Nerdery, Toys

Getting Down Is the Right of All Sentient Beings

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Normally, I’d make a joke about how the Transformers fan video/ Black Eyed Peas parody song is exclusive footage from Transformers 3 or something. However, even though it features a woman in a sexy Bumblebee costume and a man in a ludicrous Optimus Prime costume busting a move and rapping like only a white man dressed in an adult Halloween costume can, it still has far too much skill, grace and dignity for me to even pretend it’s part of the upcoming cinematic monstrosity.

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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.