I have been a terrible nerd blogger — no, I don’t mean in general — yes, I know I have a lot of typos — okay, maybe the site isn’t quite as good as it used to be — I’ve been under a bit of personal stress recently — WHY ARE YOU BEING SO MEAN — because I did not alert you to the existence of Danger 5 as soon as humanly possible. It’s made by the geniuses behind Italian Spider-Man and Super Dingo, and it’s worth watching every single one of its 25 minutes — I mean, if you don’t want to keep watching after aforementioned broken beer bottle-wielding, slacks-wearing, sexual assault happy, evil Nazi pterodactyl-man in slacks fight, then you simply hate entertainment, genius, and joy. There are five other episodes, and I’m off to watch them all (seriously, Chris is running this weekend’s contest, if only to avoid a repeat of last time). Infinite thanks to Mike B. and everyone else who sent in the tip. Have a great weekend, folks! Remember, keep your friends close and your rubber bands closer!
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.