I know I’ve already run two Batman-related articles today, and countless “Call Me Maybe” parodies over the past few months. So let me assure you that I wouldn’t be posting this “Call Me Maybe” parody, as sung by an uncannily accurate John Blake to an uncannily accurate goateed Christian Bale unless it was totally, amazingly brilliant, because it is totally, amazingly brilliant. The lyrics… oh, god. Just listen to it — unless you haven’t seen Dark Knight Rises yet, in which what the fuck are you doing reading a nerd news site? You’re playing with fire! (Via The Mary Sue)
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.