A few thoughts: ? Still better than “Jedi Rocks.” ? I am 99% certain the people who put on Star Wars Weekends fucking hate Star Wars. ? If you were at all irked when the Jawa came out with the Stormtrooper helmet drums, congratulations — YOU’RE A HUGE FUCKING NERD. I appreciate the company. ? For the life of me, I cannot fathom why Lucas approves this, but won’t put out the Holiday Special on DVD. The only difference between the two is that this is 90 seconds, the other is 90 minutes. Well, that, and in the Holiday Special an elderly wookiee watches human pornography. ? I will fully admit that an Ewok playing an electric guitar while dressed like Slash is totally fucking awesome. If I was rich, I’d hire somebody to do that 24/7, and just follow me around. (Via Gamma Squad)
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.