I have my reservations about posting this new song from Seth Green, his new wife Clare Grant, and three of her attractive friends, and not because it’s another “nerd girl” parody of Katy Perry’s “California Girls” (God help me, I refuse to spell it “Gurls”). It’s because it has attractive women claiming their nerdery in various states of undress, which is going to result in the same three types of comments it always does:
? The erroneous belief that attractive girls can’t possibly be nerd girls ? The controversy over why attractive nerd girls inevitably need to be naked (or nearly so) while proclaiming themselves to be nerd girls ? And, of course, the always welcome comments from guys claiming that the attractive girls are actually not attractive, and that they would never fuck them, even though that’s a lie and they’d never, ever have to make that decision anyways
I’d love to avoid all that shit, but I know better. Just try and keep it reasonably classy, please. And I will say one thing — I actually have a lot of friends who hang out with Seth Green and assure me that Clare Grant is indeed a nerd of the highest order. I can’t speak for her three friends, but my guess is that Clare probably didn’t seek out her three least nerdy pals to star in her nerd girls video. Just sayin’.
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.