What’s a Brooklyn-based nerd to do when New York City gets covered in a jillion inches of snow? Build Castle fucking Grayskull in his tiny apartment’s tiny front yard. Admittedly, the castle creator is artist Kilroy III (an artist in Brooklyn? My monocle popped right off my eye!) but you can’t tell me anyone who spends that much time making anything He-Man-related isn’t a nerd. Sure, he tries to cover it up by putting some super hip music on the video, but I know. I know. (Via Boing Boing)
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.