Kotaku showcased this amazingly wonderful commercial for Sega’s Wii update of the salsa/maracas game Samba de Amigo, which will undoubtedly be the greatest thing I see all day. Question?if a monkey with maracas rang your doorbell, would you 1) invite him in to party down, as this family does, and just give into the rhythm or B) slam the door closed, lock it, then hide under your bed and sob in terror? I can’t answer myself, because it would depend entirely on how much I’d been drinking.
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.