Miscellaneous, Nerdery

Joss Whedon, Giant Tentacle Monster Slayer


The premise of this web series on Felicia Day’s new Geek & Sundry YouTube channel is that it was “written by a kid,” but I think we all know better; clearly, Joss Whedon spends his off-hours as the leader of a heavily armed, milkman avenging, monster-killing SQUAT team. You’ll never convince me otherwise. (Via Blastr)

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.