There’s no news, I’m sick with post-holiday-travel-stress disorder, and my internet is working like shit, so hell with it. I’m calling it a day. Enjoy this amazing and already highly watched video of a 3-D representation of the entire world map from the SNES’ Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past made by some enterprising and highly dedicated lunatic in Minecraft. Hopefully some shit will happen later that I can belatedly talk about tomorrow, or else we’re all going to find out what other movies from the ’90s still have websites.
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.