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Our Greatest Weapon Again an Alien Invasion Is Booze (Obviously)

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Remember how in Signs the aliens were allergic to water, and everyone wondered why the hell aliens would come to a planet that is 70% water? Here’s a similar situation: Say you’re an alien, and alcohol is poison to your body. Why in the hell would you invade Ireland

That’s the premise of Grabbers, an Irish alien invasion movie starring Jeff from Coupling, George from Being Human, and some other people. Basically, when alien sea creature beging attacking the residents of a small Irish fishing town, the townspeople fight back the only way they know how — by getting shitfaced. Best movie ever? Best movie ever. (Via First Showing)

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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.