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BREAKING: Topless Robot Becomes Force of Good for One Brief, Shining Moment

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There’s a bit of regular nerd news I should probably be reporting on, but I’m preempting it for a bit of very special, highly personalized nerd news. Topless Roboteers Jamie Jackson and Aaron Dennis have gotten engaged, and it’s noteworthy because they first met on this very site. Love bloomed among the nerd rants, typos, and erotic fan fiction, my friends.

The real story is, of course, not that two people found love and someone to share their lives with, but that I personally was involved. Feel free to forward all congratulations to the happy couple to me, as I’m the one ultimately responsible for all of it. If I understand how this works, I believe they have to name all children they might have after me — you’re welcome, Rob and Roberta — and I think they have to tithe me or something. We’ll work of the details later.
In all seriousness, my utmost congratulations to Jamie and Aaron, and best of luck. As I told them earlier, it’s nice to think that Topless Robot has actually managed to do a little bit of good in this world. Of course, that still ends up totally one act of good to 200+ evil Fan Fiction Friday installments, but you gotta start somewhere, right?

About Author

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.