And now back to your regularly scheduled goofiness — goofiness like Whose Line Is It Anyways star Colin Mochrie reenacting scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy with classic Kenner action figures. Hey, do you know how much erotic fan fic there is for the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyways in both its American and original British incarnations? Unless your answer is “way more than there ought to be,” you’ve underguessed.
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.