These would very much be the Geek Apparel of the Week, except they’re a little too cool for me to wait until Thursday to post. ThinkGeek has concocted these Portal-inspired shirts which use “two wireless 5.8 GHz video cameras mounted in the front of each shirt along with two high-res LCD TFT screens” to simulate the portal-shooting gun from the game. Now, each shirt is $99 and you need to buy two to make them worth a damn, but even if I can’t afford ’em, I’m very happy to know they’re out there.
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.