…to help promote his scrappy little indie film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Now, although this is technically a Transformers 2 post, I’m going to keep my promise — I offer it to you without judgment on the movie, the Top 10 list itself or even just the general state of David Letterman and late night talk shows. I will point out that Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen clearly is a pretty awesome dude. Thanks to Zortt1 for the tip.
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.