This is Linkin Park’s “Iridescent,” the tender love ballad from Turn Off the Moon. Love can come in myriad forms, people, and love knows no bounds. A boy can love his girlfriend/blow-up sex doll. Michael Bay can masturbate furiously over extraneous footage of the military blowing shit up. Even a tentacled Deception spaceship and a skyscraper can make passionate love when the dulcet tones of Linkin Park are playing. My only worry is that Stan Bush will at some point hear this song, and spit out his Pabst Blue Ribbon in rage. “Really? This is what you picked over Stan ‘The Touch’ Bush? Michael Bay, where ever you are, I’m going to dare to keep all my hopes alive… all my hopes of KICKING YOUR FUCKING ASS.” (Via Seibertron)
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.