Somewhere, at some point, someone made a puppet show based not just on Manos: The Hands of Fate… but the making of Manos: The Hands of Fate. That’s a puppet fertilizer salesman-turned-director Hal Warren trying to get puppet Torgo to bring the sexy, much to the consternation of the lady who played the wife (well, the puppet of the lady who played the wife). I don’t want to overstate this, but this is the greatest goddamn thing I have ever seen in my entire life. If anyone has any further details about this thing, please, let me know in the comments. And infinite thanks to Doctor Oddfellow 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.