Not gonna lie — watching Abraham Lincoln fight a vampire John Wilkes Booth is going to be hard to top to today, or even the rest of the week. It’s a trailer for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith’s new book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and regardless of how the book is (I have high hopes personally), the trailer is simple but outstanding. This Abe is getting ranked right along my favorite Lincolns, including Evil Lincoln from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Lincoln from Star Trek, and Logs. (Via Robot 6)
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.