It’s Been a Bad Week, and I See No Reason for That to Stop Now


My internet difficulties have only been one small aspect of the massive pile of shit that made up this week. As 4pm EST, things are still shitty, with low odds of getting better. I understand that hurting you all doesn’t make me feel any better per se, but it is somewhat comforting to me to know that I’ve brought a little bit of misery into your lives. Hence, this:

My apologies. But it’s been that bad a week.

About Author

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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.