Oh, I kid. The self-billed “World’s Greatest Harry Potter Fan” has more balls than me for revealing the terrifying depths of his Potter-philia to everyone on the internet, although the flipside of that is that I’d have the presence of mind to be a bit embarrassed by my obsession. That said, who here thought the video was going to end with him leading the camera down to the basement to reveal a girl bearing a passing resemblance to Emma Watson shackled to the wall? (Via Great White Snark)
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.