Miscellaneous

Shameless Pimping: Three Awesome Things I Had No Part In

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Hmm. Seeing as things are a bit slow, plus if I write another Star Wars post the earth might crack in two, here’s a few things on the internet not on Topless Robot that you might be interested in. I know, it’s weird, but sometimes it’s good to try new things.

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? Adult Swim interviewed the lunatics of the Asylum (get it? GET IT?!) about their commitment to making cheap knock-offs of major blockbusters like Transmorphers, Almighty Thor (seen above wielding his trusty machine gun), and more. Just learning why they do what they do, how they do it, and how successful they are at it, is pretty damned interesting if you’re a movie nerd like myself.

? Likewise, my pals at Riverfront Times did an article about World Event Productions, makers of the Voltron Force series. I met a few of them at SDCC, and they’re good guys — and it’s pretty impressive how they’ve singehandedly resurrected Voltron from a small office in St.Louis.

? If you are a nerd and you love food, go to WeartheCheese.com immediately and bookmark it. Just do it. You won’t be disappointed. Although you’ll probably be hungry after seeing all the awesome recipes on there.

About Author

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.