Miscellaneous, Nerdery

A Whole Mess o’ Impressive Acts o’ Nerdery


? Someone made a mash-up of the latest Avengers trailer and that old, somewhat terrifying Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue anti-drug cartoon special. I’m not going to say it works out disturbingly well, but I find the fact it works out at all kind of disturbing. Thanks to Vdr for the tip.
? Topless Roboteer Emil J. is putting everyone in Middle-Earth into one massive family tree. To say it’s impressive would be a bit of an understatement. Check it out here.
? Topless Roboteer Alex Hluch has decided to make his MFA graduation project a web series about the universe’s other Time Lord. Unlike the Doctor, he’s been stranded on Earth for quite some time, and he’s horrible in a much less fun kind of way. The series name is Doctor What, and if he doesn’t get it funded, he doesn’t graduate. You can watch the trailer and donate here. I find this incredibly impressive. Not necessarily very well thought out, but still, impressive in its ballsiness.
? Super Mario Crossover 2.0 is now available to play. Yes, the one with Blaster Master.
? Last but certainly not least, some made a shockingly impressive cover of Greed Day’s 9-minute song “Jesus of Suburbia” all about the first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic… an episode that, it’s worth mentioning, was only 20 minutes long. Seriously, even if you don’t like Green Day or MLP, it’s worth listening to just for a couple of minutes to hear how unbelievably well done it is. Thanks to JM for the tip.

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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.