I try to make Topless Robot as girl-friendly a nerd site as possible. I know there are far too many nerdy places where the Maxim mentality rules, and all the comments are about which girls each commenter would and wouldn’t bang, I know TR isn’t perfect in that regard, but it is something that is important to me and something I actively try to foster. The reason I bring this up is this: ladies, you have my sincere apologies for this second, totally unnecessary post about the Star Wars Slave Leia charity car wash from this past weekend, because now I have video.
GUH. Gents, you may thank Chris Gore for this little gem, although I should point out he has more videos of cars being poorly washed here; also, Devil Dinosaur has some additional pics, including several of the Geonosis Padme. Ladies, again, my apologies. But seriously, GUH.
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.