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Rob Bricken

Rob Bricken has been a professional nerd for 20 years, the editor of Gizmodo’s geeky pop culture site io9, and was the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news blog Topless Robot. When the zombie apocalypse comes, he’ll be among the first to die.

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    What Side Should You Bring to Thanksgiving? A Guide for Every Situation

    While acknowledging that you shouldn’t actually be doing any of this at all during a global pandemic, of course

    No, But Really, Why Were the Pilgrims Dressed Like That?

    Sorry to break it to you, but your 2nd-grade teacher was a goddamn liar

    Are the Beastie Boys Secretly Gods in the Star Trek Universe?

    How can a 20th century band write songs namechecking half the crew of the Starship Enterprise without anyone in the future noticing? There’s only one (extremely convoluted) explanation.