I hate to speak so generally in STJT, but Japan is still raising the bar in creepy dudes doing creepy, creepy things. Like the 37-year-old dude discussed in the above video, who was caught stealing the bike seat from a 9-year-old girl’s bike. When they went back to his house, they found quite a collection, and the dude, who could have easily pretended he was just a very odd collector, immediately confessed he used them for sexual purposes. Well done, Japan. You’ve raised that pervert bar just a tiny bit higher. (Via Japan Probe)
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.