Remember that kid — or at least, that kid narrating — who made that video that retold the original Star Wars trilogy in a mere two minutes entirely with Legos? Well, he (and whoever helped him) has given the same treatment to the prequels, also done in a blissfully brief two minutes. Although admittedly, if it ended immediately after “Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in the desert… but we don’t care about him,” that would have been pretty accurate, too. (Via Obvious Winner)
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.