A lot of news actually happened this weekend, but let’s start the morning (and the week) with a little nugget of joy — specifically this two-minute clip from Iron Man 2, where Tony arrives at his own Stark Expo. I’m mildly perplexed that the “You complete me” scene in the previous trailer appears to no longer lead up to him landing at the Expo — are there two jumping from plane scenes? Did Pepper throw his helemt out of the damn plane when Tony was jumping into actual danger? Because that’s kind of shitty — but I’m reasonably confident it’ll all work out. At the very least, this clip has a lot of mildly clad, sexy Iron Man-costumed dancers gyrating in the background, and as it turns out, that makes up for quite a lot for me.
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.