Miscellaneous, Nerdery

Drunken Yoda Lives (And Some TR News)

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And he appears to have gotten into the tequila again. From Raw Story:

BERLIN — German police called to a traffic incident early Sunday were
astonished to find themselves face-to-face with Jedi master Yoda from
Star Wars, much the worse for wear after Halloween celebrations.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 42-year-old male driver,
resplendent in his Yoda costume, had a minor collision with a pedestrian
and sped off in his car, only to be collared by a police vehicle two
minutes later.

The pedestrian was left with only light injuries following the
accident, but the Jedi master look-alike found himself on the wrong side
of the law and, despite his green mask, was left decidedly red faced.

“The officers were especially surprised to see … Grand Master
Yoda at the wheel,” said the statement from police in the city of
Darmstadt, near Frankfurt in western Germany.

It appears Yoda had enjoyed his evening too much to be driving and
authorities took him to the station, confiscated his licence and took a
blood sample. “The hapless Jedi returned home on foot,” said police.

“In this case, the force was not with him.”

You know what this means, of course.

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?It is unknown if Yoda requested any hos to shack dat ass at this time. (Via Geekologie)

Also: If you are in the DC area this Friday, November 4th, I will be appearing on Brandon Wetherbee’s “You, Me, Everybody” live talk show/podcast at the Wonderland Ballroom. Seating begins at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30; there’ll also be a comedian and music, and you can buy me drinks afterwards. Everybody wins! There’s more info here. Hope to see at least two people you there!

And last but not least, anyone viewing Topless Robot on their mobile devices should notice that TR suddenly has a real mobile-friendly version. If you guys notice any problems with it, I’d appreciate you letting me know. Thanks!

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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.