There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of news this afternoon that fits in my broad yet somehow narrow TR scope, so why not enjoy five excellent nerdy fan music videos? Above is a song about that time Ms. Marvel got raped by a dude who was mind-controlling her and all the other Avengers were all weirdly fine with it, but after the jump is a new Hobbit song from the lovely lady behind this piece of magic, a musical ode about Shia the Beef’s rampant cannibalism, a TMNT song sung by Baxter Stockman Keith Apicary, and last but not least, a lovely piano cover of the Game of Thrones theme. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy taking off work early.
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.