"Nerd News, Humor, and Self-Loathing"Topless Robot (which, despite the name, is usuallysafe-for-work) is a Village Voice Media owned blog dedicated to nerdy interests, formerly run by Rob Bricken, a former writer for ToyFare, Anime Insider and Anime News Network. The site has become well known for its daily lists, entertaining contests which get hundreds of entries, and the notorious Fan Fiction Fridays, in which Rob gave the MST3K treatment to incredibly awful fanfic. In November 2012, Rob moved on from Topless Robot to io9, where he writes a column titled "Postal Apocalypse". Unfortunately(or fortunately, depending on your point of view), io9's higher-ups asked Rob to stop doing FFF after some readers complained that the concept was mean-spirited. His replacement as TR head was long-time contributing editor Luke Thompson, who revived FFF as a video series under the name "I READ YOUR FANFIC!".
After Transformers: Dark of the Moon came out and was proven to be a very bad movie but not a wretched cinematic atrocity (according to Rob), Bay and his movies just became a punching bag for Rob rather than a satanic abomination that must be wiped off the face of this earth.
... and then came Aliengate, after which Rob proclaimed Bay as Nerd Satan.
Brain Bleach: Chances are you'll need it on Fan Fiction Friday.
Sanity Slippage: When reading the more horrific FFF entries, Rob tends to lose all coherent thought and just spam Toht/Scanners pictures, with the occasional "WHY GOD WHY?" and "I Need a Freaking Drink" comment.
When in early 2011 he finally got around to the infamous FFVII fic "Beast & The Harlots", he went from typing using Toht's picture with the caption "HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE" in one section to "HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE" in a later one. And yes, the story really is that bad.
The entire latter half of the MS Ting of MILF from UNCLE consists almost entirely of Toht Faces (understandable, since it combined Angry Beavers with Parental Incest). He finally went mad from the revelation upon realising that the author was too busy masturbating to complete the story and spammed almost a dozen of them.
Which was latter topped The Fievel Story MST, which required over 50 Tohts to properly express his horror. By the time he's done he's worshiping Darkseid and calling for him to end everything.
THIS IS THE ANTI-LIFE EQUATION
Schmuck Bait: Admit it, the way in which Rob introduces "The Other Story" (real title "How Videl Discovered Her Abortion Fetish") just makes you want to read it even more.