Comics, Miscellaneous

Beside the Scenes at the Spider-Man Musical Debacle

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Since I’m off Thursday and Friday, there will be no FFF this week (it’s more a break for me than you bastards). But if you want to see something that will disgust you and fill you with contempt for the human race, I’d suggest watching the above video about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Douche Dark from Broadway World, where the wife of the guy who’s playing the Green Goblin epitomizes pretty much every cliche about musical theater people and provides absolutely zero information about the musical itself — even failing to go inside the fucking building. That’s not a typo in the article title; she just hangs around out front and provides no information. Seriously, it was all I could do to not punch my computer monitor after watching this wretchedness. It’s times like these when I remember the sage words of Milk and Cheese: “Fire — it’s the biblical cleanser!”

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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.