I’m not going to lie; with all the hate coming my way for AmandaPalmersArmpitHairGate, a.k.a. Armpitageddon 2011, I did feel a bit put upon. However, this video has helped me remember that there are true injustices in this world, and, whatever hate has been spewed my way, I can take solace in the fact that my mother did not refuse to by me Pok?mon cards. I can only hope this poor, tormented soul finds peace. And a Shining Charizard card or something. (Via Kotaku)
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.