STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH THIS VIDEO. Unless you’re like giving CPR to a baby, in which case finish up, but then WATCH THIS VIDEO IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS. ALL 8 MINUTES OF IT. If you like lengthy, Old English-style epic poems about heroes, or if you just like videos about men who wear suspenders without shirts pile-driving gods from outer space, this will absolutely be the best thing you’ve seen all week. Infinite thanks to Phillip H. 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.