Bronn is one of Game of Thrones‘ coolest characters, and actor Jerome Flynn has been knocking Tyrion Lannister’s favorite sellsword out of the park with his performance on the HBO series. WARNING: If you’d like to continue thinking of Bronn as badass and Jerome Flynn as awesome, then I highly recommend you not watch the above video, which stars Flynn in his previous life as the part of the world’s least-threatening British easy listening duo from the ’90s, Robson and Jerome. Infinite thanks ro Brad W. for the illusion-shattering tip. (Via Pajiba)
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.