When I’m looking for a bit of madness to end the day, I can always count on the fine gentlemen of Japanator to provide something wonderful, even of the non-anime variety. For instance, this fucking amazing video, which takes the classic Gremlins-take-over-the-projector-room gag from the second movie, and posits what might happen today. So there’s nothing wrong with your internet or your YouTube player. Do stick around for all seven minutes?I don’t want to spoil anything, but both Batman and Indiana Jones are involved.
And if you don’t have even the beleaguered attention span for that, I can’t help but point you to this mesmerizing deleted scene from The Dark Knight over at YTMND. I have to admit, I’ve probably watched it for about three hours of my total life-span so far, so you’ve been warned.
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.