The Geekapella gents are back with their rendition of Donkey Kong Country‘s “Jungle Hyjinx” track, and as is often the case with these guys, the music is impressive, but the video is wonderfully bizarre. Why is the dude with the beard not wearing a shirt? Why is the other guy wearing a blond wig? Why did they film the guy in the wig eating a banana in slow motion? Are they implying the guy with the beard stuck a banana up the guy with the wig’s ass? These are pretty heavy questions for a Friday morning, but ones worth asking, I think.
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.