Despite my love of “Call Me Maybe” and a few other assorted pop hits, I’ve never heard Nicki Minaj’s “Turn Me On”, but even I can tell what an impressive piece of work this is from the Warp Zone guys (and gals, obviously). The lyrics are extremely clever and sound completely natural, the music itself sounds completely professional, and I’m even impressed with the dresses. One thing, though — is it weird that I wonder what the Atari 2600 would look like in this scenario?
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.