Morning, folks. Someone decided to remake Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album entirely NES-style; this is only one of six YouTube videos containing the music, so if you enjoy it, you can head over to Unreality and listen to ’em all.
Meanwhile, it’s April Fool’s Day, and I’m already irritated. As I pointed out last year, I’ve certainly been suckered before; hopefully I won’t post anything totally fake today… at least unknowingly. But the more irksome problem is that there’ll be actual, good news at some point today, and I and everyone else will refuse to believe it because it’s fucking April Fool’s Day. Grr.
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.