Warning: This may be more horrible than today’s FFF. Michael Bay was inducted in the Transformers Hall of Fame at Botcon last weekend, and this was his induction video, apparently. I defy you to count how many outright lies are contained in its five minutes. I managed to get through Shia the Beef claiming that Bay is “the greatest action director alive” and “there’s not one movie he’s ever made that’s unenjoyable,” but when Steven Spielberg praised Bay’s “storytelling skills,” I actually blacked out. I think my body was trying to protect itself from spontaneously combusting from the magnitude of the bullshit being uttered, and honestly, I’m grateful. Thanks to Boris Y. 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.