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A Moment of Topless Robot Self-Pleasure: DC Meet-Up and More

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?I am way, way, late on this, but attention all Topless Roboteers in the Washington D.C. area — I will be holding the official Topless Robot D.C. Meet-Up/Drink-Up on Friday, April 22nd. It’ll be from 6-9pm EST (minimum; it could certainly go later depending on how many of you knuckleknobs show up) at the Black Rooster Pub on L Street NW (between 19th and 20th). If you’ve ever wanted to meet me, buy me a drink, meet fellow Topless Roboteers or just watch me drink, you are in for one hell of an evening. If you’re thinking about going, please let me know if the comments.

Also: I am leaving off tomorrow morning for my brother’s wedding in Jolly Olde England for the next several days (unfortunately, it’s not in London, or I’d try to have a drink-up there, too). Chris Cummins will be running the site Thursday, Friday and Monday until my return. Alas, this means no Fan Fiction Friday this week (personal note: HA HA! Yes!), but Chris will run a TR contest this weekend. Now, I don’t want to come back and hear you kids have been misbehaving… mainly because I have no way of chastising you other than threatening to withhold future FFFs. Which would actually be kind of sweet for me. So enh, do whatever you want. And I’ll see you little scamps on Tuesday the 19th… and hopefully I’ll see some of you on person on Friday the 22nd.

About Author

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.