As previously discussed, as a marching band nerd myself, I have nothing but respect for other marching band nerds who just embrace their nerdiness wholeheartedly. Thus, mad props to the Penn State marching band, who performed the above routine at a football game against Eastern Illinois back in October. I really don’t want to describe it to you, because it’s much better if it’s a surprise, but suffice to say it’s some of the best marching band choreography I’ve ever seen, meaning it’s stupendously fucking nerdy. Enjoy. (Via Great White Snark)
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.