As a Mac user, I get to be one of those supercilious assholes that doesn’t need to worry about computer viruses. That said, I’m still buying a copy of Norton Antivirus 2011, purely in support of this commercial. It’s even more magical than the legendary Chicken Vs. Dokken spot from last year. Honestly, I don’t think Dolph’s head exploding in a flurry of gold glitter is a result of the unicorn. I think that’s just Dolph. Infinite thanks to Tomb for the tip.
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.