I don’t trust myself to write a fucking word about this video other than 1) it’s a couple of years old and 2) it seems to have mostly flown under the radar until today. I certainly don’t trust you horrible bastards to comment on the video, and yet I’m going to leave the comments open, and I’m going to hope and pray to the great Mewtwo in the sky that none of you write anything so reprehensible that other Topless Roboteers might take offense at. I mean frankly, just watching the video makes me feel wretched enough. There’s no need for anyone to make it worse.
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.