J-stache cartoon, although it happened to be funny. This second video, showing Rorschach’s attempts to figure out why the Watchmen movie tanked and who’s responsible, exquisitely timed for today’s Watchmen DVD release — is just funny, and magnificently so. Warning: contains a special guest appearance by a certain snake god. (Via Robot 6)
Reminder:I’m flying to SDCC tomorrow, so there’ll be a Daily List tomorrow and recap of the coverage schedule, but that’s it (probably). Stop by once or twice tomorrow, but plan on coming back several dozen times on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for TR‘s SDCC coverage. Pretty please?
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.