This is a Star Trek-themed commercial for the purveyors of mattresses known as Dodds Furniture. Its majesty is less in the obvious jokes, like “Set your phaser to savings!” and more in the fantastic special effect the USS Mattress flying through space, and the weirdness of having Scotty — a Scotty, not the Scotty, obviously — lounging sensuously on a mattress behind “Captain Kirk.” Warning: I’d seriously consider drinking a cup of coffee before you watch this madness. Or a glass of gin. One of the two. (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.