Miscellaneous, Video Games

The Nerdiest Thing You Can Possibly Buy


Someone call the Guinness Book of World Records, because if there’s a product more socially damning than the unofficial, World of Warcarft-inspired “Mana Energy Potion” beverage spotted by Kotaku, I don’t know it. And the world would probably explode.
Packed with enough caffeine (two Red Bulls’ worth, although it’s less than half the volume) and sugar to keep you glued to your computer all night and day and the next night too, and to ensure your acne never clears up.

About Author

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.