Cartoons, Comics

Stop Emailing Me About the @#$%ing Batman-in-High School Cartoon

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?DEAR EVERYONE: I AM AWARE OF GOTHAM HIGH, THE BATMAN-IN-SCHOOL CARTOON THAT WAS PITCHED BUT NOT MADE. You can stop emailing me about it. I knew about it when Nerd Bastards reported on it on Sunday. I don’t know why I have been choosing not to report on it, other than I remain unconvinced it isn’t a hoax. I disagree that it’s a secret test to gauge nerd opinions on a possible Batman-in-High School cartoon, because that would require studios to give a shit about what nerds think, and that doesn’t seem likely — especially on a show so obviously geared to kids. As for the premise itself, I don’t really mind — yes, it’s very silly and goofy, but it’s still less upsetting to me than Batman pissing his pants, and no one’s going to try to pretend it’s in continuity. On the other hand, I’ve received nine million emails about this fucking non-existent cartoon, and I woke up in a bad mood anyways, so fuck Gotham High. If I’m going to see Batman, I better see Batman being Batman, not in fucking math class.

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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.