I’m not an enormous fan of the “Jedi Song” itself — the tune is so-so, and the lyrics range from funny to enh, although it’s all pretty decent for a Cartoon Network promo — but I will say this: the man is wielding an electric guitar with a lightsaber blade coming out the end, and thus is the baddest motherfucker in the galaxy. Case closed. At least until Darth Maul learns how to play “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
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.