Have you ever wondered if all the nerd feats have been accomplished? Don’t. The answer is no, as long as the world still produced nerds like Not Entirely Sure, who decided to beat Super Mario Bros. with the lowest score possible. That score? 600 points, and that’s only from the flagpoles at the end of the levels he had to finish — and yes, that means he finished every single level with a time of 000. Furthermore, he did it without any any cheats, and more impressively, without any saves — and watching him navigate the Hammer brothers in World 8 is a spectacle all by itself. Thanks to Fernin 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.