If you have 13 minutes, enjoy videos of car chases, and don’t mind semi-realistic depiction of countless people getting run over by a Dodge Charger or dying in massive vehicular explosions, you should probably watch this GTA IV machinema by L.J. Carantan, oddly named “Head Charger: Wide Open.” It may be the wildest car chase I’ve ever seen, and I’ve watched The Blues Brothers about a hundred times (not to knock the Blues Brothers at all, obviously, but including gunfire adds a lot of opportunities for awesomeness). You may spend the first 8 or so minutes thinking I’m an idiot, but watch until the end — I’m reasonably sure you’ll end up impressed. (Via Kotaku)
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.