It’s slow as shit today, so why not spend your time watching a couple of minutes of someone at ILM describing how they animated Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in Avengers, but not showing you? Okay, there are a few behind-the-scenes shots — seeing all the faux Hulk pieces the actors had to act against is pretty neat — but mostly this dude just explains all the graphics layers that went into rendering the Hulk. If only there were some way to show us what you’re talking about, bearded man! If only these images you describe could some how be visually presented to we viewers! If only their were some kind of magic computing machine that could show us these wonders! Oh, perchance to dream!
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.