Okay. So maybe this 1985 Canadian look at Dungeons & Dragons doesn’t have any hard proof that the famous role-playing game instantly turns its players into murderers, suicides and lunatics. But I think we can all read between the lines, can’t we?
Good lord. I feel sorry for all the crazy kids who harmed themselves and others, of course, but this thing delights me to no end. My favorite part is when the announcer says “D&D has taken it a step beyond even TV and movies and books — into the inner mind!” Holy shit! Kids are using their imaginations? Burn them! Burn the books! Burn the children too! Just to be safe! (Via I Heart Chaos)
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.