Unfortunately, the message is not “Yes, the CG Goon movie is finally coming out, to theaters or DVD, because there is actually a god in the universe and he loves nerds.” No, instead it’s a PSA on what to do if you encounter a slack-jawed member of the undead on your way home at night. This is actually the clip of the still-in-production-limbo movie based on the awesome Eric Powell comic that ran at SDCC in 2009, apparently, just now surfacing on the world wide tubernets; I’m not sure why it showed up now, but I’m glad it did. Every single minute of Clancy Brown voicing a CG Goon is a moment well-spent. (Via io9)
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.