Sorry for fans of mind-shatteringly bizarre STJTs, but I want to share a video Japanator found that’s disturbing only in how awesome it is. Brad Kremer made the above time-lapse look at Japan, both the cities and the countryside, and I find it just eye-poppingly beautiful. For all the grief I give Japan, I love it. I think Tokyo is the greatest city in the world, and there’s some times I literally ache because I haven’t gotten to travel there in so long. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that captures my infatuation for Japan better than this video. Enjoy. Oh, and I definitely recommend watching it in full-screen.
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.