Because he just played a Guitar Hero song on Expert and solved two Rubik’s Cubes at the same goddamn time. First of all, it would be kind of impressive to play a Guitar Hero song with one hand and an elbow, which is what this kid does. But to use the free hand to pick up, swap and solve two separate Rubik’s Cube? That is out of this fucking world. Now, the kid doesn’t get a perfect on the song — actually he gets 77%, with a 51-note streak — but that just proves to me that the video is real, and this kid really just performed this amazing feat of nerdery.
Well done, kid. I hope to god you know some nerdy girls who will reward you appropriately for your magnificence. You have earned it. (Via Geekologie)
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.