Miscellaneous, Nerdery

I Think the Modal Nodes’ Job Is Safe


Here’s a bunch of dogs singing the “Imperial March.”

…yeah, I got nothin’. This is obviously a Volkswagen commercial, but it doesn’t mention the company or its cars. It doesn’t even show a picture of a car, which I would think would be somewhat important in trying to make people want to buy said cars. The commercial does claim “It will all make sense on February 5” which, not coincidentally, is the same day as the Super Bowl. Since VW rocked us last year with Lil’ Vader at the same event, I think it’s safe to say they have something up their sleeve, although how they get from a bunch of dogs nerd-caroling to “please buy this vehicle” is beyond me. Still, I’d buy a Volkswagon tomorrow if that dog in the Chewbacca bandolier came with it. Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

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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.