Uh. So. Apparently if you’re playing World of Warcraft in North America, and you find an Night Elf Mohawk — which apparently refers to an actual NPC type, and not just their hairstyles — you will be granted five Mr. T-approved Mohawk Grenades. These will transform the heads of everyone in their blast radius into a Mohawked Night Elf head. This is simultaneously the stupidest and the greatest thing I have ever heard of. Although at this moment I’m very pleased not to be paying $15 per month to Night Elf Mohawk noggin forced on my player-character. (Via Kotaku)
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.