Last week, I posted a dude who made a rap about the TV series Firefly. Today, the legendary Adam WarRock has come to me to announce that he’s made an entire album of Firefly-themed rap, which uses samples from the actual score and is due out in the fall, and also he hates me for posting the other Firefly-themed rap video, since before that there was pretty much zero Firefly-themed rap on the internet, and I’m the asshole who fucked it up by introducing his one Firefly-rap competitor into the nerdernets just days before he was ready to announce his album. It’s actually kind of funny, if you’re not Adam WarRock or have been threatened with murder by Adam WarRock. Still, it’s clearly a good time to be a Firefly-rap-loving nerd.
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.