Evil Flying Jesus bless Comics Alliance for alerting me to the existence of the rapper A-1 in general and this song “Charizard” in particular. It’s part of his album After School Special, which samples the theme songs of various shows he watched as a kid in the ’90s, like Reading Rainbow, Power Rangers, Goosebumps, and even the Golden Girls. Yes, this kid raps about Levar fucking Burton. If that doesn’t delight you, I don’t know what. You can download the album here, and you should. Immediately. Levar fucking Burton, man.
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.