I admit, as my Pok?mon experience begins and ends solely with the original cartoon, I understand maybe 10% of this Pok?mon First World Problems video. However, my Pok?mon-loving friends assure me it is devastatingly accurate, and besides, it turns out the other video I was thinking about running this morning turned out to be unembeddable, so hell with that. You don’t want to share your work then neither do I. I hope you get gored by a Bouffalant. That’s a Pok?-thing, isn’t it?
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.