Funny Avatar video. Meanwhile, I still haven’t seen Avatar, and meanwhile, several of you are convinced my posting of funny Avatar videos is my one-man smear campaign against the movie. Settle down, people. I loved The Dark Knight, and I still posted shit like Tangerine. It’s what I do. I don’t hate Avatar; I haven’t seen it. The reason I haven’t is because I’ve been busy and because none of the promotional matter made it look interesting to me. Obviously, I’ve heard enough praise about it that I feel I need to see it in theaters. Just not today. Settle the hell down.
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.