Real-life superhero Phoenix Jones has made the streets of Seattle safer (kind of), but one mustachioed man isn’t going to stand for it anymore. That man is Rex Velvet, Seattle’s newest real-life supervillain, who issued the above video warning to Jone. It is possibly one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. A few thoughts:
? I don’t know if Rex Velvet has any super powers, but he definitely has Jones beat in the video editing and personal marketing departments.
? I feel like I should get some kind of reward for being able to resist the obvious “The Villain Seattle Deserves”-type headline.
? I would drink any liquid if it came in a bottle with that mustache on 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.