I have to go sit in an airport again — the way my luck’s been going, god only knows if I’ll get to actually fly anywhere — so let me leave you with this fun, three-part fan animation of Hulk fighting Superman. Please don’t judge it by part 1 above; as plainly labeled, this is only “The Meeting” — “The Fight” parts one and two are after the jump. And when you watch it, try not to think of an enraged behemoth battling an entity, not born of this world, with powers beyond comprehension, as a metaphor for my evening’s struggle with the airline industry. Because unlike Hulk, there’s no way I’ll have the upper-hand tonight, even for a second. (Via ToysREvil)
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.