The Spidey Project, the $0-budget Spider-Man musical that was conceived, written, composed, cast, rehearsed and performed in one month (in comparison to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which cost $70 million and is still in development after six years) is now available in its entirety online. Part 1 is above, Parts 2-4 are after the jump. I’ve only watched the first half, but it’s pretty awesome so far — the “Chipotle” song especially. Please watch it, if only to make Julie Taymor, Bono and the Edge feel stupider. Thanks to Adam T. for the tip.
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.