Nerdery

NASA Knows How to Get Down (and Up, Obviously)

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What? So you’re tired all these nerdy “Call Me, Maybe” parodies? Fine. No, no, I understand. It’s cool. So let me change things up… with a nerdy LMFAO parody, celebrating the fine folks at NASA and their recent accomplishment of getting a small robot’s ass to Mars. Excellent subject matter (and sexy Curiosity) aside, I find “We’re Sexy and We Know It” to be far more annoying than “Call Me, Maybe,” but hey, whatever you guys want. I’m here to serve you.

About Author

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.