Yes, this is the time of the year where we must think about one man, and the sacrifice he made for all of us. I am, of course, talking about Jackie Chan, who’s put himself through the most brutal physical punishment, and nearly died several times (but came back), all for the purposes of ridding us of our boredom with his stunts in his Hong Kong films. So watch the above video of ten of Jackie’s most insane stunts, and try to ignore the narrator’s monotone. I must add, however, that I disapprove that Jackie’s “crawling through a ten-foot bed of burning hot coals” in Drunken Master 2 wasn’t included.
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.