Nervil, a.k.a. Melonpan, knows relationships take work, even if that relationship is with a full-body anime pillow. So the German otaku did what any boyfriend looking to spice things up with his “girlfriend” might do — take “her” skydiving. You can hit the closed caption button for subtitles if you want to know what’s going on, for some reason. You can also hammer a nail into your own frontal lobe, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that, either. Although if you had to choose between watching the entirety of the video chronicling this insane, preposterously wasteful feat and the nail, I’d seriously take a moment to consider the nail. (Via Kotaku)
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.