Thanks to this newest video from Max and Sam, the Geekapella boys, I’m beginning to wonder if Princess Peach isn’t getting kidnapped by Bowser all the time — but instead, running to Bowser for protection from the crazy mustachioed man who’s constantly harassing and stalking her, as this video so creepily intimates. I mean, not only is Mario’s Italian accent completely fake, he calls himself a plumber despite doing zero plumbing over the last 20 years. He clearly isn’t right in the head. Remember that time he masqueraded as a doctor and proscribed all those people drugs?
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.