I really, really don’t want to spoil the majesty of this video, so please — even though it’s nearly nine minutes long, just watch it, all the way to the end, before reading any more about it. I would be shocked if you’re disappointed, or not massively impressed.
…ready? You watched it?
Okay, good. Gary Hudston hired three professional level designers and the actual voice of GLaDOS, Ellen McClain, to make what is now the nerdy marriage proposal to beat. For the record, the player/potential bride did say yes, but whether it was because she was completely won over by Gary’s amazing, extravagant act of nerdery or out of fear of reprisal from GLaDOS, I’m not sure. Either way, my utmost congratulations to the couple. Thanks to VexedbyRaptors 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.