And that is because I am a bad, bad man. You know, I often wonder if H.P. Lovecraft just guessed how to describe Cthulhu when he was writing all his tales of terror. I mean, a giant octopus-mouthed demon is scary, but in a very 1920s kind of way, don’t you think? Don’t you think if poor Lovecraft had ever had the chance to see or imagine a giant My Little Pony singing “Defying Gravity,” wouldn’t we having been reading about this unfathomable horror for the last 90 years? (Via Gamma Squad)
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.