Remember when I told you that some crazy nerd from Guam was marrying his girlfriend in Japan? Although this was complicated slightly by the fact that the “girlfriend” was in fact a character from the Nintendo DS girlfriend sim Love Plus? Well, in case this whole thing wasn’t disturbing enough, here’s the wedding video courtesy of Lisa Katayama (who runs TokyoMango, a frequent Super Terrific Japanese Thing supplier) and Boing Boing. I’m not going to defend this knuckleknob, but Katayama says that the “marriage” is partially a performance art piece which, if true, is far more admirable than actually marrying a videogame. But I’m not 100% certain that it’s true. Also, the fact that this dude says he’ll do anything for his new “bride” enrages me. When all that constitutes is changing the batteries once in a while wiping off the DS’ dual screens after he humps it it’s pretty easy to be a good husband.
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.