So why’d I do it? One, because it’s early — I haven’t seen this video on other nerd sites, so I’d rather be the first person to make the lame joke rather than the 26th. Two, to get it out of my system. I am powerless to resist a horrible article title and/or pun, so I knew I’d have to use “This Star of The Losers is a Total Loser!” article at least once. I did the same thing with KIck-Ass, calling either a poster or a teaser trailer “kick-ass,” and then swore that I’d never do that title again. Same with The Losers — I swear I will never make this horrible, shitty joke again, and maybe my Losers coverage will have some weird, esoteric article titles, but they won’t have this joke that will be mercilessly overused by, oh, 5pm today. You have my word. Now enjoy the preview of the preview.
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.