You know, the intro credits for The Walking Dead are pretty good, but a little… grim. So I can see why some enterprising nerd would want to remake them using the theme song from the ’80s sitcom Growing Pains. Really brings out the show’s lighthearted spirit. When asked for a comment, Kirk Cameron said, “Zombies? That’s preposterous. There’s no such thing as zombies. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get ready for the Rapture.” (Via Blastr)
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.