Looks like those wacky, anime-loving kids from Saturday Night Live are back… in the episode from a week ago! Oh, give me a break; there was no news this weekend, and besides the world’s ending in less than a year anyways. Like you’re going to care that I ran a second “J-Pop Fun Time Now” skit on December 13th, when we’ve all been absorbed into the Human Instrumentality Project. Anyways, please remember I consider these things less “funny” and more “a devastatingly accurate representation of a certain segment of anime fandom.” Thanks to Droscha for the tip.
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.