WARNING: This video contains spoilers for the Avengers movie. Although if you’re blithely reading nerd websites this long after the Avengers premiere and still haven’t seen it, you have other issues.
Update: Sorry, just saw the thumbnail. It’s safely after the jump now.
It’s been a long time since Nerd Hitler graced the pages of TR, but I’m delighted to have him back and fuming over the Avengers‘ most controversial moment. I think the video falls apart at the end, but there are enough gems in here that it’s still worth watching. If nothing else, at least it finally confirmed my long-standing theory that Stalin was totally an otaku. (Via /Blastr)
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.