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There Is Nothing to See Here

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Certainly not exclusive footage of Monkeys On Steroids from Some Damn Cultural Center.

On an unrelated note, say you happened to have some pretty neat footage of an upcoming superhero movie — scenes of the superhero in costume, action scenes, things exploding, all sorts of exciting stuff. And say you were desperately trying to make this superhero movie different from its precedessor, which was reviled for being dull and action-less. Why on earth would you not use the good footage for your teaser trailer as opposed to footage of the superhero out of costume fishing and hitchhiking?! Hypothetically speaking, of course. Infinite thanks to David V. for the tip.

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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.