Well, for a little bit anyways. Or so I’m told. You couldn’t have paid me to watch the Emmys last night, even with the generally awesome Neil Patrick Harris emceeing, and even if my Giants hadn’t been playing the Cowboys in their new, stupidly huge stadium (and won, by the way. Tee hee!). Still, Dr. Horrible did make an appearance along with Captain Hammer, and there was a brief cameo from Felicia Day and that guy from The Big Bang Theory. Certainly it was one of the nerd-friendly events in Emmy history — and you still couldn’t have paid me to see it if it meant watching the entire Emmy telecast.
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.