I don’t know where these insane Asian commercials starring Robocop keep coming from or when, but every time someone sends me one, it’s like finding a $20 bill I’d forgotten about in a pants pocket (this time it was from Chris Cummins). Now we can add bug spray to the things Robocop has shilled, along with ramen noodles and Korean chicken nuggets. As the SF Signal (who dug up the clip) accurately notes, there’s only one possible response to this: “I’d buy that for a dollar.”
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.