Good lord. I’m sorry to show this to you guys first thing in the morning, but at least you have the consolation that if you survive six minutes of Snoop Dogg bantering with Regis Philbin on celebrity/charity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, you can’t possibly encounter anything more awkward the rest of the day. Obviously, as horrific a pairing as Snoop and Regis is, the reason I’m showing it is because Snoop immediately gets asked a Watchmen question, to which he doesn’t know the answer (he fell asleep during the movie, which should please some of you). Watching him struggle with such a simple answer is like pure torture for nerds. Again, if you survive the video, it’s all up hill from here. (Via /Film)
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.