Yesterday, we learned that maybe Captain Planet shouldn’t be starring in a live-action superhero movie; today, we learn much the same thing about the Wonder Twins, as College Humor takes a look into their audition process. A few of the jokes are obvious, but I do like how pleased with themselves they are — and the fact that Zan and Jayne are played by two of the people from Twilight, reminding us that those movies do actually star a few human beings with a sense of humor. College Humor also looked at the auditions of The Falcon, Bionic Woman, the Powerpuff Girls and the Whizzer, although my second favorite after the Wonder Twins is definitely Dazzler. There are worse ways to kill the dying remnants of your afternoon. (Via Nerd Bastards)
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.