Inspired by the “Worst Way the Avengers Movie Could Go Horribly Wrong” contest featured on this very site earlier this month, ItsJustSomeRandomGuy — best known for his Marvel vs. DC videos — decided do his own take on the subject. I know he was inspired by our contest because 1) he told me he was, 2) he asked my permission to do the video in the first place, which was super cool and 3) there’s a mention of everyone’s most bombad artificial intelligence, as per In The Garage’s winning entry. Oh, and he even says “Special Thanks to ToplessRobot.com, whose contest article inspired this video! And for being cool with me making it!” in the YouTube description. I say thank you, ItsJustSomeRandomGuy!And god help us if any of these things show up in the movie.
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.