Miscellaneous, Movies

They’ve Actually Started Filming The Hobbit


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?I’ll be damned. I guess this isn’t much of a surprise, since The Hobbit has had its actors, unions, New Zealand and director issues settled for a while now, but it seems that the whole Hobbit production has been fucked for so long, it’s probably worth commemorating the first official day of filming. Or we can commemorate the incredibly smug set photo that director Peter Jackson just released, where he’s sitting comfortably in a hobbit-hole with a look on his face that can only be described as “You thought it couldn’t be done? I’m fucking doing it, shitstains. In fact, why don’t you take this pipe and shove it up your ass, because I’m going to go and make some more of the fucking Hobbit now. Dickholes.”

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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.