Against all odds, this is not a My Little Pony video, I swear. This is an extended homage to the insane vaguely animal-themed sci-fi cartoons of the ’80s, and back before I knew I was posting those awesome new TMNT toys or the G.I. Joe: Retaliation commercial, I fully expected it to be the greatest thing I posted today. Suffice to say, it’s still pretty great — and certainly it’s the only thing you’ll see today which features a magic sword turning into a keytar. Infinite thanks to Geoff S. and Tom J. 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.