?? The increasingly nerd-friendly burlesque joint Bordello in L.A. had another nerd-themed strip night, this time inspired by Star Wars. The ladies dressed as Slave Leia, a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, C-3PO, and, amazingly, Jabba the Hutt (it’s not as terrifying as you think, but it is pretty terrifying). The pics begin here.
? Of course, you know I can’t leave you with pics of sexy Stormtroopers and wacky Deadpool hi-jinks — that wouldn’t be nearly scarring enough. So enjoy this exceedingly French clip of French people doing some kind of Star Wars thing in ways that will leave you confused, angry and feeling like you’ve been touched inappropriately. Much thanks to Sean P. and everyone else who sent in the tip.
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.