This commercial from this year’s Dragon Con TV — part of the going-on-this-very-weekend Dragon Con is my reminder to folks that I’m not going to Dragon Con, but would love if you rugrats sent me any news from it at toplessrobot(at)gmail(dot)com so I can post it on Tuesday morning (I’m off Labor Day too, despite the fact that nothing about my job includes labor of any kind). Also, you should be careful when eating Tigh’s Fried Chicken, because you never know when you’ll hear “All Along the Watchtower” and suddenly realize YOU’RE A CHICKEN TOO AAAAAAAAA (Via Geeks of Doom)
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.