For some reason figurines are a popular portion of the geek culture. Video games come packed with them in special limited edition cases, and die hards will spend lots of money searching the internet to complete a collection. I don’t go in for that, most likely because as an adult I don’t know what I’d do with them. But that doesn’t stop figurines from being popular.
The pranks and hacks of MIT are legendary among the geek crowd, but this week’s just might go down in the video gamer hall of fame. MIT students turned a statue of John P. Harvard into a visible icon of this week in geek: armed with an assault rifle and wearing a Spartan helmet, Harvard was transformed into the Halo icon Master Chief (or “Master Chief in Training” as the helmet inscription reads).