In retrospect, the similarities between tween Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and prissy protocol droid C-3PO are glaring and obvious, but now you can add “made a music video where they both pretend to be interested in human women” to the list. Warning: Seeing C-3PO strut around with Justin Bieber’s haircut this early in the morning can be psychologically damaging — I highly recommend having a cup of coffe first, if not a cup of gin. (Via FilmDrunk)
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.