Movies, Nerdery

Badman Has Plenty of Things to Fear, Including Fear Itself

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When the Scarecrow is on the loose in Gotham, College Humor’s Badman confronts him only to be dosed with the villain’s horrifying fear gas. Who knows what terrors lurk deep within the heart of the world’s most ridiculous, gravelly-voiced superhero? Let’s just say we’re very lucky a bat crashed into Bruce Wayne’s window that night instead of a Roomba coming to clean the carpet.

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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.